10.05.2010

Playgrounds & Magical Parties

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My sister and I had a great 'big kids' play day in the River Market last week. We initially went down to take outfit photos for the blog, but somehow we just ended up playing the entire time. We each went down the slide once – though the photos of her falling were far funnier than the ones of me awkwardly nailing the landing – I rolled around in the grass, and she braved the water spouts that shot from the ground. It was fun to have a subject to photograph with no stressful agenda, outfit changes, or bigger projects in mind like I used to deal with for etsy photos.

Don't you just love her new owl tattoo? It was loosely based off of this print I gave her for Christmas. I know I've told you before, but for those of you who don't know, she's owl-obsessed! She's actually just animal-obsessed. She just got her first tattoo a few months ago – a crow on her left arm, since that's our last name – and right after that she got a pretty rad lion on her wrist. At this rate, she'll be covered within a year! I still haven't been brave enough to get my first tattoo, but I already know what I want if I ever do get one done – a penny farthing bike ridden by a Charlie Chaplin lookin' man, smoking a pipe and tipping his bowler.
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I finally have the answer to the mysterious celebrity guessing game I had you play the other day too – you know, the one about the hotel guest? Well, it turns out that you girls are pretty smart and almost all of your guesses were correct. Indeed it was Frances Ford Coppola! When I found out he was coming to town, I flipped. It's bananas how much I love Sophia, and since he's the only reason she exists, I got excited. I love his work too, but my love for Sophia's films is at a totally different level. He was in town to pick up his private jet from Falcon, a company that apparently makes a lot of celebrity jets.

Though it was in the middle of my shift, I happened to walk up to the front of the restaurant just in time to see Mr. Coppola walk into the hotel. It was a very small celebrity sighting but exciting nonetheless!
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Vintage Dress: Blue Suede Shoes
Tights: Zara
Shoes: Madewell
Vintage Sunnies: Estate Sale
Purse: Saver's

In other news, I was invited plan a magical party for Rebecca's blog, The Clothes Horse. I've been reading Rebecca's party interviews for quite some time now, so it was a great honor when she asked to interview me too. The questions took a lot more creativity than a normal interview, but it was fun to immerse myself into a fairytale party. I think I got a little too lost in wonderland because I started writing in the past tense, and now I'm afraid I didn't answer the real questions and sounded like a big goob! Oh well, there's no going back now. If you want to take a trip in my imagination, feel free to go read the interview.

Also, for one final bit of business, I was also invited to answer a few questions for Tea Time Tuesday on Morgan's blog, Blackbird Fly. Feel free to go check those out too!

27 comments:

Melanie's Randomness said...

I love that you caught that mini rainbow in one of the pics of your sis! Love her tattoo!! Your dress is beautiful! =)

Lauren said...

These pictures are absolutely amazing, Starr! I love them, you guys look like you are having just a ton of fun. And oh I love seeing celebs, haha!

Just saw on my google reader that Rebecca interviewed you, it's my next read, congrats!

Huggles, Lauren
Sparrow & Urchin

Myriam said...

Ah, I've been yearning for a good outing with my sissy for quite some time now...I can't help but feel a slight twinge of jealousy. So, I need to convince that workaholic to lay off makin' pizzas for a weekend! Enough is enough. Thanks for the reminder.

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Rosie said...

Looks like a fun day! I love the rainbows and glitter! Your dress is adorbs as usual and I loved reading about your treehouse party, can I be on the guest list??

Nadia Kamballa said...

You and your sister looked so cute and pretty.. I love her owl tattoo, it's so rad!

The November Girl

Brittany said...

These pictures are adorable! Your dress is just perfect, I absolutely love it. And I am so jealous that you have a sister (one with awesome style, at that!). I've always wanted a sister to share secrets and clothes with. Congrats on being features on Rebecca's blog, too, that's great!

Melis said...

cute! where's your dress from?

hammocksandtrampolines.blogspot.com

vintagewithatwist said...

love these photos! so fun!

Blackbird Fly said...

really really enjoyed featuring you!
thanks for answering some questions!

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-Morgan (Blackbird Fly)
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Krystal said...

These pictures are so fun =)

anna rose said...

found your blog through the clothes horse! your pictures are so fun and unique. you and your sister are adorable! i'm now a follower :)

Sarah with an "h" said...

These are great! Sounds (and looks!) like you had a fun time.

I just read your interview with Rebecca, and I loved it! Very imaginitive. I would totally dig that party. :)

:o)Sarah
www.restlessromantic.blogspot.com

Ellen said...

Great photos. I love the one taken through the tunnel hole.
Your Madewell brogues are lovely.

Ellen at The Raven and the Cellar Door

Melissa said...

I absolutely LOVED your post on Rebecca's blog. I was fully immersed while reading your party, it was like a fairytale! I felt like I had attended the party.
I also adore these photos. I envy that you have a sister to share so many great experiences with.

<3 Melissa
nothingfancyy.blogspot.com

Nicole said...

Your tea party interview was so imaginative and you definately did not sound like a goob!

Rebecca said...

Looks like a fun day! That dress is totally incredible.

The Daily Fashionista said...

I read that interview the other day and loved it so much!!! Mary Poppins getting drunk and dancing on the table was a highlight for me. So you definitley didn't sound like a goob. And your sis' tattoo is awesome! I'm thinking about getting a small owl silhouette tattoo somewhere, just not sure when.

genevieve, sandbox romance said...

I love every single one of these photos. Perfection!!

anne said...

what fun photos! i'm off to read your interviews :D

KristiMcMurry said...

These pictures are just too cute :)

Amber Blue Bird said...

That looks like a lot of fun. Very cute photos

Kristin said...

very cute! i love big kids, he he.

-Kristin
atasteofthis.etsy.com
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Between Laundry Days said...

You and your sis are so cute!

Rachel said...

The picture of your sis with the rainbow is just ADORABLE!
~Ruby
http://wroughtironstyle.wordpress.com/

Delita said...

I love your pictures so much!

Justice Pirate said...

I'm behind in all my blog reading but I finally got to catch up here! i love this entry!! I want to play!

Little Miss Curious said...

Girl I love your shoes! :D Really interesting crazy photos. So cool! :)