Posts Tagged ‘2010’

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It Was a Taylor Swift Holiday!

January 16, 2011

This post is a long time coming. I feel bad for not having it up for 1) Taylor Swift‘s Birthday (Dec. 13th) 2) Christmas (Dec. 24-25th) 3) New Year (Dec. 31st-Jan. 1st). BUT! Let me just say, these holidays were celebrations to shame all celebrations previous! When I say I partied, I can’t even TELL YOU the celebratory levels reached here. One of my favourite people on the PLANET does not turn 21 without a legendary bash. Take that as you will but, rest assured, no expense or inhibition was spared. 😀

I’ll skip the gory swinging-from-chandeliers & hanging-out-windows details and get to:

MY TAYLOR SWIFT CHRISTMAS TREE!

You can tell by the date on the first video, things were INTENDED for timely posting but well. . . :p ~Better late than never! Now, this tree was insanely fun to shop and compose. It’s a standard inexpensive pink artificial tree (Wal-Mart! ♥), decorated in pink faux roses, tulle & organza (casual wrap & hand-sewn organza fans), authentic Ostrich & mixed feathers, solid white & pink lights as well as dancing white LED & purple rose lights. AND OF COURSE! a SINGING TAYLOR SWIFT DOLL adorned in feathers & feathered-Angel wings I attached to her myself ON TOP! It does NOT get more fabulous than Taylor Swift singing her heart out atop your Christmas Tree. I love this whole setup so much, I may NEVER take it down!

Taylor was an easy choice for a holiday theme. Anyone who knows me (even for less than five minutes) knows I absolutely worship her! She’s so authentic and inspiring. For me, Taylor embodies the idea that dreams really do come true. So she brought my little dream-tree to life. 🙂

The styling in this Lady Dior short by the amazing John Cameron Mitchell helped inspire my tree’s crown. The feathers, the glam of it all. Yeah.

And, now, for some of my Christmas presents!

I love this bear. :p She’s wearing a sweet “T-Party” t-shirt!

Pretty sure I inhaled that signature for a solid hour when it arrived. The Taylor Swift store on her official website had a 24 (or was it 48?) hour promotion. Buy “Speak Now” packaged w/ the holiday album and receive Taylor’s autograph! Hand-signed, no copies or anything. Like I WOULDN’T jump through hoops for that? It was a no-brainer. Instant order!

Via another web-promotion, picked up her “Speak Now” vinyl.

The Love Love Love! hat. 😀 A necessity, you betcha.

Group Shot!

I’m not done, either! I won’t rest till I have one of everything in her store, (including that guitar!)

So, overall, these were some of the best holidays I’ve ever had. The food was amazing, friends & family were amazing, the Taylor Swift gifts improved the quality of my life!

To wrap it up, HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY, TAYLOR! Thx for everything! 😀 ♥

Oh, and by the way, here’s her new “Back to December” video: (Love!)

And her spot for Cover Girl NatureLuxe: (Werq!)

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Freja Beha Erichsen – Complete Harry Winston Campaign, 2010

December 11, 2010

I dunno how Photographer Patrick Demarchelier expects me to deal with this spread. I’d walk off a cliff for Freja as it is! Then, THIS! She just glows, and so much brighter than the diamonds she’s wearing. I love this kind of happiness in campaigns/editorials/runway/anything really. Nothing warms the soul like a smile!

Photos sourced from Fashion Gone Rogue.

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The Canvas Is Alive – Frida Gustavsson for Elle Sweden, October 2010 – Andreas Sjodin

October 17, 2010

Living, breathing art. I love all of Frida’s beauty marks! ❤ ~ Shot by Andreas Sjodin for Elle Sweden, October 2010 edition. Makeup by Anya de Tobon. Images sourced from Fashion Gone Rogue.

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Happy National Coming Out Day! October 11, 2010!

October 11, 2010

HAPPY #NCOD! No matter what one’s sexuality is, today we bang any drum we can find for awareness & equality because we MUST do this in the face of ignorance and intolerance. Paint the town pink and wash the streets with rainbows! Happiness, community & love rule this day.

I wanted to include one of my favourite photos of 2010 in this post. This is shot by Kevin McDermott for OurSceneTV‘s coverage of NYC Pride 2010. Featured are the IMMACULATE Jessica ClarkMatt Maggiacomo, who hosted. ~I love what Jessica’s wife, Lacey Stone, said about this picture: “You’re Lady Gay-berty!” LOL! Love them bunches~! 😀

And may we PLEASE take today (like everyday) to do all we can to end bullying & bashing and hate-fueled spite? We’ve had quite enough of young people taking their own lives because of it. Life is short as it is. There isn’t enough time for hate. If you’re feeling blue because of anything like that or know someone who is and there is potential for someone to get hurt, please look into The Trevor Project – 24/7 Suicide Prevention Hotline & LGBT Youth Resource – at  http://www.thetrevorproject.org/

Also, I plan to shoot and post my NOH8 Campaign photo of myself for my birthday later this month so stay tuned!

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The Kenny Sisters & Tati Cotliar – Proenza Schouler 1st Print Campaign

August 13, 2010

Ann & Kirby Kenny with Tati Cotliar for Proenza Schouler‘s first ever print campaign featuring stellar looks from their Fall 2010 line. There’s something cryptic in these prints. Quite reminds me of a sinuous, alluring take on the creative mind of H.R. Giger.  Shot byDaniel Jackson. Styled by Marie Chaix.

I love everything these girls do. I’ve stated before how head-over-heels I am for the Kenny sisters. And who wouldn’t LOVE Tati?! I’m thrown over what a film buff she is! I’m the same way. I eat, sleep & breathe cinema. And she’s a fellow Libra!

Photos sourced from Fashion Copious.


Making-of the campaign video.


Proenza Schouler – Fall Winter 2010/2011 Full Fashion Show
Video from lucianoburgos.

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Manuela Tessari – Brazilian Beauty Excepcional

August 5, 2010

Photos from Brian Haider.

18 year old Brazilian Model Manuela Tessari! (Born Sept 9th, 1991). There’s just something about her. I’ve kept up with her career ever since she broke into the business and she’s just been uphill from the start. What I find intriguing about Manuela is her very classic beauty. I could see her in any era, any dress. Always radiant. And there’s something in her eyes. Joyful, outgoing. In Manu, I see the life of the party. Through her photos, I can hear her laugh. She’s something special, one of the very sweetest girls alive and my favourite Brazilian Model! 🙂

I will be posting more and more of Manu over time. She is another girl I think would be FANTASTIC in films! She has such a timeless presence. And the camera loves her!

My favourite picture of Manu, (from her Facebook). (DON’T SHOOT ME MANU! I Love it! :p)

Some from her walks at SPFW 2011, July 2010.

Gloria Coelho
Piorski
Maria Garcia
Handara
Cavalera

Here is her FMD Profile.

Here is an Interview by Complexed Teenagers.

Photos from WeLoveModels.com. Follow Manuela Tessari on Twitter, HERE!

*EDIT* SORRY! I fixed her Twitter link. 🙂

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Abbey Lee Kershaw – LEWITT Ad by Ryan McGinley – Clothes to Die For, Metaphorically!

August 3, 2010

Adorable garments in this superbly shot ad. There’s conjecture circulating that slams it as “pro-suicide” and “tasteless” but I don’t see it. Sounds like hypersensitivity rearing its head again. I feel interpretation is alive in all art; fashion, videography & advertising being no exceptions.

My take on this: “Clothes to die for.” ~Metaphorically speaking.

Pity I can’t find look-book shots of the outfits. If/when I do, I’ll update this post with them.

Poster courtesy of TFS. Video from WM0114. Thanks to the divine E.P. Cutler for Tweeting this ad to my attention. Love her! Read her everywhere  that’s anywhere and follow her on Twitter here.

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