i'm so busy! i'm juggling my best friend being in town, planning the next Tunnel Vision lookbook and product shoots for this weekend, keeping up with my work out classes, and adopting a DOG. again.
i haven't had the chance to photograph anything worthwhile, but i figured i'd share two really rad features (and a dog picture).
1. FOAM MAGAZINE
*via June 2012 issue of Foam Magazine
about a month ago, i was contacted by foam magazine (the only magazine i really love) to be in a feature for Casio watches. i can't tell you how stoked i was to be approached by a publication that completely epitomizes my aesthetic. they let me wear whatever i wanted, so i of course just wanted to wear a destroyed t-shirt and my harley d's. i'm also wearing a pair of Bad Vibes shorts, but you can't really see them in this picture! we have all of our first samples for Bad Vibes, but with moving into the studio and not being able to use our original person for production, we're at a bit of a stand-still. we're still planning on launching a full line, but it won't be until the end of the year. we want to do it the right way, not the fast way.
thanks so much, foam! it was such a rad day.
i have an amazing feature up on twoandseven with all of my summer essentials + an interview. i LOVE the little collage they did. see it here. thanks, guys!
3. THE DOG
this gorgeous boy's name is Frost, and he is the new wolf cartoon dog love of my life. i'm a fan of the best friends los angeles facebook page, and as soon as they posted a picture of this guy, i literally went weak in the knees. i was sure he would get adopted by a loving family, so i waited a few days. still not able to get him off my mind, i emailed asking if he had been adopted yet. HE HADN'T! so, after a week of showing friends pictures of this dog like he was my own, i decided to call and ask to meet him to find out if i could foster him.
madeline drove an hour in traffic with me to the valley. upon arrival, we got to see a small black dog being adopted by a family. her little tail was wagging SO HARD and the look on her face was as if she was saying,
"me? really? they picked me? are you sure?!" we starting sobbing as the little dog walked out of the shelter with her new family, tail wagging so hard she could hardly walk. the family's little girl reached down to pet her and said, "you're going to your new home now, sarah!" it was the sweetest thing either of us had ever seen. i hope everyone realizes HOW IMPORTANT adopting is. breeding animals is comparable to breeding people. last year, 17,000 healthy and loving shelter animals in LOS ANGELES ALONE got euthanized. it is absolutely devastating and does not need to happen.
if you aren't capable of adopting an animal, then you can foster one, donate your time in a shelter, or help spread the word about adoptable animals via facebook, your blog, or just word of mouth. there is SO MUCH you can do to help. i'm waiting to go to my orientation to start volunteering at best friends LA, and i am so excited i can hardly stand it. they are the same organization that started NKLA, which is a coalition to make LA a no kill city. it is truly incredible. please check out their website here.
so, Frost gets dropped off at my apartment on monday. they want to make sure he gets along with my cats. if all goes well, i will be fostering him with a high probability of keeping him as long as my cat isn't miserable.
please do some research about local shelters in your area, and see what you can do to help. you might not think your little amount of help will make a difference, but trust me, it does. saving a creature's life who wants nothing more than to give love and companionship is literally the best feeling in the world.