Fashion Photo Shoot for Lauren Blazic


Photo by Aimee Wenske

My friend Lauren Blazic is a fashion designer who sells appliances by day. You might remember her blending into houndstooth or crafting moustaches with me.


Photo by Aimee Wenske

Lauren needed to get her portfolio together at the last minute for an interesting opportunity. I knew of two photographers who would be easily convinced to shoot pictures in trade for cute hair accessories.

We went to Hyde Park (Quack's Bakery, a laundromat, and a park) that Sunday afternoon. Here are some of my favorite pictures from Aimee Wenske and lil Phan.

Photo by Aimee Wenske

Sara Janz from Beauty Emporium & Salon did the hair and make up (bad site, good hair). I think her most amazing feat of the day was getting (my) Asian hair to curl. Trick of the trade: use a flat iron (they curl, too).

I'm in a dryer
Photo by Aimee Wenske

The appliances get me every time.


Photo by Aimee Wenske

I kept this headband.

There was a minor fashion emergency along the way. Chelsea got stuck in her dress and had to be removed with the jaws of life (or by breaking the zipper).

fashion emergency

Photo by Tina Phan

Lauren hard at work
Photo by Tina Phan

Lauren made sure her everything was perfect for her portfolio.

vanilla coconut and cream cheese cupcake
Photo by Tina Phan

To top it all off, I got to eat this vanilla cupcake with coconut cream cheese frosting at Quack's. You might remember Quack's from my Mmmpanada Misadventure post. The vanilla coconut cream cheese cupcake was just as good as the lemon meringue.


Photo by Aimee Wenske