Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Living Proof & GQ.Com

This is a very cool 50's style short film, "Living Proof" shot for a magazine by Sebastian Mader, (assistant to Steven Klein). My son, Jullien Herrera (Red Models) was pretty excited to drive this cool car!

Click link below /then click "Motion: Living Proof"

Here's some recent magazine photo's:

GQ.COM (J. Sabatino S/S 2011)

"Fall Guys" Vincent Dilio (jullien on the right)

Blend Magazine-Jason Kim Photography
(jullien on the left)

jullien on the right-rebounding
(didn't think all the years of basketball would be put to good use in a photo shoot!)

Monday, September 27, 2010

I Wore It-Black to a Wedding

I guess I'm the only one who didn't know that it was okay to wear black to an evening wedding. I posted & you all answered with an overwhelming, "Wear It!"

so here it is...

i loved the top part of the dress...

To my surprise, TONS of people were wearing black!

It was a gorgeous outside wedding at the Dana Point Marriott on the cliffs overlooking the ocean. The bride was absolutely breathtaking!

see the sun setting behind the bride & groom?

It was such a fun wedding-they even had a picture booth with dress up stuff! They put one set of pics in a photo album for the wedding couple & the guests kept the other ones.

Such a fun idea to capture your guests enjoying themselves...

it clicked so fast it took a few tries to get it right!
(double click to view)

I won the center piece...

just the flowers, but aren't they amazing?

Thanks again for your vintage dress was a hit!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

The Game-The Wedding and Race for the Cure

We lost our football game last night by 7 points, but considering how many penalties we had & that our starting quarterback went out hurt, I have to say that most of the parents were pleased w/ that score, it could've been worse.

Tonight's the wedding & after all of your help on my "Fashion Police: I Need Help" & the fact that I found out the bridesmaids will be wearing long black dresses, I've decided to wear it. Thanks for ALL your comments/help! I think I'm going to turn to you guys all the time for my questionable fashion outfits!

On Sunday my friend/manager Marsha, my bosses wife, Marianne Park (who has beaten breast cancer) & a few more friends will be walking in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure (click link to find a race in your area).

I will also be walking in honor of my friend
Joanne Phillips who passed away last year from this terrible disease.

Most of us feel so helpless when we/ or our loved ones are struck by cancer. I've made a decision to try to be pro active in helping raise money for the research & ultimate cure of ALL cancer. It doesn't take much to get up early on a Sunday morning, pay $35.00 (each) & get a group of friends together to walk or run a 5K.

It's simple...and it WILL make a difference.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Edison vs. Servite-On T.V. Friday Night

Tomorrow night will be another big football match up between #3 ranked Edison vs. #1 ranked Servite...AND you can watch it on Fox Sport West (FSN) Prime Ticket Friday Sept. 24, 2010 @ 7:30 p.m. (check your local listings).

This should prove to be a "MUST SEE" game-both teams are 3-0!

It'll be a great match up. We played Servite last year in the CIF finals & unfortunately due to the rain, we lost (read my post here).

This year we are the underdogs, (a young inexperienced team) however, Edison is used to being in this position. With no rain in the forecast, we have a GREAT shot at the upset.

We need to keep the penalties & turnovers to a minimum, execute the offense with precision & throw them off guard with our new quarterback, Chase Favreau who is very fast, a definite threat once he is forced out of the pocket.

The Chargers defense has been very strong & with our stand out defensive end, Charles Burks, they are going to have to find a way to slow him down.

With all the weapons, I think Servite will be surprised at the strength, determination, team work and "refuse to lose" attitude that the Chargers bring to the field on Friday night.

**Be sure to watch for my son #26, Elijah Herrera (he's a sophomore & plays on special teams).

~side note-The J.V. team beat Servite today 27-6.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fashion Police-I need HELP

Here's the thing...

I need your advice.

I'm going to an evening wedding this Saturday & have a vintage 50's style dress that I bought a while ago at one of my fav vintage stores for $10.00 & I absolutely LOVE it. It is so flattering, but I haven't had a chance to wear it yet.

The problem? It's black. I don't know if it's an old fashion faux pas or if it still applies to the weddings of today.

Should I wear it? Is it okay?

doesn't it just scream Marilyn Monroe or Jayne Mansfield?

...and the unexpected fuschia tulle

Please leave me your honest opinion!

Monday, September 20, 2010

And They Went Down...

Last Thursday our JV team lost (we are 2-1 now). It was as if the offense was asleep the whole game. The defense scored all of the points for our team, except for 2) & we were actually about to pull off the win...the offense only needed to score 1 touchdown, but they couldn't do it! We lost 16-10.

My son had one of his best games ever on defense. I was so proud of him, but I wish it could've ended with a win!

Here's some pics of our win 2 weeks ago against Long Beach Wilson (44-0).


Check out the guy in the backgrounds face!
(double click to see larger)

My son #26 (Elijah) running the ball



Tackle in the backfield

and again!

What a stud!


Go Edison Chargers!!

**~**This Friday night 9/24/10 @ 7:30 p.m., we will be on T.V. (Fox Sports Net Prime Ticket) playing Servite (private school)-the team that beat us last year in the CIF Championship game. Be sure to tune in & look for #26 Elijah Herrera (sophomore) on special teams!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

First Published Photo

Last week I submitted a photo to our local paper, a surfer practicing on the south side of the Huntington Beach pier before the US Open Surf Competition.

I loved this picture, low & behold (lol that sounds like something an old person would say), I picked up the paper on Thursday & there was my shot!! Woo Hoo!

First official photo publication!

my scanner didn't do it justice...

here's the actual picture I submitted-i sent both of these...
hoping they liked one of them (double click picture)

photos taken at Huntington Beach Pier- Olympus E-510 July 2010

I love taking action & scenic pictures...there's something about non-retouched shots like these & the ones below.

retreat...escape (double click pics)

vacation...losing yourself

carefree...lost in a moment


Photos taken at Jalama Beach, California- Olympus E-510 July 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

Lately...My Stuff

I haven't been able to update as frequently as I would like to. With high school football in full swing and all of my action shots to edit & send out weekly to the team, AND this crazy pinched nerve in my shoulder/neck (which seems to get worse when I type), I've fallen a little short lately.

Just a quick update:

We had our team luncheon & Varsity game last night which are usually on Fridays & it made it really hard to go to work today. My mind kept saying, "Varsity Football game=SATURDAY tomorrow! Anyways we won by 6 pts (27-21)...and it went down to the wire, which didn't help my pinched nerve because I act like I'm the one out there playing, leaning, screaming, stressing, yeah I'm a little crazy when it comes to football!

At the luncheon the coach was talking about how mom's always tell their kids, "You played good honey," & dad's will pull them off to the side & tell them the truth. Well not in my house! My poor boys get the truth from me. Not in a mean way, but after they've cooled off a little, I'll say, "What happened? You missed that tackle. You need to keep your head up, watch their hips (that tells what direction they're going to run). Or if they missed a pass, "Honey, remember catch the ball before you run!" This is a problem that you'll see even pros do.

Today, my son Elijah has his JV game. He's a sophmore & one of only a few that actually gets to play in the Varsity games too on special teams.

Our school is a huge powerhouse football school!

So today my text message to him was, "FUMBLES, FUMBLES, sure to be hitting hard & cause fumbles like you always used to (he's a linebacker)! Oh yeah & CATCH the ball before you run (he plays wide receiver on offense-the guy who catches the passes for those of you non football fans)!"

I'll let ya know how it goes...wish him luck!

Monday, September 13, 2010

One of the Boys- BLANK Magazine

Red Model, Jullien Herrera in the latest Blank Magazine Issue #54, "One of the Boys" shot by Steven Gomillion & Dennis Leupold.

I'm lovin' the 50's style that I'm seeing everywhere in the fashion industry lately.

Even picked myself up a black 50's Vintage dress with fuschia tulle...LOVE IT but need to find somewhere to wear it! Actually wanted to wear it to my step daughters wedding, but realized that black wouldn't be appropriate (I live in black colors).

So it sits in my closet, waiting for the perfect occasion.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

To Colonoscopy or Not...TMI?

Okay, so this can probably be classified as a TMI post. But I think it's really important...especially after what happened to me last Wednesday.

We have a family history of colon cancer (maternal & paternal grandmothers). With a history, some recent bleeding episodes & the diagnosis of my bosses niece, 43 yrs. old (colon cancer spread to her lungs & now 4th stage liver cancer, without any symptoms other than a stomach ache), I scheduled a colonoscopy (see symptoms here). It is actually my 2nd one...had one when I was 38.

I was dreading the prep, the stuff you drink to "clean you out" makes me really nauseous. That's actually the worst part because they put you to sleep for the actual procedure. Luckily, I made it through without losing it this time (drank it a little slower than recommended).

I woke up to hear that they removed 4 polyps (3 small & 1 medium). I guess because I was kind of out of it, I started to cry a little, not normal for me, (I just didn't see that coming). The doctor came in & said two of the polyps were pre-cancerous. He was pretty happy about finding them because they were flat & hard to see. I was really stressed, but grateful I did it.

I got home, climbed in bed & turned on t.v. There was Dr. Oz talking about his colonoscopy...what are the odds? He had a pre-cancerous polyp removed too (about 20% of the people his age have them, which puts my odds even lower-lucky me!) He explained everything in detail & said how important it is for people to get checked.

Watch Procedure of Dr. OZ


I will receive my final results as to the exact type of cancer it was in 2 weeks.

I wanted to share this because I feel it's really important for EVERYONE to get checked (recomended age: 50 yrs. old w/o family history...40 yrs. old w/ family history).

It's not the most pleasant thing...but my life was just saved!

Friday, September 3, 2010

British Elle 25th Anniversary Issue-Coco Rocha & Jullien Herrera

In the upcoming edition of British Elle's 25th Anniversary Special Collector's Issue, my son, Jullien Herrera (Red Models) shot with Supermodel, Coco Rocha (be sure to watch her MTV Music Video Awards red carpet report on Sept. 12, 2010)

The photographer, David Vasiljevic, captured the feel of the Jane Fonda 1969, depression dance-a-thon movie, "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" The editorial is titled, "The Word Girl"

They look exhausted don't they?
Can't wait till it comes out here...of course it will take a while longer but it should be in Barnes & Nobles in America by Oct. 1st.

Trends at the Beach

As we head into the final days of summer, I thought I'd share a few beach trends that I saw this summer here in Orange County, California.

First I need to explain that fashion is very laid back here, so finding interesting, "non-cookie cutter" subjects was a bit difficult.

trendy/laid back/dressy beach fashion shots

the hair

quinceanera fashion

military style


father son hair trends

ultimate accessory????