I realize that we live in a very modern world.  Which is all well and fine I mean I love my iPhone, e-mail and texting as much as the next person.  But I also really love the fifties, the movies, the music, THE STYLE love it! I wish that it was easier to find vintage fashions so that everyday I could walk around in cute dresses and feel like Audrey Hepburn.  That’s the problem with liking a different era almost more than the one your in- it’s hard to really immerse yourself in that.  That sounds a little crazy I know, I don’t mean that I want to walk around and pretend that milk cost 5 cents and that “I love Lucy” is still the #1 show in America (although it’s defiantly number one to me).  I just mean immerse oneself in a style- and I admire the people who do.  Which brings me to Mr. Brinton Ward he’s a fellow actor that I met through an acting class we’ve both been in.  And my first thought was wow this guy has a very James Dean like quality about him.  And if there is one old actor I love it’s James Dean. I mean really the walk, the hair, the style it was all there. So I knew I had to do a photo shoot with him. And since he’s an actor he was also into the idea as well (really as an actor you can never have enough headshots to choose from).

Just as a disclaimer this was not a costume he really owns the jacket that is just like the one in “Rebel Without a Cause.”  Oh and that cardigan is his dad’s from the fifties-doesn’t get much cooler than that.

Oh and thank you to Mary Jane’s Cafe in the Hard Rock Hotel downtown who were nice enough to let us have full access of the diner for our photo shoot.  Very cool people, oh and thank you for the free coffee.

I shot these photos of the beautiful Leila in Imperial Beach, in an area where you can go horseback riding.  Which is how I found it in the first place, when I went down there one day to go horseback riding.  Leila has been a model for many years and I was very impressed with her abilities throughout the shoot. Thanks Leila!

I apologize for my absence lately.  I have had some family matters that have been going on for the last few weeks.  So I had been dealing with that current situation.  I feel though that keeping up with my blog is a great creative outlet that keeps my mind from racing so much. So here I am!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Monday and are looking forward to Memorial day weekend.  I’m not much a beach and BBQ girl myself, so I will not be celebrating in that typical fashion.  Actually I will be partaking in a move this weekend, so everyone else have fun for me!

I want to share a postcard I made with you all.  It was like putting a puzzle together, so hopefully it came out good.

It’s almost here; I can’t believe that Christmas is just a few days away.  I love this time of year and I’m ready for it, I got all my gifts ready…well almost.  I got my menu planned and am just hoping all goes smoothly in the kitchen.  I also need to fit in a second viewing of all my Christmas movies, next up I think is It’s a Wonderful Life, I can’t get enough of that movie.  And speaking of not being able to get enough, Death Cab For Cuties’ cover of Baby Please Come Home for Christmas has practically been on loop while at my computer or in my car.
I recommend to everyone to take some time to drink hot chocolate and put on a good Christmas movie it’s very enjoyable.

Happy Holidays!

Here are a few pictures of my tree.