Tuesday, January 29, 2008
For those of you keeping up with the Shando blog, just thought I'd mention, there's a new entry - the entries so far have been few and far between. I'll try to keep it updated at least once a month. This one is kind of dear to my heart, so you may want to check it out. Shando's Blog
Sunday, January 27, 2008
I would buy Diane Von Furstenberg Clothes, and that is all I would wear (this 10% version of me is thinner as well - you know because if we're dreaming, may as well be thin) so my clothes would look like this -
(retailing between $295-560 per dress)
While I am at it, I may as well have a Hermes Birkin Bag to go with my new wardrobe: (retails for approximately $55,000 for this diamond clasp version - $15,000 without diamonds)
In addition I may as well have some Christian Laboutin shoes:
(retailing between $800-1,000 per pair)
Maybe an Hermes Scarf or two (or three or four or five) would also be lovely:
(retail $345 each)
Or while I am at it, maybe an Hermes watch: (retail $1495.00)
And while I am at it, maybe some jewelry from Tiffany (plus, LOVE the little blue boxes they come in):(this one I can actually afford were I so inclined $195 - Frank Gehry Fish Ring)
(Paloma Picasso Sugar Stack Ring $4550)
My taste in cars is not crazy expensive, I'm not really a Mercedes or a BMW girl and I certainly wouldn't go the crazy route of a Rolls Royce or something equally silly. Realistically, if I didn't have to worry about the part where I have my kids in the car with me most of the time, it would be:
An Audi 424 (around $40,000) or
A Crossfire Convertible ($40,000) or
Saturn Skye ($26,000)
But really, I'd be content with a dorkier car, like the Toyota Prius
(I know, this seems an odd choice if fantasizing, but after I drove a hybrid in Utah for 10 days I am TOTALLY SOLD on hybrids - retail: $21,000)
But also, I could just go for a Vespa in the fantasy version of my life:
So in my fantasy life I might look like this:
And instead of being a bandana mom who looks like this: (this by the way, is not me but roughly represents the concept of how I might look on the days I opt for the bandana)
I could look more like this:
Monday, January 21, 2008
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Originally uploaded by bandanamomaz.
Okay I got tagged for this on another blog - suppose to list everywhere we stayed overnight in 2007:
*San Diego, California
*Peurta Penasco, Mexico
*Salt Lake City, Utah
*Las Vegas, Nevada
*Santa Fe, New Mexico
*West Yellowstone, Montana
Hmmm, none of those seem particularly exciting do they? Maybe we can do a better job in 2008!
I tag, Suzanne, Cindi, Cynthia, Shando and Heidi
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
I think the images pretty much speak for themselves. Roxanne was a very good model.
A million years ago I modeled for a couple of years. I made very little money - and often none, because sometimes the agency I worked for would get us jobs for the experience - sometimes working long hours but I have to say, I always thought it was a blast.
I don't know why some of these photographs influenced me so much. But it made me think it would be really fun to be a model. Actually, it was really fun to be a model. But somewhere while I was doing it I realized that I could never be a 'real' model. I was at a fitting for a runway show for Jay Jacobs. At the time, Jay Jacobs had all the coolest 80s clothes. There were two other girls getting fitted with me. The stylist took one look at me and said "oh, interesting, I'm going to have to go back and re-think what we were going to have you wear...I didn't realize we were going to get any models who are a real size." I was a size 7. A 9 on a "bloated" day. The other two girls were a 3 and a 5. Also there was the realization that I was too short. The other girls were both 5 foot 9. I was 5 foot 5. I still modeled a few times after that, but honestly, it sort of ruined the whole fantasy of it, knowing that I could never be a 'real' model because I was a 'real' size (oh and the irony of how much I'd love to be that 'real' size now...and how much I hated my size at the time). My favorite type of modeling though was having photos taken.
We've taken photos of Hollie and Hillary and they are both gorgeous as well.
I promised Roxanne copies of the photos so I'm slowly wading through all of them. Kirk has already been picking some of his favorite and thinking about canvas and panel sizes for paintings. I'll post a little slideshow of Roxanne's photos when I'm all finished sorting through everything and picking out all the best ones.
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Marshmallow Trees Trail
Originally uploaded by bandanamomaz.
We're back from our snowmobiling trip - time to face laundry and spring cleaning (in Arizona January is spring to me and the time of year when I feel like clearing out all the stuff that's accumulated) and getting the business running again and paperwork and errands and a million little things that got neglected during the holidays. Yikes.
But first I thought I'd post one of the many photos taken on our trip. This particular trail and day were simply stunning. Cold but BEAUTIFUL. I'm changing the slide show to all of our winter trip photos too, enjoy.