I want to wish everyone a warm and splendid holiday! I am truly blessed with a beautiful life. Great family, wonderful friends, and the freedom to pursue the things I am passionate about. I am excited for a new day and a new year and I hope you are too! Happy Christmas.
Another cold and bitter winter and daydreams of beaches and vacations. I haven't done that in awhile. Hoping to travel more in the latter part of 2011. Until then I will be reminiscing about some of my favorite beaches...Long Beach, Venice Beach, Hermosa Beach, and Huntington Beach.
My dear friends Rio and Ashley of Officials Vintage are teaming up w/ their Fremont Loft neighbors for a cute little pop up shop in tribute to 80's fashion. I stopped by at their party over the weekend and scored on a long macrame red skirt for $12, and I will probably go back for those cat glasses shown above. There are some sweet deals and exclusive pieces. The pop up shop is going on till January 3rd. Check them out!
I don't really like the sound of "resolutions", but December 31st or not, I make resolutions formally known as to-do lists all the time. I'm a creature of organization, a lady of progress, and one who likes to create. Below are some things on my check list that will help "Osiris The Great" grow as a better fashion/ creative consultant.
1) Design Work; Thanks to my best friend Phil I am now operating on a Macbook. I'm still getting used to it, but it makes more sense if I want to take graphic design and art direction more seriously. I would like to make 1-2 creative digital projects a week. If not for work, just for fun. I want to keep the momentum going...
CMYK + Helvetica, some key elements in graphic design. I did this a couple years ago.
2) Photography; Pretty bummed I broke my Nikon D70 awhile ago, but working on getting a new camera. I'm by no means a "photographer", but I have an eye for things. Besides, I want to better document my life and all the fun I'm having. If I have a concept or an outfit I want to capture it would be nice to just shoot it myself rather than bothering someone.
Took this photo when I went to Puerto Rico back in 2007. I have always loved Volvos.
3) Online Shop; Still deciding whether I want to go with Ebay or Etsy, but I want to star selling some of my vintage pieces online again. I did pretty well through Ebay a couple years ago, but not sure how much it has changed since. I have so much stuff!
Cute vintage sweater I got for $1 and flipped for $82. Trying to get my e-commerce hustle back on track.
I got to design the 2nd annual Silicon & Champagne New Years Eve Party at Captain Blacks. Please practice an illicit amount of fun and excessive amount of safety. I'm excited to be ringing in the new year with some of my favorite people. A lot of venues are charging an arm and a leg, but Silicon & Champagne is 100% free! Hope to see you there.
I weasled my way into The Treats Club about a month ago. They do the coding, animation. My role? Producing, some graphic design, art direction. This is my first project with them. More to come! It will only get better. Keep an eye out for more tasty treats in 2011!
About a year ago I assisted the wonderful Laura Cassidy at Seattle Metropolitan/ Seattle Metropolitan Bride & Groom. She really taught me a lot about the industry, networking, etc. So glad she took me under her wing. Thanks to her I'm at my current job now. Will always be forever grateful for that opportunity and experience. Below are some tear sheets from my time there.
I should probably be writing this letter to Jesus, but this letter is not to redeem me from my sins, but more so just a recap...a little FYI. It's no secret, that I have been a naughty child in 2010. Some call it the year of the Tiger, I call it the year of me reclaiming my inner animal...The Rat. Can I live? I didn't go to church not once. I drank way too much Jameson. Not to mention I was in the middle of not one, but two love triangles. I broke a bunch of shit. My window screen, some wine glasses, my celibacy vow, a couple of hearts, and someones nose. I did a lot of questionable things that I'm not proud of, but also not ashamed of. I don't really have a wish list, more so special requests also known as prayers? Like I said I should probably sending this memo to Young Jeez, but maybe you can relay the message. All I want for Christmas is everything I already have and a bag of chips. I want to feel this happiness I feel for years to come. I want to stay motivated and open. If my wardrobe continues to grow, I won't complain. I want to keep meeting amazing and creative people. I want to keep cooking for my friends 2-5 times a week. And I would love for my family to keep encouraging me in all of my endeavors. In a nutshell I want to keep having excessive amounts of fun with the people that matter to me most, while keeping busy, while moving forward. Is that too much to ask. Thanks for listening. Send my love to the reindeer, elves, and yo wifey too.
I know it's winter and all, but thought I'd post this Spring denim story I did a few months back with Jan Klier! We shot in an amazing photo studio in Greenwood that looked like an old ransacked ambandoned building from the outside, but immaculate as ever in the inside.
I'm not going to front. I like to party. When I was little I used to draw party pictures with themes dedicated to certain eras. For instance, one drawing would be a speakeasy with everyone drinking martinis, another would be a 60's hippie camp with everyone getting stoned, and my favorite era to doodle was of course the days of disco!
This Holiday H&M editorial is from last year, but it's still one of my favorites! I remember picking up the catalog and studying everything about it over and over again. The story, the consistent lighting, the styling, theme, etc. And it's featuring my favorite girl Miss Chanel Iman. It's so chic! Terry Richardson cleans up real well.