Wednesday, August 24, 2011

This Flame

So I keep wearing these shoes. Because I love them. Sorry. :)

Red belly dancing skirt: homemade
Shoes: Target
Leggings: Primark

Beata Maria
You know I am a righteous man
Of my virtue I am justly proud

Beata Maria
You know I'm so much purer than
The common, vulgar, weak, licentious crowd

Then tell me, Maria
Why I see her dancing there
Why her smold'ring eyes still scorch my soul

I feel her, I see her
The sun caught in raven hair
Is blazing in me out of all control

Orange necklace: from Africa
Shell necklace: from Hawaii
Onyx necklace: from boyfriend

Chili Pepper ceramic post earrings: from Arizona 

Butterfly necklace: hand-me-down
Blue locket necklace: swap meet

Paste ring: vintage

Gauntlet-style ring: Forever21 

Like fire
This fire in my skin
This burning
Is turning me to sin

It's not my fault
I'm not to blame
It is the gypsy girl
The witch who sent THIS FLAME.

I really am gonna change my nails tonight... I hope.
Hope you all are well, despite this god awful heat.

Step Into My Office...

...slash Dorm Room, slash Home For The Rest Of Eternity Until The End Of This Year.
When you enter the six girl suite and look down the hallway, this is what you will see 
(mine is obviously the most exciting door on the block ;D):

To the left, you'll notice my message board...

and the rainboots just below it.

Then you'll be mindblown by the door itself,

...on which my favorite attractions include this Aperture Science poster from deviantart, and...

...this awesome picture my friend Anessa drew of me for my 18th birthday during World Cultures I.

When you open the door, a giant bird flies at your face (actually, it stays on the wall, but it's REALLY giant--It was part of a set from when Celestial Opera did Giulio Cesare). 

Since you're staring at Theo Bird (that's his name, he even has a facebook), you'll almost walk into my bookshelf:

On the side of my bookshelf, I nailed my old Go-Go Boots. Don't worry, I got a new pair for my birthday when these practically died--but, as they say, "these boots changed my life," so I couldn't bring myself to get rid of them..

Then there's the closet:

...and the desk (yeah, I know, I already showed you this picture).
Tom Waits is by far the most important part of this wall, although for some reason that I just can't figure out, people always seem to notice the crinolines first... ;)

Okay, bye now.
<3Lovely Wednesday

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


High On A Hill Was A Lonely Goatherd... just missed your cue. But that's totally okay, because I have a lot to say. So you know how I actually have another post called "Folks In A Town That Was Quite Remote Heard...?" And you know how by the end of the post I'd put so much stuff in that you never actually got to find out why I called it that? Well my brain's caught up with my body, so today you get to see the photos from another of the two other thirds of that photoshoot, as well as some photos and artwork that have been inspiring me of late, because of another super secret awesome project I'm working on with Liam of Blackrose Photography (who shot these, these, these, and another shot you haven't seen yet with me). I've gotten a couple other girls to agree to work on the project, too, so we're all super excited and there's gonna be a lot of awesome art coming out of this.

The "Folks In A Town..." post was for the first part of a full-day photoshoot I had done with Rick Rhodes, and this is the third part (you still haven't seen part two, I'll show you soon!).

This picture is my version of proof that beautiful things can happen when the photographer makes you completely crack up and lose it when you're holding a pose. :D

 I really like this one, because by some fabulous trick of the light and a little edited-in overexposure, it looks like I have red hair. Because I obviously wish I had red hair, that makes me happy. :) 

This photograph is obviously the namesake of the post. 
I did the postwork, but Rick is really just an amazing photographer.

We took a couple (or a looooooooot) of headshots towards the end, and this one's always been my fave (I'm pretty sure it's still my twitter icon... yeah). Rick really taught me a lot in that one day. I haven't had a chance to shoot with him since due to various circumstances, but it was a lot of fun and we both got great photos from the experience, which is really what this art is about--the art.

As an interesting side note, in preparation for this photoshoot I found out that my contact solution works as nail polish remover in a pinch. I did eventually get my hands on some real nail polish remover, though. :)


(part II, sorry this is such a long post!)

So the reason this photoshoot came to mind was that another multi-girl shoot (for which I am a model, the stylist, the mua, and doing a lot of work to coordinate) is in the works. I can't tell you much about it, but you'll probably be able to figure out a lot based just on the inspiration pictures below, and whatevs. And it's for charity, which is also really super awesome, especially because it's a really super awesome charity. :)

Yay inspiration!

America's Next Top Model

I don't remember where I saved most of these pictures from, but if you know the owner, please tell me so I can caption it properly!