Sunday, November 29, 2009

California Street, San Francisco

I have SO many shots of this street. I will have to truly go through them all and see what is there! ;)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Out and About

Having a bit of fun with photographs of me before I go to sleep. I fancy the 2nd photograph the best. I think it is because of the rain--I adore rain.

Well, I have caught a cold and am on my way to bed, so have a beautiful night.


Friday, November 20, 2009

Facebook Birthday Fun

I have great connections on my regular Facebook (and my Fan Page). I wanted to thank them and keep their wishes in my heart and memory, by placing the wishes here in my blog.

Last year, I placed my Flickr wishes and images here. Next year, who knows.
I just know that I am honored to have come across so many wonderful people.
I have learned so much from many, grown strong friendships and connections,
and some have even made their way deep into my heart.

I am blessed to be who I am in this most precious life. I had a wonderful birthday. I may not be perfect, in act, I am far from it, but I do my best in all I do. That is is who I am--how I am, and I am proud of that.

Good night,

Ascolta le parole

"... è se tu vuoi mi puoi anche sognare,
io sarò con te
sarò con te."

... nell'amore le parole non contano
conta la cuore."

One of the 12 photographs of mine that went up at a Wyndham Hotel in Indianapolis.
(A few in the conference room and elsewhere.)

I am extremely honored.


Thursday, November 19, 2009

George Blodwell - Celebrity Stylist

George Blodwell is not only extremely talented, charming and intelligent, he is such a nice person. He left a great impression on me.

I had the pleasure to meet him back in September inside Emerging Magazine's 2009 Emmy Award event suite. We spoke a bit before I asked him about the "look" I had been styling that particular day. He gave me his expertise guidance, looked me over a few times and stated, "Perhaps, a belt might bring out your outfit a bit more. All in all, you are a photographer today and dressed well."

I had on black low-rise jeans, a black button down blouse and American Eagle boots. I was running on zero sleep and was lucky I had any energy to even do my hair--in which was up, except a few curls hanging here and there. He, nor I had any problem with that at all, everyone was casual that day. Lucky for me, because I was much too exhausted too fret about such things.

After we spoke, he posed for me generously. These are my two preferred photographs out of the lot. I wanted to capture him differently than most--I wanted to truly bring out the erudition and gentleness within his eyes, not just a "quick" snap shot of a celebrity as if he were just a number.

Most say they would have been star-struck during that event. Me? Not really... we are all human and have our own triumphs. We all have that inner star, it just depends whether we care to use it or not. With George, I felt his influence and how the room moved with him. He is definitely adored. As he should be.

A little about Mr. Blodwell:

"George Blodwell is an acclaimed legendary international fashion stylist. His innate flair, insightful wit, charm and industry know-how have made him not only a favorite among celebrity clients, but also a seasoned fashion editor for numerous publications and a colorful fashion personality for various talk shows and media outlets.

Blodwell was born in Manchester, England and spent his childhood in Scotland. He started his fashion career at Browns in London, known at the time as the most high-end fashion-forward boutique in town. His look and inherent charisma served him well, as he parlayed them for his night job, walking the runways as a model. In 1978, he moved to Los Angeles and worked at the exclusive Maxfield’s as a fashion consultant. He also spent time at Ralph Lauren and Nino Cerrito.

His illustrious career has also included editorial. In 1986, he served as Editor-at-Large for Italian Harper’s Bazaar, where he lived in Milan and spent considerable time producing and styling editorial photo shoots and attending international fashion shows.

Blodwell then moved back to Los Angeles permanently to focus on styling full-time. Noted for his inspiring work with numerous celebrities, he maintains a close relationship with Hollywood stars and industry tastemakers, styling them for photo shoots and red carpet events.

He most recently dressed Eva La Rue for the 2009 Emmys and ALMA Awards. For the 2009 Oscars he styled Anil Kapoor, Bill Maher, Katie Price and Peter Andre. In 2008 he styled Helen Mirren for the Oscars when she presented the Best Actor Award to Daniel Day Lewis. Helen wore a stunning Georges Chakra garnet red duchess satin gown with Swarovski crystal-embedded sleeves. The gown garnered media acclaim worldwide. Tim Gunn of Project Runway lauded the gown as “the highlight of the evening.”

His styling talent has also led to consultant work on numerous national advertising campaigns including Paul Mitchell, Max Factor, Supercuts, OPI and more.

Featured on numerous panels for fashion symposiums, he has also imparted his expertise knowledge to help fashion students in design and merchandising worldwide. Additionally, George is currently Editor-at-Large for GenLux magazine.


George is extremely good-natured, it was unquestionably an honor to meet and talk with him. I hope to do so again soon. The entire 2 day event was absolutely fabulous.

Well, I am sleepy and have a big day tomorrow... my birthday.

Good night,

Monday, November 16, 2009

From One Heart to Another

"In moments of silent, your breath softly whispers across my pores. Feeling its heat searing your song into my soul. Never a sweeping of hands across the face of time do I not know your breath is true.

Time is ours, the world belongs to you and I. Tomorrow is in the far distance, holding within its grasp all that is beautiful. You breath ever constant will carry us there."

Written to me last night, by my beautiful husband Stefan. I am forever in awe of his precious heart. ... I am blessed. So much is coming our way, but we remain forever strong.


Friday, November 13, 2009

Uncomplicated Simplicity

-A season finale.

On another note, after all this time, nothing in the world feels better than snuggling up to my beautiful husband at night. Funny, he steps into the room to get into bed and I giggle as I cover my head with this huge down comforter of ours. He looks over at me and laughs. I giggle, because it just makes me so happy to sleep beside him each night--even if all my giggling gets me attacked (playfully)!

We are so silly at times. ;)

No matter what happens during the day, I will always have the night to look forward to. I will always be his biggest fan.

Good night,

What's New

Hey guys, wow... over 2,000 people out there link directly to my blog. I am grateful. Also, thank you for the messages and email. :) And to my over 2000 friends at Flickr, 2,600 or so on my regular Facebook, 800 and something fans on my Facebook fan page, my fans on other sites, and all my Twitter and FriendFeed followers... a huge 'Thank you'!

Been swamped this week with meetings, my cat missing, my uncle passing away, and much more. Everything is going in the exact direction (job-wise) that I had planned. Good to know. Other than that, some sorrowful things.

My uncle passed from cancer. I have taken on so much in my life. I guess that is what makes me such a strong person.

Being a women, trust me, many will take advantage of you. Someone is doing such a thing at the moment. (I will tell you all about it soon enough.) Do you know that during a meeting a few weeks ago, a man asked that I step out of the conversation a moment, so he could speak to someone privately. Do you know it was about my business? I refused to step out and mentioned that I am the owner of the business! I think I should be the one there before anyone else.

Can you believe that is the way women get treated? Believe me, I am not an activist, but this person has done this to me before. He actually said, "Cher is sweet, as is my wife,... they do not need to hear the bad end of the business". (Or something like that.) What does that mean?

I actually liked this guy at one time. I trusted him and was glad we were friends. People told me not to. Now I have begun to see how he works his business and how he has come out on top. I never wanted to lose my friendship with this person, but what else can you do? He is doing me wrong and it saddens me.

People think I am too trusting to still believe something good will come out in the end--to still trust him a tad, somewhere deep in my heart. I mean, everyone has a good side, yes? I believe that.

Anyway, I will speak more about this tomorrow. I am very sleepy at the moment and have a huge weekend and week ahead. Thanks again for the warm hugs during this sad time in my family, for the friendships, advice and love.

Last thing, I sure hope my cat comes home soon... I miss him so much. Sunday will be a week he has been gone. Today, I put all his toys away in a drawer.



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