Category: Interviews

InterviewsThe Photography of Bunny Jenny

You know that feeling when you first discover some hidden talent in the world? It’s sort of like falling in love.
Elated by my new favorite photographer, Jenny Woods (a.k.a Bunny Jenny) I am pleased to share her with you in this inspiring interview.
But first, please indulge!
First of all, your website says you’re only 18. Is that true?
I sure am! I’m just a baby still.

Where is your home base, and do you travel a lot?

I live in a small town entirely made up of sugar cane. I prefer the country to big cities, at the moment. It keeps me inspired and my own. I feel like bigger cities are so fast paced and you can lose yourself if you’re not careful. My town keeps me sane when it comes to art. I don’t do a lot of traveling outside of South Florida. I hope to one day though.

Do you remember your first camera?

My first camera was a Olympus film camera. I got it for my 16th birthday. The sad part is that I just recently started using it a couple months ago. It’s amazing to shoot with. I absolutely love film.

Where do you get some of the concepts for your photo shoots, like “A horse with no name” where did that idea come from?
I keep a journal with me at all times and I jot down whatever comes in my mind. I get really inspired by music and old black and white movies. I had the idea when passing a horse pasture; I thought combining a woman’s delicate body with a horse’s would be mind blowing. They’re both so beautiful and soft. I wanted the model to feel as if she was a part of that horse; to be one with it.

What do you look for in a model?
I don’t really look for anything specific when looking for a model. I just try to look for one that matches each idea perfectly. They’re all just really playing a part when being photographed. I like to tell my models a story before shooting and I tell them to play that story in their mind while shooting. It makes the photos feel more natural and real, than just a pose. I try to bring stiff bones to life.

How long does it take you to prepare for a shoot?
I’m VERY controlling when it comes to my shoots. I don’t like using stylists or make up artists, unless absolutely necessary. It takes me a couple months to plan out one idea. But that’s also depending on how difficult the idea would be to create. In my mind, you never stop planning a shoot.. even after the shoot is over with. You always come up with new ideas or things you should have tried; it eventually evolves into a new photo shoot.

Is there anything you splurge on for your photo shoots?

Oh geeze.. haha, I buy all of my own props/clothes/camera equipment for shoots! That’s where all of my paycheck goes. I don’t remember the last time I bought something for myself. My mom gets so mad at me, too, because I don’t get paid for any of my photo shoots. She doesn’t understand though. I don’t like shooting for money… I feel like you lose your passion for something once you start getting paid to do it. You stop doing it for yourself and forget the reason why you loved it, in the first place. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to accept money for taking pictures.. It doesn’t seem right to me. I have rates up on my Model Mayhem site right now, but I don’t ever see myself actually telling someone to pay me, ya know?
A lot of your photography is very fashion oriented; are there any current fashion trends that you’re into?
I’m digging florals! Haha, I love color and flowers; they make me in such a good mood!
How did you come to be known as Bunny Jenny?
It was a nickname in high school! My best friend used to call me her “little bunny” and I guess it just stuck? I don’t think anyone calls me by my real name, actually. I like to think of it as my alter ego; you know, the artistic me. I’ve thought about changing it and just using my real name, but I love it too much. ‘Bunny Jenny’ will always be part of me. It’s who I am.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten?
“You only have one person to make happy in life: yourself.”

If you just fell in love with Bunny Jenny, like I did, see more on her website!

InterviewsLulus Featured Fan: Miraya!

We absolutely love our Facebook and Twitter fans! Each one of you is important to us and we enjoy chatting on 
Facebook or tweeting with all of you. So, we wanted to feature some of our lovely fans and get to know them a bit better. If you’d like to be a featured fan, just get on our “radar” by being active on our blog and 
Twitter or 
Facebook page. The more you interact/post/tweet/comment, the more likely you could be a Lulus Featured Fan!


Some of you still have the last snow flurries lingering before the weather turns to warmer days. Today, we are featuring the cutest snow bunny, Miraya! We have some pics of her in a Lulus dress and and interview. She is a 
Facebook fan who is an active participant in all the fun on our page.   

Where are you from?

I currently live in Michigan but I’m originally from sunny Florida.

How did you hear about

I actually stumbled upon when I was surfing the web. I immediately fell in love with the clothes and ran to Facebook to Like the page.

What are your favorite activities?

Favorite activities? Yikes! That’s a tough question to ask. Let’s see, I love art, music and fashion. My main passion is art, especially digital art and traditional art –some of my art can be seen on my personal site at My second love is creating jewelry and sewing costumes for the Renaissance Festival. In fact, with a lot of encouragement from friends I have recently taken on the venture of selling some of my pieces online and will hopefully be opening an online store this coming month which is both exciting and daunting! I enjoy metal working and have recently worked with glass fusing. In short, I love trying new things and learning new things. Yeah, I guess you can say my list is pretty broad and endless so I’ll zip this up by saying I also enjoy gaming online and reading comic books. I suppose at the end of the day I’m a self professed Geek! However being a Geek does NOT mean you sacrifice being fashionable — the trick is to always make Geek look chic.

What does your closet look like?

Ahh, my closet. I am one of those lucky girls with a walk in closet. My closet is color coordinated by seasons and lengths. I basically have rows of shirts, blouses, skirts, pants, dresses and each section has to be color coordinated into a rainbow. My shoes are all tidy in plastic boxes for easy access and my belts are hung neatly on hooks. I have a vintage jewelry box my mother gave me as a child where I store my endless array of goodies. I also have some vintage boxes I use to store scarves and gloves and the such for winter. In the corner I have a tall stack of hat boxes where I keep all my fun hats for the spring and summer! I’m very fortunate to have the space and I love it because it defines my style and what I’m about. I’m an artist and I love clothes and I’m able to combine both passions in one lovely place.

What would you want to see more of in our blog?

I think you guys are doing a fine job thus far. Your articles are engaging, your staff is full of fantastic talent and your store is amazing. If I had to pick something though I guess I would suggest more tips –maybe make up tips!? I love make up and tips on application or the latest color trends seem to have some real potential.

What are your favorite Lulus products?

Oh Gosh, well first off let me say I LOVE the Look Books! Those are a great source of inspiration! As far as a favorite product goes – I can’t pick just one! I love the shoes and the clothes and the accessories – I love some of the vintage stuff you guys have! SO CUTE! <3.

What would you like to see more of on

I think I’d like to see a bit more of Career wear. Why should our fashion sense suffer at the office, right? :)

What is the most inspiring quote or motto you’ve heard?

My favorite quote is “Little minds are subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them” – by author Washington Irvin. I think everyone has potential, given the chance. One thing I’ve learned in life is that, yes — life is a challenge but as long as we give it OUR best and as long as we do everything we can to never give up, everything else will fall into place.

We enjoyed our interview with Miraya! We can’t wait to see YOU as our next featured fan! So, be sure to say hello to us on 
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InterviewsStarring Rosemary Rey: Fashion Editor for Role A|F|M!


For a while now, I have been itching to do a segment featuring stylists. Well, when the first edition of the Houston-based publication, Role A|F|M, fell into my lap, I was introduced to the artful styling of fashion editor, Rosemary Rey.
Rosemary partnered with Lulus for some of the looks featured in the art, music and (yes!) fashion magazine, but my favorite part of the whole spread (besides the monochrome stag head) is the minimalism that hovers with an air of seriousness. The looks are sophisticated, feminine and deeply attractive with small splashes of color that hide amongst shadows. The styling is moody without being pretentious, and dark without being dreary.
For a brand new publication, Role A|F|M does not disappoint; the images are juicy, and the content is perfectly contemporary. Read what Rosemary has to say about it!
First of all, can you describe the intent of role A|F|M? 
The intent behind role is simple….to bring the latest in local Art | Fashion | & Music to the masses of Houston.  There are a ton of local magazines in Houston but none really focusing on what the creative and talented individuals have to offer.  All we hope to do is bring them and what they are capable of into the limelight.

The first issue of role A|F|M just came out this March, how long has this been in the works?

The first issue was in the works a whopping 6 months! 

What brought on the first spark to create a publication like role A|F|M?

It came to my boyfriend (editor-in-chief) in a dream. I remember he skyrocketed out of bed one morning and described to me in detail the publication….the concept, the content and all the other minute aspects. So we decided to give it a go!

What were the most rewarding and challenging moments in the preparation for the first issue?

The most rewarding moment would have to be creating the magazine in itself, the entire process.  Bringing together so many different and talented and artistic people to work together. It was always an amazing meeting of the minds! And luckily we didn’t face any difficulties in the prep for the first issue!!

How did you get into styling?
My love and total obsession with fashion as an art form and as tool for self expression propelled me into styling……I think it was inevitable.

Describe your fashion/hair/makeup style.
I would describe my fashion style as feminine with an edge…hair is naturally tousled and makeup is minimal.

Are there any current fashion trends that you’
re into?
I’m into everything all the time!!!!!! I think its important to acknowledge trends…try them out….find out what works for you…plus a little trend here and there keeps things interesting…. fashion’s about taking risks and being bold every now and again!

What can we look forward to seeing in the future from role A|F|M?

I’m really excited about Vol. 3 which is our “September Issue.” This issue will focus completely on fashion!!!!!

Where can our viewers find the magazine?

Well unless your in the Houston area you can have a look at 

Do you have a favorite stylist or magazine?
Tell us about it in the comments below!

InterviewsMeet Molly Ford: How to be Smart, Pretty, & (less) Awkward

Since stumbling upon her blog Smart Pretty & Awkward a few months ago, I’ve been a huge fan of Molly Ford. With a quirky sense of humor and a real knack for addressing relevant topics, she posts tips on how to be smarter, prettier, and (less) awkward. Right up my alley! I can use help in all three areas!
It would seem as though other girls are with me here, because she has been featured on countless fashion and advice blogs, on TV interviews, and even the Boston Globe and Redbook magazine. Not too shabby! “I started this blog,” she says, “because I had one little tip that I thought was genius – using clean, unused toilet seat covers as facial blotting tissues (which, I promptly forgot about, and didn’t blog about until five months in). The next thing I knew, I had a domain name, and the blog had found a life of its own.”
After becoming addicted to her regular posts and adding her on every social media forum I could find, I decided it was time to get to know the lady behind the lines. Luckily, Molly was more than happy to answer a few questions for me and let me share her answers with you. 
Read on to learn more about the girl who spends her days “drinking diet coke, wearing only dresses, and eating lots of pasta, because Sophia Loren once said about her body, ‘everything you see, I owe to spaghetti.'”

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How did you get started blogging?
From a technical perspective, I got a domain name from GoDaddy, a Blogger template, and starting writing. 

Why did you start blogging? 
I knew I wanted to start a blog as a creative outlet, and I also knew I wanted it to be an advice blog, as I didn’t feel comfortable writing about my personal life. 
Where did you get the inspiration for your posts? 
Situations I observe and experience—nothing fancy.  
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten?
Everything will work out in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end (which I believe is an unattributed quote). 
Describe your fashion style.
I would describe my style as colorful and laidback (which kind of makes me sound like a hipster M&M)… when I emailed some of my girls and asked how to describe my style, they had much better answers. My friend Katie said, “girly and fun, but always with an element of surprise,” my friend Emily said “girly-girl eclectic and vintage-inspired,” and my friend Nicole said “quirky retro-feminine with a touch of sweet risk.” 
What do you splurge on when it comes to completing your look?
Hmm…I don’t think I own anything designer except for my bag which was a gift. I don’t really splurge often—except on my winter coat which was a necessity! Maybe someday when I don’t live in a city as expensive as NYC I will splurge more often.
Do you have any wardrobe staples?
I always wear nail polish, and I never leave the house without earrings. 
Are there any current fashion trends that you’re into?
Feather extensions–right now I have a thin turquoise feather behind my right ear that I got this past weekend at a place in Soho, and I really love it.  
What’s your best piece of advice for aspiring fashionistas?
Wear what you like and what is within your budget– don’t go into debt getting designer labels.
What’s your most awkward moment?
Something I would never publish on the Internet :) 
What do you do in real life?
I work in marketing for an online retailer, and go to grad school at night. 
What’s your favorite comfort food?
Starbucks tall hot chocolate, but I only order it when I’m with my best friend or when I miss her (we live in different states). 
Favorite celebrity?
I am freakish up-to-date on celeb gossip and could never pick a favorite. But I do love Jimmy Fallon and was in line behind him getting on a train last summer, which may or may not have been my highlight of 2010. 
Other hobbies besides blogging?
The usual–music, friends, seeing how long I can do a handstand for…
Favorite Lulus item?
What’s the hardest part of being smart, pretty, and (less) awkward?
Time management! It can be a lot to juggle a full-time job, with grad school, with a blog, with friends and family. 
What’s your favorite part of writing your blog?
1. Writing the daily posts 
2. Getting sweet emails from readers
3. Having the opportunity to do cool consulting projects. 
Where do you get your advice? 
Every post is something I either do that helps me, or something I wish I had known before. For personal advice, I go to my family and friends; for blogging advice, the blogging community is an amazing resource to be a part of. 
Do you have a favorite author?
Nora Ephron. I went to a talk of hers once, and sat in the front row wearing head-to-toe yellow, and it turned out she was doing a whole bit about how no one looks good in yellow because it’s the color of baby puke. Embarrassing. 
What’s your best piece of advice on dating?
1. Date people that make you laugh
2. Date people that value your opinion.
Any words of wisdom for aspiring bloggers?
Don’t tell anyone about your blog for three months; see if you can keep creating posts for that time period first. Once you pass the three month mark and still have post ideas, you’re in a good place. 
Want to get read more? Need advice on something specific? Check out Molly’s blog or send her an email!

InterviewsLulus Featured Fan: Cassie!

We absolutely love our Facebook and Twitter fans! Each one of you is important to us and we enjoy chatting on 
Facebook or tweeting with all of you. So, we wanted to feature some of our lovely fans and get to know them a bit better. If you’d like to be a featured fan, just get on our “radar” by being active on our blog and 
Twitter or 
Facebook page. The more you interact/post/tweet/comment, the more likely you could be a Lulus Featured Fan!

Today, we are featuring an interview and photos of Cassie in some Lulus dresses! She is a 
Facebook fan who enters our contests and chats with us about the latest blog posts.   

Where are you from?

I’m from a small town in Georgia called Ellijay. I currently live in Tampa, Florida.

How did you hear about

I stumbled on Lulus about four years ago. I can’t remember how I found it, but I’ve placed around seventy orders since then! I really love to shop, but don’t always enjoy shopping at a mall. I like having the freedom to shop in my pajamas.

What are your favorite activities?

I love to travel. I enjoy seeing other cultures and learning what I can from them. My husband and I are backpacking across Peru this summer. We are also saving for a trip next year to Thailand. I love the water. On most weekends, you can find me at the beach or by my pool. In the past year, I married my best friend. I enjoy every minute I spend with him. We recently bought our first home and I’m having fun decorating. I’m also a big foodie. I love trying new foods. I like to paint; I find it very therapeutic. I have several of these pictures hanging in my home. Reading a good book is also a favorite activity mine. Reality TV is a guilty pleasure of mine. Like most girls, I also love to shop, get sun, and spend time with friends and family.

What does your closet look like?

I’m pretty proud of my closet. I lucked out and got one that runs the entire length of my bedroom and has a ceiling fan. I need every square inch of it. I had to eventually move my husband’s things into the guest bedroom closet. Some girls love shoes and some love purses. My favorite part of my wardrobe are my dresses. I have around 200. I almost look at them like art pieces. Yes, I know it’s a bit excessive but as Carrie Bradshaw says, “I like my money right where I can see it…hanging in my closet.”

What would you want to see more of in our blog?

On Lulus blog, I would like to see more tips and tricks about makeup. I can put an outfit together, but I’m clueless in the makeup department. I usually have the same routine and I want to learn how to mix it up.

What are your favorite Lulus products?

Like I mentioned before, dresses are my thing. I also love the shoes, especially the flats and wedges. I’m a little clumsy so I try to avoid anything too tall.

What would you like to see more of on

I love all of the products that Lulus offers. The prices are unbelievably affordable. I would like to see a review section. I have bought several things that I love so much, and I want to tell other girls, “You definitely have to get this!”

What is the most inspiring quote or motto you’ve heard?

I like this quote by Lance Armstrong. “Time is limited, so I better wake up every morning fresh and know that I have just one chance to live this particular day right, and to string my days together into a life of action, and purpose.”

We enjoyed our interview with Cassie! We can’t wait to see YOU as our next featured fan! So, be sure to say hello to us on 
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