Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Chill in the Air...

Hello Lovelies~

I hope this week finds you doing well out there! There is so much going on here, I scarcely know where to begin. Let's begin with the latest business news, shall we?

To start, in anticipation of the holiday season, I am loading STAG up with some truly great vintage items just perfect for gift-giving! Knick-knacks, men's items, some women's items, vintage Christmas decorations, oh yes! We are getting in the spirit over there. Among the great items are the two things below: a vintage pair of men's Nantucket Red slacks (nothing says "New England Prep" like those) and a great vintage wool Arrow plaid camp shirt. (There are a lot of camp shirts in the shop right now, actually, so if you're in the market, swing on by!) Plus, from Thanksgiving to December 20th, I will be posting gift ideas over on the STAG Facebook page straight from the STAG inventory, so follow along if you don't already.

What else? Oh! I was recently asked to shoot a piece based on the Rocky Horror Picture Show to go into a calendar that benefits Rocky for a Cause, an organization that donates its proceeds to benefit Equality Maine, which is a LGBT political advocacy organization. I got Dr. Frankenfurter and I was completely flattered to get the star of the show! The entire calendar was females only, so I found a wonderful female model who was very comfortable strutting her stuff in a freezing cold abandoned building for the cause! Haha. It was such a fun day. Take a look at some of the shots. She's great, no?

I also did a shoot recently for the Ollo Hair Salon here in Portland, Maine. This terrific group of ladies needed some shots for their new website, and I came to their aid. Ha. What a fun shoot this was! So much beauty and style and so many laughs. It was a complete pleasure. And they're delighted with the results! So, another happy client. If you're local and in need of a style tune-up, stop by and make an appointment and tell them Jessica sent you!

I am so very lucky to have a completely eclectic group of talented, interesting and intelligent friends who have such interesting hobbies and pastimes. Among these friends, is my good friend Timothy, who just recently got his pilot's license! He has been asking me to go up with him since summer and both my schedule and the weather haven't cooperated. Until this past weekend! We went up for an hour right at sunset and as the shots below show, it was truly one of the most breathtaking experiences I've had in recent memory. I'm a very lucky girl, you guys.

Okay. Enough business for this week! I have found some amazing things I want to share with you all. First, I stumbled across Telegramme Studio out of the UK last week on Pinterest and I'm embarrassed to admit, about an hour and a half later, I managed to pull myself away from their sites! Wow. Completely impeccable design on every level: their website, their work, their Instagram feed, you name it, it's perfect. Plus, they have gig posters and greeting cards that are drool-worthy and that's not all! They have Christmas cards too... Goodness. All hand-done letterpress. Just. I'm in love.

And let's end with this amazing thing: GPS shoes. What? That's right. These smart looking loafers have a GPS tracking system in them. Plus, there are lights and directionals and a map on the leather soles. I can't... I know they're for boys, but I want all of the things. Badly.

Until next time: unpleasant dreams...

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