Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Doggie Date

My canine boyfriend, Elliott, and I went on a date to the Three Dog Bakery event at Vinino on Monday night. The dogs were served breadstick appetizers, a meatball side dish, a lasagna entree, and a mousse dessert, while the humans were left to fend for themselves. Elliott is a picky eater and he somehow knew he was not being served "people food" even though what they served looked pretty edible, nonetheless he devoured his meatball. He is also pretty antisocial when it comes to other dogs but he didn't attack any of them too severely and towards the end of the night he was pretty friendly with Angel's pug, Meatball. One of my favorite parts was when Elliott met the huge great dane, named Ellie. He was intimidated by her size and had to put the bluff in on her and protect his puppy friend, Meatball. Elliott is the greatest dog. He is super mellow, super lovey dovey, and super funny and cute. One of the cutest things is when you play the "I got your nose" game with him. He goes crazy when you take his nose, he needs that thing! But as soon as you say, "Okay, you can have it back" and put it back on his face, he calms down. Its adorable but sometimes Craig makes Elliott so frustrated without his nose that I have to say, "Give his nose back!" He also loves to chase squirrels, even though he is about the same size as them. One day he reacted to a song on the Tim and Eric Awesome Show, called "Sports," for some reason thinking they were singing about squirrels. He still runs around crazy if you say "sports," my little jock, he loves sports. Elliott is my most favorite dog in the whole world and I am going to miss him so much when I leave.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Pixie Spring

You know how when you buy a new car, then you start seeing your model of car everywhere? That happened to me recently with my new haircut. It seems Spring has inspired many women to cut off their tresses and adopt a pixie do. I am actually really enjoying it. Not only is it easy, but its brought out a feminine and vintage feeling in me. All I want to do is wear pretty dresses and high-waisted jeans and frolic in the Spring flowers.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Tulle Time

If you've read my friend Joey's blog recently, Text on Textiles, then you know the Kansas City Ballet is prepping for a show, titled "Salute," which called for a heap of tutus. My friend Lily, who was also Joey's design partner in the West 18th Street Fashion Show, works in the Ballet's costume department full time and asked me to help out for the day to help finish up the tutus. Hilary and I had the job of tacking the tulle in place and although it was a long day at work, it was fun and a refreshing change from the blood center. It was nice to work around like-minded people and also helped to remind me that I am getting closer and closer to my new career in fashion design. Sewing is challenging, time consuming and only gets easier with practice but I feel it is very important to know how to construct a garment in order to be a fashion designer. Although I was just doing simple hand sewing today, I was still using the subjective part of my brain to determine the aesthetic of the tutu and that is the part that I look forward to the most in the future, being creative and getting paid for it. Thanks Lily!

Below: Hilary and me, tacking tutus.