Universal Studios Hollywood

 As I said in my last post on my second look for summer, this past Friday I went to Universal Studios in Hollywood. My great friend Jordan works for Universal and him and his wife, my other great friend Kirsty joined us. I was so glad that they were going to join us especially since they are there a lot and I didn’t want them to be sick of the park and to have a fun time, which they did. It was also very cool of them to join us because it was hotter than hell out and the four of us are very fair-skinned people. We’re all very good at protecting our skin. With that said, even with all the sunscreen we applied, we did get a little burnt which didn’t surprise me in this Southern California sweltering heatwave. 

I’ve been going to Universal since I was little and we were reminiscing about the rides and attractions that the park used to have such as the Back to the Future Ride, E.T, etc. Even though my husband have been to Universal hundreds of times it seems, we both have never been able to see Hogwarts and the “Wizarding World of Harry Potter.” In the last few years, we’ve gone to Universal for Halloween Horror Nights where they close that part of the park down. We spent the majority of the day there Friday and it was so much fun. The Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride was awesome but going through the line in the castle was just as fun. The attention to detail was so crazy and amazing and you really felt like you were in the movies. Even though I’m not a die hard Harry Potter fan and have never read the books but really enjoy the films, and greatly appreciated all the work and detail that was put into Hogwarts. I love magick and wish it was a real place.

Besides that, we had fun taking pictures with Hello Kitty, trying on cute personalized kitty ears, did some shopping, including me buying a “Marauders Map” souvenir glass for my hubby and a Death Eater wand for myself, took a bunch of fun photos and just had a nice day. I think for the four of us, the most important thing was just for all of us getting together. We all get busy and crazy with our lives and it’s so important to take time out to get together with people that you have fun with and love. Also this particular trip to Universal was an early birthday present for my husband. He had been wanting to get a Hogwarts Butter Beer for the longest time and was upset that we couldn’t get any last time we were there, AND HE FINALLY GOT TO ENJOY ONE!  Another huge thank you to Kirsty and Jordan for having a fantastic day with us, despite us getting burnt. It still was such a blast.

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Pins and Brooches

Good Morning fabulous friends and followers. I’m up early to get ready for a fun day at Universal Studios Hollywood. I’m going with my husband of course and two of my best friends and darling couple, Kirsty and Jordan Giuliani. I’ve written about them before as well as working with Jordan in front of and behind the camera lens.

Since I’m going to a theme park today, I’m bringing one of my small purses with me that is decorated with some of my fun brooches and pins and wanted to show them off. Since we talk a lot about fashion, style, and adding your own personal touches and uniqueness to your looks, I thought it was fitting to show off some of my pins from my collections. Brooches and pins are a real easy way to personalize your stuff and add a little extra pizazz to your outfit. I love putting them on coats, handbags (the non-expensive handbags of course), top and bottom pieces, and more. If you are a creative person, you can make your own and find supplies at places like Michael’s or if you don’t want to do that, you can find really cool pins at many places as well as online. I love collecting them from concerts, events, (such as drag con) amusement parks, etc. I love finding vintage inspired brooches and also collecting fancier ones with Swarovski crystals and jewels. (Since I’ll be at a theme park all day, I think I’ll leave my more rare and expensive pieces at home.) I think that pins and brooches are extra special also when they are handmade.

   They are just a fun and easy way to spice up your wardrobe and life. Here are the ones that I’m wearing today with my very appropriate Classic Hollywood Universal Monster cross body purse. I also included where I got this group of pins as well so you can check them out.

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Alyssa Edwards Back Rolls pin (Top left) from DragQueenMerch.com. Bought it at RuPaul’s Drag Con, L.A

 “Oh Honey” Trixie Mattel Pin (Top Right) from DragQueenMerch.com.

Top Glitter Jack-O-Lantern pin made by Denise Sierra of Misfit Mombie Bootique

Ghouls, Ghouls, Ghouls pin (Bottom left) made by Pentagram Peter Pan Clothing

Luna Moth pin (Bottom Right) made by Tenth Dimension Art Collective

 

Enjoy and if you have any fun pins, brooches, or accessories, let me know below and post a picture or link of them if you can. 

Steampunk Burlesque Photo Shoot (Part 2)

Here is Part 2 of my sexy steampunk burlesque photo shoot with Jordan Giuliani. In this part 2 photoshoot, I was photographed on a couch in many different sexy poses and instead of my pencil skirt from part 1 of this shoot, I wore my ruffled burlesque performance shorts with of course my high high heels. I love part 2 of this shoot! ENJOY!!!!

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Steampunk Burlesque Photo Shoot (Part 1)

Here is my another recent photo shoot that I did titled, “Steampunk Burlesque,” photographed by good friend Jordan Giuliani who as you know did my  “Vintage Springtime Pinup” photo set. If you haven’t seen the photos from that shoot, scroll down or just click on the title, “Vintage Springtime Pinup.”

I love Steampunk and as do Jordan. As a matter of fact, I first met Jordan at a  group photo shoot called, “Steampunk Circus,” where he was the conductor/ringmaster and I was a siamese twin with my girlfriend who had never done a shoot before. It was such a fun day.  Aww memories!

One of the things I really enjoy shooting  with Jordan is how he enjoys showing off  the  beauty and Joie de Vivre of women without being raunchy or to “in your face” He also loves shooting photographs where he portrays women as very powerful beings.

I decided to showcase my new images in two different parts here instead of one enormous blog post to show off the different variations. 

   PART ONE:  We actually first shot in my art studio where I donned my  red, black, and gold steampunk waist corset, black pencil shirt, black high heels, and one of my fabulous and gorgeous bras from the equally fabulous and gorgeous Dita Von Teese. 

I HOPE YOU ENJOY THIS SHOOT AND THANK YOU!

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Vintage Springtime Pinup

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   A little under two weeks ago on a Saturday, I had a fantastic day of shooting with Jordan Giuliani. I’ve known Jordan for years and he’s such a great friend. We actually have done a few  photo shoots in the past where we BOTH were models and always had a lot of fun. He is a very creative and talented person and his photographic skills are wonderful. I can’t thank him enough for coming out to my neck of the woods to do this project with me.

   When we did our day of shooting we did a few different looks and styles and here is just one of themes we did. It’s a Spring Time Pinup theme that we did outside in my floral vintage dress, Cuban heel stockings, and tall black glitter high heels shoes.

   The weather was perfect for this shoot as well and had a lot of fun.

Here are my favorite photos from my Vintage Springtime Pinup shoot. I hope you enjoy then and stay tuned for the other theme we did.

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To see more of Jordan and his work you can go to these links.

https://www.instagram.com/shadowvox/

http://nullsection.deviantart.com/