Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Holy Moly Guacamole

I got in a car accident! AGHHHH!!!

Oh man, it was bound to happen sooner or later I suppose. I was headed to Beverly Hills to work on a photo shoot when it occurred. I'm not going to get into details, because insurance has to work itself out. I can say however that my car has $6500 in damages!! I LOVE State Farm and my local Agent Machelle in the Arroyo Grande office. She is totally working for me and helping me through this process. Other than the accident I had when I was 19 in my "Exploder" when it flipped and rolled, this is the worst. And of course, it happened right before the holidays. Right before I was about to shop and go bananas on Black Friday. (It may be a slim Christmas this year folks!) But I am trying to think that these things happen for a reason. There is much to be grateful about:

1.) No one was hurt
2.) My dogs were not in the car
3.) Both the other driver and I drive the best, safest cars ever....JETTAS.

It's frustrating and it's hard to deal with everything and everyone. But sometimes this happens. Sometimes life T-Bones us and knocks us down. But we brush ourselves off, assess what damage has happened and keep moving forward. We make sure there isn't anyone in our collateral damage, we smile in the face of adversity and continue on with our lives.

On the makeup front, I've been doing some RAD stuff lately. Been working with a few different photographers, and I did a red carpet event last week and got to meet some VERY cool people! Models, makeup artists, stylists and more. It's been so cool meeting and mingling with such different and varied groups of people. Below are a few of the female models I did makeup for. Unfortunately, I didn't get ANY pics with the male models. WHAT WAS I THINKING? (kicking myself!)

Here are the two designers/CEO of the brand, H.Hess. They make RAD jackets and scarf/tie combination called "Skie".

Ely Beckman Soledad
Austin Stephan Hess (designer)

These jackets are so awesome. If you know of any men (or women if that's your thing) who loves sport coats and blazers, these are AMAZING quality work. I recommend checking them out at

After the event last Thursday night, I woke up bright and early for a photo shoot with the photographer Robert Wilde and the model Maria Ivanova. And of course, my new best friend, Daniel Graves...hairstylist extraordinaire.

After the photo shoot I shot back up to Arroyo Grande for some much needed riding time and seeing my parents. I really miss my horse, we went for an AMAZING trail ride on Sunday with Kara. We just got to really let loose and go for miles. Feeling the speed of my horse combined with the wind in my hair and my eyes watering from the sting of the air, I JUST miss doing that so much. But Daisy is really happy up north. She's got herself a MAN! How could I deprive her of that?

So yesterday was the EVENT with the car, but I eventually made it to the shoot with Robert and Daniel again. There was a cool model named Heather we were working with, she kinda looked like a combination of Ashley Greene and Angelina Jolie. She was/is very pretty and I am excited to see the professional photos. We went down to Venice Beach, where it was my first time being down there. I wish I had had more time and energy to walk around and check things out. But I was working, and add to the fact that I had a lot on my mind (what with the car accident and all) I just wanted to get home and take care of the many hours of phone calls that was necessary. I just needed to VEG too. Let my mind go, have a glass of wine and RELAX. Which is what I did.

Taken with my Droid

All in all it has been QUITE an eventful week. But other than the car accident, I wouldn't change a thing! I love my life, I love meeting all these amazing people down here. I love doing "stuff" and just being me.

Wishing you all the best in your own personal journeys. Sending good thoughts your way!!



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