Electric & Rose is one of our new favorite yoga clothing & activewear lines. Designed by the beautiful couple Erin & Eric, this glowy gear is inspired by the soul of Venice beach.
Influenced by the music, art, surf & skate culture, punk rock, high fashion, and bohemian lifestyle of Cali’s Venice Beach, Electric & Rose brings a much-needed cozy edginess to the activewear world. Erin Chiamulon and her husband Eric Balfour named their line after two of their favorite streets in Venice (Electric and Rose Avenues); the brand embodies the true essence and passion of Cali life. They’ve infused good vibes into their line, which includes clothing for men and women, as well as accessories and more recently yoga mats.
We believe that what you wear completely sets the tone for your work out, and when we wear Electric & Rose we feel confident and glowy. The pieces are made with the best materials– we especially love their one piece rompers, which are light, breezy and the most comfortable item in our closet. The tie-dyed colors and patterns keep things interesting and fun. Their signature tie-dyed yoga pants, yoga tops, and cropped sweaters are cute enough to wear around town and easily transition in and out of our workouts. Electric & Rose has made it their mission to create clothes that will always have you covered with good vibes, and we’re honored to welcome them into the #GLOW family.
We spent some time with Erin and Eric at Love Yoga, where we stretched it out in Electric & Rose gear. From their homemade smoothie game, to their regular couples’ yoga practice, to their surf lifestyle, Eric and Erin know how to glow from the inside out.
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HOW THEY GLOW QUESTIONNAIRE
NAME: Erin Chiamulon & Eric Balfour
NICKNAME: Chiamol’s & Bluffys
PROFESSION: Clothing designer & Actor (Co-owner’s of Electric & Rose)
WHERE DID YOU GROW UP? Santa Monica & LA
WHERE DO YOU LIVE? Venice Beach
WHEN YOU’RE EATING HEALTHY, WHAT IS A TYPICAL…
Erin: 3 egg whites and half an avocado with salt and pepper (a little hot sauce), yogurt with fruit and sunflower seeds, oatmeal, or a homemade smoothie filled with deliciousness (all organic).
Eric: A peanut butter Perfect Food bar and a Guayaki Yerba Mate tea.
LUNCH: Salad with fresh veggies and protein. We also love a good bowl. Mexican bowls are one of our favorites. Basically a burrito in a bowl sans tortilla.
DINNER: We love making stir frys and curries. Eric loves white rice, but when we’re eating healthy we’ll replace with quinoa or skip the carbs.
Erin: Apple w/ almond butter, hard boiled eggs, carrots and hummus, crudité w/ balsamic, handful of nuts.
Eric: Bowl of cereal with nut milk or a piece of fruit.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE SPOTS/RESTAURANTS TO EAT HEALTHY?
Erin: Café Vida in the Pacific Palisades, Shima for brown rice sushi in Venice, Gjusta for salads, fresh veggie dishes, and I love the falafel sandwich there.
Eric: Oscars for organic chicken tacos.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE INDULGENCE?
Erin: Frozen yogurt with a lot of toppings or donuts.
Eric: Korean BBQ.
WHERE ARE YOUR FAVORITE SPOTS/RESTAURANTS TO INDULGE?
Erin: Room service.
Eric: Panda Express.
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR LAST MEAL ON EARTH?
Erin: My Mom’s fish stew, a fresh salad out of her garden, and her ginger water.
Eric: An Axe pancake ☹
WHAT IS THE BEST DISH YOU COOK/ YOUR FAVORITE RECIPE?
Erin: Enchiladas for comfort food & frittatas for a healthy meal to share.
Eric: Soft corn tortilla tacos with all fixings (avocado, chedder, lettuce, & Cholula).
WHERE DO YOU GROCERY SHOP?
Santa Monica Coop, Wholefoods, Trader Joes, and Farmer’s Markets.
WHAT IS YOUR FITNESS REGIMEN? (how often & what you do)
Erin: Yoga 2x a week, horse back riding, and hiking.
Eric: Yoga, surfing until your arms feel like they are going to fall off, and a fun versa climber class at Rise Nation.
WHAT IS YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE? (products, facials, etc)
Erin: It’s a treat for me to get a facial every 5-6 weeks with Mojan at Ava Shamban’s office in Santa Monica. I love Earth Tu Face cleanser and Embryolisse moisturizer for my skin at night, during the day sunscreen is a must. I love Revision SPF 50. I love taking hot baths with essential oils, bath salts, and always put a mask on while I soak. My favorites right now are, Eve Lom Rescue Mask and Cosmedix Clarifying Mask. After the bath I love Weleda Birch Oil. It’s wonderfully moisturizing and really helps with circulation and cellulite. Eye cream is probably the most important product on my shelf. SkinCeuticals Eye Balm is glorious. Aquaphor and Earth Tu Face Skin Stick for lips and dry spots before bed is great. For hair, I love Rahua shampoo and conditioner and coconut oil for moisturizing. The Korean spa is a really nice way to unwind and exfoliate, and nothing beats a great massage.
Eric: Dr. Bronner’s soap. ‘I’m not going to give away my secrets.’
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE MAKEUP/NATURAL BEAUTY PRODUCTS?
Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer, Yves Saint Laurent touch éclat for under eyes applied with a Beauty Blender (changed my life), Yves Saint Laurent mascara is the best I’ve tried, Nars Orgasm blush and Dolce Vita lipstick (for day) and Dragon Girl (for night), and black liquid liner. I love Chanel makeup remover. Also, eyebrows are so important and frame the face. I’ve been going to Anastasia’s for 15 years and have always loved clear mascara to shape my brows. Aesop hand lotion. Le Labo 25 for my scent.
IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERT ISLAND, WHAT 3 PRODUCTS WOULD YOU TAKE WITH YOU?
2. My pillow
1. A machete
2. A flint
3. Mosquito netting
WHAT PROFESSIONAL BEAUTY/HEALTH/FITNESS/SPIRITUAL GURUS DO YOU SWEAR BY?
Erin: Eva Shanbam, Kyle Miller Yoga, & The Mastery of Love by Don Miguel Ruiz.
Eric: Vinnie Marino, Tom Curren, & Bear Grylls.
TOP 3 FAVORITE SONGS?
1. Frank Sinatra, Where or When
2. Hey Baby, Bruce Channel
3. Chopin Valse op 69 No 1 in A flat major, I learned this song with my grandma. It took me 6 months with weekly lessons.
1. The Faith No More version of, Sunday Moring
2. Stevie Wonder, These Three Words
3. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Under the Bridg
Erin: Somethings Gotta Give
Eric: Pitch Perfect
MOST LIFE-CHANGING BOOK?
Erin: Great Expectations made me fall in love with reading.
Eric: Tuesdays with Morrie.
Erin: eBay, Elyse Walker, Barneys, Celine, Zimmermann, Lost & Found, 1st Dibbs. Neimans with my Mom. My closet is a boutique for my best girlfriends.
Eric: Merci & Colette in Paris, Val Surf in the Valley, & Adventure 16.
COOLEST PLACE YOU’VE EVER VISITED?
Erin: Thailand and Paris are two favorites.
Eric: Byron Bay, Australia.
Erin: I love Eric’s picks for LA, NYC, & Paris. I love The Montage (Laguna) for a special weekend getaway, Principe di Savoia (Milan), Hotel Danieli (Venice, Italy), The Byron (Byron Bay).
Eric: The Bowery & Soho House NYC, Hotel Costes Paris, & Chateau Marmont.
WHAT IS THE BEST GIFT YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
Erin: Being proposed to by Eric.
Eric: My wife.
MOST PROFOUND HEALING EXPERIENCE YOU’VE EVER HAD?
Erin: The Kiva Spa in Mullumbimby, Australia.
Eric: Kisses from my dog, Coconut.
DESCRIBE YOUR PERFECT DAY.
Erin: Sleeping in with my hubby and pup. Waking up and making breakfast tacos for us. Bike riding around Venice or Malibu for beach, sun, and surf. The Reel Inn for fish and chips. Head home to order in and relax. Rent a movie. Get to bed early.
Eric: Sunrise surf. Thai Food for lunch. Pushing my wife into waves. Playing on the beach with Coconut and then watching the Sunset. Then a bath with Erin.
WHAT IS YOUR MOST VALUABLE BEAUTY TIP/SECRET??
Erin: Eye cream 2 times a day and always wash your face before bed.
Erin: “if you want to become whole,
let yourself be partial.
if you want to become straight,
let yourself be crooked.
if you want to become full,
let yourself be empty.
if you want to be reborn,
let yourself die.
if you want to be given everything,
give everything up.”
Eric: “You can’t be funky if you don’t smell funky.”
WHAT MAKES YOU GLOW?
Photography by: Emily Knecht
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