Thursday, August 27

HNT New York Fashion Week

Working Fashion Week

hnt work 2

Creating displays of panties, bras, and accessories.
I had the lay outs. The color boards. The models. The photos.
And never enough of my best friend - coffee!

Obviously these were not part of the Depression Chic collection.

A blast from the HNT past.
HNT Black Leather Boots VS White Gogo Boots?
There were 86 comments on that post. I can't pick a favorite. I loved them all. We had a great time playing. I guess that's all that really matters.

See the man, Osbasso!

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Thursday, August 20

HNT Freelance Writing

hnt work
I picked up some freelance writing work. Nothing technical for a change.
It did my heart good to be able to write again. A calm came over me.
I felt myself again as I haven't in a long while.

How still,
How strangely still
The water is today,
It is not good
For water
To be so still that way.
Sea Calm ~~Langston Hughes

An HNT Blast From the Past.
hnt blues
Unfortunately haloscan lost most of the comments, but they have promised to return them for a small ransom.
Most memorable comment from that post.
Denny Shane: "thanks for the nice vote of confidence but I don't do half-nude gracefully. I'm a 100% type guy! lol"

See the man, Osbasso!

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Sunday, August 9

Depression Chic

Last Spring, In the midst of all of the chaos that was going on in my life, I had the opportunity to pick up some freelance work in Fashion Marketing. It was my first time working during Fashion Week in New York.

The one thing you can count on in the fashion industry is that it will always find a way to take whatever topic is hot in the world and turn it into a 'trend'. This year, as the country headed into a downhill spiral of financial despair, the fashion industry quickly picked up the headlines that we were 'Heading into the Next Great Depression' and, with their usual joie de vivre, created the latest fashion trend called Depression Chic.

I've been working in merchandising clothing lines this year that include some of the most drab and strange colors. All of the colors look like they've been mixed with a sooty gray.

I'm hoping the fall lines will be a bit more cheerful.

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Thursday, August 6

HNT Working Driving

HNT Work
I'm late, but at least I made it!

Oh, summer has clothed the earth
In a cloak from the loom of the sun!
And a mantle, too, of the skies' soft blue,
And a belt where the rivers run
In Summer ~~Paul Laurence Dunbar

I don't know what Dunbar was talking about. Obviously he never spent a summer here.
I run from my air-conditioned car to my air-conditioned office.
By the time I get inside my curls have turned into a sticky, hair-spray mop and my make-up has melted into icky, brown tie-dye on my dress.

Is summer almost over yet?

Happy HNT everyone!

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Wednesday, August 5

Early Hours

Night has given birth to a new morning. The faintest light has begun to creep against my window shades.

This is the hour when I miss you most. My body is still tingling from my dreams of you. I can still feel your hands on me. Those same hands that touched, first tentatively, then with growing urgency. I wonder if I would feel this longing for you if you were here. Would I pull away from you? Afraid to lose myself in your touch. Would I fear to let myself go and lose myself completely?

Sometimes the thought of it makes me shudder. I don't know that I can get myself back if I dare to venture into the depths that you have promised.

Sometimes I'm afraid that I'll just stop breathing.

Only you would be able to bring me back.

But I think that you would not.

Helpless as a burning city,
how can I ignore that the extremes
of pleasure are fire storms
that leave a vacuum into which
dangerous feelings (tenderness,
affection, l o v e) may rush
like gale force winds

You Ask Why Sometimes I Say Stop
~~ Marge Piercy

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Saturday, August 1

Nottingham Outlaws

This is my band.
This is our album cover.

The Band Meme

You are about to have your own band and create its album cover!

Follow these directions to the letter.
It's fun and requires no thought at all.

Go to......
The first article title on the page is the name of your band.
The last four words of the very last quote is the
title of your album.
The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
4. Use your graphics program of choice to throw them together and
make your band's album cover."

I got this a while ago from kuanyin moi at Blog-Blond.

If you create an album cover please link to it in the comments.
I can't wait to see what you come up with!

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