the most egotistical post

every photo i found of me from van der neer’s runway show in july [i’ve had this post pending for awhile]. since their runway time was slashed from 15 minutes to 5(ish), i figured this was the one time i could get away with posting excess pictures of myself on this blog, since i can spin it as showing off their not-seen-long-enough 11th dimension collection.


(because hair & makeup got the short end of the stick too):

miscellaneous photos by shannon lee photography, harlee, honeyuck/hana haley, like magazine.

why my july was better than yours

man, i was looking at my iphoto and realized my july kicked all kinds of ass. since i like this blog better than facebook, i’m going to post all my photos here because that way you can’t tag yourself in them. photos filched from nicholas, devora, father pops, myself (how dare me!), other people probably (definitely).

without further ado, i bring you the fun & full july of yours truly.

here are things i did:

became full-time at work.

got bonus beers at skip’s.

celebrated america.

lost at trivia.

celebrated a belated bday.

(though it looks like it was still a retirement party)

bacheloretted it up, limo & champagne style.

quit jumping.

added an arm-hat to my birthday wishlist.

(where’d he get his?!)

went to a thirsty thursday river cats game and ate free food.

found gold sparkly high heels at target for $10 cash money.

met my baby cousin for the first time.

forsook my drip coffee pot for a french press.

(nick helped me get rid of my forsaken one.)

finally tried that aioli place i always walk/drive past.

took some friends to the cabin for their first time.

(tried and failed to not grow a mullet.)

roasted a hot dog.

(ate it, too.)


got to work on a photo project/art show with my boyfriend.

closed out the concerts in the park season.

watched !!! perform from a sweet aerial view (for free).

strutted it for van der neer.

went to an unofficial not-closing party for lucky cafe.

looked like a gangly schoolchild at the california state fair.

started my marathon training (officially).

saw the sunrise.

not pictured, but still awesome: gave a tutorial on snuggie wearing, saw the little mermaid at music circus, had a home-prepared sushi meal with friends, enjoyed a delicious date at Club TB & got to experience the tasty treats they have at ikea..

snookie snooks

the somewhat-recent exhibition of clayton bailey’s work at the crocker art museum had an interactive section where, among other things, visitors were encouraged to suggest names for some of bailey’s various sculptures.

one such sculpture was this:

which nick from folsom opted to describe as this:

if you have seen season 14, episode 09 of south park you will find this suggested title hilarious. no jersey shore watching necessary. (for example.)

civil rights are for EVERYONE

gaaaaaaaaaaah this video gives me almost as many tingles as this video. despite the despicable news coming out of north carolina, the president finally has our back. is it weird that i never believed him when he’d say he was against gay marriage? i’m happy he’s finally “come out” (so to speak) for it. i only wish the video was embeddable to live here forever. but, at least i can share this, which is so, so true:

modeling round up!

cool to see a couple of my pics included in this round up of model inspirations by cuffs. well, one of me by me and one of me by lydia chen:

speaking of modeling, i haven’t been doing much of it lately. keeping busy in other avenues! but i did manage to make it to a rather impromptu photoshoot coordinated by juniper james for an SN&R article about local designers.

i’m wearing morris and terry athletic (there’s me standing with the lovely designers on the right). i was lucky enough to be able to keep my outfit after the shoot and boy, i cannot tell you enough how amazingly soft and comfortable those clothes are! i wear the top, especially, all the time. probably too much, considering the frequency with which i wash it (rarely).
near the end of february, i also walked for vasily vein, the final designer for sac fashion week. here’s a still from my stint on the runway:
the answer is: no, i didn’t fall over. thank you for asking.
that’s the scoop for now!

gaga for gaga

as i was driving back from oakland yesterday my ipod did a wonderful thing: it shuffled on to a lady gaga song.

do you ever inadvertently cease doing something? not for any particular reason, but perhaps just because something else came along and then something else and then another thing and then you forgot about going back to the original thing, even though you really enjoyed the original thing? this happens to me a lot.

i was grateful when lady gaga came on because it reminded me of another instant-smile-inducer and i like to collect those. i remembered how much i love her music, what she stands for, how everything she does is a piece of art, how i can sing along to all her songs, how maria and i saw her almost exactly a year ago,

how maria lives in new york now and how she got to go to gaga’s workshop at barneys and how she got me a fabulous gaga teacup for christmas (it has a diamond at the bottom. real, of course.),

how every gaga song is great but i still have some favorites,

how nick & i are going to new york in 2 and a half weeks (!)

how this blog post had a point when i started it in my head yesterday that has since been lost. how that’s okay. how this is the end of the post and that’s also okay.