Sunday, March 1, 2015

And the winner is....

...Judith Chen! Congratulations Judith! You are the lucky winner of a $10 gift card to Birthday Girl World.

http://www.birthdaygirlworld.com/


I will be contacting you shortly for a mailing address. I'd like to thank everyone who entered. I will be posting a new giveaway later this week. If you'd like to enter follow my blog or my facebook page to get the details.


Friday, February 27, 2015

FEMME

Happy Friday! I have some more awesome music for you. Femme is just the thing to listen to when you're getting ready to go out. It's just fun music. Catchy, with energy but not overly fast or crazy. I found Femme several moths ago and I still love these songs. When a song is playing in you head as background to whatever you're thinking about and it takes you a minute to even notice it, you know you've found something special. It's like your soundtrack for the day. I know this wont be for everyone but give it a listen it might surprise you.

This is my favorite song of hers. This would be my signature stripper song. I'm not a stripper but if I was...



And some more



Did I mention how cute and fun the videos are?



                                      





There are also a ton of cool remixes of these songs out there. So what do you think?


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Bookish Part 2




So I did the next two shoots in the book series last weekend with the help of Lucy Maude Montgomery and George Orwell. One seated and one on a step stool. Actually it's really an exercise step as I have no proper step stool. But it got the job done!


The Anne series was my very favorite series of books as a little kid.
I found this hardcover collection of the first 3 stories in a thiftshop.








Here was the other pose. I believe a library is supposed to be
photoshopped in later.




Reading is Magic!
(OK I know I'm a total dork but,
I never claimed not to be!)


I'm the type of person who tends to keep all my books even when I've finished reading them. I seriously have probably near 1000 books in my house and garage. I do go back and read the good ones too from time to time. Some stories never get old. Anyone else feel the same way? Or am I nuts? Wait don't answer that...


Friday, February 20, 2015

Gotta love Saver's



So there was a pre-sale for card holders at Saver's last Sunday. Saver's is probably my favorite thrift store of all time. I remember going there when I was a kid. My mom was a big thrifter too. I would tag along with her to Goodwill, Salvation Army and of course Saver's. Before I started getting into fashion I would pick out about 5 million books at $0.10 a piece, usually Sweet Valley High books and the like. But as I got older I began to take an interest in fashion. There is no better way to get to know your style like being a thrift shop enthusiast let me tell you. Find an amazing sweater with silver stars all over it. Wear it once and realize that it's not "you" after all. Give it away, re-donate or better yet re-fashion it. Oh well it was only $4 right? See how that works? So anyway I love these 50% off sales. Normally I walk out with a cart full of stuff, but I only found a few things this time...

Cute 80s secretary blouse. Who else loves polkadots?

80s does 40s button up house dress. Real silk btw, so luxurious.

I am IN LOVE with this 70s prom dress. I already have every detail for the shoot planned.

And a couple of cute 80s sweaters that reminded my of Deb in Napoleon Dynamite.
Just know, you could drink regular milk if you wanted.


So like I said, not a whole lot but some quality stuff! Any other thrifters out there?





P.S. There is still time to enter this months giveaway for a $10 giftcard to Birthday Girl World. Click here!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Bookish



I am currently doing a series of shoots for a client that are book related. I'm having a blast with it. I've always been a bit of a book worm and have a decent collection of books, one that almost rivals my fabric collection...almost. This last week I shot the first two in the series. I had to do poses that I haven't done before so it was a learning experience for me, but I love the challenge! And it's a good motivator to get back into shape.

Reading Hunter S. Thompson

Another one from the first shoot

That's it for now. I will be shooting more this weekend. Looking forward to it!


Friday, February 13, 2015

Red and White



Happy almost Valentine's Day! Next to Halloween this is my favorite holiday. I'm not sure why maybe I just really like the chocolate. :) Anyway I recently had a client ask for a Valentine themed pin up shoot for their website. At the time I didn't really have anything suitable so I whipped up this outfit in about a day. One strapless eyelet top, one red polkadot micro mini and we're good!

I went with the black stockings to make it a tad more racy.

Lighting was crap that day so I had to lighten these up quite a bit.

Still I think these came out pretty well.

I will be working on Valentine's Day myself. I have a couple shoots lined up and a custom order to finish. What are your plans?

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Balloon Animal



Well it was bound to happen sooner or later considering the type of work I am doing these days. I was going to have a run-in with a crazy person. It was inevitable. Balloon Animal (henceforth to be known as BA) contacted me about making a video of myself blowing up balloons until they burst. I had never done this before and certainly not on camera but I thought how hard can it be? Well it turns out I don't have very good lung strength. It is an unfortunate side effect of being completely out of shape for the last 6 months while recovering from a back injury (at least that's what I tell myself).

So as per Fiverr's policies an order can only be cancelled if both the seller and buyer agree to it. I submitted a cancellation request explaining the situation to BA. He was not happy and denied the cancellation. In the nicest way possible I tried to explain to him that I don't have the lung strength and after a few attempts I couldn't complete the video as requested. Then I resubmitted my cancellation request. BA was not going to let this one go. He denied once again and became aggressive in tone. He accused me of "playing with him" among other things. I guess no one told him about the phenomenon of catching more flies with honey as opposed to vinegar. Not that it mattered at this point anyway. There was no way I was going to waste a morning trying to do something ridiculous for an even more ridiculously paltry sum of money. I have more productive things to do like catching up on Vampire Diaries. So the order sat unfinished for over 7 days thereby screwing up my stats and kind of annoying me in the process. I decided to take it to the Fiverr team. They were sympathetic and cancelled the order for me so my stats wouldn't go completely to shit. (Yay!) BA wasn't about to go out like that though. (Boo!) He re-ordered and sent me another one of his charming messages basically stating that I "wasn't going to get away with this!!" and that he would be contacting the "ministry of justice". So I submitted a cancellation request, again and it was denied, again. I contacted Fiverr, again and they cancelled the order, again. And round and round we go! He has yet to re-order another but he did send me this:

"I'm not sure if the fiverr team will deal with my complaint or not, I'm still trying to explain them how you have done me wrong, and how you've told them things that are not true. But even if they don't make it up to me, I will find any legal way to make you pay. think carefully, if you want that. You can show this message to them, but I will just tell them again all details about what you have told them, in total opposition to the real truth. compensate me, even to recognize the damage you have caused me, and we shall end this nicely. I'm not going to bother you in any way, you can be sure of that, but I promise you to be using every possible legal way, to receive the compensation I deserve. again, you are more than welcome, to show this message to the fiverr team." 

There are a couple of things wrong with this, well more than a couple but in the interest of brevity we'll stick to a couple. #1 I think you need to look up the word compensate in a dictionary, because it doesn't mean what you think it means. When the orders were cancelled your money was returned to you. I owe you exactly nothing. #2 If you actually find a legal way to force me to....exactly what am I supposed to do now? Maybe the "ministry of justice" can clear it up. Yup. Good luck with that little buddy.

So anyway if you don't hear from me for a while I am likely being held in some third-world prison for having wronged some idiot over a matter of $5 which was returned to him, twice.

BTW Blowing up balloons until they burst is apparently a thing. As someone once said: if it exists, there is porn of it. Here is a balloon video for your enjoyment.



Take care y'all!