An interview with a mag journalist/blogger that I love

Hey, so if you read Sassy or Lucky the name Kim France might mean something to you. Bitch magazine interviewed her recently, and it’s a good read.

This is from one of the less political parts of the article (there’s lots of good talk about feminism and fashion), but I loved it:

What you see at the [fashion] shows is not street style. This is something I really have a bee in my bonnet about. The people you see in photos at the shows — that’s not street style, those are people who go out and buy stuff that was plucked right off the runways and wear it. It’s a small little group of editors and bloggers. Street style is like what Amy Arbus shot in the ’80s, what Gary Winogrand shot without making a point of it, what Bill Cunningham shot. It’s finding people on the street and things that are really coming from the ground up.

Here you go.

New Work: KC Pinup logo

I just finished a logo for a new Kansas City pinup photographer. He’s not at all new to photography but is new to offering this kind of service. He was looking for something to set him apart from other KC area pinup photographers, and something inspired by classic car emblems. I think the solution is a successful one, but time will tell. Check out the website at



I am going to be doing more posts like this and keeping up with the updating of the portfolio in coming months. Stay tuned!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Great infographics, not so great news.

Via And Then She Saved, a very cool infographic about the inequity in pay and healthcare in the U.S., designed by Kristy Tillman.

GO LOOK AT IT RIGHT NOW! And don’t say I didn’t warn you, it’s depressing as hell.

Get Action

Attract attention, maintain interest, create desire and get action.

- E. St. Elmo Lewis

When just don’t know what’s right…

See it full size here.

48 Hour magazine

A magazine created over the weekend titled 48 Hours has shipped. The magazine includes well known writers and unknowns, and was produced in the Mother Jones magazine office in San Francisco.

Read more about the project here, and see the magazine’s website here.

Since I work in an industry where the over night turn is a way of life I think this is cool.

Grabby ‘n Stabby | Don’t hate because it’s late, edition

Hello Friday, we meet again!

So, I’ve been busy, ok? I’ve been to New York, where I avoided being caught up in the Time’s Square bomb scare, and I’ve been working on some other recreational projects — blogs, pinup stuff, crafty things to name a few.

But that doesn’t mean I don’t have some grabs ‘n stabs for you!



  • People who are rude to those who are trying to be helpful.
  • People who don’t get back to me when I am contacting them about spending my hard-earned money on their product.
  • When my Mac wants to install updates that require restart when I am right in the middle of working on a giant Photoshop file.
  • The fact that I can’t figure out how to dress for this time of year, and no stores seem to sell anything resembling a light jacket. Thank god for H&M.

Planning on hitting the First Friday art walk tonight with David and some partners in crime. Perhaps I will remember to take some damn pictures! Other than that, I’ve got a bunch of things I want to accomplish this weekend, so I am trying to stay motivated — but being so busy at work with travel, I want to lay around when I am home. But I won’t do that this weekend. I WON’T!

A day in Lawrence with Atomic Photography!

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to pose for some photos with Rachael Major of Atomic Photography, out of Lawrence, Kansas. As we made these plans at 11:30 p.m. Friday night, there wasn’t a lot of time to plan outfits and locations.

We decided to wander around downtown Lawrence and see what we could come up with. Luckily for us, aside from some wind, the weather was perfect, and I talked my friend, writer, Katy Ryan into coming along as my assistant — and she took some “behind the scenes” photos!

Rachael and I, in downtown Lawrence
Me versus the train! What you don’t see is how many times I tripped in the gravel in those shoes!

Outside shoots can be hard. You’ve got the elements, and in the case of downtown Lawrence, nerds hiding in the bushes at the park playing a role playing game. Yeah, I know. Katy helped me change in and out of my impossibly high cherry print heels as we walked from location to location, for which I was very grateful.

Here are a few of the final shots…

Rachael was so much fun to work with — I can’t wait to do it again soon! Special thanks to Katy for helping me out! Oh, BTW, Louise LeMans is my pinup moniker, and I’ve got a new blog in the works to chronicle some of the experience of being involved in this stuff! I’m super excited, so look for an announcement about that soon!

It’s Photoshop, bitch.

Image via the

Apparently Britney Spears has demanded that her unaltered photos be used for a new Candies print ad campaign.

I am not sure I believe this, or if it’s just a publicity stunt. Either way I do really enjoy seeing how much is done when photos are edited for publication.

I think it’s funny that the one comment on the Mirror story is someone looking for hi-rez versions of the photos. Bruises or not, Britney’s still got it.

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