Aug 18, 2008

Simplicity of Details and Sacrifice

What makes a wedding so beautiful? The simplicity of details. The icing on a cake, the flowers abandoned on a near by table while a couple dances, beautiful shoes that go perfectly with an outfit, a veil left on a chair while the bride dances her first dance with her husband. These are the details that make a wedding. Obviously a wedding is about a bride and groom, and the love they share for one another, but if you take the time to capture the little moments, you will never forget them. I was sitting as a bridesmaid gazing out unto the dance floor, and it struck me: is this true love? As I saw one of my best friends dance with the man she loves, I realized it wasn't about the lunch, the ceremony, or the people. It was about them, and the simplicity of their love. Wrapped in the simplicity of their love was their depth of sacrifice for one another that really stood out to me. When it is my day to be wed, I hope that I still have time to capture the little moments with my camera. Art can be found in the little things, and those are the moments I never forget. These little things can be reminders of what love truly is: wrapped up in the simplicity of details and sacrifice. P.S. I captured the bride's bouquet!

Aug 16, 2008

Carrie Bradshaw - Seeking the Perfect Outfit and Big

When it comes to clothing, I have to say right now I love the character Carrie Bradshaw's style the best. Now, I know what you might be thinking. Everyone loves Carrie...she's from Sex and the City and everybody loves her style. Well, I think her style may be expensive, but very unique. Not every girl wears large flowers close to her bosom and not every girl wears her long, wavy hair tousled ever so lightly. I wish I could look like Carrie on a day to day basis. I would die to have her wedding dress and I want her, here's to hoping. I want to learn how to create altered clothing and be good with a sewing machine. So far I suck...but if my mom is super talented I know I have it somewhere in me, I hope. I know a girl can be inventive, maybe buy a few vintage outfits or two and be ultra creative, right? Maybe my mom can show me a step or two to creating an outfit like Carrie's, and then, maybe then I will have a romance like Carrie has with Big. Guess what though? I already have my Big....That means all I need is the perfect outfit. I'm on my way to the thrift store...

Pasadena Bead and Design Show

Today I set off on my first bead and design show with my new company Stampington, where I learned all about the art of jewelry! I couldn't get enough of all of the vibrant colors of ribbon, beads, and clothing. My eyes darted back and forth to anything from tie dye clothing to arrays of pink pearls, lace, and ribbon. The experience was wonderful, and the company with my new co-workers marvelous. It inspired me to not only incorporate ribbon into my necklaces, but encouraged me to go ahead with my ideas because I really didn't see anything like I want to do at this show...Now I just have to wait for my mom's bundle of goodies to arrive so I can start working!