I heard this song in one of DJ Japandemic's mixes and I loved it. The remix might even be better but this one's a good one too! It makes me want to get ready to go to the club. Happy Monday peeps :)
Jess and I have been busy working on our new layout for PrettyRiot (check it out here!), on our goals for this year, and new content ideas. We both love to write down our ideas and document our lives behind the scenes. We have gone back and forth on how to express ourselves on Pretty Riot without changing the voice of the blog; so in comes Pretty Riot Personal (this site.) We are ready to restart this blog with renewed interest in sharing ourselves to all who might be interested in reading it.
We hope everyone had a great 2012 and we wish everyone an amazing 2013!!
Pretty Riot dot com's first ever fashion show went off perfectly Saturday! It was standing room only at the beautiful art studio in Galveston. Photos from the photographers are starting to come in and soon we will have video, once it's done being edited! We have a few instagrams of the behind the scenes.
The days leading up to it were hectic and Friday & Saturday were cra-zy. We had our model fittings Friday afternoon. It was so exciting to see the looks on the models. There was a lot of trying on and getting the perfect look for the right model. Let me tell you right now, we were blessed with the sweetest models around! I know models get a bad rep but the beautiful ladies we worked with were perfect (there's that word again). Friday we also got our chairs delivered so we set up the layout of the runway. Once we had that planned out we had to get our lighting just right. Luckily the studio had track lighting with lots of lights so we were able to point them at different angles to create great lighting.
Saturday the list is endless of all the little things we had to get done. And there is no way in all the universe we would have been able to do it without the help of our friends and family. They stepped up and steamed, mixed drinks, set up tables, ran after last minute things, etc.
Before we knew it guests were arriving and it was time to put on our runway show!! Have you ever worked backstage at a fashion show? Its crazy. You are knee deep in shoes, clothes, and half dressed ladies. Its dark, loud, and nerve racking but fun and exciting. Everything was going flawlessly. I dressed my last model and looked over and we couldn't zip up a dress on a model. I tried but couldn't get it to budge. I looked over and she was up next to walk. I backed away and the other models swarmed. (Im telling you these ladies were awesome.) Jess and I resigned that she just wasn't going to be able to go down the runway. We looked away, the next look was about to walk and Bam! our model was zipped up and headed out the door. It was like something you see in a movie. We did our final walk, the lights went up, and it was over. Time to mingle and have a few beverages. The response was so positive and we are already planning our Spring Show.
When we get the video we will post it over at PrettyRiot.com for yall to see!!
Thats because we have been busy, busy, busy with our planning for PrettyRiot.com's first ever Fashion Show!!!
This Saturday we will host our show in Galveston at the most perfect artist studio in the downtown historic district. The show will feature a few local boutiques and finish with the vintage looks of Dawn Bell, owner of Coronation Vintage and stylist of Gloss Magazine! We were able to interview her last year on PrettyRiot Wake Up and Rock interview series. Please check it out because it is a wonderful story of an amazing woman. We are more than excited, and a teense overwhelmed, about our first (of many!) shows.
Make sure to follow us on Twitter (@prettyriothou) and like us on Facebook to keep up with our behind the scenes shots from the show!
Valerie by Amy Winehouse and Mark Ronson- it's a fave and the perfect way to start any day. This song is also a good one to play while cleaning your house. I dance around and dust/ sweep/ etc. to this song and all is right with the world. Why don't cha come on ova, and stop makin a fool out of maaaaaaaay! Why don't ya come on ovah Valleraaaayyyy!!!!! ;) Happy Monday lovelies!
This week is going to be quite busy people. Fall semester starts today. Im taking a full course load at a school about 45 minutes away. So between full time work, commuting, and school Im going to be a grumpy B around the house til I get used to the schedule. But you know, Im Amazing, so easy peasy Young Jeezy. Bonus: My Birthday's Sunday. Holla!
I love this song because it has such a late 80's vibe to it. And ohmagawd if Beyonce isn't just beautiful as all get out! I will be dancing in my mirror to this this morning...maybe I already have...
Happy Monday folks!