April 9, 2013
Follow my new blog pretty please~!  DeckOfHats.Tumblr.com

Follow my new blog pretty please~!  DeckOfHats.Tumblr.com

March 14, 2013

Prelude to AYWOC

As promised, I did start another project, this one I am not modeling in, however!  It is called Deck of Hats, scheduled to last about a year, with a new hat and photo set coming out every week(ish) to showcase some of my new works!  Please check out my Tumblr page, I think I have 8 followers :-) So excited about the weeks and months ahead!!!

http://www.tumblr.com/blog/deckofhats

February 25, 2013
Thanks to everyone who showered us with lots of love n support over the last year.  This project has been life changing, to say the least.  We set out hoping for some inspiration, and to evolve along our creative paths with a bit of a kick start.  Without a doubt we got that, and more!!!  As Day 365 approached, we realized there was not a single thing we could shoot that would embody the entirety of this project.  We had about a million ideas, but they all seemed contrived.  So we leave you longing for more, and a bit disappointed… there is no final image.  Lucky and I are both eager to start some new projects, and we will announce those here once we set up the domains!  I would like to thank, however, in order of appearance, the cast and crew of this epic photo journal.  So here goes… in order of appearance :-)THANK YOU TOOOOO……….Lucky Bastard aka Keith Allen Philips, photographer extraordinaire, one of my favorite roommates ever, an amazing shoulder to lean on, and a creative force to be reckoned with.   Lucky always has been and always will be one of my favorite photographers, his ability to capture the moment and perfectly preserve the essence of time never ceases to amaze me.  http://blog.myluckylife.com/Pillar Box Studios, whose walls have housed me and whose sets have helped me make rent this past year.  My home, palace, and art studio.
http://www.PillarBoxStudios.com

Bubbles and Frown Haberdashery Shoppe, the brain child of all of my multiple personalities, leaving me free to express myself with the abundant myriad of rainbow visions that haunt my mind.
http://BubblesAndFrown.etsy.comWhiskey, who tortured me so and eventually freed me of it’s addictive bind.  Thank you for all the painful lessons, you terrible temptress.

Yoga at Pillar Box Studios, which helped me bring one of my favorite practices into my life.  The weekly/ bi weekly classes taught by Gretchen Karma and Laila Liliana Garro showed me the powerful healing powers of yoga, which I have since begun to practice on my own.  Although the weekly yoga class is no longer being held here, through it I met some amazing friends who will be with me forever more.  One such person was the beautiful and inspiring Laura aka Phoenix Rising, who unfortunately became ill with Leukemia shortly after substitute teaching a  few of our yoga sessions here.  The day we met I know we would be friends forever, however I did not know that forever would be so short.  Laura passed away this month after an admirable struggle with the disease, but lives still in my heart.  I love you, wherever your soul may be.Minnie Mouse.  You are the kinkiest cartoon ever.
Sobriety.  I am days away from my one year anniversary without alcohol and constantly feeling liberated by this choice.  Thanks to whatever miraculous powers of self realization lead me to this path.  My health, inspirations, artistic talents, relationships, career, and every other aspect of my life have continually benefit from this evolution. 
Rachel Sigmon of Posh Fairy Tale Couture was generous enough to loan us numerous epic pieces to shoot for this project.  Her taste for the dramatic speaks to my inner drag queen, and her costuming is definitely among the most photogenic ever.  http://www.etsy.com/shop/PoshFairytaleCoutureNever More Create, an etsy designer, was generous enough to trade me one of her awesome crocheted outfits, pink and red and delicious.http://www.etsy.com/shop/NeverMoreCreateMarilyn of Adorned Immortal, soul sister, morbid designer, and friend till the end.  Marilyn will always be one of my favorite people and artists!  I love you lovely lady!  Marilyn has an unparalleled ability to find bones out in the woods and intertwine them with wire and chain until they become a beautiful piece of jewelry.  Her macabre disposition is reflected in her voodoo queen appearance!
https://www.facebook.com/AdornedImmortal Alexia, Adam, and Patrick, some of my favorite friends, and the first to make cameos on my site before our night out to the Magic Castle.  It seems so so so long ago!  Alexia later did some makeup for me and I am looking forward to having her as a HUGE contributor to my next project as well!  She is one of the most talented makeup artists I have ever met, fast and detail oriented and flawless at beauty of extravagant looks.http://makeupbyalexia.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pdmeditationThat weird dummy we found in the trash… Much later in the year this dude I was dating was looking for something under my bed and found his dismembered figure.  Aaah, how it was all worth it, just for that moment!David Weiser, one of my oldest friends, who I have known since high school.  Thanks you for the genius purchase of my JOE MAMMA shirt.  I didn’t “get it” at first… but I love it now!Chrissy Fargo, with whom there is never a dull moment. Whether it is flogging me, juicing with me, doing yoga, or late night chats, her personality can handle it.  It’s like there’s more than one woman living in that body.Banana dong.  You liberate me.Caley of Miss G Designs, one of the most inspiring people I have ever met.  Caley’s attention to detail in her creations is paralleled, her passion for making headdresses of an endless variety constantly amazes me.  When I met Caley, it was as though I had been reunited with a long lost sister.  We have the oddest and longest list of similarities and mirrored life experiences.  It is no wonder we met in the feather shoppe, she ended up coming to all of my yoga classes, and is a most cherished soul mate.  I love her, am intimidated by her, and look forward to a life long friendship of forever evolving aspirations.
http://www.facebook.com/missgdesigns  and
http://www.etsy.com/shop/MissGDesignsShopPaul Roustan, my favorite body painter.  Never was such a talented man so down to earth, there is no BS in his inspired approach to making art.  I met him shortly after moving into Pillar Box Studios and have been fortunate enough to have him paint me a number of times since.  We always manage to make up some silly song, catch phrase, or inside joke that carries into our next bi-coastal visit.
http://www.roustanbodypaint.com/Fables by Barrie, a vintage bathing suit designer, makes me feel like a pin up cartoon when I wear her super incredibly made retro attire.http://www.etsy.com/shop/FablesbyBarrieCensorship is Un-American, censorship is All AmericanThe Dink and Selene, my little dogs.  You guys drive me mad, and I love you.  Although the Dink has moved on to a new home, I love that little fucker.  Selene is a friend till the end, loyal and annoying.America.  Where all your dreams come true. The Pinata District, located conveniently a few blocks from my house, is full of child induced inspirations.  My dinosaur pinata was a favorite, he is barely standing now but hanging on for dear life.
Meditation, which was introduced into my life this past year, has continually given me an expanding perspective on my life and the world around me.  Taught “energy consciousness  by Patrick Dinkfeld, I am still such an amateur but loving every experience I have.  I know that when I keep up with my practice the world around me is less frightening, and the magic of the world glows forever stronger.America the Clown Face, found by David and Vanessa at at garage sale, so perfectly mirrored my alter ego that it’s creepy.  Who is the artist who created this awful piece of art, and why aren’t we married?Tom Dead Stuff, creator of pinatas and other morbid art.  A truly EPIC paper mache artist, who ever thought they would hear those words paired together?  I love his art, dark and creepy and ever so inappropriate. http://www.etsy.com/shop/tomdeadstuff



Peter of Shrine Clothing was one of the first alternative designers I met when I was about 18.  He then had, and still has, a shoppe on Melrose selling the most beautifully crafted ornate outfits that my inner goth could ever desire.  Each garment is beautifully lined and meticulously executed.  Wearable art at it’s finest, and as humble a man as ever was.
(http://shrinestore.com/ 
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shrine-of-Hollywood/250768521625678



Suzy Homewrecker, creator of Hell on Heels, creates fun club wear that has a taste for the macabre.  A sweet heart with an evil exterior.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hell-on-Heels-Couture/267482156604932)Jill Fogel, who transformed me into a 100 year old woman. One of the creepiest shoots we ever did, my face said 100 and my body said 30.  Have you ever heard of an acid nightmare?  https://www.facebook.com/jillglitterMy tiny snap shot camera, with whom I began my first self portrait experiences.  This little camera was very simple in design, and I had to push the timer button then run in front of the lens.  Often my photos came out blurry, but the result was magical, in that I learned to do photography.  I am still super amateur, but looking forward to expanding my skills this coming year!Yosemite National Park, whose inspiring landscape is burned into my soul by a week long backpacking adventure with my pal Matthew Ramos.Marco Turrubairtes, an amazing painter and leather crafter, who I knew was a creative soul mate the moment we met in the blistering sun upon the Queen Mary in Long Beach. He is an artistic force whose tireless ability to make shit happen impresses and inspires me.  Not to mention he draws boobies on skeletons.  Yes, that’s right, red lipped big breasted skeletons are a memorable part of his deathly artistic endeavors.https://www.facebook.com/FlowNinjaLeatherhttps://www.facebook.com/ElVaqueroMuertoArtUnicorns.  You carry me through life.Sugar Pill Cosmetics, creators of the most intense rainbow pigments, and most dazzling lashed.  Their choice of color palette speaks to my inner drag queen.https://www.facebook.com/sugarpillcosmeticsBeautiful V Nixie, a friend till the end and stunning fairy like creature, who was the first woman to disrobe with me for this project during a trip we took to the mountains for a weekend camp out.  When I need help, she is always there.  When I need fun, she is always there.  I love that little wood nymph!http://www.VNixie.Tumblr.ComMykal Binds, thank you for helping me figure out how to use my Canon camera, which I was struggling to do while on my camping trip.  The camera was so new to me then that I was unable to properly set it, and as the sun was setting quickly one evening, he came to the rescue with advice and patience.http://www.mykalbinds.com/Kyle, who made the summer heat bearable.https://www.facebook.com/FlowNinjaLeather

Shannon, whose delicious myriad of skin art transfixed my eyes, while the sweet nature of his soul made my heart churn.Pamela Barber, who let me wear her beautiful wig for a shoot!http://www.modelmayhem.com/1261319Andrez Diaz, who has been pushing me to start photographing other people for a long time, and a supportive fellow artist for more than a decade.  As my life has evolved, he is one of those rare friends who has evolved in the same  direction.  Not to mention he is a talented designer and photographer, two things that speak to my heart.http://andydiaz.wix.com/andres-diaz-photography
https://www.facebook.com/events/587782664580566/Roxanne, a grounding friend and creative comrade, best friend till the end, woman of chameleon qualities who models my hats like a debutante, and manages to stay  sane while the world spins out of control around her.  When I am feeling off kilter, I can always call her to snap me back into reality, and while she listens to my woes, she offers no nonsense advice when I need it.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/1151687https://www.facebook.com/events/587782664580566/
Oliver, the greatest cat that ever was!!!  A tormented of all, and friend of many.Julian, who never says no when I say please, and has helped me in ever so many ways, house sitting, airbrush artistry, and fine meal preparation!http://www.modelmayhem.com/1562308Jessie James Locarnini, who got one of the images from this project tattooed on her by John Paul Seger.
https://www.facebook.com/johnpaul.segerStephanie, who was generous enough to adorn my head in impeccably delicious makeup and hair for a shoot with Red Rum Collaboration.  And Red Rum COllaboration, for showing up at my doorstep full of fun ideas!https://www.facebook.com/pages/Eat-Your-Makeup/317197624983666http://www.redrumcollaboration.com/ 
https://www.facebook.com/redrumcollabJesse and Robert, both friends of many many years, and willing to text while I lay naked across their laps.  Real pals I tell you!!!http://dvnc-arts.com/Sandra, who adopted the Dink, will always be a life saver in my mind.Jared Tate, the hottest neighbor a girl could hope for.  An artist whose spirit speaks to mine, whose beautiful jewelry and body harnesses are of the most superb and elegant quality.  He is like a kitten whose purr brings me back to earth.https://www.facebook.com/dearraymer
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dear-Raymer-House/136962186370100 Tony, creator of my most prized possession, the beautiful fire chandelier which casts a magic glow of ambiance across the romantic evenings of my life.  I love when an artist has the passion to create something unusual, and with attention to every detail.  Plus, his art is dangerous, a quality which I love in a man!  Mmmmm!!!  
https://www.facebook.com/FireGardenEvents


Alexandra Matthew, an extraordinaire model and woman.  She sweetly gifted me a piece of jewelry after an evening pot luck and I almost cried with surprised gratitude.http://www.alexandra-mathews.com/Roxy Contin, my sister from another mister, and decadently adorned super heroine.  Sweet enough to donate a raunchy romper for me to raunchily romp around in :-)https://www.facebook.com/NudigenousMoon and Dean Ryan, my boyfriend and girlfriend, captors of my heart, friends from my past and into my future.  These two came along when I was looking for a nice monogamous boyfriend and somehow convinced me that what I really needed was a nice three way romance.  They are my muses, my stability, and my hearts desire, forever changed am I by these two kindred spirits, who adore me for my good parts and tolerate my bad parts.  
https://www.facebook.com/SupernaRockswww.EvangelineMoon.com
http://deanryanbrink.com/Angela Zin Kitty Twinkle Toes, who makes a damed cute Santa Clause :-)  https://www.facebook.com/KittyTwinkleToesFetishModel
Shark Face, shark face, you’re the one, you make bath time lots of fun!Rant, who inexplicably gifted me some beautiful birthday garments, including a corset by Louise Black.  She is a fabulous designer herself, creating photogenic garments!http://www.modelmayhem.com/2271004https://www.facebook.com/RantModel
http://www.etsy.com/shop/louiseblack

Aliya Kalypso Choudhery, who collaborated with me on an epic henna art/ headdress collaboration.  Her henna art continually awes me, and her passion for artistic endeavors radiates through all of her creations, whether it be body art or wearable trinkets.  She has generously agreed to collaborate with me on my upcoming project as well, look for images from that coming up soooooooon!https://www.facebook.com/pages/Evil-Playground-Body-Art/198371716915059 https://www.facebook.com/garbwear
Ming Vauz, who let me photograph him… naked.  Musician and now, fellow nude model!  ha!!!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/37134820935/?fref=ts
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=524041830950883&set=a.187142291307507.40666.171418279546575&type=1&theater

Sam, my studio mate, who generously loaned me a camera and lens and bunch of lights.  He is always there for me, unfaltering generous and sweet natured.  He provided me with the first opportunity I had to take self portraits with a “real camera”, and without his support I would never have been where I am now.   He’s like a silent support system in the shadows.http://www.CodeWordSquirrel.com
Michael Helms, who recently gave me my very own camera, a Canon 5D.  Before that I had been borrowing one from my dear studio mate, but Michael was kind in gifting me one of my own.  I met Michael modeling for him years ago but we have since become friends of a deeper nature, he is such a caring loving talented beautiful man, forever in my life I shall cherish him.  Words cannot describe the love we share.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/12886
http://michaelhelms.com/



Ophelia Overdose and Moritz Maibaum, model and photographer.  Both incredibly inspired people who have visited the US a couple times this past year.  Ophelia is an amazing creator of costumes, head pieces and an artful retoucher as well.  She is super young but going strong along her creative path, for which I admire her greatly!  Mo is a rad photographer, set builder, and retoucher as well.  When the two of them pair up it is as though magic has graced the photos.  They pay meticulous attention to every detail, costuming  makeup, hair, environment, and post production!
http://miss-overdose.tumblr.com/

http://www.modelmayhem.com/1836358

DJ, friend and photographer, and donate-r of the rad broken glass mask that I wore while riding my carousel horse ahemmmm I mean unicorn.https://www.facebook.com/mybrokenface

Darth Raper and the magic Tea Pot, who gratified my sexual desires in a moment of loneliness.Royal Black Couture Corsetry, whose beautiful creations I have longingly lusted for, and whose decadent wares I was lucky enough to robe myself in just once!https://www.facebook.com/pages/Royal-Black-Couture-Corsetry
http://royalblack.atTHE END.

-Sylva


I guess I should add my two cents here as well even though Sylva covered all the thank you’s very thoroughly.
I’ll keep it short and sweet. Sylva is the most interesting, loving, creative person I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. And that’s saying a lot considering some of our shared friends, but it’s the absolute truth as I see it. I would never have even attempted such an ambitious project with anyone else. We may not have done exactly what we set out to(and that would be entirely my fault for moving out only three months into the project) but I still couldn’t be happier with what we created.
So thank you everyone for all the love and encouragement you gave us and hopefully we’ll see you around:)
One more thing before I go… In a very strange coincidence, the last day of this project also happened to be the 6th anniversary of the very first time I shot photos of Sylva. Who knew where that would go?

-Lucky

REALLY NOW. THE END.

Thanks to everyone who showered us with lots of love n support over the last year.  This project has been life changing, to say the least.  We set out hoping for some inspiration, and to evolve along our creative paths with a bit of a kick start.  Without a doubt we got that, and more!!!  As Day 365 approached, we realized there was not a single thing we could shoot that would embody the entirety of this project.  We had about a million ideas, but they all seemed contrived.  So we leave you longing for more, and a bit disappointed… there is no final image.  Lucky and I are both eager to start some new projects, and we will announce those here once we set up the domains!  I would like to thank, however, in order of appearance, the cast and crew of this epic photo journal.  So here goes… in order of appearance :-)

THANK YOU TOOOOO……….

Lucky Bastard aka Keith Allen Philips, photographer extraordinaire, one of my favorite roommates ever, an amazing shoulder to lean on, and a creative force to be reckoned with.   Lucky always has been and always will be one of my favorite photographers, his ability to capture the moment and perfectly preserve the essence of time never ceases to amaze me.  
http://blog.myluckylife.com/

Pillar Box Studios, whose walls have housed me and whose sets have helped me make rent this past year.  My home, palace, and art studio.

Bubbles and Frown Haberdashery Shoppe, the brain child of all of my multiple personalities, leaving me free to express myself with the abundant myriad of rainbow visions that haunt my mind.
http://BubblesAndFrown.etsy.com

Whiskey, who tortured me so and eventually freed me of it’s addictive bind.  Thank you for all the painful lessons, you terrible temptress.
Yoga at Pillar Box Studios, which helped me bring one of my favorite practices into my life.  The weekly/ bi weekly classes taught by Gretchen Karma and Laila Liliana Garro showed me the powerful healing powers of yoga, which I have since begun to practice on my own.  Although the weekly yoga class is no longer being held here, through it I met some amazing friends who will be with me forever more.  One such person was the beautiful and inspiring Laura aka Phoenix Rising, who unfortunately became ill with Leukemia shortly after substitute teaching a  few of our yoga sessions here.  The day we met I know we would be friends forever, however I did not know that forever would be so short.  Laura passed away this month after an admirable struggle with the disease, but lives still in my heart.  I love you, wherever your soul may be.

Minnie Mouse.  You are the kinkiest cartoon ever.

Sobriety.  I am days away from my one year anniversary without alcohol and constantly feeling liberated by this choice.  Thanks to whatever miraculous powers of self realization lead me to this path.  My health, inspirations, artistic talents, relationships, career, and every other aspect of my life have continually benefit from this evolution. 

Rachel Sigmon of Posh Fairy Tale Couture was generous enough to loan us numerous epic pieces to shoot for this project.  Her taste for the dramatic speaks to my inner drag queen, and her costuming is definitely among the most photogenic ever.  
http://www.etsy.com/shop/PoshFairytaleCouture

Never More Create, an etsy designer, was generous enough to trade me one of her awesome crocheted outfits, pink and red and delicious.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/NeverMoreCreate

Marilyn of Adorned Immortal, soul sister, morbid designer, and friend till the end.  Marilyn will always be one of my favorite people and artists!  I love you lovely lady!  Marilyn has an unparalleled ability to find bones out in the woods and intertwine them with wire and chain until they become a beautiful piece of jewelry.  Her macabre disposition is reflected in her voodoo queen appearance!
https://www.facebook.com/AdornedImmortal 

Alexia, Adam, and Patrick, some of my favorite friends, and the first to make cameos on my site before our night out to the Magic Castle.  It seems so so so long ago!  Alexia later did some makeup for me and I am looking forward to having her as a HUGE contributor to my next project as well!  She is one of the most talented makeup artists I have ever met, fast and detail oriented and flawless at beauty of extravagant looks.
http://makeupbyalexia.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pdmeditation

That weird dummy we found in the trash… Much later in the year this dude I was dating was looking for something under my bed and found his dismembered figure.  Aaah, how it was all worth it, just for that moment!

David Weiser, one of my oldest friends, who I have known since high school.  Thanks you for the genius purchase of my JOE MAMMA shirt.  I didn’t “get it” at first… but I love it now!

Chrissy Fargo, with whom there is never a dull moment. Whether it is flogging me, juicing with me, doing yoga, or late night chats, her personality can handle it.  It’s like there’s more than one woman living in that body.

Banana dong.  You liberate me.

Caley of Miss G Designs, one of the most inspiring people I have ever met.  Caley’s attention to detail in her creations is paralleled, her passion for making headdresses of an endless variety constantly amazes me.  When I met Caley, it was as though I had been reunited with a long lost sister.  We have the oddest and longest list of similarities and mirrored life experiences.  It is no wonder we met in the feather shoppe, she ended up coming to all of my yoga classes, and is a most cherished soul mate.  I love her, am intimidated by her, and look forward to a life long friendship of forever evolving aspirations.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/MissGDesignsShop

Paul Roustan, my favorite body painter.  Never was such a talented man so down to earth, there is no BS in his inspired approach to making art.  I met him shortly after moving into Pillar Box Studios and have been fortunate enough to have him paint me a number of times since.  We always manage to make up some silly song, catch phrase, or inside joke that carries into our next bi-coastal visit.
http://www.roustanbodypaint.com/

Fables by Barrie, a vintage bathing suit designer, makes me feel like a pin up cartoon when I wear her super incredibly made retro attire.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/FablesbyBarrie

Censorship is Un-American, censorship is All American

The Dink and Selene, my little dogs.  You guys drive me mad, and I love you.  Although the Dink has moved on to a new home, I love that little fucker.  Selene is a friend till the end, loyal and annoying.

America.  Where all your dreams come true. 

The Pinata District, located conveniently a few blocks from my house, is full of child induced inspirations.  My dinosaur pinata was a favorite, he is barely standing now but hanging on for dear life.

Meditation, which was introduced into my life this past year, has continually given me an expanding perspective on my life and the world around me.  Taught “energy consciousness  by Patrick Dinkfeld, I am still such an amateur but loving every experience I have.  I know that when I keep up with my practice the world around me is less frightening, and the magic of the world glows forever stronger.

America the Clown Face, found by David and Vanessa at at garage sale, so perfectly mirrored my alter ego that it’s creepy.  Who is the artist who created this awful piece of art, and why aren’t we married?

Tom Dead Stuff, creator of pinatas and other morbid art.  A truly EPIC paper mache artist, who ever thought they would hear those words paired together?  I love his art, dark and creepy and ever so inappropriate. 
http://www.etsy.com/shop/tomdeadstuff
Peter of Shrine Clothing was one of the first alternative designers I met when I was about 18.  He then had, and still has, a shoppe on Melrose selling the most beautifully crafted ornate outfits that my inner goth could ever desire.  Each garment is beautifully lined and meticulously executed.  Wearable art at it’s finest, and as humble a man as ever was.
Suzy Homewrecker, creator of Hell on Heels, creates fun club wear that has a taste for the macabre.  A sweet heart with an evil exterior.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hell-on-Heels-Couture/267482156604932)

Jill Fogel, who transformed me into a 100 year old woman. One of the creepiest shoots we ever did, my face said 100 and my body said 30.  Have you ever heard of an acid nightmare?  
https://www.facebook.com/jillglitter

My tiny snap shot camera, with whom I began my first self portrait experiences.  This little camera was very simple in design, and I had to push the timer button then run in front of the lens.  Often my photos came out blurry, but the result was magical, in that I learned to do photography.  I am still super amateur, but looking forward to expanding my skills this coming year!

Yosemite National Park, whose inspiring landscape is burned into my soul by a week long backpacking adventure with my pal Matthew Ramos.

Marco Turrubairtes, an amazing painter and leather crafter, who I knew was a creative soul mate the moment we met in the blistering sun upon the Queen Mary in Long Beach. He is an artistic force whose tireless ability to make shit happen impresses and inspires me.  Not to mention he draws boobies on skeletons.  Yes, that’s right, red lipped big breasted skeletons are a memorable part of his deathly artistic endeavors.
https://www.facebook.com/FlowNinjaLeather
https://www.facebook.com/ElVaqueroMuertoArt

Unicorns.  You carry me through life.

Sugar Pill Cosmetics, creators of the most intense rainbow pigments, and most dazzling lashed.  Their choice of color palette speaks to my inner drag queen.
https://www.facebook.com/sugarpillcosmetics

Beautiful V Nixie, a friend till the end and stunning fairy like creature, who was the first woman to disrobe with me for this project during a trip we took to the mountains for a weekend camp out.  When I need help, she is always there.  When I need fun, she is always there.  I love that little wood nymph!
http://www.VNixie.Tumblr.Com

Mykal Binds, thank you for helping me figure out how to use my Canon camera, which I was struggling to do while on my camping trip.  The camera was so new to me then that I was unable to properly set it, and as the sun was setting quickly one evening, he came to the rescue with advice and patience.
http://www.mykalbinds.com/

Kyle, who made the summer heat bearable.
https://www.facebook.com/FlowNinjaLeather
Shannon, whose delicious myriad of skin art transfixed my eyes, while the sweet nature of his soul made my heart churn.

Pamela Barber, who let me wear her beautiful wig for a shoot!
http://www.modelmayhem.com/1261319

Andrez Diaz, who has been pushing me to start photographing other people for a long time, and a supportive fellow artist for more than a decade.  As my life has evolved, he is one of those rare friends who has evolved in the same  direction.  Not to mention he is a talented designer and photographer, two things that speak to my heart.
http://andydiaz.wix.com/andres-diaz-photography
https://www.facebook.com/events/587782664580566/

Roxanne, a grounding friend and creative comrade, best friend till the end, woman of chameleon qualities who models my hats like a debutante, and manages to stay  sane while the world spins out of control around her.  When I am feeling off kilter, I can always call her to snap me back into reality, and while she listens to my woes, she offers no nonsense advice when I need it.

Oliver, the greatest cat that ever was!!!  A tormented of all, and friend of many.

Julian, who never says no when I say please, and has helped me in ever so many ways, house sitting, airbrush artistry, and fine meal preparation!
http://www.modelmayhem.com/1562308

Jessie James Locarnini, who got one of the images from this project tattooed on her by John Paul Seger.
https://www.facebook.com/johnpaul.seger

Stephanie, who was generous enough to adorn my head in impeccably delicious makeup and hair for a shoot with Red Rum Collaboration.  And Red Rum COllaboration, for showing up at my doorstep full of fun ideas!
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Eat-Your-Makeup/317197624983666
http://www.redrumcollaboration.com/ 
https://www.facebook.com/redrumcollab

Jesse and Robert, both friends of many many years, and willing to text while I lay naked across their laps.  Real pals I tell you!!!
http://dvnc-arts.com/

Sandra, who adopted the Dink, will always be a life saver in my mind.

Jared Tate, the hottest neighbor a girl could hope for.  An artist whose spirit speaks to mine, whose beautiful jewelry and body harnesses are of the most superb and elegant quality.  He is like a kitten whose purr brings me back to earth.
https://www.facebook.com/dearraymer
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dear-Raymer-House/136962186370100 

Tony, creator of my most prized possession, the beautiful fire chandelier which casts a magic glow of ambiance across the romantic evenings of my life.  I love when an artist has the passion to create something unusual, and with attention to every detail.  Plus, his art is dangerous, a quality which I love in a man!  Mmmmm!!!  
Alexandra Matthew, an extraordinaire model and woman.  She sweetly gifted me a piece of jewelry after an evening pot luck and I almost cried with surprised gratitude.
http://www.alexandra-mathews.com/

Roxy Contin, my sister from another mister, and decadently adorned super heroine.  Sweet enough to donate a raunchy romper for me to raunchily romp around in :-)
https://www.facebook.com/Nudigenous

Moon and Dean Ryan, my boyfriend and girlfriend, captors of my heart, friends from my past and into my future.  These two came along when I was looking for a nice monogamous boyfriend and somehow convinced me that what I really needed was a nice three way romance.  They are my muses, my stability, and my hearts desire, forever changed am I by these two kindred spirits, who adore me for my good parts and tolerate my bad parts.  
http://deanryanbrink.com/

Angela Zin Kitty Twinkle Toes, who makes a damed cute Santa Clause :-)  
https://www.facebook.com/KittyTwinkleToesFetishModel

Shark Face, shark face, you’re the one, you make bath time lots of fun!

Rant, who inexplicably gifted me some beautiful birthday garments, including a corset by Louise Black.  She is a fabulous designer herself, creating photogenic garments!
http://www.modelmayhem.com/2271004
https://www.facebook.com/RantModel

Aliya Kalypso Choudhery, who collaborated with me on an epic henna art/ headdress collaboration.  Her henna art continually awes me, and her passion for artistic endeavors radiates through all of her creations, whether it be body art or wearable trinkets.  She has generously agreed to collaborate with me on my upcoming project as well, look for images from that coming up soooooooon!
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Evil-Playground-Body-Art/198371716915059 
https://www.facebook.com/garbwear


Ming Vauz, who let me photograph him… naked.  Musician and now, fellow nude model!  ha!!!
Sam, my studio mate, who generously loaned me a camera and lens and bunch of lights.  He is always there for me, unfaltering generous and sweet natured.  He provided me with the first opportunity I had to take self portraits with a “real camera”, and without his support I would never have been where I am now.   He’s like a silent support system in the shadows.
http://www.CodeWordSquirrel.com

Michael Helms, who recently gave me my very own camera, a Canon 5D.  Before that I had been borrowing one from my dear studio mate, but Michael was kind in gifting me one of my own.  I met Michael modeling for him years ago but we have since become friends of a deeper nature, he is such a caring loving talented beautiful man, forever in my life I shall cherish him.  Words cannot describe the love we share.

Ophelia Overdose and Moritz Maibaum, model and photographer.  Both incredibly inspired people who have visited the US a couple times this past year.  Ophelia is an amazing creator of costumes, head pieces and an artful retoucher as well.  She is super young but going strong along her creative path, for which I admire her greatly!  Mo is a rad photographer, set builder, and retoucher as well.  When the two of them pair up it is as though magic has graced the photos.  They pay meticulous attention to every detail, costuming  makeup, hair, environment, and post production!
DJ, friend and photographer, and donate-r of the rad broken glass mask that I wore while riding my carousel horse ahemmmm I mean unicorn.
https://www.facebook.com/mybrokenface
Darth Raper and the magic Tea Pot, who gratified my sexual desires in a moment of loneliness.

Royal Black Couture Corsetry, whose beautiful creations I have longingly lusted for, and whose decadent wares I was lucky enough to robe myself in just once!
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Royal-Black-Couture-Corsetry
-Sylva

I guess I should add my two cents here as well even though Sylva covered all the thank you’s very thoroughly.

I’ll keep it short and sweet. Sylva is the most interesting, loving, creative person I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. And that’s saying a lot considering some of our shared friends, but it’s the absolute truth as I see it. I would never have even attempted such an ambitious project with anyone else. We may not have done exactly what we set out to(and that would be entirely my fault for moving out only three months into the project) but I still couldn’t be happier with what we created.

So thank you everyone for all the love and encouragement you gave us and hopefully we’ll see you around:)

One more thing before I go… In a very strange coincidence, the last day of this project also happened to be the 6th anniversary of the very first time I shot photos of Sylva. Who knew where that would go?
-Lucky


REALLY NOW. THE END.

February 21, 2013
Day #364

Day #364

February 20, 2013
Day #362 part C
When I told Lucky that I couldn’t figure out why no one has bought this beautiful headdress yet, he promptly clarified to me that it is not as nice as my others. It looks like an old vintage grandma hat, all flowery. My other stuff is apparently more magnificent. The wonderful thing about such blunt honesty is that when someone of this verbal caliber compliments you, you know they mean it. No sugar coating from Lucky, he tells it like it is.
The days of this project are nearly over, this is in fact the last Tuesday we shall shoot for this creative venture. We are BAFFLED by what to do for our final shoot. We have set the stakes pretty fricken high, you know??????? FUUUUUCK. And ideas? Someone have a unicorn I can ride?

Day #362 part C

When I told Lucky that I couldn’t figure out why no one has bought this beautiful headdress yet, he promptly clarified to me that it is not as nice as my others. It looks like an old vintage grandma hat, all flowery. My other stuff is apparently more magnificent. The wonderful thing about such blunt honesty is that when someone of this verbal caliber compliments you, you know they mean it. No sugar coating from Lucky, he tells it like it is.

The days of this project are nearly over, this is in fact the last Tuesday we shall shoot for this creative venture. We are BAFFLED by what to do for our final shoot. We have set the stakes pretty fricken high, you know??????? FUUUUUCK. And ideas? Someone have a unicorn I can ride?

February 19, 2013
Day #362 part B
A few months ago I ordered this orange and gold kimono, fantasizing that it would be as soft and sumptuous as my vintage one. Such is not the case, it feels more like a Brillo pad. Scratchy, stiff, and super hideous to the touch. Kinda like someone set a normal kimono on fire, then sold it as new. Ebay for the win~~~~ Online shopping is not for the faint of heart.

Day #362 part B

A few months ago I ordered this orange and gold kimono, fantasizing that it would be as soft and sumptuous as my vintage one. Such is not the case, it feels more like a Brillo pad. Scratchy, stiff, and super hideous to the touch. Kinda like someone set a normal kimono on fire, then sold it as new. Ebay for the win~~~~ Online shopping is not for the faint of heart.

February 19, 2013
Day #362 part A
It seems each of these epic shoot days has a vibe, today’s was decadence!! One of my favorite themes, I fancy myself an elegant enchantress of most seductive powers, galavanting about town on ponies and man drawn carriages That’s right, man drawn carriages, you did not read wrong. I would have horse bits in their sumptuous mouths and reigns upon their bulging muscular, oil lathered, barren shoulders. Giddy-up!
These first shots are showcasing this absolutely decadent outfit by Royal Black Couture Corsetry (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Royal-Black-Couture-Corsetry and http://royalblack.at/). I have lusted longingly for their beautiful wares. Although I will doubtful ever be able to afford these creations, I was delighted that the beautiful Ophelia Overdose (http://ophelia-overdose.blogspot.com/) had brought along her golden robot themed outfit and was generous enough to let me wear it. Truly a work of art, every detail was attended to, the seams perfect, the quality magnificent, and the fit superb. Anyone who has worn a fine corset knows the difference, well made ones can be cinched super tight without discomfort. Swooooon… I am more in love with Barbara Pesendorfer’s custom creations than ever before!

Day #362 part A

It seems each of these epic shoot days has a vibe, today’s was decadence!! One of my favorite themes, I fancy myself an elegant enchantress of most seductive powers, galavanting about town on ponies and man drawn carriages That’s right, man drawn carriages, you did not read wrong. I would have horse bits in their sumptuous mouths and reigns upon their bulging muscular, oil lathered, barren shoulders. Giddy-up!

These first shots are showcasing this absolutely decadent outfit by Royal Black Couture Corsetry (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Royal-Black-Couture-Corsetry and http://royalblack.at/). I have lusted longingly for their beautiful wares. Although I will doubtful ever be able to afford these creations, I was delighted that the beautiful Ophelia Overdose (http://ophelia-overdose.blogspot.com/) had brought along her golden robot themed outfit and was generous enough to let me wear it. Truly a work of art, every detail was attended to, the seams perfect, the quality magnificent, and the fit superb. Anyone who has worn a fine corset knows the difference, well made ones can be cinched super tight without discomfort. Swooooon… I am more in love with Barbara Pesendorfer’s custom creations than ever before!

February 19, 2013
We are rapidly approaching the first ever Fashion Photography Event here at Pillar Box Studios and I am eagerly anticipating all the beautiful images that will result from this epic shoot day!  Myself and some fellow artists have collected an amazing team of 5 hot models, super rad makeup and hair, delectable wardrobe and headdresses, a photography guru here to assist with tech stuffs, a whole lotta lights, and my rainbow delight photo studio.   We are selling a total of 10 slots to aspiring fashion photographers who want to partake in this wonderful opportunity of portfolio building creative madness.  March 2nd is rapidly approaching, and we are almost sold out.  Contact me for details or to secure a spot!!!  

We are rapidly approaching the first ever Fashion Photography Event here at Pillar Box Studios and I am eagerly anticipating all the beautiful images that will result from this epic shoot day!  Myself and some fellow artists have collected an amazing team of 5 hot models, super rad makeup and hair, delectable wardrobe and headdresses, a photography guru here to assist with tech stuffs, a whole lotta lights, and my rainbow delight photo studio.   We are selling a total of 10 slots to aspiring fashion photographers who want to partake in this wonderful opportunity of portfolio building creative madness.  March 2nd is rapidly approaching, and we are almost sold out.  Contact me for details or to secure a spot!!!  

February 19, 2013
Day 361
All this shooting these past few days really put me behind, so I took a one day hiatus and got some hats made :-)  This image is taken from the downstairs closet of my craft room, where all the trinkets, feathers, fabrics, bones, and headdresses that are in transition to the upstairs closet are stored.  I sit over by those rainbow windows all day, every day, so long as I am lucky :-)  Speaking of Lucky (man do I crack myself up)… Lucky is headed here tomorrow for some more power shooting~!!  Looking forward to creative outbursts, camera malfunctions, and late night yoga.

Day 361

All this shooting these past few days really put me behind, so I took a one day hiatus and got some hats made :-)  This image is taken from the downstairs closet of my craft room, where all the trinkets, feathers, fabrics, bones, and headdresses that are in transition to the upstairs closet are stored.  I sit over by those rainbow windows all day, every day, so long as I am lucky :-)  Speaking of Lucky (man do I crack myself up)… Lucky is headed here tomorrow for some more power shooting~!!  Looking forward to creative outbursts, camera malfunctions, and late night yoga.

February 18, 2013
Day #360 part C
And finally, and most excitedly, I painted myself in gold and got to wear this beautiful hat that I had made for a photo shoot recently. The shoot was cancelled and the spectacular hat was left neglected:(  But alas, Lucky took these fricken rad shots, which remind me of the laughing Buddah!! hhhaahaaaaaa!!!

Day #360 part C

And finally, and most excitedly, I painted myself in gold and got to wear this beautiful hat that I had made for a photo shoot recently. The shoot was cancelled and the spectacular hat was left neglected:( But alas, Lucky took these fricken rad shots, which remind me of the laughing Buddah!! hhhaahaaaaaa!!!