Ok back to some sanity but not much. My dad came out to visit on Monday morning and just left this morning (at a really early 4:30 AM). I don’t get to see him very often, once or twice a year, so when I do it’s always great. My father and I are really close so I always feel protective of him and always aim to make him extra proud. The hardest part of being freelance is the 24/7 work so it’s not like when family comes, you can take vacation. We had to have a casting on Tuesday so I made my dad in charge of letting the models in (you need to put him to work – it’s free help) and then I had to meet a client during our lunch on Monday. It’s nice to show dad though how my life is since it’s very different than his own. And then the every time the Treo beeps, I have to tend to email. It’s just difficult sometimes to juggle work, family and somewhat of a life when work takes up 95% of everything. My dad was telling me how he tells all my family back home that I don’t care about marriage/kids because I’m so career determined and that’s first and foremost. Which is basically.. the truth. Well, actually, it is. It just works out that my partner happens to be my work partner too. How did I get to this? I forget. Anyways, I took my dad to Coney Island and he loved it. I love Coney Island too.. it’s just so wonderfully cheesy. Here are some random pics from that.
Anyways. From the 17 look shoot last week, to the scanning to negatives, to the shoot this weekend, to SVA starting on Tuesday, to 3 shoots next week (in between classes somewhere?)… We will be busy. I’ll post a casting video later too.
Oh, and Essy and Xanadu are great. Not great as in Essy lets Xany lay her head on her belly. Great as in if Xany gets to close to Essy, Essy pushes her away. Wooh!
It’s starting to feel like Fall! Well ok, not exactly, but it’s getting better. And the greatest thing besides the weather – THE FASHION! Pants, sweaters, coats, dresses with tights, boots, layers/layers/layers! – and all without melting! It’s so exciting. By browsing Saks/Neiman I already have a wishlist that is much bigger than my credit limit. The only unfortunate thing about those websites is 50% of the clothing I want, we have worked with/know the model who is modeling it, so I can’t take it seriously! I was so excited by the 75 degree temperature today that I totally rocked my Pudel cardigan and it felt amazing (except waiting for the subway). I saw more and more people on the trains today starting the Fall lovely-ness! Wooh! Fall/Winter.. here we come!
Exhausted. Had Day 2 of a shoot today. Holly is the new leader of our new world! Woooh! Love it. Family is visiting for the next few days, casting on Tuesday, shoots later this week, editing insane amounts of negs, loving Essy more than ever and Xanadu has more energry than anyone on this planet (or Pluto). That’s it.
Thank you Epson for using cyan ink when printing completely greyscaled black and white prints. Thank you for not allowing the printing process to continue when an unnecessary colored ink runs dry. Thank you Epson, thank you.
This is the tale of 2 girls who are destined to become best friends. Essy, the old and wise one is not interested in friendship and claims her name to every inch of her territory. ESsy wonders what is that awful crying sound and how can it shut up. Xanadu, the young and insane one is interested in friendship and cuddling up to her hopeful friend Essy. She stares at Essy with love while Essy stares back with arrows. LOVE! Stay tuned.
Breaking News that I will never believe or listen to! Leading astronomers declared Thursday that Pluto is no longer a planet under historic new guidelines that downsize the solar system from nine
planets to eight. NO! Blasphemy!! Pluto will always be my favorite planet! Now what?! My Very Eager Mother Just Served Us Nine… Nine what?! Nine Pizzas that’s what!!!!! PLUTO4EVER!
We had the first half of our 2 day shoot today. I’m tired. Looks like the story is going to be about 15 looks. Cool. Holly from Elite is fabulous. I found out The Killers (*love*) are playing in NYC on my birthday too, please take me (wink wink, nudge nudge).
Random pictures from today. Btw, I can’t draw, it’s why I’m a photographer. )
The best thing about the Women/Supreme offices is the freight elevator (along with the man that takes you from one floor to the next). I guess with all the magazines that the agency throws out, the man who ran the elevator started to take notice and he started ripping out tearsheets and advertisements. What he did was tape them all over the inside of the freight elevator, as well as on each exterior floor door you go by. So as you move from the 7th floor to the bottom, you are given a history lesson of fashion. It’s pretty genius. The pictures are pretty crappy but you get the idea.
Besides the amazing elevator, the new Supreme girls are stronger than ever. We got Cierra and Suvi’s polaroid sheets today and they’re just amazing. Should be super cool girls to work with in the near future.
Oh and nothing beats an afternoon of watching the Women girls practice their runway walks for the upcoming season in the hallways, while being told they aren’t doing it right so the runway expert guy had to tie their arms back. It was pretty great. I wanted to try. No pictures of that.
Here’s a casting video from this past weekend. We are having a casting for a magazine shoot that is later this week. Besides the polaroids and looking at their book, we like to ask them random questions to see their personality. Besides the amazing looks, the girl has got to be super cool too. Tami has both.