So much to love.


Egad.

I very much disappeared from the internet for the last ten days or so. I abandoned all the various web sites I frequent in favor of the most stressful and hectic week(ish) I have experienced in recent history. In the end, as in today, everything is coming up roses and I am breathing easily but it was hard going for awhile there. 

Last week my husband had knee surgery that left him incapacitated, on the couch, in pain, etc. I had my in-laws in town to help, thank goodness. They took the burden of parenthood almost entirely off of us for a week so we could sort through recovery, pain pills, bandages, and the like. I owe them a huge debt of gratitude. Every married girl should be as lucky as I am, to have very kind, helpful, and available in-laws.

Here we are enjoying the Texas food and sunshine before all the nasty surgery mess.
(Avery seems to be throwing some sort of gang sign? Hm.)

To make a difficult week just a smidge more intense, I got hired last minute (as in a weeks notice) to style for great photographer, Tommy Chung, up in Houston on a three day, marathon test shoot for Page Parkes Agency. 13 models, 4 looks a piece, and all the humidity you can shake a stick at!  I was so eager to participate that I essentially said yes before considering the time crunch, house guests, surgery, and travel arrangements. I barely slept last week and gave myself spasms with the stress of getting everything ready, but it was OK, because over the weekend I got to be on my feet for 14 hour days and get EVEN LESS sleep. Ha!  I am not complaining though, I swear. I am truly exhausted but I got to work with such a great team and so many great models. It was a dream gig for me. I still can't believe I get paid for this. I managed to snap a few behind the scenes photos but my camera battery died fairly early on in the weekend. Hopefully soon I will be able to show a sample of the shots we came out with over the whole weekend. My portfolio runneth over! 

the portable closet. 
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the super glamorous storage space for extra shoes and bags.
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I loved this hair. It's got a remains of the day vibe... but futuristic hahaha
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This is a long 1950's formal skirt that I attacked with safety pins. I wouldn't use a bubble skirt in a fashion story, but for this weekends purposes it worked quite well!
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I love fake wind. It's better than a spray tan for the sexy factor.
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Look! I got a real live Barbie doll to play with!
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I have no recollection of such down time occurring. Neither do my feet.
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Ahhh! Clip showing! Kind of a party foul... at a photo shoot.
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I love this dress. I resisted the temptation to put it on every girl.
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Models own shoes. Unfortunately. She is lucky they didn't get "lost" while she was shooting.
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Obligatory water bottle model shot.
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Here are some examples of Tommy Chung's amazing work. Please note these are NOT styled by me, they are just examples I pulled from his web site because they're lovely.

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He has the COVER and a fashion spread in the summer issue of BOHO magazine, so keep your eyes open. I got a sneak peek and it is beautiful.

So, for the last little while my ebay store has been suffering in abandonment. Poor thing. I hope you'll be happy to know that she will be back up and running in the next couple of days. I am determined! I have so much work to do right now it is starting to feel like I have a real job. Ack! I have several photo shoots on my calendar, LOTS AND LOTS of amazing vintage to part with, and tons of great thrifted finds I still haven't gotten around to bragging about here! Talk to you soon.

8 comments:

Tim said...

The styling is AWESOME!

Sarah D. said...

thank yoooouuuu tim :)

Oranges And Apples said...

ohh, shiny shiny shiny! love the outfits you chose and the photos are beautiful!

humble happenings said...

besides all the other eye candy in this post I could talk about... you are eating lunch in a forest?!

im perplexed.

*c said...

love your blog! and i love the pic of the portable closet... i want to dive in!
*c

allison said...

I think living one year purchasing only vintage goods is an amazing idea. Nothing excites me more than stepping into a thrift store, or an ebay store for that matter. However, on ebay I get cash back from Ebates.com which makes living on a budget easier.

frances said...

your trip sounded amazing!! i can't wait to take some of those ebay goods off your hands!! haha.

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