Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I was a Model for Farouk/Chi...

It all started with answering a Craigslist ad.... I went to a hair model casting and was picked 1st!!! By Mickey and Bradley! And I'm so glad they picked me... because they took me from this:
to this:
See... Mickey originally wanted to take me blonder... but after I told him he could do anything he wanted, he decided I needed to be copper. And I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!! So Saturday was prepday! That day they dyed my hair 3x, and created the awesome color I have now. It took a long freakin time, but I was happy with the results.

SUNDAY: I was picked to be an updo model, but also to walk the runway with the other models. They did the coolest stuff with my hair. First, they flat ironed it into ribbons, using Chi's "Helmet Head" spray, and a Chi flat iron... if I didn't love my T3 so much, I would totally rock a Chi flat iron.
It ended up looking like an alien/edward scissorhands type of hairdo. Then I got to rock the runway with this look.

While Mickey and Bradley cut hair like fiends on the runway, we danced in the background and posed and whatnot.
Then, for the finale of each show (we did about 10, 1-hour shows), they put on the song "New York," by Jay-Z, and rocked my hair into an updo... one that looked very much like the Statue of Liberty.

And here are some shots of the various up-do's that were created... each one unique yet similar depending on the show...

And after each show, they then re-ironed my hair into ribbons and then re-updid it.

Another model go to wear the COOLEST outfit, and rock out with a guitar!!! That headpiece was soooo cool, and apparently very heavy as well.

This is me and Melissa, she was such a pleasure to work with!

Here's me... and then below, me and Gabriela, she and her husband hung out with me a lot and her husband, a budding photography student, took most of the good pictures I have on here. They are really awesome and we will probably be hanging out with them more in the future.And the final photo... Mickey, Bradley, Melissa and I ended the show with a great photo! So fun!
Overall, this was one of the best weekends of my life! I felt beautiful, glamorous, and totally happy to be a part of something. I really grew to respect the Chi/Farouk brand, learned a lot, and had a ton of fun hanging out with the awesome stylists. Mickey was a really fun, charismatic, talented hair stylist originally from Australia who currently is a superstar stylist in Canada. Bradley is a salon owner from North Carolina, he's more reserved than Mickey, but together they are hilarious and play off each other nicely. They even have action figures!
Everyone kept telling me how beautiful I was, and most people thought I was a real model. Haha. It got me thinking. I might try doing more of this type of thing in the future. Maybe even try getting paid for it someday. Who knows! All I know is, my self-esteem got a much needed boost, and I had so much fun making friends and being around people with great energy and a love for what they do. It was very refreshing! I think every woman has a right to feel as beautiful as I did last weekend.
I got to do something I have always wanted to do, one more thing I got to cross off my list. I think this weekend really recharged my batteries, and reminded me that life is too short to not try new things, and chase after dreams. I have always wanted to walk a runway, and this will probably be the last runway I, at 5'2", will ever walk... but I rocked that freakin' runway, and if I ever get the chance to, I'll rock it again!
Blog Out.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

I have an Exciting Life!

OK... I have to tell you guys about my day today. I think today is the first day I have felt so incredibly happy to simply be alive, and be alive in my own personal life!!

It actually didn't start out so hot. I woke up in a sour mood, but I didn't let myself sulk, I just forced myself to be happy. And I was.

First off, I got an offer to be in a hair show! So friday I am going in for a consultation to make sure they don't want to chop my hair off, and if all goes well, I'll be in that show Sunday or Monday. Yay!

2nd, I was a weekend winner through my fave radio station, 96.7 KISS FM! I won the new Maroon 5 CD, Hands All Over. It's pretty sweet. I picked it up today and was SO excited because I NEVER win anything! Also, I happen to LOVE Maroon 5.

3rd, today was my 2nd day teaching the Coorperate Wellness class for Jake/with Jake. We had it outside, and halfway through we had a freak rainstorm. It was hilarious! We worked out through it, and everyone was a good sport about it. I really like the women in my class (it's all women so far). They are really nice and listen well to direction.

4th, After we taught class, we grabbed some dinner at a place that follows the macrobiotic diet, it was REALLY good, and I feel like Jake and I are making some good progress with business plans and stuff. I'm really greatful to have a good friend in him.

5th, I just signed up for a FLYING TRAPEZE CLASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LIfe does NOT get better than this! I'm telling you. I'm high on life right now.

Peace out.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Saturday's Awesome Web Gems

Yeah... I know I was doing it every friday but I forgot yesterday because I was worrying about more important things like my JOB.

Check out my new website: http://roundrockpersonaltrainer.com I fixed it, and rebuilt it myself!

There is a new blog brought to my attention by my favorite sister-in-law, Liz. You must ALL appreciate the glory of this blog. This woman speaks to me, it's like she knows me... I imagine most people feel that way when they read it... a certain kinship. Anyways, go check it out: http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/. Here's my favorite post so far: http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/09/party.html

For those of you curious about who won... look to the right. The muppets will be the group costume this year, but I'm opening it up to Sesame street muppets as well, in case people aren't sure what they wanna be.

In honor of this new blog Liz found, I decided to give you all WEBSITES of the week for my Saturday post. These are some cool new sites I found on accident and feel you should all be free to enjoy:

First, is a T-Shirt Company that makes so many incredibly awesome shirts I'm jealous that I didn't think of it first. It's called Busted Tees. Here's an example:

Another great site, http://ooh-shiny.net/. My fave latest trend:

This particular object can be found at another fave site of mine: http://perpetualkid.com/.


OK... enough with cool sites.

I'm tired now. Peace out

Thursday, September 16, 2010


Vote for this years group costume idea on the right! Do it now!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Friday's Fave's!

I enjoyed myself so much last week, I felt that it was essential that I repeat myself by finding even more hilarious YouTube videos and online photos for your viewing pleasure...

I'm going to start with another delightful site, http://awkwardfamilyphotos.com/:


in fact, here's one I probably should've submitted myself:


Here's the YouTube video of the week:

This is from a real news story they remixed... this actually made this man and his sister famous, which may help them get out of the projects... sooooo I feel we should help keep him famous. Here's another good video for the week:

Heehee... can we say drugs?

Aaaand finally, because I am just so excited for halloween, I wanted to post some of the most awesome homemade costumes I've ever seen:

Next are the people who have inspired me for one of the 3 group ideas I'm going to let my group vote on:

Schweet huh???
I also loved the idea of being troll Dolls especially cause we have boys and it will be hilarious!

And last but not least... ITSA MARIO-A CART-A!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Friday's Favorite Web Anomalies:

I'm going to try to make a weekly post about awesome, random, hilariousness I find on the internet. In it will probably include some grotesque/hilarious photos of people I don't know, at least 1 youtube.com video, and probably an LOL cat.

Starting this fabulous blog post is a photo from one of my favorite sites, peopleofwalmart.com. I hope to one day submit my very own person of walmart... enjoy:

Packin’ It On

Keepin’ The Hands Warm

Aaaannnndd the Youtube video of the week:

And for my LOL Cat segment... If Jeff were a cat:

funny pictures-STARCRAFT 2, It's beautiful.
see more Lolcats and funny pictures

And... If I were an LOL Cat...

funny pictures-*Evil Laughs*
see more Lolcats and funny pictures

Ok... I've had my fun... let me know if you enjoyed this segment and I'll continue to find the gems of the internet sea...


blog out.