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Stylin’.

Last Saturday I went to an all day pin up shoot at Nick Boswell photography in Pasadena. It was a grand time. About 20-25 girls, 6 or so photographers and a whole lotta costuming going on. Some of the time I couldn’t tell if I was actually in a photography studio or a major studio costume department.

I knew in advance that some of the girls wanted help with hair, makeup and overall styling so I took the opportunity to lend a helping hand and packed up  my beautifying arsenal of weapons.

As soon as I arrived I went to work on a few of the girls hair and makeup. I am not very experienced at making up other women, because I normally just do me. This was good practice for me, but also there was no room for messing up, because they were going to be photographed. I did my best and the girls appreciated it. Although they were thankful for my help, it truly was my pleasure and even beneficial for me to get practice.

A few of the lovely girls I got to practice on. If there is one thing I’ve learned to appreciate more after this day, it’s the art of liquid eyeliner!

Luckily, I was able to get behind the camera a few times myself in a few different looks. Because the day was so fast and overwhelming, taking my own pictures (with my cam) was not on my mind. And as I sit here and type this up, I am regretful I didn’t get more photos of all the action.

Hopefully sometime in the future, the professionally taken photos will start to pop up. One of my favorite looks of the day:

Overall, an awesome experience and I can’t wait to do it again! Practice makes perfect! Thanks for reading lovelies!

 

 

Festive in February!

February is sort of a drab month for me. I never felt too great about the month you know? January is cool because everyone’s all excited about a new year, new changes, and wonder what adventures await them. Then February rolls around and you stop going to the gym, the excitement fades and  the reality sinks in that it’s just another year. But on the bright side, February does offer up Pisces (Love all you Pisces out there!) and two fun, festive holidays: Mardi Gras and Valentine’s Day!

This was my look for last year’s Mardi Gras (2012)… I didn’t celebrate, I just did this for work. Hair picks from Antickquities.

Below is my look for last year’s Valentine’s Day as well. Again, this look was for going to work and being festive.

I didn’t get many pictures from this year’s Valentine’s day, however after spending a nice chunk of time on my hair, I had to capture this:

Gotta love that pin up look for lover’s day! I’ve received many requests on doing a hair swirl/pompadour tutorial and I’ve actually made attempts at this project, but it has yet to be perfected. Maybe some day…

As for Mardi Gras this year, I went all out. I was going to be volunteering at a booth from an on campus club I recently joined, the Student Communication Association. Our club was amongst a plethora of clubs offering Mardi Gras related activities, club information and general recruitment.

I made my top hat last year and never got an opportunity to wear it, so I styled my Mardi Gras outfit all around my hat. This hat took me over 7 hours of hand gluing Swarovski crystals and it needed to shine!

The night before I constructed the feather and beaded epaulette on my right shoulder, and my vintage gold sequined skirt and Jeffrey Campbell Damsel’s completed the look! Head to toe festive and FABULOUS!

My friend April joined the party also dressed head to toe in fabulous festive Mardi Gras garb, with her own personal flair. We were definitely the best dressed on campus that day, and we rocked our ensembles throughout the entire day.

1950’s Vintage Glamour.

Last year I had the pleasure of attending a fabulous little flea market on Treasure Island in San Francisco. Trinkets, gifts, jewelry and vintage galore! I came across a seller with a ton of vintage hats, and immediately had love at first sight for this beautiful beaded hat.

I’ve had the hat for over a year but I haven’t had a chance to wear it because I didn’t have the right dress. Finally, I stumbled upon the perfect dress.

Who doesn’t love mint? The texture, the taste, the color? Mint is all around fabulous and a fantastic color for any skin tone. I recently bought this dress off the 50% off rack at Blink in Downtown Disney.The perfect dress, in the perfect color to go with my perfect little 1950’s beaded cap.

Pastels, feminine frills (and polyester) were all the rage in the 1950’s, so this outfit might as well have been pulled out of a time capsule!

On this day, I ventured to the mall with my girlfriend to do a little shopping. Of course I get a lot of blank stares from most people, but it’s always worth it when I see little girls faces light up, their eyes widen and I hear “Mommy, mommy, look at the beautiful lady.” And as the mom whisks her off the other direction, without even turning around, the little girl’s head is turned all the way around watching me as long as she can. It means a lot to me because, I was SO that little girl when I was young… being mesmerized by glamorous women as they walked by. I hope that every one of those little girls grows up to love and live their own fashion fantasies and maybe even have a blog to go with it!

Shoes: Guess

Bag: Big Buddha

Dress: Almost Famous

Hat: Vintage (Marshall Field & Co.)

Style in Gray Scale.

I was headed to a hip lil brewery over on the westside of Los Angeles for my friend Cooper’s birthday. The night called for a chic, edgy style that says “fashion forward.”

I had so much fun getting ready for this night. You know when you get something new, like a dress or a shirt, and you just can’t wait to wear it? And perhaps you just hang it in the closet and wait for the perfect occasion to come along? Well this was that occasion for me and this outfit. I got the shorts ( yes, they are shorts!) and shirt from a sample sale for like $10 bucks each, so as usual for me, I scored big time.

Love these hair picks which are sold by Antickquities on Etsy. They are made up of actual clock hands. Great price as well! I highly suggest checking out their shop!

Sunglasses & Belt: Big Buddha

Bag: Betsey Johnson

Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell

Great outfits don’t always need color… here I’ve created a fantastic look using only black and gray. If you absolutely need a splash of color, that’s what lipstick and nail polish are for. 😉

Life in platinum.

I don’t know about all those other blondes, brunettes and redheads…. but I do know that life in platinum is WAY more fun!