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POTD: 8.23.10

23 Aug

I’ve been sitting at home most of the day being a lazy bum. Sweatshirt, sweatpants, slippers… not very attractive.

Well, I haven’t been entirely lazy. I did some housecleaning, some laundry… looking for jobs online…

I seriously need a part time job. Bills, bills, bills!

Will someone out there hire me? I’ll do your makeup, I’ll make you stylish, I’ll take yo picture!

Anyhow, not exactly a photo, but if you haven’t seen or heard of Antoine Dodson yet, you can watch the original video here.

This, however, is the remix, and I find it very entertaining.
I can sleep well at night knowing this man is out keeping the streets safe.

Enjoy.

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POTD: 8.10.10

10 Aug

So this isn’t exactly my typical photo of the day, but I’ve just gotta post this story.
This man is kind of my hero.

I feel like if I were to ever quit a job, I hope that it’s half as epic as the way he quit his.

If you haven’t heard about JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater‘s dramatic exit from his work, you can watch the story here.

POTD: 7.16.10

16 Jul

Went out to the Bite of Seattle with Jason and my Mom today. Had some good food and wandered around, sun didn’t come out until later today though.

I like going out to festivals… just not so much the big crowds, but I guess they go hand in hand for the most part.

I guess it would make sense that today’s POTD would be something related to food…but this caught my eye instead.

"I brush my Teeth!" - Bułeczka

This is just ridiculous.

Ridiculously cute.

DONATE!

30 Jun

Universal Donate IconEarlier this week I had the amazing opportunity to be a part of an event that has the potential to change the world. Seriously.

I walked into the Tacoma Convention Center last Sunday morning with little knowledge that what I was about to rehearse was going to lead into an event even greater than I could ever imagine. Myself, along with 7 other models came into the Ballroom of the convention center, were seated, and soon given the run-down of what really was going to happen.

I knew that this was a fashion show for Goodwill, and that I would be modeling an outfit from Levi’s. I also knew that some sort of campaign was about to be launched.

What I did not know was that this event was going to be covered by major news organizations such as Associated Press (Yes, you might actually see my mug somewhere important!), as well as telecast to thousands of viewers around the country and the world. This event was beyond a mere fashion show, it was a MOVEMENT, and a big one at that.

Pfft, I wasn’t nervous at all.

So we rehearsed for hours, trying on outfits, getting the timing down the runway just right, and feeling the general anticipation grow for the show to come the next morning. I couldn’t wait, but I definitely wasn’t looking forward to getting up at 4:30 a.m. to be in Tacoma for dress rehearsal by 6 a.m…

Miraculously, the alarm woke me at 4:30 right on the dot. I shot out of bed, grabbed my things, along with groggy boyfriend, and began the trek to Tacoma from Seattle. Upon arrival at the Convention Center we went straight into ironing out the final kinks for the show. Soon enough, we were in our first outfits, and people were filing into the ballroom. We kept being told that whatever we do the audience will love it, this was the biggest event most of these Goodwill employees have ever seen. The models lined up backstage, leading the pack was yours truly, the opening sequence began and all I could think about was not face planting on the floor.

I was given the cue to go, and I strutted onto the runway. All anxiety melted away. There were so many people, lights, camera, action, everything I could ever imagine. We all made our rounds on the runway, music played, quick change, back on the runway, donating, smiling, setting an example. Soon it was over, and Jim Gibbons, CEO of Goodwill took the stage.

My literal 15 minutes of fame was over, I felt really good.

Goodwill Logo

I played a tiny role in a huge revolution, a revolution to encourage people to donate, and help the community. After we filed backstage, the important people like Lorie Marrero from the Clutter Diet, and representatives from Levi’s and local foundations came to stage to speak as well. You can watch the entire presentation here. And please do watch it, I didn’t have a chance to see the entire thing backstage, but after going home and hearing what the speakers had to say, I felt the urge to pass on the message because it really is a good one.

One small act such as donating an outfit to Goodwill can start a chain of events that can eventually make an impact on many people’s lives. We all want to lessen our carbon footprint and impact on the environment, donating is one great way to do it. I loved Goodwill before I even knew about this movement, now I love it even more, and I am so honored to be a part of it.

Learn more about the Donate Movement here.

Just as there are things you Recycle, there are things you DONATE.

When Delirium Sets In

14 May

This past couple of weeks have been especially busy.

On top of photo shoots, working, and the every day hustle, my boyfriend and I recently moved in to a new apartment just blocks from the ever-exciting Broadway on Capitol Hill. Going on an average of about 3 hours of sleep a night, we moved all of our junk into our new place and are finally settling in.

Needless to say, I’m exhausted, but so glad for the weekend.

Last time I posted, I was discussing my most recent creative project with friend Sean Watson, we had one shoot under our belt then, and now we’re up to three and a half (half because we had a sick model and had to send her home). Things are really getting rolling, and the creative juices are flowing. I’m tired, but so very excited for the direction this project is going. Here’s a most recent sneak peek of what Sean and I did with model Taylor Hook last week, I think this image is just beautiful.


Taylor is half African-American, and Caucasian, and has a gorgeous facial structure. I wanted to create a greek-goddess look with her so pulled her hair up loosely and inserted white origami lilies into her hair. Then I tore up sheets of plain muslin to create the ragged look of the fabric and draped it around her. For make-up I lightened her skin and added a golden shimmer to it as well as a light dusting of  coral color to her cheeks, the same coral for her lips and gold cream shadow for her eyes.

This is by far one of the most beautiful set of images I’ve had the pleasure to help create, and I’m so happy with how this shoot turned out.

I can’t wait to do even more, keep tuned for more images and sneak peeks during the next two weeks!

P.S.

In other news, I’ll be heading over to Ouch My Eye Gallery in SoDo tonight at 7 for the STIFF premiere of the short film I worked on called Teething, as well as several other shorts. You can find more info on it here! See you there?

Another Quick Update – Vlogcast 12

13 Apr

A short little update on what I have been doing lately. Photoshoots, movies, job hunting, apartment hunting, so much fun!

This is Just Cute

3 Jan

My dog Benji is just adorable, and I love him.
He’s a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, and 5 years old.

One of his favorite tricks is rolling over, and over, and over again.

Enjoy.