the weirdest thing happened over the weekend.
i opened up the local atlanta magazine JEZEBEL and saw this:
how in the hey…. i mean, i knew there was an article written and a photo shoot but i had to wait until i saw it with my own two peepers to make sure it was real.
so it is. confirmed by the table of contents. (for some reason, that really blew my mind)
so if you’re in line at the grocery store or in a doctor’s office and see the may issue of jezebel, you can check out a familiar face on page 82. (well, familiar-ish – i was totes air-brushed.)
as with most things in life, this wouldn’t have happened without a little (lot) of help from my friends. cassie, the ultimate PR maven who is so generous with her fab ideas – and merrell, who can really put a pen to paper beautifully. can’t thank you ladies enough!
behind the scenes info, if interested:
- i was photographed in the worldwide HQ. do you see the SHELVES?! i told rbb his woodworking career will totally take off now that he’s been published. this shoot happened at the perfect time – i had just gotten the pink curtains (which i LOVE – kate at just kate did them and they are so, so pretty) installed a couple of weeks before, and generally gotten the office under control and organized just prior to this. and by “just prior” i mean like the night before.
- in finalizing details of the shoot a couple of days ahead of time, i told the photographer what ONE outfit i was planning to wear (colored jeans, bright solid top, wedges). she basically was like “yeeeeah, that sounds cute but we’re gonna need something a little dressier. you need three options, and only one should be that casual.” OMG. upon the completion of her sentence, i completely freaked and drove straight to the mall to basically turn into julia roberts handing salesladies fistfuls of cash in exchange for anything that looked cute and current. NOW I SEE WHY STYLISTS EXIST. the outfit that appeared in the magazine is a milly dress that i found way on sale during my spastic shopping excursion. the pink belt i had lurking in my closet; i think it’s j.crew (they have the absolute best skinny belts, imo). thank goodness i had a hair appointment the day before and my girls there could give me a good blowout / curl. oh, and cover up some majorly unsightly roots.
- i love how in the article they mention the companies where i used to work (that was added after a fact-checker called me to run through basically all of the declarative facts. i felt SO big time). it was while working at those firms (turner construction company and HOK) that i learned graphic design software, all about white space and visual composition and i swear, if you work for picky architects (they all are) ever in your life, you can work for anybody.
thanks a million to JEZEBEL for the feature! i am so very, very honored to be a part of the may issue!!