this is just a teaser. i’m going to make you actually read before you see the rest
oh, and fyi, you may now click on any picture to see it in FULL SIZE.
i’d suggest that you do that
i’ll slowly be working my way back in time to add this new and exciting (to me. the rest of the world has been implementing it for ages,) feature to all previous posts as well. because i know there’s nothing that you’d like to see more than a larger version of my face!
exordium: since i wasn’t actually present at the shoot itself – just the styling of it the day before – i’ve attempted to stick with what i know – things i’ve designed myself, and a couple of the shots that amber and i styled together. you can check out a little more of the “diana-writing about things she didn’t experience” action over at painfully hip, but since she was the lucky one not puking that day, i think we should join forces and demand that she share her experience that day. let’s start a social revolution!!
first of all, how shady am i?! first i’m here, then i’m not, then i come back, then i leave you again…
i’m moving, ok? it’s hard.
i don’t have an internet connection.
i’m beginning to have a personal issue with “boxes.”
as in, i whisper terrible things to them when no one is around.
like, “your mother never loved you,” and “your boyfriend told me i’m prettier than you.”
extreme? no. those things are pure evil. you put your stuff in them, and then you have to carry them.
want some good news? i’ve got pictures!! and a video! i know how much you love the videos. my stats page tells me exactly how many times each one has been viewed.
even after i guilt-trip you.
come on guys. “slow internet connection” is not an excuse. i’m trying to entertain you.
remember all the way back in july? those good old days?
remember corpus christi? that place where i got really sick and stayed in bed for a day and a half, totally missing Fun Time?
well this beautiful girl/amazing hostess/provider-of-air-mattresses to those in need, and organizer of epic shoots sent us the results of the just-now-mentioned photo-op!
krystal aeby, Ultimate Hostess and also Totally Awesome
amber and i styled the shoot at the produce gallery in downtown corpus christi – (one of the) home(s) of the amazing produce boys, the day before it was scheduled. and then i conveniently missed it by being preoccupied with my new and intimate relationship with the aeby’s toilet bowl. i’ll show you a picture of those guys, because it’s much more attractive than what i was doing:
the produce boys, way more awesome than vomiting
as much as i wish i’d prioritized better, it still is kinda awesome to see your handiwork in action. even if you weren’t actually there directing the action, and you’d really only made sure that the action was ready to happen the next day.
i will find and destroy the flu virus. i swear to you on my mother’s life.
(no, mom. not “really diana?!?!“)
lookin’ good. i know.
another awesome thing? seeing your own creation in action. behold, the unveiling of “things diana makes: the dress!” (by “makes” i mean “makes up in her head and creates.” i don’t do pre-printed patterns.)
yeah! it doesn’t look half bad, does it?! i made that! (the dress.)
this is actually part of a larger collection, called “the two dresses diana made.”
behold again, “The Other Dress!”:
yes ladies, leopards are back. and i brought them.
how about a little “behind the scenes” action, since neither one of us were able to attend?!
this is what people who aren’t in a relationship with a toilet bowl do for fun
and now, the moment we’ve all been waiting for, painfully hip design collective and produce culture photo shoot, the movie!!
for the love of my mother (who’s already been sentenced to sacrifice by her daughter’s hollow claims in the name of destroying influenza once and for all, just watch it! ok?) it makes me really happy when things i do are appreciated. or pretend-appreciated.
oh, and just in case this is what was holding you back, i didn’t film or edit this masterpiece. i’m just the conduit.
see? totally worth that minute and 18 seconds of your life.
awesome, right? well, get used to it – and tucson, we’re lookin in your direction. the painfully hip design collective is All Eyes On You right now, and we’re here to stay.
for a couple months at least.
i even get my own business cards! no more white-out across amber’s name when she’s not looking… hello adulthood! i’m diana, and i do believe you’re asking me for a dance.
took long enough. do you know how long i’ve wanted my own business card? other than the three different ones i currently have?
anyway,to wrap this up, we want to give a huge thanks to krystal aeby for co-ordinating this whole thing and single-handedly making it possible, chris aeby, (and krystal) for being such amazingly sweet and thoughtful hosts – and feeding us the best food we’ve ever tasted! – produce culture, and the produce boys themselves, for letting us use their amazing studio, sharat camacho for taking such awesome photographs, and christina pujol, chelsea wilkerson and megan haberzettle for not only being such stunning models, but also showing so much support, enthusiasm and excitement. that’s the stuff that keeps us going.
you guys are awesome!