27 September 2010

But that’s life. One minute you’re on top of the world, the next minute some secretary’s running you over with a lawn mower.

 Guess who made it into the Top 10 female finalists in the AMC's Mad Men casting call contest? (Try saying that 5x fast, good lord!)
Me! Little old me. Thanks again to everyone that voted so faithfully. A lot of people have been asking me what happens now, so I will try to clarify how everything works from my understanding (via my interpretation of the contest rules)...


Mad Men Math:
  • Voters picked 10 men and 10 women = 20 finalists
  • The shows Creator Matthew Wiener now picks ONE grand prize winner who gets the walk on role, and 2 second prize winners that win fairly substantial Banana Republic gift cards.
  • So breaking that down a little further, I have a 5% chance of winning. It looks like a female was chosen for the winner last year so hopefully they don't pick a guy just because of that. I am just happy to have made it this far! My ultimate goal for entering this contest was to try and meet the award winning Costume Designer for the show (also designed the amazing costumes for HBO's Deadwood) Janie Bryant, and to maybe get a little advice about entering the world of costume design. Or even just meeting her and seeing the costume department would be lovely!
One last thanks to Bill Sitzmann of Minorwhite Studios in Omaha for taking this photo. 
Love you Bill & Minorwhite!

22 September 2010


This is the rumored cover for French Vogue's 90th Anniversary edition which features otherworldly dreamgirl Lara Stone. I mean, let's get real. Do you even remember an American Vogue cover that was this intriguing? And it's spot on with what we saw on the fall runways, cleavage, curves and more cleavage. My one wish is that the accompanying spread will be Eyes Wide Shut themed. 

Carine Roitfeld this is TO DIE FOR, never stop doin' what you do best. 

P.S. Dibs on this for Halloween. How bangin' would a hands-holding-the-girls-up corset be? Does this exist? I smell a DIY coming on...

Xo Rah