Category: Photography

FashionCreative Holiday Party Ideas

We all have certain expectations of what will happen at your typical holiday party: sipping eggnog and nibbling on sugar cookies in the shape of Christmas trees, exchanging presents in Secret Santa swaps, enduring annoying questions about your boyfriend from your aunt and grandma. (Well, maybe that’s just me.)

Whatever your typical party looks like, I think it’s high time we shook up the holiday season with a bit of creativity. A major fan of dressing up, I’m always looking for that next big event to get clever with your look. Why not the holidays?

IDEA #1:  A Mad Men Themed Party


I just love this idea featured on Basket of Kisses, a blog devoted to all things Mad Men. As a work party idea, the Arkansas Advertising Agency, Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods all dressed up as characters from the hit drama. Everyone looks just like their Mad Men counterpart, down to a tee.

I think this party would translate perfectly into a holiday theme. What could be more glamorous than a 60′s updo and a high class cocktail? Dibs on Joan! If you love this pic, check out the Mad Men Holiday Card idea on vintage hair and makeup guru, Lauren Rennells’s Bobby Pin Blog.

IDEA #2: Ugly Christmas Sweater Party with Family Portraits


The ugly Christmas sweater party idea has been growing in popularity during the holiday season, and believe it or not, I have yet to attend one (hint, hint). It’s fairly easy to do if you think about it.

Visit your local thrift store and find the ugliest, cheesiest, most hideous Christmas sweater you can. Some may have smiling reindeer and snowman. Some even have twinkling Christmas lights and tinsel. The more outrageous, the better!

And to top it all off, why not take a fun group photo to send out to all your relatives? I can’t help but smile when I look at these two portraits by Seattle-based photographer, John Keatley. Visit his blog to read the funny stories behind them!

Overall, the idea is not classy by a long shot, but hey, we’re always dressing up to look better, so why not make yourself look as awkward and dorky as possible. There’s definitely some charm to that.

Happy Holidays Lulu*s fans! What cool holiday party ideas do you have?

ContestsMy Thanksgiving List Winner!

We have the winner and runners-up for the My Thanksgiving List contest!

The $300 winner is Laura! She had a great entry and also does wonderful work that helps children. Lulu*s loves to see people giving back to the community. Keep it up Laura!

Here is her entry:

“I’m thankful for my education; my big, beautiful family and their never-ending love and support; having a great job that I love where I have the chance to make a difference in children’s lives; a roof over my head; my best friend :) ; the health of my grandparents; being able to laugh at myself; the wonderful memories I have to look back on; and last but not least, the opportunity to be able to travel and explore the beautiful world on which we live.”

And here are the runner-ups! They will each get a $50 gift card:

Brian


Kayley


Congrats to all of you!

ArtNews From MILAN by Megan Jones

MILANO:

This past week, I attended a private viewing of East London Boys, the latest exhibit by hot new photographer Jacopo J Moschin. At only 22 years old, he has had a lot of success here in Milan.

His latest exhibit was focused on the contemporary masculine image. The photographs portrayed the youth that has been influenced by “cultural creativity and originality.” I was lucky enough to have a chat with him and ask him a few questions about his work!



So how long have you been doing photography professionally?

I would say about two and a half years. I’m new to the scene, but then again I am also very young.

I think the subject matter is very interesting. What would you say influenced you more: the different fashions of men’s clothes, or the attitude and personalities of the “London Boys”?

Well, what I found interesting was, if we look at the 70’s, 80’s and even 90’s punks and rockers they had their set styles. But these aren’t necessarily punks, they can look like this one day and can look totally different the next, I wanted to capture that.

It was an interesting show; the portraits gave an aura of wonder, as if you really wanted to get to know the subject’s story. And for anyone interested in men’s fashions, this was a perfect display of new trends.

Personally, I think he is right on the money with the theory that today’s men have this opportunity to express themselves though fashion, but not let this expression define them (as it once did). Moschin also admitted that he prefers working with real film, even though it might be pricey, he would rather spend the money than work digital.

Aside from this new and exciting work, he has had a lot of previous experience in fashion photography. If you want to see more from Jacopo J Moschin, you should check out his website. He is also featured as the cover story in H Magazine, Issue 107.

Ciao, Baci
MJ

ContestsMy Thanksgiving List Contest!


What are you thankful for? This Thanksgiving, we’d love to celebrate by sharing our thankfulness! That is why we will be giving away a $300 shopping spree to 1 lucky winner!!!

Here’s how to enter:

-Take a photo of yourself with things you are thankful for

-Upload the photo to http://www.imageshack.us

-Share the link to the uploaded photo with us by either sending a tweet to us on Twitter (@lulusdotcom), commenting on our Facebook fan page with it (facebook.com/lulusdotcom), or leaving it in the comments below

-Entries accepted until Saturday Nov. 28th at Midnight PST. -Winner will be chosen based on creativity and announced on Monday Nov. 30

We can’t wait to see your entries!

FashionGrey Skies in Your Closet?


My friend Daniel … or rather my photographer friend of new … has, this year, introduced me to a photographer, graphic designer and vintage-inspired fashionista extraordinaire named Kelty. I did a profile on her when I first started blogging for Lulus.com.

However, since then, Kelty’s work has only gotten better and better and, yes, awesome. Her website, Steep Street Photography, is fun, bright and filled with visual goodies. Daniel recently posted a link to Kelty’s blog which had this post about how she put some outfits together.

Here are some of Kelty’s new outfits with her commentary and instructions:


“Here’s the simple recipe: 1 silk sleeveless dress, 1 poofy underskirt, 1 blouse, 1 vest, 1 belt, 1 pair of tights, 1 pair of suede heels, 1 silk scarf, 2 brooches, a pair of vintage frames and a mishmash of bangles, earrings and necklaces. I encourage you all to remix, reimagine, and reconstruct your own closet accordingly.”

We embraced a fun blend of colors and patterns that resulted in an interesting four faces of Hannah (the model and Kelty’s sister) … part Ugly Betty, part Grandma, part Nerdy Librarian, and a little Runway Diva all patchworked together. Each one makes me giggle.