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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

good morning!

make me up.
Either Blogger is just completely out of whack or I've become dull. Where are you, friends? I think I may decide to make the intimidating move over to typepad. *gasp* We'll see. So, last night I couldn't sleep so I decide to do my makeup. Haha... the two don't usually go hand in hand but it's been too long since I've worn the fun stuff... or taken a self portrait. The beautiful flowers were photographed at the school we stayed at for artFIBERfest in Washington.

In October I'm going to a gala called the Diamonds + Pearl Ball for a charity organization my employers chair for. After seeing the Emmy's I'm dying for a purple dress but we'll see. The theme is 1940's Hollywood and I'm having a hard time with it! It seems that wasn't the richest time in this country and even Hollywood wasn't terribly glam in my opinion. I did find one cute dress but I'm not sure it'd be dressy enough. If I'm unable to find "the dream" dress then I can always dress it up a bit with accessories and fancy hair. I feel like I should get help with this! Any ideas?

18 Comments:

Anonymous Jecca said...

Your makeup looks gorgeous!

7:40 AM  
Blogger aunt kim said...

You look so cute all dolled up!!! What a fun event to be going to. I wish I could offer some fashion advice but I really suck in that department. Looking forward to seeing what you choose.

7:54 AM  
Blogger Abby Marie said...

Your eye makeup is so much fun! Wish I had some tips for your ball..I think tons of different long layered pearls would be fun...it is a "Diamond & Pearl" ball right!

8:18 AM  
Anonymous Julie said...

Joleen, I think a lot of people are still here visiting your blog. I enjoy your blog on a regular basis but haven't left comments up to now. I do love your self-portraits. You're so creative with the camera. I also love your use of color. You have a distinct style and I enjoy it! Warm smiles, Julie

8:20 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

All I can say is...you can definitely do the purple!

8:25 AM  
Anonymous moki said...

We're around :)
The Cosutumer's Manifesto is a great resource for looking up era clothing. Including these wartime guidelines for clothing. I'm sending you a link for one I found for sale. How fun!

8:28 AM  
Anonymous Tsoniki said...

I love your makeup! I haven't put on a full face of makeup in AGES. Good luck finding something to wear!! :)

8:36 AM  
Anonymous geek+nerd said...

Your eye make up looks so gorgeous. Those colors are BE-ooo-T-FULL on you! I'm still here reading! I haven't even been blogging lately because it's been birthday madness around here :)

8:46 AM  
Blogger dogfaeriex5 said...

love the eye makup-it suits you well!
hey what is going on with the orange & pink fat books?? i thought we would had had them by now >????
~k

8:48 AM  
Anonymous bekka said...

do it. do it! abandon blogger for typepad. or, look into wordpress. you probably have more customization options with typepad, but wordpress is still better than blogger.

9:24 AM  
Blogger my pink sky said...

beautiful make up job (impressive for the wee hours of morning!), and i love your new banner...the colors of your adorable outfit are so yummy!

11:46 AM  
Anonymous Carrie Sommer said...

Timely reading: I had enough of blogger and its' problems this week and switched over to Typepad on Monday. It took two days to pretty much design the new one, and transfer the data (you CAN transfer your old posts from blogger!), but I'm so much happier and I love the new interface. It's so simple and clean! Anyone who can walk me through putting a banner on my blog can do this Joleen! It was intimidating, but worth it.

BTW - the purple is awesome!

12:45 PM  
Blogger soleclaw said...

Love your eye makeup. I'd never be able to do mine to look that fabulous!

The new green images in your title are stunning!

4:38 PM  
Anonymous Becky said...

Joleen- I always check your blog although this is the first time I've commented. I think that your personality really comes through in your posts and pictures and it always brightens my day. Thanks :) For the ball you should try those finger waves for your hair and of course bright red lipstick, so fun.

5:11 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

I love the eye shadow, my mom just gave me a bunch yesterday, I really don't know how to put it on so it looks alright, but maybe just experimenting a little. I'm always at your blog sometimes more than once a day, I always love your photos and seeing what you are up to, I'll make more comments, I know they mean a lot when I have comments, they are so encouraging.

8:29 AM  
Anonymous hildy said...

first time I'm commenting too.check out fred astaire/ginger rogers movies if you don't think those times were glamorous! her dresses will change your mind. any good vintage shop (and i guess there's bunches on the net ) should have 40's evening gowns.have fun dressing up!

8:41 AM  
Blogger gkgirl said...

k...
the makeup is sweet
and all i could think
was how prince and the revolution
it all is...
(not the makeup)
but the "diamonds and pearls"
and the purple dress...
sigh...
i need to find my copy
of purple rain...
:)

seriously though,
the make up is sweet...
very pretty
:)

8:47 AM  
Anonymous kristenfischer said...

still reading. just not commenting.

i'm intimidated by typepad too. plus, does it cost??

7:54 AM  

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