Thursday, October 28, 2010


The next best thing to Halloween it's self, is a Halloween pin up! Duh! Last year Kevin and I did this pin up inspired by the great Gil Elvgern.

 Ahhhhhh I love Halloween, I mean how could you not love an excuse to run around all night in a scandalous costume while drinking too much and you can throw eggs and towel paper on people's property and it's kind of ok, yep best holiday ever. I spent my last three Halloweens in new york, I went to the parade and a bunch of cool parties, which was a total blast, I took a bunch of photos and I'm really glad I did or else I wouldn't have remembered any of it, haha!

 Being Bettie Page last year was so much fun! Wearing a black wig made me feel like a different person, it was definitely a hit at the parade.

 Being Marie Antoinette, the year before was also a ton of fun, but that wig was so heavy it gave me a huge headache but was totally worth it.

When I went to FIT everyone dressed up at school for Halloween,  so I dressed up as a vinyl french maid, I really miss that about that school.

Anyway, I'm kind of feeling like a halloweenie this year because I'm staying here in Lancaster, have no real plans, and even worse because I still don't have my costume worked out. F*** you, school for making me to busy to do anything fun for the holiday. I do have a few ideas for a costume though, I'm thinking Barbarella, or maybe a 60's go-go dancer... we'll see

Oh well, My little gargoyle Cheddar is in the Halloween spirit, his dressing up like a leopard!
xo Grace

Sunday, October 17, 2010

cow girls!

If you don’t like cowgirl pin ups you suck; they are dangerous, and pretty darn feisty, but in a really cute way! I’ve been drawing a ton of them lately for a children’s book so they’re on my mind. How could you not like a busty girl with guns and lassoos? There are so many great cowgirl pin ups, because it’s so classic and not to mention just fun. Gil Evergreen painted a few of my favorite cowboy pin ups. He is such a total pro, I mean he could paint a paper bag and make it look sassy. 

 When my good friend Kevin suggested that we do a cowgirl pin up shoot, I was all about it! So I went straight to e-bay to search for the outfit and toy guns, because toy guns rule. I came across an old 1950’s waitress outfit, and I knew I had to have it for the shoot. It looks almost exactly like a cowgirl pin up I found online.  Since half of what makes a memorable pin up is props, I when into my basement and dug out my old rocking horse toy from when I was 3 because I though it would be great for our shoot. I stuck it in my car and drove off to Philly to meet Kevin.

As always, it was great to see Kevin, but shooting in my super cute cowgirl outfit made it even more fun! I love dressing up so much it's not even funny. I’m so lucky that Kevin is not only a great, friend but is also a master photographer, and I adore the photos he took!

xoxo Grace