To say I’ve had a big week might be an understatement.
Last Sunday night I went with some of my all time favourite Londoners to a secret Prince show in Shepard’s Bush where we got in for free. Prince?! For free?! Spectacular! The gig was freaking awesome and seeing a legend like Prince felt like participating in history. Plus, it was an awesome adventure with my friends. THEN we saw Funk Legend George Clinton walk into a kebab shop down the street… and suddenly we were all hungry. We went into the shop and got to talk to and take photos with him. SUCH an amazing night- especially because it was completely spur of the moment.
On Monday morning I started a new job at Univeristy- it went really well. I think it’s going to be a great fit!
On Wednesday the digital news editor of Dazed & Confused Magazine found my tweet about Shia LeBeauf doing a Skype performance for my class last week (yeah, that happened, too!) and asked to interview me. A few hours later… Dazed posted my interview. WHAT. Someone wanted to talk to me about something I am super interested in and publish my opinions!? It’s a dream come true.
On Friday I had all access to four London Fashion Week shows to photograph backstage and the shows. An actual dream come true. (!!!!!) It was a fantastic,exhausting, exciting, wonderful, rainy day. I loved it. I got to photograph some British celebrities and some really, really beautiful clothing (and people). And if that wasn’t enough, LOVE Magazine posted a photo of me shooting backstage at the Todd Lynn show!!!
On Saturday, amidst all my editing (runway shows = deadlines) I went to a Fashion for Christ prayer meeting at Somerset House, where most of the shows are. It was so so good to connect with people there! I then stayed up all night editing before heading back to LFW!
Today I shot a show for a designer I hadn’t heard of, but while I was waiting for the show to start Lynn Yaeger walked in! That might not sound exciting, but she’s just one of the real fashion personalities! She’s been a staple in the American fashion press (Vogue!!) for ages and has a very distinctive look. I love her and I got to photograph her!!
I ended the best week ever back where it started: in the pub after church with the best people ever. All the amazing and wonderful and fun and exciting things happening in my life would be nothing if I didn’t have people to share it with.
London. Londoners… I love you.
I am moving to London. Finally.
I am not sure what exactly I will do there or how on earth I am going to sort out a visa, but I have a wish, a prayer and an ample helping of sheer determination to get me going.
Currently I am taking one million units at school so I can finish and move on with my life. I am hoping to graduate in March, but as of today it’s not looking likely. (Damn you CSU and your silly upper division general education requirements!) As soon as I have a graduation date I will start pounding pavement for a job, a visa, and/or an acceptance letter to graduate school.
Here goes nothing!
Hot and Dangerous
If you’re one of us, then roll with us
Cause we make the hipsters fall in love
We runin’ this town just like a club
And no you don’t want to mess with us
Got Jesus on my necklace
You know we’re superstars
Model: Brianna Scheff
Hair & Makeup: Hair & Makeup by Brianna Scheff
Styling: Casey & Brianna
I don’t generally post my photography on this blog, but I am just so dang excited about this image I can’t resist!
I did a shoot this afternoon with one of my coworkers (model) and my next door neighbor (hair/makeup). I’ve only gone through about 50 of the 588 images I shot and I am already so so happy with them! It feels good to stretch the creative muscles and not alays be shooting for ‘pretty’ or for family photo albums.