Stylist still sounds like a made-up job.



I spent all last weekend and most of this week in Houston. Myself, Tommy Chung, and the incomparable MUA Carol Wagener teamed up for a MARATHON five days of shooting Page Parkes tests as well as two eco-fashion editorials for *TBD* magazine. I don't want to say too much and jinx myself. All in all it was the most tiring five (er, six?) days of my recent life. We combined 12-14 hour days, 105 PLUS degree temperatures, and the most ludicrous humidity I have ever experienced for a sweaty, smelly, and eventually giddy fashion boot camp.

I say giddy because Carol and I get especially goofy and punch-drunk at the end of the day. Must be the dehydration + candy diet. 

Question? Why are the following paragraphs spaced differently than the one above? Hm.

I was really pleased with a lot of the work we did. Now, when people ask me what I do I almost always answer "wardrobe stylist," you know, as opposed to "oooooh, you know, I do a little fashion, like, styling, vintage sales thing." *sheepish grin* Taking myself seriously when I do something so entirely fun is near to impossible. Plus, taking yourself seriously is lame unless you're a social worker or maybe a Delta Force agent or something... In that case, feel free.

This trip to Houston was a special pleasure not only because I got to re-team with Carol and Tommy but because I got to dress some amazing models. Kyla and Ashlee are two shiny little stars that were both sweet, gorgeous, and remarkable unwhiny considering the fact that I kept throwing them into winter coats and thick leggings while asking them to "please don't sweat, k?" I expect to see both of them on the top of their games in the near future.

Kyla 

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Ashlee

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Ashlee got to stand next to Zac Posen once. This means I am one degree away from Zac Posen. I get way too much pleasure out of this.

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Behind the scenes in Hell's Mouth (or Houston) August 2009

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This is what fun looks like. amiright?

the magic maker herself, Carol, and our charming male model Dan.

Careful girls, he is good-looking, goofy, AND nice in a completely genuine way. I think he may be some sort of secret operative.

Smile! Your eyes are sweating!
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This is where comfort and breezes go to die.

Oh! And finally. I must tell.

The last day in Houston the strap on my vintage, hand-tooled, vintage-leather purse snapped in two. Not having immediate access to a vintage OR thrift store at the moment I resigned to buying a new, nondescript purse at Target. So , it was a cheat but a necessary one. I will soon relegate it to the back of my closet where it will live in shame.

The brand new- purse of shame.
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Seacrest OUT.

2 comments:

le13anna said...

ok, I could never be a stylist COS of my over-preoccupation with all things fair. I would totally be offended that everyone didn't get to take a turn in front of the camera.

Modelpshawdel, oh wait, that's your job? I thought we were just all here to party(and sweat apparently),..

jasmine said...

awww. kyla is adorable!