Hiya my beauties! I have had the most intense few days of my life in a while! My best friends invited me to perform with their dance company, Shaping Sound and every bit of energy and focus has been devoted to learning the show in four days to perform it this Tuesday and Thursday in Long Beach. Talk about stressful! Which if you're in the LA area, I hope you can come see! You can get tickets here. I am so exhausted mentally and physically, but I'm really proud of the hard work that I've put in to get to where I am. I've been in New York doing the Downtown Judy Brown scene, so I knew it was going to be a challenge to do such a physically demanding show. Not to mention, I can't remember the last time I used counts or musicality. Like I said, different scene in New York. But I can't think of a better way to spend my time than dancing and performing with my best friends, and as professional as I am in rehearsals, I still manage to get in a few laughs. I was hoping to get some pictures while in rehearsals, but I've spent every second looking like a sweaty mess practicing my steps, so these shots are from a while ago when I was watching rehearsal last year. Well I'm in desperate need of some rest and hydration before running off to Long Beach for Tech all day, but I hope you can make it to the show if you're around :)
I'll admit it, I still cry every time I watch Beaches. And trust me, I've seen that movie more times than I can count. Not only am I a huge Bette Midler fan, but the movie soundtrack is one of my all time favorites to sing slash who doesn't love a good chick flick. One of the best numbers in the film though, is when Bette is singing all about the "Over the Shoulder Boulder Holder." Yes ladies, I could be classy and refer to my bras as lingerie, but as I said, I was raised on Beaches and fall on my face way too often to be classy. So you can guess exactly what I call my upper undergarments.
Anyways, I recently found myself at Nordstroms looking for a nude push up O.T.S.B.H (for short) to go under some t-shirts for headshots (sex sells loves). Slash why are all t-shirts these days completely see through? But a lovely little sales associate came over to help me pick out some good ones. The one I adored though was only in stock in a 32B, and I refer to myself as a 34B, but my lovely lady helper looked at me quizzically saying I definitely looked like 32. Well, I took the 32 anyways and tried the sucker on turning down her offer for help with fitting my O.T.S.B.H. I'm 26, I'm an old hat at this, what could this woman possibly enlighten me about? So, I put the 32 on, which fit, but only on the last hook and when I shared this with my sales girl, she smiled and said that's how it's supposed to fit.
Wait, what?! She explained, that O.T.S.B.H's stretch in time, so you want the inner hooks so that you can tighten those suckers over time. It was one of those moments, where you literally think, "How did I not realize that, because it makes such perfect sense!" Here I was thinking that being on the first hook of 34 meant I was a skinny ass bitch, but instead I'm walking around with a saggy strapless O.T.S.B.H, I can no longer tighten because I first hooked it. So I thanked my ladybird, grabbed my purchase, and knew I had to share this with you guys. Am I just slow to the game, or did you guys know this little secret? Let me know below :)
Hello my loves! We're getting a little artistic today! A little while ago, I filmed my first acting short film and it happened to be a black and white feature where I played a bitch. Such a stretch for me.... Having such a retro look these days, the director thought I looked pretty good in the classic format and wanted to know if I could also do a little photo shoot. Well, always up for free photos, lord knows, I need them to run this blog, I agreed to a little classic film noir style shoot around classic LA landmarks like Union Station. I threw on my ASOS Kimono dress, which has a regular and slutty way of tying. If you can't tell by the photos, I went with the latter. I just adore this dress because it's so comfortable and easy to throw on yet the cut is perfect for bringing all the boys to the yard. In fact, when we had a little trouble getting into the seating area to take pictures with out a train ticket, I worked the cleavage and turned on my Southern accent to charm the security guard into letting us take a few photos. The pictures turned out pretty good, I think. It's nice to do the black and white every once and a while! What do y'all think? Let me know below :)