What a day we had yesterday! The University Club in SF hosted a wedding expo for event planners, etc. to come together and showcase their services. Peachy’s Puffs was a sponsor, so we hired two girls to work the event. They wore their flashy red bell hops. Dez and I were able to play a set as well in the lobby while guests trickled in. We had rented a PA system, but found we didn’t even need it due to how small the actual space was. We certainly learned our lesson. When in doubt, go scope out the venue, if local, before a gig to ensure whether or not a PA system is necessary. We played some originals including “Dear Prudence” (The Beatles) and “Heaven” (Warrant). Unfortunately, we couldn’t play some of the more iconic love songs due to Dez’ A string breaking. That had never happened in all the time we’d played together. Thankfully, it was not a paying gig, so at least it was less of a foul-up. It led us to reason we should always carry spare fully strung instruments. The dressing room upstairs was quite the scene, with Brazilian diamond-encrusted Samba dancers in feather headdresses and a Chinese dragon dance troupe as well as an Asian wine server decked out in Victorian garb, pearls hanging her dress. It felt like a backstage setup for America’s Got Talent. I was highly entertained. All in all, it was a successful event, despite a few hiccups. Stay tuned for more articles!
I’ve been off in another corner of the universe for a long while working on my music with my boyfriend, a blend of folk, rock, pop, and psychedelic flavors. The current artistic project of mine is jacket customization with patches. I bought these two big patches at a killer fabric store in the Mission in SF, which had discounts on materials. I got the dry cleaning lady up the street to sew on the snake and roses patch, as she had to open up the inner lining of the leather jacket. I was able to sew the tiger patch on the denim jacket, seeming as there was no lining to open up. Floral designs are in for spring. I was inspired by the Guns N’ Roses theme with the snake and roses patch (Slash’s snakepit), which turns the faux leather jacket into a true one of a kind rock n’ roll piece, including the pink Playboy bunny patch sewed on the arm of the jacket by the same woman. The tiger patch on the denim jacket is a tribute to my Chinese zodiac sign. I’m an 86′ baby all the way. Experimentation with patches on articles of clothing or accessories is a fun undertaking. It all harkens back to when I used to sew band patches onto my bags and clothes in high school. More posts coming soon!
Hot muggy day in the Big Apple… A total Carrie Bradshaw idea, but how about indoor shoe shopping in air conditioning? I scoured at beautiful crystal sandals in several shops around Times Square, since my own pair of Valentino-style nude studded sandals broke! Ugh. My feet got so dirty walking close to 40 blocks back to the Port Authority Bus Terminal. How I loved the scenery around me and the street runway laid out with people strutting along in their best looks! Finally… A city where people know the meaning of maintaining attractiveness. The beautiful and the proud come out to play in this fun urban jungle! Vive la mode a New York! Where is Bill Cunningham to snap my photo? 🙂 🙂 🙂
Such fun was had swimsuit shopping in Westfield, NJ! I love this one store Nirvana! They are having a fab 70% off sale!! I found a fantastic one piece silver suit for only $48 off of $139. I’m looking forward to sporting this hot rod at the Jersey Shore soon! <3<3<3
A fantastic event for supporting local retail businesses in Fanwood! I showed up at 6 to register and received a nice goody bag! I shopped around and got some rad discounts, plus a free pink vanilla cupcake at Mara’s Cafe and Bakery. I enjoyed $1 pizza slices at Nick’s Pizza and Deli and continued onto the Wellness Center for a free massage, chair reiki session, and tarot card reading with gluten free chocolate rice crispies treats and chia seed cookies… I later wandered over to a gyro tonic studio and enjoyed wine and a class demonstration, a wonderful dance with pullies! The evening ended back at the original place where I registered for a champagne reception and raffle drawing. I felt lucky simply showing up to the event, even though I didn’t win a gift basket! More adventures coming soon! <3<3<3
I discovered this magic trick at the Fanwood Ladies’ Night Out Event! The nail lacquer bonds quickly to nails and seems to dry in less than 5 seconds! I love the wraps I tried on too. Cute designs and a better investment than cheapie drugstore nail wrap kits. I tried on a zebra print design and put it in front of a mini heater, which glued the wrap to my nail. Most drugstore kits won’t have you complete that step. Then you file off the rest of the wrap or take a nail clipper to the design. BOOM! Instant sexy nails! Visit www.jamberry.com! <3<3<3
Back in Jersey, rocking to Springsteen! I’m geared up for some visits to the Big Juicy Apple, and of course the blessed Short Hills Mall Mecca!!! OMG. Great great retail opportunities, plus Duncan Donuts coffee/crumb cake experiences… The outfit I’m jamming in today is modeled after the rock n’roll summer festival wear! Guns N’Roses long sleeve black tee, BDG lace-up denim cut-off shorts, Sam Edelman gold chain sandals, and Just Cavalli big celebrity shades! Long live plastic fantastic NJ! Going to go to listen to the “Jersey Girl” version of Aqua’s “Barbie Girl” hit now… <3<3<3
And it was only a week ago… Saks Off 5th opened on Market Street near the Westfield Mall and Nordstrom Rack! Soo exciting! The DJ was spinning Snoop’s new hit “So Many Pros” outside the store. I perused the racks and found a Saks Gray cashmere-like baseball tee with pink sleeves that said “Cupcakes, Champagne, and Chanel.” I just had to get it! The other purchase was a pair of nude studded flat sandals by Saks for only $25! My eyes popped out of my head at the sight of the price tag. Sure beats going on BART all the way to the Livermore Premium Outlets in Pleasanton! Come one come all to the oh so fab Saks Off 5th store in SF! <3<3<3
Today was epic in every way possible! I went to the Haight-Ashbury Skunkfunk clothing store after winding up at the Mission store by accident for a Youtube/Google video project. I met two other fantastic models, who including moi, made up a killer trifecta for the afternoon shoot! I had worked with Brandyy Sky at the other store for a promo window modeling gig. Apparently, her father gave her the name ’cause of his love of Brandy and Sky Vodka! Too funny. The other girl Kelly Shepard was a Fiona Apple lookalike with a rad sense of humor. My first outfit was a multicolored jungle theme dress that tied in front. The second look was a red and blue striped form-fitting dress. I joked to Kelly that I felt like a Betty homemaker with my very own blueberry muffin tray bending over a hot oven! I brought my fire and seductive Marilyn edge to the filming session in front of a black backdrop and then inside one of the dressing rooms. Later, we filmed on the street and got our last shots doing runway prowls up Haight Street! So many giggles were had. I enjoyed most the friendly and playful nature of the team and everyone’s willingness to share the spotlight. I got a lovely $100 store credit for my participation. Stay tuned for the video footage!! <3<3<3