Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Heading Home!!

So this is just a super quick one peeps! Officially heading back to Canada TODAY!! I'm sitting in a restaurant at the airport all checked in and relaxing b/c they thankfully DIDN'T weight my carry on luggage lol. They are actually getting a lot stricter on carry on luggage and I saw one check in girl weighing ppls....I was terrified I would have to go to her counter. Thankfully no! The only way I got my luggage in the weight restrictions was throwing out pretty much all my winter clothes (30 lbs lighter now they don't fit anyway :) ) and by making my carry on bag like 35 lbs (only suppose to be 20 lbs).

So excited to get back to Canada and get things going there again. I've been contacting a lot of super cool stylists, photographers, models etc. about working together so I can't wait! Don't worry I'm still going to keep this blog going as I'd hate to disappoint my "fans" lol.

Btw I did a really cool shoot yesterday w/ a yoga clothing brand called Aumnie Athletics. I'll write more about that another day and include some behind the scenes photos. The owner is actually from Vancouver but the company is based out of Shanghai.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

My "Good" Side

So recently I asked Todd to take some pics of me while I was doing touch ups on set hoping that I would get a cool pic to put on my website in the bio section and all. Well last Thurs I was shooting an editorial for a fitness mag and he took a few pics of me doing touch ups...unfortunately they are all pics that prominently feature my ASS lol! Why he thought that moment would be a great time for a "behind the scenes" pic is beyond me but it is nice to know what he thinks my "good" side is lol! I asked him maybe on Tues we can try for something that features my face just a bit more hahaha. So here's the pic that apparently features my ass the least lol.

Any of you that had ANY worries about my weightloss being too much can now safely put those worries away TRUST ME! The ass has gone no where lol!
Btw tonight is my Going Back Home to Canada dinner w/ some of my Shanghai friends. I'll try to take some pics for you guys...and yes I'll post some Beijing pics too...uggh I'm just lazy sometimes lol.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Art Directors - Sometimes They Just Mess Things Up!

So I'm back from Beijing and I had an amazing time! I'll write more about that in another entry w/ lots of fun pics and all that! Can you believe I head back to Canada in 1.5 wks!!

Anyway, I'm on a bit of a roll right now! Got another editorial out which is cool. Unfortunately, it would have been a lot cooler IMO if the art director would have just taken Todd's original layout he proposed and published that. Sometimes I feel like art directors feel they just need to make it look like they are doing something and therefore they go and change the order of an editorial and overall just make it so much weaker! Like if they just published what the photographer suggested they aren't doing their job or something!? I find this happens a lot in Asia and many of them just don't quite get fashion or styling quite yet...very frustrating. They actually cut my fav. image from the whole editorial. It was suppose to be the opener and again IMO was WAY stronger than the opener they used (it's okay just not opener material IMO). I really wish they would have used the opener Todd suggested as it would have looked great in my book esp. as the opener...or even just published it in the editorial somewhere else. I'm still going to actually get this pic I like printed for my book b/c I just think it's a hot pic.

This was definitely an eye opener for me to realize just how important putting certain pics in a certain order really affects the flow and story of an editorial. When I saw the order that DestinAsian had picked I was kind of thinking...really this is the editorial I was expecting so much's kind of just okay. Then I saw the order/images that Todd suggested and I couldn't believe how much stronger the editorial was just b/c the pics were in a different order...I don't know it just looked so much better. Anyway, here is the editorial. I'm also including the pic they didn't use that I actually really like! Just a reminder you can click on the pics to see them in larger size - or just visit my website :)

Kind of wish this pic and the other B&W pic were in colour just for my book you know...the B&W looks great don't get me wrong it's just you know I'm thinking about me lol!This is the pic Todd and I wanted as the opener! I think it sets the mood so much better...and it shows off my work more ;)