Friday, October 31, 2008

absolutely not

fall "trend" i hate:




seriously. if i see you in these i will punch you in the face.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

p.s.

and i'm as happy as i can be....

its official




i found the best witch hat. i mean...

who remembers THESE witches?!

TOMORROW NIGHT


a much needed day off

Today was a good one. woke up early and energized and asked my 2 year old niece if she wanted to join me for a little shopping. we got ready and had a fun day at the mall...and by fun i mean expensive.

i came home and read from "influence" - the book it old you i was planning on purchasing, authored by mary-kate and ashley olsen. hate them or not, you've gotta admit that for two young ladies that have been in the public eye since they were literally babies, they are two very smart business women! taking into consideration their becoming multi-millionares before their 16th birthday with their production company dualstar, buying out their partners at 18, and then brilliantly using the media's fascination with them to their advantage, without even having to go panty-less or any of that BS stars their age do. its genius. they have recently designed two lines that are flying off shelves - first their couture line called, "the row" and second, their ready to wear line, "elizabeth and james". i understand that it's almost a cliche to be intrigued by the duo, but my reason behind it is solely based on their great business sense. their book, "influence" was a great move on their part. it really highlighted the girls' desire to be women of wisdom and direction rather than the belles of the ball. their business savvy is incredible and is kind of what i think their point in writing the book was. to show people that there is more to them than just young hollywood - in fact, i think they are showing how far from that they are. Ashely even talks about more often than not, even when she has a huge staff working for her, doing the dirty work for their multi-million dollar company herself because she's so particular about things, and even admitting to working more than 12 hours in the office each day! all of those things put together should definitely be admired.

in the book they talk a lot about how our generation doesn't really understand the concept of having work ethic. that our generation is all about instant gratification - and i have thought about this a lot. i guarantee that 90% of our generation can't answer the question "what do you want to be when you grow up" without them saying that they already are and that what they want is fame and fortune and that they'll get it any way they know how AS LONG AS they get it NOW! and at that, there is nothing left to be appreciated because the room has no ceiling... there's always more to want. and there's always a way to get where you want to go without having to work for it. what a curse!

yes, mary-kate and ashley olsen definitely got a HUGE head start...but i think that their point, my point, is that our generation has lost its roots. it has lost its hunger for what rewards really are. that they are only real with hard work because the harder you work, the more you appreciate the fruit of your labor. i've come to realize in the past few months that no matter how much easier my life is now than it was 50 years ago, no matter how much less i'll have to figure out on my own because i hav the push of a button to give me all the answers, NOTHING will ever replace the wisdom and growth you get from the knowledge you gain from getting your own hands dirty.
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if you want to borrow the book, i would love to share it with you. there is some great art and a few great interviews the girls conducted with some legends in the art and fashion industries.



work hard. i love you.

julia

Monday, October 27, 2008

how about..


...i just be a peacock for halloween? totally doin it.
going to b&n to buy influence today. don't judge me. i have to k.i.t. with my sistas.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

dream




last night i dreamed i was a mermaid floating in the ocean with sarah, kimmy, ruth, casey, and kami and we were snatched up by a fisherman captain. the captain looked like chris braun, except he had the hands of a black man. what do these things mean??

Saturday, October 25, 2008

help a sista out, yall.

So...halloweenie is soon approaching. i need you to tell me what i should be. here are the options:


katy perry - except with a knife in her back.


bai ling - because it would be hilarious.


edna "E" mode from the incredibles - i mean...why not?


betty rubble - because she rocks. get it?

or


Wayne Cone from the flaming lips. just a joke.


tell me what you think! and suggestions are welcome. time is a'runnin out!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, October 24, 2008

avoiding the obvious

i bought a bunch of canvas today. kinda excited about it.
i haven't painted since i lived in my apartment...well over a year now.
i just don't have time. but i think i need to make it.

upcoming events:

Tonight: Fox Trot Rio @ chico's at the beach. make it happen.
oct 31 : paxton's halloween house party
nov 1: sister's baby shower / VA symphony @ chrystler hall.
nov 3-8: casy will be here
nov 7: worst night of my life.
nov 11: Tokyo @ the triple RVA
nov 12: ben kweller / connor oberst @ the national with sarahmarie
nov 27: mr. blizzard comes to take over thanksgiving!

perfect month. PERFECT MONTH. i guess i really have nothing to be sad about.....

Thursday, October 23, 2008

gettin' me through the day...


Breakin Up - Rilo Kiley


It’s not as if New York City burnt down to the ground
Once you drove away
It’s not as if the sun won’t shine
When clouds up above
Wash the blues away

Are we breakin' up?
Is there trouble between you and I?
Did my heart Break enough this time?

Here’s to all the pretty words we will never speak
Here’s to all the pretty girls you're gonna meet

Am I Breakin up?
Is there trouble on the line?
Did your heart break enough this time?


Ooooh, it feels good to be free!

The trail is a thorny crown
You wear it well
Just like a king
Revenge is the saddest thing
Honey, I’m afraid to say
You deserve everything

Are we breakin up?
Is there trouble between the lines?
Did your heart break enough this time?

Ooooh, it feels good to be free

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

oh hey.



i took this w/ my phone's camera but itz anuva. you will never see me in this much make up again.



home in 3 hours. i think i'm moving to nashville. for real this time.

Monday, October 20, 2008

hello from nashville..

i really shouldn't be doing this, but. here's a sneaky peaky..



still unedited but i snuck onto casey's computer and peeked. its the morning after and i still have so much product in my hurrr....
see yall tomorrowz.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

p.s. addressing project runway

upset about project runway.
wasn't impressed w/ leanne's . i really thought that it was awful.
and seriously. SERIOUSLY. kenley. what is your deal? home girl needs to get a hold of katy perry and just make that boat float, cuz lord KNOOOWS they're a match made in fug heaven. i mean....




korto should have won. i meannn...maybe i'm the ONLY one that thinks wedding dresses lined in snake skin is interesting? mabe i'm the only one that likes complicated but amazingly clean and great looking half halter / half one strap green dresses that could be work on anyone?


hopefully we'll see better talent next season. we need more season 2 designers!!

ross costanza shoot






more sooon..

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

tecktonik

tecktonic. time.

Monday, October 13, 2008

dc pt 3







shake that money makerr

man. what a great week.
just left a meeting w/ my boss about owning 10% of the next store we open; probably mid november. great, right? absolutely.

the only thing is that this means i would have to invest 10% initially. and that 10% is a lot. a lot - a lot, a lot. and i really don't have an extra one of those, or 10 rather, hanging around...

so i need your advice. if you or someone you know is a business owner, how can i get a hold of this kind of money in a smart way?

Sunday, October 12, 2008

its a shame...

...that millions and millions of dollars are being spent in support of this guy. and its really a shame that the media is doing what its been doing to get this guy the top spot. please. if you are voting in november...please watch this. please.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

of course.

got a call during lunch yesterday about me modeling for a high fashion shoot out in nashville.

problem is...i'd have to cut my hair. and have you SEEN some of these hf spreads?? seriously...
so i may be bald and in nashville next weekend.


and problem is...i kinda have a problem with it?
is it worth it????????? i mean, i'm happy about the way my lovely lady lumps have been complimented by my bodacious locks. . . . what happens nowwwwwwwww....ooh God. help me.

UPDATE:

I'M DOING IT. and if i look butch afterwards, i would hope you would still love me........

Friday, October 10, 2008

yes.. oh yes.



sean connery for luis vuitton
what a GREAT idea!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Monday, October 6, 2008

Sunday, October 5, 2008

its funny

how seeing something in passing can make you lose your footing
i think sarah said it right...

"i think the hardest part is the betrayal. bc when it comes down to it, I at least thought I was his friend. ouch."

Friday, October 3, 2008

strange condition

What are your initials?
JFR


What is your favorite thing to wear?
I have an affinity for dresses. and good denim. i also happen to wear black and gray a lot.

Last thing you ate?
chicken teriaki

Name one thing that scares you:
lately its been the dark.



I say Shotgun, you say?
no. ladies get shotgun.


Who was the last person in your bed?
me


What were you doing at 7:00am?
sleeping

Last person you hugged?
josiah josarah.



Does anyone you know want to date you?
who DOESNT want to date me is the real question.
yust kidding.

When was your last encounter with the police?
i was a whitness in an accident. xHCx

Have you ever driven without a license?
blah blah blah.



The last place you went out to dinner?
sakio


Do you like your name?
my name is latin and means "down-bearded youth". cute, huh?
i love that no one that i know has though

What time of the day is it?
11.34a

Who/What made you angry today?
my boss is an incompetent idiot. other than that...nothing can ruin today. its beautiful out and i'm headed to dc.


Baseball or Football?
either


Do you like birds?
gross. the only thing they're good for is a great meal or knowing that we've been hit w/ a nuclear bomb. oh and hitchcock movies

Favorite holiday:
my birthday/fourth of july , christmas, and thanksgiving. my fam does it right

Do you download music?
blah bla balhablodfiua;efn

Do you care if your socks are dirty?
gross. i hate socks.

Do you like to cuddle?
do you want to get punched in the face?
but yeah, i do.

Do you love anyone?
i love my niece and my nephew the most



Whose bed did you sleep in last night?
my own.


Has anyone ten years older than you ever hit on you?
how about i almost dated a guy that was 27. not a secret. not ashamed. kinda ashamed.

How many pets do you have?
none. i saw this siberian husky i really want. i mean. it has blue eyes?


Have you ever met a real redneck?
i've decided that my ex was a redneck. yeah. there's no other explaination for things than that.



How is the weather right now?
glorious.


What are you listening to right now?
gold lion - the yeah yeah yeahs

What is your current favorite song?
wrestlers - hot chip
" here comes half nelson, full nelson, willie nelson....willie nelson"

What was the last movie you watched?
the son of rambow


Do you wear contacts?
yeah. tired of that shiz.

What is one thing you have learned this year?
resillience is key.

What do you usually order from Starbucks?
venti seven pump classic passion tea


Ever had someone sing to you?
dont wanna think about it.

Have you ever fired a gun:
what...THESE guns?


Favorite TV show:
bravo and food network are my ish

What do you have an obssesion with?
fabulous women. carine roitfeld, kelly wearstler, nina garcia, my momma...


Who would you like to see right now?
my grandparents...thankfully i'll see them in a few hours!



Ever had a near death experience?
when i discovered shia. duh.

Have you ever been caught doing something you weren't suppose too?
making out w/ a poster OF shia.



Butter,pain,or salted popcorn?
butter, plain or salted...ON shia.


What is something that really bugs you?
katy perry anyone?



Do you like Michael Jackson?
love him. LOVE him. i think he's a musical genius.



Taco Bell or Burger King?
grossssssssss.



Next time you will kiss someone?
shia the buff. we've got a date tonight.


Ever call a 1-900 phone number?
huh?

Nipple or Nose rings?
gross.

What is the longest time you have gone without sleep?
in a week, i slept a total of 20 hours...probably less.


Last time you went bowling?
about a month ago


Where is the weirdest place you have slept?
a bus station in pampolna

Who was your last phone call?
josie

What does your last received text message say?
"what kind of information did you need?" - work related. hah.

What is the closest orange object to you?
a sticky note

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

lykke bon lykke lykke bon iver

this. THIS made my day perfect.