i’ve gotten a wee bit behind… it might have been the over 700 images from the vogue show. here’s my images of the designers of shipley & halmos, such cool, social guys. always nice to meet the people behind the product. for a very nice write up, click here. to see their suit featured in vogue for fashion night out (congrats!) click here.
if you’re a fan of harvey danger, ENJOY! also, how rude is it to jump in to photos…? also, my husband thinks sean’s pose is reminiscent of elvis costello. i agree.
i’m easily nervous. i have trouble walking up to cool looking (unknown) people from my own city, and asking for pictures. so when i sent the email asking to take photos of seth… i fully expected… nothing. then when i got the email saying it was on, i hyperventilated.
even though i’m a clothing designer, i’d never really watched project runway, till logan was on (what a god-awful BORING season). i started last season with the ultimatum that if it didn’t grab me, right from the start… it was off the dvr list. and right from the start, i loved last season. ping… GOD… PING! anthony, jay… maya. and couldn’t you see, early on, that it was going to be mila, emilio and seth? when it got to the end, i swore i would be done with p.r. FOREVER if seth didn’t win (that crap with maya not winning the print epi was LAME- don’t believe me? read tim gunn’s blog).
anyway- seth showed up at sam remix. i’m not sure what prompted me to ask for photos… but it was a thoroughly lovely (clammy, on my part) 5 minutes. i hope you enjoy them. they might look familiar (in location). such a cool museum we have. full of fun little nooks and crannies. and thanks to seth for indulging me. and being inspiring, chasing his dream, and fucking setting the bar for what can be achieved in a couple months. that collection rocked my socks and inspired me to work harder personally as a designer.
p.s. nice bauhaus tee. such a rock star. Read more
today i had the very amazing opportunity to walk the streets of seattle with alice wheeler via a workshop through SAM. several of alice’s amazing portraits are in the kurt exhibit, and quite honestly… you couldn’t meet a sweeter lady. she also has a photo in the ‘taking aim’ exhibit at EMP- it’s of neko case and i LOVE it (that and the elvis costello were my faves) there’s only one more day of that exhibit, catch it before it’s gone! her photos in kurt will be up till through september 6th. thanks alice for the amazing afternoon!
josie bissett was so NICE! i’m not accustomed to approaching celebs for photos… when i shoot music, i take the photos i want for 3 songs, and then have to leave. but i asked her for a full style shot, and on top of graciously posing, her husband then asked if i wanted my photo taken. with her. anyone who knows me, would have seen the fear on my face, handing the camera over, and the photo needs one of those black boxes over my head… but josie looks very lovely. and thank you to her husband for taking it. sweet.
molly ringwald has written a book. i’m book critical, and i would read it TOMORROW. i’m praying the pr liason from nordstrom remembers me, and sends me a copy *hint hint*. actually, both of the passages she read from, got me just a little… not teary… but kind of, constricted. sometimes the most moving things are listening to another human talk about something they’ve come to realize, and you think… i’ve realized that VERY thing. and i love the idea that we need to see ourselves, as grown women, as pretty again. it’s not something that goes away with girlhood. for upcoming book dates with molly, visit her facebook page.
there was also a fashion show of ‘not your daughters jeans‘ prior to molly coming out… and josie bissett was in the audience (picture tomorrow). that nordstrom, they know how to throw an event. for all of the photos click Read more
had i done a few google searches (you’re welcome) BEFORE i went to this show, i might have been hyperventilating as much as the hordes of girls wanting photos with freddie. now that i’m home, and i’ve done the searches… i get what all the madness was about. freddie (and his handler *ahem*) was sweet to let me take a full length, and although i was told he’d be wearing nudie jeans (and to get a shot of his… posterior) it was not the case. for more shots of freddie (that i had to take on the fly) click Read more
i didn’t think it was that odd to show up with a gift for a princess. is that weird? she’s royalty. i was made to feel like i showed up with a BOMB (books and flowers are sometimes scary, but i was taught you don’t show up empty handed- manners people, they’re not completely eradicated in america). i won’t even go in to the details surrounding taking a few photos of this very pretty woman. her… pr person? consulate representative? embassy handler? was extremely courteous (root word court! i’m a word nerd) everyone else needed to bring it down about a 1000. for more photos of the her royal highness, click Read more
i first want to apologize that my ISO is OFF, and this picture is grainy/dim/sucktastic (for those who know me- NERVES!). second i want to say… SWEET! it’s tom douglas! for anyone in the area who loves food, tom is our version of a celebrity. to me, he’s like the seattle-gastro-santa-claus. and he was very sweet to let me bug him for a picture. this little kiosk of goodness in the lobby of the paramount is a VAST improvement over whatever they used to offer. i remember going to a concert ages ago, being famished, and my choices were like nuts or a cookie? tom’s keeping us fed in style. and if you’ve ever been to a party (or wedding!) where he’s cooking… watch for those little grilled cheese bites. you will have died and gone to heaven.
members of the band jet, outside the venue. thanks for the photo!
i’ve been lucky recently to take my camera places i don’t normally get to (begging works!).
tonight i went to see a great show, at a gem of a venue in seattle (neko case, travis, snow patrol, keane have all played amazing shows there) the moore- playing tonight- suzanne vega.
it’s touching to get a glimpse of where songs you love have come from- gypsy (such a gorgeous song) written at the age of 18 for a summer love. caramel… a song you hear and can’t help the urge of taking a naughty bite of something (or someone) is about just that… wanting something you can’t have.
it’s hard to fall in love with celebrity style. someone else is dressing them anyway… maybe if i could see how those people dress? i’ve found it to be easier to fall in love with the style of women musicians, and recently had the opportunity to meet one. there’s something to be said for getting an up close look of what ‘on the road‘ means, and a guarantee you, it doesn’t involve a lot of closet space. kristen of vedera spared an hour of her time in seattle to talk with me about her personal style. to see our interview- needleplusthread on the seattle post intelligencer.
i also got a chance to hear vedera perform and was impressed. similar in feel to eisley (but not as… sad? gloomy?) i loved kristen’s voice live. this free download of their new single satisfy from their newly released album just might hook you.
to see more pictures from the style bio and the show… Read more
right when you walk in, a mic’d up scuba diver in a tank that’s enormous. (he’s in there)
miss fidgety does NOT hold still (but i still get the shot) up against the cool textured wall.
my amigo in arms.
seriously. how long has it been since you were there? i tried to count and since i suck at math, came up with something around 9 or 14 years. IT. IS. SO. MUCH. BETTER. i’m not kidding. you should leave work and go right now. or let’s make a date and go during octopus week. i will be there. then. you don’t know how i feel about octopuses (or octopi, both are CORRECT). i lurv them. they’ve helped me out of many a stressful situation. it’s a long story. but me and the eight-legged guy? we bonded. and i was even polite while politely shoving people out of my way to get this picture.
running into old friends, especially when they come in costume, is a conversation starter. a few people asked me who the 7 foot blond was… she’s a famous yodeling dominatrix, of course.
a woman with amazing style. i had never seen her, but when she told me her name, i think i went speechless. loved her beautiful roberto cavalli dress…
boutique culture wasn’t this past weekend, but the weekend before… you may have seen the piece i did about kim, the founder? great sale, great idea… loved the dj, and there were some amazing deals from some of your favourite local boutiques.