Wednesday, November 18, 2009


So it seems all the cool kids have caught on to the hipness of cowls. My man friend works on photoshoots for pretty big clients and he told me a few months ago, I better get knitting because the cowls are all the rage this winter. Now more and more I am seeing them around, window displays at Ann Taylor, Kenneth Cole makes a pretty good looking cowl, along with various other places like H&M and TopShop.

American apparels
"circle scarf" (a.k.a cowl):

One of my favorite stores I noticed was also carrying massively oversized cowls:

Along with a few other places.

At one point, I thought of it as competition - these bastards are taking something hand made and wonderful and mass producing and selling at a cheaper cost than us etsy sellers but you know what?

Fuck it. Mass production has nothing on hand made.

We win.

Off to Baltimore for a few days, maybe I'll knit some more cowls on the way there.

In the mean time, here are a few of my favoite etsy places to get some killer hand mades:

Mi Scusi
Yarn Over Movement
Soft Spoken
Lulu and Loie


Saturday, November 14, 2009


I went upstate a few days ago for a shoot - the leaves and the colors were all so amazing but, we found the most incredible old house to shoot in so, we stayed indoors for the most part.

Some teasers:

Photographer: Jodie Mcbride
Styling: Julie Williams
Hair & Makeup: Me
Model: Clara @ Trump

Saturday, November 7, 2009


Couple of new things up in the shop!. Made a new header to spice it up a little bit, working on more knits for Duo & the etsy shop.

Model: Sunny Extrodinare.

So, I am now a fully freelance makeup artist sans other job on the side. I guess my last "official" day was on Monday, I went in and talked to the boss lady - apologized for being an asshole and told her it would be best if we just parted our seperate ways. It all ended on good terms, I will be back for visits.

Wheeling & dealing now, trying to book myself as much as possible and all is well so far!

This is all for now!

Monday, November 2, 2009


Some new beauty work from a couple of weeks ago:

Shot by: Jeremy James
Hair & Makeup: Me.
Model: Julia @ Trump

I am really happy with the way these turned out. She was such a perfect model for this job and I would love to work with her again!

In other news, I got a "wake up call" as some say on saturday... I've been waiting tables at a place for over a year and a half and as of late I've been slipping as an employee. I'll be the first to admit that I've been an asshole. I have always struggled with being tardy but, lately its been more rough than usual. Not to mention, out of fear - I'd lie about being late. A co-worker put it to me this way...

Would you ever be 30-45 minutes late for a makeup job? The answer in all honesty is probably not. I may be 10 minutes late but, not enough to be putting anyone out and making them wait for me. I was sent home and asked to 'really think about whether or not I want to be there and not to get in touch until I get my shit together'. I've been thinking about it for 2 days and I really don't know what to do. I've never thought myself to be irresponsible and careless as far as my work ethic goes. I've actually scolded people for having a shitty work ethic! Pot meet kettle.

As long as I've worked in the service industry I've a. never been fired from a job, b. always left on good terms and c. have always felt like with every wait/bartending job there is a life span of enthusiasm. There is always a limit to how long someone can work at a certain place before they start subconsiously self sabotaging. In every other job, I've always known when I was getting to my wits end and gracefully moved on but, maybe out of fear of needing to look for a new job I passed that point with this job? I'm not entirely sure. I've been really unfair to my co-workers and basically a straight up a-hole to my boss by acting the way I've been acting. It's sad because I really love all my co-workers and I love the place but, I have some real hard thinking to do. I've been getting down on myself for still being in the service industry in general (but then again, who doesn't - ha). I know I'm working my way up doing makeup but it is such a slow process that I need that extra cash flow to live the lifestyle I want to live.


I guess I have some more thinking to do. But, today - I will meet up with my unicorn and ask her advice (my old darling roomate who is made of sunshine and rainbows and is a beacon of light and optimism). And I will knit.