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Photo Friday: I Wish I Were Audrey Hepburn

Posted on 4 Mar 2011 in   Style by JJ
I Wish I Were Audrey Hepburn

I have gotten extremely lazy with the Photo Friday business. I really ought to start carrying Argos around again instead of leaving him at home just to shoot pictures of food and my clothes. I will spare you the food photography (it’s pretty bad as I do the majority of my cooking when lighting conditions aren’t ideal), but here’s another outfit. I call this look I Wish I Were Audrey Hepburn (some more Lookbook hype love?) because, well, I wish I were Audrey Hepburn. :) Tried to go for a gamine-type look, a sort of cross between Funny Face (one of my favourite movies) with a jacket that might have fit in Sabrina. Whatever, it made more sense in my head when I was culling together this look. (more…)

Shameless Sunday: Steampunk Fun

Posted on 20 Feb 2011 in   Style by JJ
Steampunk Fun

Saturday I had a baby T-Rex come visit me in order to go steampunk shopping in my closet. She needed it for a project, so we riffled through my hangers to see if my clothes would oblige. It did! And we had many options to choose from, including a few Baby T-Rex didn’t see because I forgot I had them. (For instance, I rediscovered a corset + bustle that used to be a really hideous prom dress that I just cut three-quarters of the skirt off.) So what if I’m 25 years old and still enjoy playing dressup? So what if I go through life pretending to be a different character everyday? Today’s character: Schlubby Dancer. I am in leggings, leg warmers, ballet shoes (not flats, shoes), a tank top, oversized shirt, and sweatshirt. I am Schlubby Dancer a lot, especially on the weekends, because her clothes are the easiest […]

Photo Friday: The Junk Drawer

Posted on 16 Jul 2010 in   Photography by JJ
Lou Reed Girlfriend

Right, so it’s been weeks since I’ve last posted a Photo Friday (Jesus, so busy), but it isn’t as though I haven’t been taking photographs. In fact, I’ve been shooting away like a busy little bee! In addition to Argos the Nikon D60, I’ve finally pulled out my mother’s old Canon EOS Rebel XS, which is a 35mm plastic SLR. The thing is nearly 20 years old, and for three years, languished at the back of my closet, forgotten and unloved. I finally replaced its battery and bought some film and have shot a few rolls, but since film seems to be passé these days I have not yet developed them.

Photo Friday: June 18

Posted on 18 Jun 2010 in   Photography by JJ
Red Desert

Whoops, I missed last week’s Photo Friday. Well, no matter, I didn’t have any decent photos to show you anyway. I’m glad I don’t have to do any strenuous blogging today because about 60% of my brain is devoted to the USA vs. Slovenia match going on right now. (And we’re sucking balls.) Summer Friday and I’m at work for 3 hours, but it’s the 3 hours during which the game is being played. >:-(

Photo Friday: June 4

Posted on 4 Jun 2010 in   Photography by JJ
Teal with Envy

How on earth did it get to be Friday again without me blogging? I AM A BAD BLOGGER ACK. It seems as though I am only able to consistently do Photo Fridays, which is pretty terrible. Anyway, this week’s theme is fashion (especially shoes). Also, Karen Healey‘s signing at Books of Wonder.

Sartorial Inspiration

Posted on 19 May 2010 in   Style by JJ

I really ought to remember that this was my personal blog before it became a publishing…ish blog. I mean, I have a personality! And interests beyond books! (Sort of. I won’t lie when I say books occupy about 85% of my brain space.) I also like art, photography, fashion, crafts, music, etc. It’s good to acknowledge that sometimes. Anyway, I’ve been feeling very uninspired in the sartorial department lately. As far as vanity goes, I’m pretty freaking proud of my looks, although you wouldn’t guess it from the effort I’ve been putting into it lately. Hoodies! Jeans! Absolutely no makeup! Sometimes I ponder through ideas better by drawing them out, so I threw together a quick concept sketch with some pieces already in my wardrobe to see if I can’t push myself into caring a little about my appearance. (I care, I just can’t find the energy at the moment.) […]

New Adult Agents?

Posted on 15 Dec 2009 in   Publishing by JJ

Before we get to business, how about a little rampant narcissism? When I was younger, my mother used to accuse me of dressing like a cartoon character. Well, she’s sort of right–on most days I like to fictionalize myself, and this includes wearing a costume. Some days I like to dress like a flapper, on other days a 30s moll (or Mrs. Coulter). Today, I am feeling a retro/60ish vibe, complete with fishnets and heels. And now business. Question and answer time! Well, sort of. Just one question already asked, to which I have something of a long-ish answer. If I have a New Adult manuscript, whom do I query for representation? Boss and I have been actively courting different agencies and agents with our “mission”, as it were, so we’re not operating entirely in the dark. We are trying to get the word out (both online and in person) […]