9.04.2010

One Week Til NYC: Let the nerves begin

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Dress: Lisa Likes $20
Socks: Saver's .69 cents
Shoes: Goodwill $6

It's official. In one week I'll be making my first flight to New York City, and to add to the nervousness, my flight is scheduled on September 11th! I'm really not all that worried about the date, just thought it was kind of ironic that my introduction to the city would fall on such a tainted day.

My week is jam packed from here until the day I leave! First, there's packing. I said last week that I was gathering lots of inspiration for my outfits, but too many other things came up and I fell behind on my plans. I know I better get started soon though, or else I'm going to be a disaster trying to put it all together last minute. At least all of things that got in the way were good and exciting!

I'm still not completely caught up though. I have to finish one more guest post that I'm super-dupes excited about—I'll reveal more when I can—and I still need to finish tinkering around with some html for Annie's blog—it's looking good so far! Then there's my first real shoot as a stylist too.

I had a local model contact me asking if I'd like to work with her on a shoot, and of course, I couldn't say no! It'll be my first time working with a professional photographer—sometimes it's nice to know I don't have to do it all—and at the end of the gig, she and I will both get a few prints, a CD, and rights to use the photos! The best part is, I have complete creative freedom. I get to style it AND pick the location for the shoot. The worse part is, the shoot falls on the night before I leave. Yikes! So pretty much, I'll be working on that instead of doing last minute NYC preparations. The model said it was fine if I just photographed the looks and didn't come to the shoot, but I don't think I'd want to miss out on watching and learning from the photographer.

Also, I finally figured out what I'll be doing during my long layover in Memphis too, but I can't reveal that until I get back from my trip. Fingers crossed it'll all go as planned!

29 comments:

Rebecca said...

How exciting, a trip to NYC and a shoot. I can't wait to see the outfits you style and what you get up to in New York. Have a wonderful time!

Q's Daydream said...

These pics are sooooo pretty!
I can't believe you leave in a week, so exciting! and congrats on the shoot!
Must be a long layover in Memphis if you can do something exciting! :o)

Emma said...

That's such a pretty dress. love the shoes with the navy socks too! What an exciting week you have ahead! Have fun!!!

caycelayne said...

first of all, i absolutely adore these photos! and secondly, when you're in memphis you will be only one hour away from me!!! :)
p.s. i'm working on getting some photos of the green dress i bought from your shop..waiting for it to cool off a bit...
have a blast in NYC!

Ctoonz said...

the first pict is AMAZING!:D

CLIFF from http://cropcripcrop.blogspot.com/

Jennifer Dawn said...

Lovely photos! Enjoy your trip to NYC! I'm definitely jealous, I've never been!

http://andohsofancy.blogspot.com

Justice Pirate said...

aww you're right by me when you go to NYC. have a great time. I keep hearing about it. Seems wonderful. I love all the shots. so much fun. I just took hilly photos too! yey for hills!!! Yey for fashion that rocks! yey for Starr that rocks more!

Marloes. said...

Enjoy your trip! this is such a great post, I love the shots a lot!

thestylesandwich.blogspot.com

L. said...

yay! it sounds like you have so much amazing stuff happening in your world! congrats on the shoot and on your first ever trip to NYC! hope everything goes off without a hitch!

lovelove,
Betty Noir

Jasmine said...

i can't friggin believe that i'm going to meet you in a week! ah! i'm sure whatever you come up with will be amazing! the photoshoot sounds like a dream and i can't wait to see the photos and the outfits you'll be styling :)

L said...

Such a great outfit! You always have such amazing pictures! Don't worry, you will do great and I can't wait to see what you do! Good luck :)

xxL

Amber Blue Bird said...

Good luck on your trip, I am sure you will have a blast!

Lucy, Dear Fish said...

Ahhh I know what you mean I'm totally freaking out! I'm leaving on Tuesday and not coming back to my house til Thanksgiving so I'm trying to figure out what to pack for the next three months. It's stressing me out so much.
BUT I am soooo excited that you're working as a photographer! Congratulations Starr, you really really deserve it. It is so wonderful to see how amazing your photos have been lately. I hope it's fun!
I'm so excited to meet you!

fashionist__ahead said...

i love your dress and good luck..
:):):)

vintagewithatwist said...

NYC? I'm so jealous :)
love these photos and this outfit, can't believe you thrifted those shoes!

Meggstatus said...

Oh Starr you are going to have SO MUCH FUN in New York I can't wait to hear all of the stories from your trip. Being busy is probably a blessing, it won't leave you any time for worry. And everything sounds so exiting.

Now it's time to catch up on your blog....

XO
Megg

Papillon Vintage said...

AMAZING pictures! The coloring is lovely - very saturated, but still realistic. Bravo!

Clare said...

These are PHENOMENAL pictures. So much excitement in your future!! (Sounded like a fortune cookie, sorry!)

Lara said...

Oh have fun in NYC! It is definitely a place to see!

Delightfully Tacky said...

I ADORE these photos. Now I want to go out and find a huge field. Too bad I just rained. Laying in the grass would be soggy today.

Can't wait to see you in NYC! I leave in just a couple days! Ack!

Tamara said...

New York is a blast. The seafood is fantastic, and there's so much to do. You'll definitely enjoy it.

Good luck with your photoshoot too. I'm sure it'll be fun, and you'll learn a lot.

arnique said...

Amazing photos. I was, like, could that background possibly be real? Then I thought, it's Starr Crow, of course it's real. :D

Have fun at the photoshoot AND New York! I am sure they are both going to be rousing successes.

A from A + B in the Sea

Honey. said...

amazing; fantastic; cute; <3

vogueish said...

pretty..dress...and did you say nyc...ooh..excitin...!!!

hannah said...

super cute dress! have fun on your trip- new york is awesome. and cant wait to see the photos from your shoot!

hannah said...

super cute dress! have fun on your trip- new york is awesome. and cant wait to see the photos from your shoot!

Rachel said...

What an exciting post! Styling a photo shoot, how cool is that?
I'm happy for you :)
~Ruby
http://wroughtironstyle.wordpress.com/

avalonne lou summers said...

Have a safe flight and trip to NYC! I hope you have a wonderful time. Sorry I haven't written in forever! I've really missed reading your posts, I'm glad I'm back. I can't wait to get back into the whole blogging religiously again! These photos are stunning! Take care and have fun in New York! xxxo

Diane said...

Woah, so much stuff has happened since the last time I visited your blog! Congratulations on everything that has come your way. How exciting to be doing your own shoot, I can't wait to see how it turns out!