Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Booty Duty: Ass With Some Class

My friend Luis Facebook status states...

"Googling booty shots....trying to separate a classy booty shot, from a trashy booty shot"

I found this rather curious and thought about the age old obsession with butts. I find a good butt more interesting than breasts any day. And I was to choose from one of the two procedures I would opt for butt implants. Not that I would, I'm just saying!

Anyway, Luis Facebook status made me think about notorious booty shots captured by some of the most amazing and provocative photographers of all time. Check out what makes the list...

Miles Aldridge

Miles Aldridge

Helmut Newton

Helmut Newton

Guy Bourdin

Guy Bourdin

Throwback Tuesdays: Gia Carangi

My boyfriend and I watched GIA last night. Seen it a couple times before, and honestly the movie is a little cheesy. Not sure if it's suppose to be cheesy because it's based in the early 80s, but the soft light vignette filters and sultry sounds of the saxaphone make it hard for me to take it seriously. All bad cinema aside, the story behind Gia Marie Carangi is quite depressing. She was so beautiful, and so young! Below are some of my favorite images of Gia, including the infamous photos by Helmut Newton that put her on the map. Enjoy!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Teenage Runaway: Photo Shoot With Christine Hahn

Christine Hahn was in town for a couple of weeks and its safe to say we took advantage of the time she was here and pumped out not 1, not 2, not 3, but 4 photo shoots. I had a blast! Christine and I are totally on the same page when it downs to fashion, style, and work ethic goes so its no wonder our collaborations have been easy as pie.

Below are the photos of our impromptu editorial shoot "Teenage Runaway" featuring Brittany Hartman of TCM. We originally had a different theme/ look planned, but our first location fell through, so we seriously just winged it and finalized the looks that day. It was a carefree day of sunshine, suspicious activity in the park, tumbleweeds and abandoned trailers in Georgetown. Pretty much awesome.

Photographer: Christine Hahn
Model: Brittany Hartman from TCM
Stylist: Osiris Navarro
Hair: Tara Zak
MUA: Debbie Maresma

All American kind of look. This outfit reminds me of The Outsiders...that is if a girl was part of the gang.

She's ready to blow this popsicle stand! I found this silk cowboy top at my favorite Mormon thrift store. You can't see the detail in this picture but the top is embellished with all sorts of golden glory.

These boots were made for walking. I think this outfit is hilarious. I would never wear this outfit in real life haha. It's too obnoxious for my taste, but it works in a photograph! Vintage fringe sweater, H&M acid washed jeans, and vintage red boots. Kinda trashy, no?

We got so lucky with this location. We were sort of just wandering around and saw this. 1950s metallic zebra print dress paired with a leather fringe bead necklace.

1950's Hawaiian romper. Scored this joint for $1. How exciting.

I like the contrast between a soft and chic floral outfit with aggressive caged boots. A lot of my looks have a touch of childhood in them. My obsession with fashion started when I was a little girl so I attribute a lot of my style and fashion sense today with my nostalgia. Hence the funny watermelon bag.

Ya gots to pop the collar! Stay fitted in a black motorcycle leather jacket. Some pieces are trendy and come and go with this season, but some pieces are here to stay forever and this black jacket is one of them.

Channeling In Living Color Fly Girl! We wanted this look to be fun and rebellious, but we didn't want it to be hookerish. The shoes are the reedeming factor in this look. If you had paired this outfit with heels it would have been a whole different story. High waisted printed 90s top, houndstooth sports bra, leather jacket, ankle boot flats, and leopard bag.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Selby

I stumbled upon this cool blog called "The Selby". I'm surprised I haven't heard of it sooner! Photographer Todd Selby travels the world and takes photos of creative people in their creative spaces. Here are some of my favorite picks...

Erin Wasson- designer for RVCA

Cobrasnake- Cool people photographer

Alexander Wang in all his glory

Ginger Snaps! Some of My Favorite Red Heads

When I was in the 2nd grade I had a classmate who left a very bad taste in my mouth about redheads. He had golden red hair, green eyes, and freckles for days. He reminded me of a serpent. He smelled like pee, ate his boogers, and always tried to hug me. For a lack of better words I developed a sort of aversion towards red heads.

As of late my silly prejudice towards red heads have slowly grown to a greater appreciation. I accredit this new awareness to photographer Christine Hahn. We worked together a few times and some of our most striking models were red heads. They worked it! Anyway, below are some of my favorite red heads.

Designer Brian Lichtenberg...DUH!

The sexy Cintia Dicker

The sweet Lily Cole

The classic beauty Karen Elson

Stone Age Style By Jeremy Scott

Would you expect anything less from designer Jeremy Scott? Personally, I think fashion should be borderline crazy. It does not have to be this serious haute couture, all black, death personified, sullen thing. I guess every designer and every fashionista has their own opinion and style, but for me I like things with a dash of humor, a dollop of zaniness, and of course an array of delicious colors. Not that I would necessarily wear anything from Scott's Spring/ Summer 2010 line, but I thought it was fun and worth posting about.

This is How Breezies Get Down in 1973

I found this shirt for 50 cents during one of my weekend treasure hunts. I thought it was obnoxious, hilarious, arrogant, and design friendly. A few adjectives that I often use to describe myself. I love the neon colors and bubbly text. Its marked by the artist named of "Roach 1973".

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Sneak Peek: Big Girls Tea Party

I produced and did the art direction for a photo shoot yesterday inspired by a little girl's pass time...tea parties! I pulled from all local talent; dresses designed by Naomi B., hats by Katie Cox, and jewelry by Susan Goodwin. Below are a few snaps I took during the shoot. I can't wait to see the edits by Kyle Johnson and Christopher Nelson.

Caryl and Rose

Destiny as cute as a cherub

Michelle and her striking eyes

Freetime Industries: Lazer Nature

Check out my friend Katie Bailey's work...Lazer Nature by Freetime Industries. Soooo cool. I was fortunate enough to style and help with the art direction for her look book. Photos by her boo, Kyle Johnson. =) The sunshine was perfect that day! To download the line sheet/ look book click the link. Lazer Nature Line Sheet.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Amber Rose in October Issue of Elle

Amber Rose is probably Kanye West most redeeming factor right now. He styled her for a photo shoot editorial in Elle Magazine October issue. Check it out.

Sparkles and sequins!

A goddess!

Freak of nature.

Move over Kim Kardashian, there's a new big booty in town.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

TOMS Faves

Tyler Ramsey handpainted Toms

Gold Glitters Toms

Gabe Lacktman Exclusive

Sneak Peek: Magical Molar & Osiris TheGreat Hit The Streets

The very talented Christine Hahn was in Seattle for a couple weeks and we pumped out a total of 4 photo shoots! This means a total of 27 looks. Whew. I can't wait to see the rest of them, but here is a sneak peek from one of the shoots.

Compliments of Magical Molar

MTV 2009 VMA Fashion Recap

Everyone knows that award shows really aren't about the "awards" and who wins, but more so celebrity antics, and of course what people are wearing. Quite a spectacle! Photos compliments of Getty Images/ MTV.com

Kristin Cavallari. Sequins & sparkles mini dresses were everywhere that night.

The lovely Katy Perry.

My favorite couple. Kanye & Amber before they were escorted out of the show.

Lady Gaga. Always head of the circus, but still love it.

Not sure who she is, but I know who designed the dress! My favorite Brian Lichtenberg!

Keri Hilson killing it! I expect nothing less from her stylist Mariel Haenn.

Alessandra Ambrosio.

Cassie Ventura.

Olivia from The City. I love the simplicity of this outfit. Leopard accent pieces are so key.

Fashionista and TV personality Alexa Chung.