Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Joining the ranks of the nudes?

Does anyone know if stress causes brittle nails? I feel like it has to. I obviously need to get more vitamin E in my life.

Tomorrow, I'm working with photographer Jimmy Chia. He's working on a secret project, and I promised I would not spoil it, despite my desire to do so. I don't know exactly what he has in store for me, but I know that I was instructed to "wear my hair down." His latest series of photographs have been very, very naked lately, so it looks like I might be waking up early to do some nudes. Tastefully, of course.

The way I see it, if even one of my pictures looks anything like my homegirl Edita [Vilkeviciute] in this month's issue of Interview with man-child, Zac Efron, I'm more than willing to do it.

See what I mean? You can view the entire slideshow from said photoshoot here at the magazine's website. Exciting, right? Even if you can't stand Efron, it's pretty darn awesome.

And I hope you don't get in trouble for looking at boobs by your mom or girlfriend.

In other news, I'm trying really hard not to be so in love with Monique Lhiullier's RTW S/S09 line. Everything is really flowy and gorgeous, which usually translates into me spending money I shouldn't spend on things I have no occasion to wear. Alas, it's a double-edged sword.

Designer Telfar has some interesting things in his most current collection, too. I got to check them out, and in turn, I got to see a little piece of his world. His amazing, singularly edgy world. I feel pretty good about it. I think I kind of like Telfar. That means I have yet another young designer to add to my list of people to enchant, but I love it.

You know what else I love? I love the spring. I try to follow by the example of the season by growing and thriving. It's not like the fall where everything is dead and dying. Summer's too hot and winter is...winter, so I'm going with Spring.

My NCAA bracket isn't completely destroyed, either. So, there is some hope, somewhere. I'll take it where I can get it.


Thursday, March 26, 2009

Earth Hour 2009

So, we're two days from a moment in history.

This year, Earth Hour has been transformed into the world’s first global election, between Earth and global warming.

For the first time in history, people of all ages, nationalities, race and background have the opportunity to use their light switch as their vote – Switching off your lights is a vote for Earth, or leaving them on is a vote for global warming. WWF are urging the world to VOTE EARTH and reach the target of 1 billion votes, which will be presented to world leaders at the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 2009.

This meeting will determine official government policies to take action against global warming, which will replace the Kyoto Protocol. It is the chance for the people of the world to make their voice heard.

Earth Hour began in Sydney in 2007, when 2.2 million homes and businesses switched off their lights for one hour. In 2008 the message had grown into a global sustainability movement, with 50 million people switching off their lights. Global landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Rome’s Colosseum, the Sydney Opera House and the Coca Cola billboard in Times Square all stood in darkness.

In 2009, Earth Hour is being taken to the next level, with the goal of 1 billion people switching off their lights as part of a global vote. Unlike any election in history, it is not about what country you’re from, but instead, what planet you’re from. VOTE EARTH is a global call to action for every individual, every business, and every community. A call to stand up and take control over the future of our planet. Over 74 countries and territories have pledged their support to VOTE EARTH during Earth Hour 2009, and this number is growing everyday.

We all have a vote, and every single vote counts. Together we can take control of the future of our planet, for future generations.

VOTE EARTH by simply switching off your lights for one hour, and join the world for Earth Hour.

Saturday, March 28, 8:30-9:30pm.

2,848 cities, towns and municipalities in 84 countries have already committed to VOTE EARTH for Earth Hour 2009, as part of the worlds first global election between Earth and global warming.

Plus, it will be fun.

source: http://www.earthhour.org

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

We Were Here

The lunch break came early today, so I got some time to sit out in the sun and read a book. Also, with the help of Pandora.com I have been appropriately set into a "mood." Blame Pandora, though. Internet radio is the brain-child of an evil genius, I'm sure of it. If I may indulge...

I went outside, noticing the lovely weather and the sudden and unexpected hour of free time that suddenly fell into my lap. I sat by the pool, as it was the most appropriate seeming place to sit on a day like today. I read a little more of James Lipton's Inside Inside which I am finding to be a very helpful tool in darn near every aspect of my life, wouldn'tchaknowit? Instead of trying to be pompous about it, which I was in every right to be, since I had correctly informed everyone that we could go outside, as it was not forecasted to rain today. I chose to enjoy it. Instead of thanking me for a bit of useful information, everyone just looked at me like I was from another planet and went back to the the obsessional behavior patterns we affectionately call 'good work habits." And, just as I predicted, wouldn't you know it...

But, like I said, I'm not going to gloat. It's finally warm enough to go outside in a t-shirt, and it's only getting better! I'm from Colorado. If I wanted to freeze my balls off every time I went outside, I would have stayed there. But Tennessee has unusual weather, most likely a product of a warming globe, just like everywhere else.

A volcano erupted in the sea off the coast of Tonga today, too. And for some reason no one thinks it's strange but me. Keleti Mafi , Tonga's head of Geo services, actually said "...we expect this to happen here at any time..."
The last one was in 2002.

OTHERWISE, things have been steady. We're all ready for Earth Hour and the game of flashlight tag at the Park and, of course, the show! Kitty is unleashing some insane designs and I get to be the form everything is contructed on.

Who had any idea this was a real job?

'Evil Afternoon' Playlist, courtesy of pandora.com

  1. Another Lonely Day by Ben Harper [Fight For Your Mind]
  2. Everything'll Be Alright by Joshua Radin [We Were Here]
  3. Heartbeats by Jose Gonzalez [Veneer]
  4. Delicate by Damien Rice [O]
  5. Georgia by The District (self titled)
  6. Hello, I'm in Delaware by City and Colour [Sometimes]
  7. Seaside by The Kooks [Inside In/Inside Out]
  8. To Be Alone with You by Sufjan Stevens [Seven Swans]
  9. For Members Only alternative acoustic version by Northstar [Parachute]
  10. Light Up Ahead acoustic version by Further Seems Forever [Unknown, Vol. II]

And people wonder why I'm moping around like a contortionist in a full body cast.



Tuesday, March 17, 2009

All work and no play makes Jenny a dull girl

Today, I had the good fortune of being photographed by Ms. Shelynn Taylor, wife of my long-time friend and more-than-capable artist/musician Derrien Taylor of Tin Roof Rusted. It is always an immense pleasure to work with Shelynn on any project. She is just a beautiful as she is delightful, and just as insightful as she is talented. Every time I work with her, I am introduced to a new thought on what beautfy and fashion really are, and really can be. Her work in subtle angles embraces the contour of human anatomy in a way that any model would be honored to capture.

Tomorrow, I'm being shot by Shelynn and Dane Mabius of Eclectric. And I hear there are going to be some tasteful nudes...
Until then, my fine feathered friends, keep on keepin' on


Another Long Day

So, it's lunchtime and we're finally taking a break. I spent the early part of the day dancing, which I've opted to do in lieu of a gym workout. It started out as an excuse to listen to music, but since I'm technically 'in training' I had to actually break a sweat...and trust me, I did. I didn't spend all that time dancing with Kim Nofsinger, Marsha Barsky, and Nancy Ammerman for nothing.

And believe me...they don't allow for half-assing.

I officially became a member of the Nashville Fashion Group (NFG) today! Kitty is proving to be a very capable business manager. Not only is he creating a buzz about me in the fashion world, he's pushing to get some of my art selected for the expo for the World Art Foundation in June. It's another week I'll get to spend a warm, sunny week in Southern California if my work is chosen. Also, his fiancee is joining the members of In Spite of You (our former band) to create The New Basics, which we just decided on last night.

St. Patrick's Day festivities are already spilling onto the streets of Nashville, and it's 2:45 in that afternoon, which only reminds me I've got to make some appearances tonight, including McFadden's annual celebration downtown. '

For now, I've got to finish up here and go get all dolled up for St. Party's Day tonight.

Be well!

Monday, March 16, 2009

So much time and so little to do...strike that, reverse it.

It's 2:45 in Nashville. Monday. There's so much to be done, but I can't get my mind off all the millions of things distracting me from my work.

I had a good weekend. It really was worth all the trouble I had to go through to get some time off.

I've been working all day with Kitty, trying to rework my book and set up sessions with about a hundred photographers in hopes that I can completely revamp my "image." Finally, for the first time in my 22 years, I'm starting to be built more like an adult woman than a 13-year old girl.

Boobs, I mean.

Also, I'm working on a design! I've dabbled in design in the past, but Kitty's thinking I might be able to stretch my creative legs and still get some work done. So, what we're working on today is a variation of the classic billowy white dress originally designed by Academy Award-winning costume designer Bill Travilla for Miss Marilyn Monroe. I love the shape, exuding class and charm. I'm not going to let you all in all the specifics of the design for this first piece, but I don't think anyone will be disappointed.

Tonight, we're going to a Fashion Group charity dinner, and I get to wear Cavalli.

In other news, I had a really good weekend that didn't last long enough. I found out I was going to be working with Jassen on a film, and I got news of another audition for yet another film being directed by a good friend of mine, Wesley Rutledge.


All my friends are doing alright, too. When I got there, my house was in shambles, but I haven't been there in a week or so, so it's up to my roommates and their guests to take care of that, and I'm not going to get too stressed about it.

Plus, I had a chance encounter with that boy I'm always going on about...and I'm just as smitten as ever.


p.s. Incubus is releasing their Monuments and Melodies greatest hits thingy. You can preorder it at enjoyincubus.com and I recommend it.



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