Frivolous Friday: Me with an Oscar & Exploring Los Angeles

It’s Frivolous Friday!

Thought I would share some of the fun I squeezed in this week (in between all my portrait sessions and retouching work.)

Yep, this happened #1:

I was in Orange County this week photographing the sweetest surprise wedding proposal EVER!

Rather than driving all the way home from Orange County after the party,  I decided to make a little 24 hour vacation out of it – so I spent the night with my amazing Sister in law and the next morning we hit the freeway to slowly make our way downtown….

[sidenote:   can I take a poll and ask if anyone has ever been in the heart of Los Angeles WHEN THERE WASN’T traffic?   Sheesh!  I don’t I’ve ever seen the freeways moving at 65 and I lived there for years!]


Yep, this happened #2:

Anywhooo — we had two goals for our adventure:  first to see the Academy Award nominated costumes on display at the Fashion Institute of Design Museum.

We went last year and really enjoyed it – I think we are going to go every year!

All of this year’s Oscar Nominated costumes were on display along with a lot more of the year’s top movies.

The most eye catching costumes had to be the costumes from Rocketman

And we loved the Downton Abbey display

The intricacy of the Aladdin Costumes was just stunning….(and yep – that’s the actual costume that Will Smith wore and geez is Naomi Scott skinny!)

Can you imagine being asked to SEW a SUPER HERO costume? Like how do you even DO that?

And I found out that each character in the movie Little Women had a core color palette:

Meg’s was green and lavender, Beth’s was brown and pink, Amy’s was light blue, and Jo’s was red and indigo…..interesting!

These costumes show how Joaquin Phoenix transformed from Arthur Fleck to “Joker.”

Designer Mark Bridges says costumes  “are there to bring what’s on the page to life and also make the actor comfortable and help him feel the role.”

And lastly, here’s the closest I’ll ever come to holding a real Oscar!

This is called The Art of Motion Picture Costume Design for a reason:

because costumes are an art — and like any art exhibition, you should see it in person to appreciate it. It’s open through March 21 in downtown Los Angeles.

Here’s a link to their website for all the dets.

Yep, this happened #3

After all that excitement in the museum and a delicious lunch we walked over to the Flower and Fabric District — if you’ve never been, GO!

There are about a million fabric stores and everything is beautiful….

Almost makes me want to start sewing again….ALMOST  😉

And there are tons of beautiful, affordable clothing shops – will someone please give me a reason to buy one of these ball gowns?


And a reason to own a diamond tiara???

I want to be a princess at least once in my life….

And the LA Flower District is a treat for the senses – soooooo many beautiful flowers and plants to look at and the scent is HEAVENLY!

What can I say:  I’m Feeling Blessed!

And do you know what else I’m blessed by?     Capturing amazing moments for you to treasure for a lifetime!


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