Thursday, April 23, 2009

#3 Woke Up This Morning...


Felt like a rock&roll gypsy when I woke up, so that's what I threw together. Can't wait to wake up tomorrow and see what has popped into my head! ^_^

(Cotton dress from Nordstrom's; Banana Republic tank; Victoria's Secret hosiery; Cole Haan g-series boots)

I woke up this morning wanting a zoot suit. Don't ask me why, but I so did. That same day, I ran my mom around on errands.

Later that afternoon, mom asked if I'd watch Cadillac Records with her. Of course I would. What a neat movie. For me it was a quick little history lesson. I am a huge fan of rock&roll. It's my thing through and through. I have read more rockographies than I can count and I can't wait to get my hands on the next set! Anyhow, after watching the movie, I thought it quite funny that I wanted a zoot suit upon rising. Talk about fate. Too cool.

(Ralph Lauren velvet scarf; Brooks Brothers button down; BCBG pants; Ash sneakers)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Update #2: Mom, This One Is For You...

Today was a hard day for me. While sitting at work, I got the call no one wants to get. A loved one has been in an accident. My loved one was my mother! I immediately went on auto pilot and pretty much can tell you that most of my morning was a blur!

As I walked into the ER headed to my mom's gurney (where she lay doped up on Vicodin), my head swimming with fear thinking the worst. Here's what transpired.

"ooh Gigi, you look awesome. Did you put your photo up this morning?"

"No, ma'am. I normally take the pic when I get home from work and load it then, but I won't be doing it today. That's not really important, how are you? What did the doctors say?"

"Why is it not important?" She asked.

"Well, ma' today ain't that kinda' day. It's not important."

"Oh really, well I think it is. Baby, this is your passion and nothing should stop that, nothing. Without passions, life ain't worth living. Put the photo up for me at least cause I love seeing you all pretty."

We went on to discuss her situation and please allow me to make a long story short, she is well, just some bruised ribs and a bruised ankle. Thank the lord!

So ma', here's the photo posted just like you asked. I hope it's pretty enough for you.

Muah! - Gigi

(Vintage leather vest; BGBG tank and skirt; Victoria's Secret hosiery; Issac Mizrahi boots)

Monday, April 20, 2009

#1: Pugsley Addams

Today, I felt like being Pugsley Addams. I have always been a dark and brooding character, so the transition was rather easy. Originally, I was trying to shoot a sinister photo, but everything kept coming out looking far from dark and brooding, as the photo above clearly shows.

I'm beginning to understand that film translates so differently from real life. Angles and facial expressions for the average Joe [me!] are hard to create and capture on film! I now wonder if the photos I see in Star Mag are anything more than just bad angles and lighting. Okay, perhaps a few, but not all! ^_^

It appears to me that working from either side of the lens is well, just that... work!

(Stelle by Gilber Gilmore jacket; Ella Moss dress; Victoria's Secret hosiery; Harley Davidson boots)