Sunday, September 27, 2009

MY FAVORITE SERIES




PHOTOS BY MICAH WILLIS AND GAVIN TRUMP (for MICAH WILLIS PHOTOGRAPHY) FOR LEGACY APPAREL.

s w e e p m e u p

TIME IS RUNNING OUT.
THERE IS ONLY ONE ME, BUT THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE I NEED TO BE
OR MAYBE NOT. I'D DO WELL ON A PLANET ALL BY MYSELF.
BUT THEN, THERE ARE THOSE URGES..
YOU KNOW THE KIND...
MARVIN WASN'T LYING.
THE WORLD BECOMES SUCH A ROMANTIC NOTION WHEN I THINK OF THE ASTEROID HEADED OUR WAY.

I DON'T LIKE THE IDEA THAT I'M WASTING MY TIME WITH THINGS. I DON'T LIKE THINKING THAT ALL THE TIME AND ENERGY I INVEST IN SOMETHING IS GOING TO PROVE TO BE ALL FOR NAUGHT, BUT SOMETIMES-- MOSTLY EARLY IN THE MORNINGS AND LATE AT NIGHT, I THINK MYSELF TO DEATH. TODAY, THOUGH, IT'S COMING MIDDAY. 

I NEED A CHANGE OF SCENERY. I NEED A DIFFERENT PACE. I'M TIRED OF WAITING. I KNOW IT WON'T BE LONG, BUT I NEED IT TO COME SOONER THAN IT'S COMING. THERE ARE DAYS WHEN I WANT TO LEAVE AND NEVER COME BACK, NEVER LOOK BACK, BUT I DON'T GET TO BE THAT PERSON. I DON'T HAVE THE LUXURY OF THAT. IT'S NOT THAT I DON'T WANT TO BE THAT PERSON. I BELIEVE IT TAKES A STRONG PERSON TO CUT THEIR LOSSES AND FINALLY TAKE THEIR DESTINITIES INTO THEIR OWN HANDS, BUT SOMETIMES THERE ARE PEOPLE AND CIRCUMSTANCES IN OUR LIVES THAT DON'T ALLOW FOR THAT. I'VE COME TO FIND THAT THOSE PEOPLE ARE THE ONES WHO FEEL LIKE WE OWE THEM SOMETHING. THOSE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO USE THE POWER WE'VE GIVEN THEM AGAINST US. THOSE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO WANT TO CONTROL AND DECIDE AND LIVE OUR LIVES FOR US. THEY USE THE GUISE OF WISDOM, OF EXPERIENCE, OR "LOVE" TO MAKE US FEEL LIKE WE NEED THEM. DON'T FALL FOR THEIR LIES.IT COMES A LITTLE AT A TIME. IT STARTS WITH SUGGESTION AND BY THE END OF IT ALL, THOSE SUGGESTIONS BECOME MANDATES AND WE ARE STUCK UNDER THE RULE OF SOME TYRANT. WE ARE REDUCED TO CHILDREN. I SAY, FUCK THAT. 

NO MATTER WHAT SOMEONE ELSE TELLS YOU YOU NEED, NO MATTER WHAT SOMEONE ELSE TELLS YOU IS RIGHT FOR YOU, ULTIMATELY, ONLY YOU KNOW FOR SURE. 


IF YOU SPEND YOUR LIFE LETTING OTHER PEOPLE MAKE ALL YOUR DECISIONS FOR YOU, YOU WILL HAVE TO LIVE WITH THE CONSEQUENCES AND REWARDS THAT THOSE OTHER PEOPLE DESERVE. 


DON'T FALL FOR IT. 

ULTIMATELY, THE POWER IS YOURS.

 

PHOTO BY TYLER SPEARS OF SPEARS PHOTOGRAPHY

Thursday, September 24, 2009

it's better to conceal than to have to fake or go without

I'm taking the week off to collect my thoughts and reorganize my life in preparation for the Fall. I know, it's already Thursday and the week is nearly over, but I'm too busy to take off a proper week, so if I give myself tomorrow and at least the first half of Friday to organize and clean, burn some sage, maybe take a long hot bath and go to bed early, then maybe I'll be able to get some real work done without tripping over all the clutter everywhere.

I swear, it's like an episode of Hoarders around here.

I've got two-dozen looks from Legacy that Carter is coming to fit tomorrow. I've got 3 very big-deal vintage pieces from Bien that they're sending someone to fit tomorrow. I'm going to be styled for the new campaign tomorrow. Sascha doesn't want me to keep the lip ring, Carter thinks it's necessary for the mood of the design aesthetic...But, it's better to have and conceal than to not have and have to fake or go without. Just a theory. For the new campaign, I'm being styled by Adam Campiari (owner/head stylist at Dae Salon). He asked me today what I wanted and all I can really think about it curls.

I want lots of crazy curls. I think it's a good idea for Autumn. My hair has been varying degrees of curly throughout my life, but I guess I cut all the curls off one too many times and now I'm being punished for it, because my hair is straight. Boringly straight, as a matter of fact. And very thick.

My best friend is having a baby on Monday, also. It's very exciting, but there's still a lot to do in terms of getting ready for that. She (baby Z) will be the first baby in our immediate social circle, so I'm excited to see how we evolve to adapt to her arrival. It's exciting.

That's all for now.

Monday, September 21, 2009

feeling generous

in case you didn't know, i'm interested in poetry. i've come to find poets to be interesting people, as a whole. sharing is good for the soul, so here you go:


[a woman who loves]
a woman who loves
impossible men
sits a long time indoors
watching her windows
she has no brother
who understands
where she is not going
her sisters offer their
own breasts up, full and
creamy vessels but she
cannot drink because
she loves impossible men

a woman who loves
impossible men
listens at night to music
she cannot sing
she drinks good sherry
swallowing around the notes
rusted in her throat
but she does not fill
she is already full
of love for impossible men

a woman who loves
 impossible men
promises each morning
that she will take this day in her
hands
disrobe it    lie with it
learn to love it
but she doesn't    she walks by
strangers   walks by kin
forgets their birthmarks
their birthdays
remembers only the names
the stains of impossible men

-lucille clifton


booyah!

i like where this is going

read this: Models on London Runways Aren't Only 19 Years Old, 107 Pounds, and White http://cli.gs/Hd2ap

I like where this is going.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

EVERYTHING'S FINE, CAUSE DADDY'S HERE NOW.

DID EVERYONE WATCH THE SEASON PREMIERE OF IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA? DID ANYONE NOTICE THAT THE WIFE OF THE COUPLE WHO WANTED ADOPT SWEET DEE'S BABY IS ROSE FROM TWO AND A HALF MEN? THE SEASON OPENER WAS EXACTLY WHAT WE ALL EXPECTED FROM THE GANG. THEY ARE DEVIANT AND AWKWARD, BUT THE REMIND US OF PEOPLE WE KNOW (PERHAPS TOO WELL) AND I LOVE THAT. THEY'RE HILARIOUS AND I'M GLAD THAT THEY'RE STILL AROUND FOR A FIFTH SEASON. IT'S EXACTLY WHERE I THINK TELEVISION NEEDS TO BE GOING, BUT WHAT DO I KNOW? I THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO BE HARD FOR THEM TO TOP THE SEASON FOUR'S FINALE THE NIGHTMAN COMETH,  WHICH WAS HILARIOUS AND I'M NOT EXAGGERATING WHEN I TELL YOU THAT ME AND MY CLOSEST FRIENDS (ALONG WITH A HUGE PORTION OF THE OTHER PEOPLE WHO SAW IT) CAN LITERALLY RECITE EVERY WORD FROM NOT JUST THE MUSICAL, BUT THE ENTIRE EPISODE, SEASON, SERIES...BUT I CAME AWAY PLEASED WITH THEIR MOST RECENT OFFERING. AFTER THE SEASON 5 PREMIERE, THEY STARTED SHOWING OLD EPISODES AND MY NIGHT COULDN'T HAVE GOTTEN ANY BETTER.AND  WHAT EPISODE DO THEY SHOW IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE PREMIERE'S ENCORE? DENNIS REYNOLDS: AN EROTIC LIFE. ONE OF MY PERSONAL FAVES. DENNIS' CHARACTER DESCRIBES IT AS SUCH "IT'S MORE OF A TALE OF REDEMPTION TOLD THROUGH MY EROTIC TRAVELS." I DON'T KNOW HOW, BUT I'VE GOT TO GET  A GUEST SPOT ON THIS SHOW. IT'S GOING TO NEED TO TURN INTO A RECURRING ROLE, AND EVENTUALLY I'LL BE ADOPTED INTO THE GANG AND ALL MY DREAMS WILL COME TRUE.  GO FX! I'M GLAD THERE'S TV OUT THERE THAT DOESN'T SUCK.

I MISSED ALL THE OTHER PREMIERES TONIGHT, INCLUDING THE OFFICE, PARKS&RECREATION, FRINGE, THE MENTALIST, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA AND WHATEVER ELSE CAME ON TONIGHT. I LIKE ALL THOSE SHOWS EXCEPT RHW BECAUSE I SIMPLY CANNOT DIG A BUNCH OF RICH BITCHES COMPLAINING ABOUT THEIR SELF-INFLICTED DRAMA. BUT, SO THERE'S NO MISTAKE, SONS OF ANARCHY HAS ALL MY ATTENTION ON TUESDAY NIGHTS AND IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY HAS ME ON THURSDAYS. EVERYTHING ELSE IS GOING TO HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL I CAN HULU IT UNLESS IT'S ON DEMAND.

FASHION WEEK IS OVER AND EVERYONE'S LIVES ARE GETTING BACK TO NORMALISH. IT'S BEEN A FUN WEEK, BUT I'M GLAD THINGS WILL BE SETTLING DOWN FOR A LITTLE WHILE. THERE WILL BE A LOT FOR ME TO SHARE WITH ALL OF YOU IN THE COMING DAYS. THERE HAS BEEN A LOT GOING ON THAT YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN.

LONG NIGHT TONIGHT, LONG WEEKEND AHEAD.

LOVE YOU MADLY!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

snuggie fashion show (pt.2)

I mentioned it a few blogs ago. Snuggie's first show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. I'll let everyone see for themselves...

 
I poked fun at the Snuggie runway show before, but in all seriousness-- walking in any show at Bryant Park is an honor whether it's for Snuggie or Phillip Lim. It's an honor just to be invited at all.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Rag and Bone


So far, my heart is set on Rag & Bone, but there's still plenty to see. It's just that I think they understand what people want. Not only are their designs practical and chic, they are things people want to wear-- they are clothes that look good on people, on the hanger, or tossed on the bedroom floor. That's what it's all about, isn't it? They make things people want. I can dig this, findamentally.

Here is a photo from the Rag & Bone show earlier this week:


 
from the Rag&Bone show
NY Fashion Week

Also, I've been working in between all the fun, too. I have a couple shots from several shoots I've done in the last week for your viewing pleasure. Fall is my favorite in terms of fashion seasons. I love layers and muted prints and vintage deliciousness. Fall fashion has the uncanny ability to take my mind off boys and obligations and all the other things that make me feel strange.

These are just two from the shoot with Jim of UBU Photography.
I love this black dress. It's handmade by Carter Donovan from Legacy Apparel. He is immensely talented and I LOVE his designs. I paired it up with my Lou-lou gladiator sandals and I am pleased with the outcome.
The "1969" dress was created by Sascha Morello of Legacy Apparel and that got matched with my these sexy vint-ahhh-ge babies, bought in Spain (yum, yum, yummy!) for just such a dress. Yes.
This is one of the insane headshots I took for Cobie Church, Hollywood MUA.
The fall is going to be very intense and sexy.
This is one of the art shots I did for Kayelless. It's very intense and kind of gory, but I love how gritty it is.
Jordan Campbell is the MUA
That's it for now. 
Love you madly!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Inside Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Day 3- just the beginning.

for those of you out there who aren't able to enjoy the 
festivities of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week,
FEAR NOT! Rejoice in the fact that
there are many, many
insiders who
don't want
you to
miss
ANYTHING!
here is the schedule for the week. times, dates, locations of 
shows. I suggest you get to your tents as early as possible, because I hear many, many seats are oversold and lots of people are missing out on shows because of it.










 Anna Wintour definitely got her seat, though.
 

Thursday, September 10, 2009

AIGHT DEN.

IT WAS A LONG, SUCCESSFUL DAY ALTHOUGH I AM UTTERLY EXHAUSTED. I SLEPT IN THIS MORNING, BUT I WAS STILL UP AT 9AM. I SPENT ALL DAY FREAKING OUT ABOUT ANY NUMBER OF THINGS, THEN I LEFT FOR THE SHOOT. I MET  UP WITH JORDAN AT HER PLACE AND, RUNNING LATE AS USUAL--BRAVED THE CAMPUS-AREA TRAFFIC. LUCKILY, WE SURVIVED WITHOUT SO MUCH AS A SCRATCH, THOUGH THE SECOND SERIES OF PHOTOS ARE FULL OF FAKE BLOOD AND A LITTLE BIT OF GORE. IT WAS A GREAT SHOOT WITH GREAT ENERGY. I GOT TO PLAY BOTH ENDS OF THE EMOTION SPECTRUM, WHICH IS A CHALLENGE FOR ANY MODEL/ACTOR, BUT A PLEASANT OPPORTUNITY TO FLEX ONE'S BADASSEDNESS.  IT WAS FUN AND I WAS ACTUALLY KIND OF SAD WHEN IT WAS ALL OVER, EVEN THOUGH I WAS TOTALLY EXHAUSTED  FROM ALL THAT FEELING IT I WAS DOING. IT'S SAFE TO SAY THERE WILL BE SOME REALLY COOL ART SHOTS FROM IT AND I CAN'T WAIT TO SHOW YOU.

YOU MAY BE INTERESTED TO KNOW THAT I DIDN'T ACTUALLY HAVE A POST-SHOOT MARGARITA. INSTEAD, I ENJOYED A DOS EQUIS ON THE PATIO AT LA SIESTA AND IT MADE ME LIKE THE FALL (OR AT LEAST WELCOME THE FALL).

AS I MENTIONED, I'M EXHAUSTED, SO I CAN'T REALLY GET INTO THE SPECIFICS OF ANYTHING ELSE FOR YOU JUST NOW. I JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT I'M GOING TO POST PHOTOS FROM LAST TUESDAY'S SHOOT, THE PSYCHADELIC HEADSHOTS, TODAY'S SHOOT AND SOME RANDOM THINGS TOMORROW.

TONIGHT, I'M JUST GOING TO THINK ABOUT THE TITANS/STEELERS GAME AND WONDER WHAT WENT WRONG. THEN, I'M GOING TO THINK ABOUT HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU AND I'M GOING TO GO TO SLEEP HAPPY.

LOVE, LOVE.

P.S. I GOT TO SEE SOME ULTRASOUND PHOTOS OF MY BABY NIECE TODAY. I DIDN'T THINK IT WAS POSSIBLE, BUT SHE'S CUTER IN UTERO THAN MOST ALREADY-BORN BABIES I'VE SEEN. IT WON'T BE LONG BEFORE SHE'S HERE AND I'M VERY INTO THAT. I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL SHE'S BORN SO I CAN HAVE SOMEONE TO PLAY WITH ALL THE TIME!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

BORROWED TIME.

WE'VE ALL DONE IT. WE'VE BORROWED SOMETHING FROM ONE OF OUR FRIENDS AND HAVEN'T THOUGHT TO RETURN IT. EVENTUALLY, IT SORT OF JUST TRANSFERS OWNERSHIP, IN A WAY. THEY STOP ASKING, WE STOP THINKING ABOUT IT-- THEN, ONE DAY WE ABSENTMINDEDLY WEAR IT TO A PARTY AND THE FRIEND WE BORROWED IT FROM HAS TO SEE THE PICTURES ON FACEBOOK THE NEXT DAY.

IT'S NOT THAT BIG OF A DEAL. IT'S JUST STUFF, BUT WHEN YOU'RE THE ORIGINAL OWNER, ALL THOSE FEELINGS CAN COME RUSHING BACK TO YOU IN A FLOOD WHEN YOU SEE YOUR ITEM, DISPLAYED PROUDLY IN A PHOTO, AT A PARTY FULL OF PEOPLE YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW. ALL OF A SUDDEN, YOU REMEMBER WHY EXACTLY IT WAS THAT YOU BOUGHT THE ITEM IN THE FIRST PLACE AND YOU BEGIN TO MISS IT. YOU START TO EXPERIENCE THAT HORRIBLE, LONELY EMPTY FEELING YOU HAD BEFORE YOU SPOTTED SAID ITEM ON THE DISPLAY, WHEN IT CHANGED YOUR LIFE. YOU KNOW THAT THE ONLY WAY TO SATIATE THAT FEELING OF EMPTINESS IS TO RECREATE THAT MOMENT AND GET YOUR SHIT BACK.

YOU START TO THINK OF ALL THE WAYS YOU COULD WEAR IT. YOU THINK OF ALL THE CUTE THINGS YOU CAN PAIR IT WITH FOR THE UPCOMING SEASON. YOU ENVISION ALL THE DIFFERENT WAYS IT CAN BE WORN TO ALL SORTS OF EVENTS, OCCASIONS, AND FUNCTIONS. YOU MIGHT EVEN START PLANNING OUTFITS AROUND IT.

IT IS REASONABLE TO EXPECT THAT PEOPLE WILL RETURN THE THINGS THEY BORROW FROM YOU. SOMETIMES, IT TAKES A WHILE, BUT YOU SHOULD ALWAYS TRY TO GIVE THINGS BACK TO THE PEOPLE THEY BELONG TO, IF YOU CAN HELP IT.

CONSIDER IT GOOD KARMA EARNED.
YES, I ADMIT THAT I AM INCREDIBLY CHIC AND STYLISH AND THAT I HAVE A LOT OF COOL AND INTERESTING CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES, BUT I AM NOT A VENDOR, AND I AM NOT A FASHION CHARITY. AND ALTHOUGH I MAY HAVE VOLUNTEERED TO STYLE YOU FOR THAT PARTY OR THAT SHOOT OR THAT JOB INTERVIEW, I STILL EXPECT TO GET MY GOODS BACK IN AT LEAST THE SAME CONDITION THEY WERE IN WHEN I LEFT THEM TO YOU.

I THOUGHT OF THIS TODAY, RANDOMLY LOOKING THROUGH FACEBOOK WHEN I SAW MY BF'S SISTER (AND FRIEND OF MINE) WEARING A SCARF I BOUGHT FROM FOREVER 21 YHAT I LET HER BORROW BACK IN THE SPRING. NATURALLY, I DIDN'T THINK ABOUT IT TOO MANY TIMES OVER THE SUMMER, BECAUSE IT WAS SUMMER AND I DIDN'T HAVE MANY USES FOR SCARVES IN THE TENNESSEE HEAT, BUT NOW THAT THE FALL IS UPON US, I REALLY FEEL LIKE I NEED SOMETHING ROYAL PURPLE TO DRAPE ACROSS MY SHOULDERS.

*I BLACKED OUT HER EYES BECAUSE I AM NOT CALLING HER OUT AND I AM NOT IMPLYING THAT SHE IS A STEALER OF PEOPLE'S THINGS, ONLY THAT THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF SOMETHING OF MINE BEING WORN BY SOMEONE WHO IS NOT ME THAT I WOULD LIKE TO WEAR AGAIN ONE DAY IN THE FUTURE.  IN FACT, I LOHE HER. SHE IS A SWEET, BEAUTIFUL GIRL WHO LIKES TO HAVE FUN, WHICH I CAN APPRECIATE AND HAS A TON OF STUFF IN HER WARDROBE I'D LOVE TO BORROW, TOO.

UNRELATED TO THAT, I HAVE ALMOST DECIDED ON MY FIRST TATTOO. IT'S GOING TO BE ON MY FOOT, BECAUSE EVEN THOUGH I HEAR IT'S EXCRUCIATING, I WANT TO PUT IT SOMEWHERE I'M NOT GOING TO BE FROWNED AT BY A DESIGNER FOR HAVING.  IT'S GOING TO BE A VARIATION OF SOME SORT OF EITHER THE PHRASE "TIME WAITS FOR NO MAN"/"THIS TOO SHALL PASS" OR "OM MANI PADME HUM (HAIL TO THE JEWEL IN THE LOTUS)" THEY BOTH SEEM LIKE A PRETTY GOOD IDEAS AND WHEN I DECIDE, I'M GOING TO HAVE A GOOD TIME DESIGNING THE FINAL PRODUCT WITH BRANDON (WHO IS QUITE SKILLED WITH THESE KINDS OF THINGS).

TOMORROW, A THEMED SHOOT WITH KAYELLESS. IT ISN'T A FASHION SHOOT, BUT I'M SURE THE FASHION INFLUENCES OF MY POSES WILL BE EVIDENT. A GREAT FRIEND OF MINE, JORDAN CAMPBELL WILL BE THE MUA. SHE'S THE BEE'S KNEES, SO YOU KNOW.

THIS IS A PHOTO OF ME (IF YOU NOTICE, I'M WEARING A GREEN SCARF WHICH EXACTLY MATCHES THE PURPLE SCARF FROM BEFORE, BECAUSE I BOUGHT THEM AT THE SAME TIME) WITH  JORDAN. I LOVE THIS GIRL!

SO, IF YOU'RE INTERESTED-- AFTER THE SHOOT, I'M HOPING FOR MARGARITAS AT LA SIESTA ON GREENLAND AND IF YOU WANT TO BUY ME ONE, I'M NOT GOING TO TELL YOU NO.

I LOVE YOU. STAY IN SCHOOL.
jenn

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

I'M BOY CRAZY

FIRST.) I HAD A GO-SEE THIS AFTERNOON. FOR THE FIVE OF YOU OUT THERE WHO HAVEN’T BEEN ON ONE OR HAVE NEVER WATCHED TOP MODEL, A GO-SEE IS A MODEL’S JOB INTERVIEW. IT’S WHERE WE GO TO MEET WITH THE CASTING DIRECTORS, DESIGNERS, PHOTOGRAPHERS, etc WHO MAY WANT TO BOOK US FOR JOBS. JOBS MEAN MONEY, WORK MEANS YOU’RE THAT MUCH MORE EASILY RECOGNIZED, BEING MORE EASILY RECOGNIZED MEANS THE RIGHT PERSON HAS A BETTER CHANCE TO SEE YOU AND FALL IN LOVE WITH YOUR LOOK (OR YOUR POTENTIAL) AND THEN THEY KEEP GIVING YOU JOBS (or they give you a really big job, then it’s pretty much smooth sailing as long as you keep killing it in front of the camera). IT’S A VERY CYCLICAL KIND OF BUSINESS, FASHION. proof of that might be the girl I saw at lunch at The Arcade that was wearing a hot-pink unitard straight out of 1982.
IT (THE GO-SEE) WAS FOR MONIQUE LHUILLIER. and I died just a little bit. SO, NOW I JUST HAVE TO SIT AND WAIT FOR THE CALL THAT MAY OR MAY NOT COME. HELLOOOO, ANXIETY.
Monique Lhuillier

I’m scared that I might be a little short for the samples, which either means I need to get some practice walking in show heels all the time or I need to grow an inch. I’m 5’9” but it would be a whole lot easier to book jobs if I had another inch or two. Since I’m pretty sure I’m not growing any taller, I guess it’s a go on the heels…not that I’m complaining, because that just means I get to go shopping. But typically, as you may know, I am not really the “heels” sort of lady. The men in my life aren’t tall enough.

PLUS, I GOT MEASURED AGAIN, FOR THE SECOND TIME IN A WEEK, WHICH ISN’T ANY EASIER THE SECOND TIME, ALTHOUGH YOU WOULD THINK IT WOULD BE. 34-26-36, SAME AS LAST THURSDAY, AS I SUPPOSED I COULD HAVE GUESSED, BUT I STILL FREAKED OUT (SILENTLY, OF COURSE) WHEN SHE ASKED IF I MINDED.

SECOND.) I HAVE A NEW FAVORITE BLOG. MY OLD FAVORITE BLOG WAS MY OWN, BUT I’M TRYING TO DIAL DOWN THE NARCISISM AS I GET OLDER AND WISER.

http://www.imboycrazy.com/

IT’S WRITTEN BY MODEL, ACTRESS, BLOGGER, and most importantly, fb friend of mine, TOTAL BABE, ALEXI WASSER (NAOMI FROM “DIRT” IF YOU DON’T ALREADY KNOW) AND IT’S WIDLY ENTERTAINING AND REFRESHINGLY REAL. SHE’S BOY CRAZY, LIKE SO MANY OF US OUT THERE. SHE’LL ALSO BREAK UP WITH YOUR BOY/GIRLFRIEND FOR YOU. NOT TO MENTION, SHE INTERVIEWS SEXY CALIFORNIA BOYS AND ASKS THEM QUESTIONS EVERY GIRL WANTS TO KNOW THE ANSWERS TO. You can’t lose, so check it out. OH, AND BOYS—MAYBE YOU SHOULD CHECK IT OUT, TOO. YOU MIGHT LEARN SOMETHING.
Alexi Wasser, photo by Brett Bailey—check outski more of his photos HERE, unless you’re a fool. Hipsters, rejoice!

THIRD.) I GOT AN EMAIL FROM THE CASTING AGENCY FOR MODELS OF THE RUNWAY (THE SHOW ABOUT THE MODELS FROM PROJECT RUNWAY) TELLING ME I MIGHT HAVE WHAT IT TAKES AND THAT I SHOULD SUBMIT MYSELF FOR CONSIDERATION. GREAT OPPORTUNITY, RIGHT? YES, IT WOULD BE, BUT THEIR METHOD OF CASTING REFUSES TO ACCEPT ANY OF MY INFORMATION AS VALID, THEREFORE I CANNOT SUBMIT MYSELF FOR SAID CONSIDERATION. BUT THEY ALSO ASKED TO BE MY FRIEND ON MYSPACE, SO MAYBE SOMETHING MAGICAL WILL HAPPEN.


Monday, September 7, 2009

our lives move in parallel waves

I have not known many people in my lifetime with whom I have truly connected. There aren't a ton of people out there who I feel really get me, whatever that means. But there are a few, and I love those people in a way that I can't even find the words for. I don't know if those words even exist. One thing I am lucky to say is, even when I can't find the words to express myself, the people, those people, the ones I have so fortunately discovered to be kindred spirits, always know exactly what to say. They always know what I'm thinking, even when I can't sift through my jumbled thoughts on my own. 


I'd like to share with you a poem written by my big sister, a wonderful artist, a beautiful woman and a kindred soul.

Dear Darling, 
If you ever have to leave me again, I ask but one thing...Leave me two shirts: one to sleep in and one to inhale.

My devotion:

He is in every thought.
He is in my soul.
He is in my heart.
He is in my bed.
He is in my reach.
He is in my mouth.
He is in my lungs.
He is in my eyes.

Stained, like wine
An imprint to my skin
A mark on my story
A path to waver within

He is my favorite drug
He twists in my veins


This poem speaks to me. It is electric. It comforts me. 
Admittedly, I am biased, because this was written by someone who is near and dear to my heart, but it's more than that, even.

I am in the beginning stages of a theory. Oftentimes, I find that the people's lives move in parallel waves, especially with the people closest and dearest to them.

So, she writes this poem and it embodies her love. Not just hers, though. Mine, as well. This is something I can dig, immensely. Thank you, Sis, for helping me find the words. It's so nice to know that we're not alone out there. I love you!


 
kari and me, cafe coco- nashville.

 In other news, I have a go-see at Monique Lhuillier tomorrow. (you non-fashion types can google her) I just got the call this afternoon. This is very awesome, since Nashville isn't home to many of the bigger (HUGE) fashion designers. You might remember Monique's Symphony Fashion Show, which I was fortunate enough to walk in, but now...I could be a fixture in the land of her designs. Wish me luck?

This has caused me to reschedule my shoot with Kayelless, but he was gracious and understanding and I am thankful for that.  

Thursday, September 3, 2009

theories. snuggie show at fashion week



It's weird to me that Snuggie has a show during Fashion Week. Is anyone going to that show? Will people actually be there watching men, women, children, and dogs walking down a runway in fleece, backless cult robes? And I thought one size fit all? What the hell is that show even going to be about? So, they got some new colors and prints-- that's all I'm saying. Weird, Snuggie. Weird.

I had my meeting at the office (in Atlanta, 4 hours from home) at 11, so I had to get up and drive, which wasn't so bad, except the rain. I'm still here, in Lois' office, waiting. Adam was supposed to be here with some paperwork and he was scouting in somewhere and didn't have a fax machine, so...here we are. I got meausred, though.


height: 5'9", numbers: 34-26-36, shoe: 10US dress size: 4/6 if you were wondering. I know I was.

So, it's not as bad as I feared. It's actually pretty good and I'm okay with this.

The only thing I don't love is that I've had this crick in my neck for two days. I think it's because of all the tension I carry in my shoulders and jaw. This is, of course, my own self diagnosis, since I don't have healthcare and the public option is probably off the table.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

i'll be holding my breath with the best intentions.

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of shooting in good old Murfreesboro with Jim of UBU Photography. It was a beautiful day and we shot along the Greenway and the battlefield. You would never believe the endless possibilities Murfreesboring has to offer photographically, but there is some serious potential if you take the time to notice it.

I like discoveries like this one. They give me hope that if the planet isn't obliterated by us, them, or who/whatever by 2012 or 2038 or whenever the big one's supposed to hit--there will still be something in the world worth wanting to look at, regardless of if we take the time to do so.

Be on the lookout for shots from yesterday. I think you'll dig.

Today, I shot some insane headshots for Cobie Church, MUA to the stars. It was fun and I got to wear ridiculous makeup (and what girl doesn't love ridiculous makeup?) plus, she's really funny. Funny people are my favorite kind of people, hands down.

Those shots will be along shortly, as well.

After that, I was supposed to work out with Coco. We actually went to work out, which turned into me napping on her couch and going home to watch Slumdog Millionaire for the third time this week. I just need an accountability buddy who is actually accountable. I love her, but she is not. We're too much alike in that respect. You can't pair up two slackers and expect to get anything done. She is leaving tomorrow for Fashion Week and we did not work out today. Maybe since she's leaving so early, she'll make use of all that extra time and spend some time in the hotel gym, although I doubt it highly.

I did go to the dance studio pretending I would be doing some ballet. When I got there, there were 20 eight-year olds swinging around on the barres, so it was a no go. It's times like these I wish I ran, but I don't run. I never run. Running and I do not get along.

I am looking forward to Fashion Week. It's my favorite holiday.

Tomorrow morning, I have to go to Atlanta. I'll be back tomorrow night or Friday night, but I am not excited about the 4 hour drive, by myself, super early. I've got to meet with Lois and do all the measurement/test shot updates/etc. Being measured by someone at your agency is very stressful. Ask anyone who knows.

Keep your fingers crossed that the pizza I just ate will settle somewhere more helpful than my hips. Thanks.

love you madly,
-j

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