Little Girl

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Flipping through an old photo album, I found this. It's my mom when she was around five years old, so that means this was taken between 1954 and 1955.
The more I stare at it, the more I see myself when I was that age and even now. A family friend used to call me "Little Betty" saying that I look just like my mom. Now I get it. I've always been my mother's daughter, and this photograph proves it.
I love you, Mom.

Correction: She claims she was 7, although I doubt she really remembers.


LA Fashion: Spring 2011

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Geoffrey Mac

Mavi Jeans

Eileen Fisher

Rebekah McKinney


Geoffrey Mac
Let me start off by saying that I love LA and the fashion that this city cultivates. So many talented artists make a name for themselves here, and a number of those designers showcased their work during LA Fashion Week and Market Week.

Despite all the fanfare and festivities, this season was different compared to previous seasons. This is the first time that I didn't do any shows with lots of production, press, and parties. I kept it low key, sort of. I did one presentation for New York designer Geoffrey Mac, and two shows at the California Market Center for Market Week. I enjoy doing the shows at the CMC because I feel like I'm contributing to the success of emerging designers.

Market Week has it together, but Fashion Week is still trying to find its way. I know I've talked about my disappointment with LA Fashion Week before. It still astounds me that 2 years after the final walk at Smashbox Studios, there's still no centralized Angeleno event for fashion lovers and designers. How can any designer, model, or artist capitalize on their hard work if they don't have the proper venue and outlet to do it?

I still have faith in you, LA. I know that one day you'll make me proud. So whenever you decide to unite in the name of fashion, I'll be there ready to hit the runway.


"I Choose Smirnoff"

Monday, October 11, 2010

Spotted in Orlando, Florida

This was one hell of a job. Both the print and commercial were shot in a single day in Las Vegas. Most of the people I'm partying with are actually good friends of mine. No acting necessary.
Here's one version of the commercial. You'll only catch me for a split second, but I'm in there. Shout outs to my LA family for a crazy trip... oh, and Kid Capri who makes a cameo as well. He said he liked my freckles, and I blushed.


Girl on Film: 1:30

Friday, October 8, 2010

Here's the second in a series of fashion films directed by Andrew Gura. This film is far more sensual than the other. All I could think of the whole time was: "I've been a bad, bad girl."

Special thanks to: DP-Ernesto Lomeli and crew, Stylist-Linda Kwon, Beauty Miracle Maker-Ruthie Quevedo, Still Photography- MM Green, Music -Micah Calabrese and Kangmin Shin. Shot in a stylish but tiny bathroom at Rock Honey Studio.

1:30 from andrew gura on Vimeo.


Introducing Hope

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

I want to share with you someone who is very close to me that she's practically family. Her music seeps into your soul and echoes in your heart. Her voice is like a soft ocean breeze.

I 'd like to introduce you to Hope. Anyone familiar with the indie singer-songwriter scene of LA will recognize her immediately from her days on the Third Street Promenade. You've heard her songs " Fortress," "Who Am I to Say," and "Leave Me in New York" in movies and in tv shows. Now it's time for her major label debut.

Please share in my excitement and support for her first single "Love Love Love" featuring Jason Mraz. The album is out October 19 on Atlantic Records.