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Once again, a surprisingly difficult pose for me to mimic. I think it has something to do with the whole chest-up-ladies-out-chin-down combination that I’m struggling with. I have no idea how Bettie makes it look so natural.

One of my favorite things about seeing the variety of Bettie poses is you can really tell how athletic and muscular she was. Models of that era really strike me as having the dancer’s physique. As opposed to now, where slim, slim, slim with little to no muscular definition is in. Bettie looks like she’s going to step off this platform and go do a backflip.

cardigan – Gap, belt – Doubledutch Boutique, shirt/skirt – H&M, shoes – Steve Madden

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(Bettie photo via fredseibert.tumblr.com)

Yep, I’ve been bitch-slapped down into my glasses for the moment. So not only does wearing work clothes (instead of sexy lingerie) make it difficult to pose like Bettie, but now I’m a Four Eyes to boot.

Shirts – H&M, shorts – Gap, pumps – Bandolino, necklace – Target

 

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Sometimes all the projects I’m currently working on and want to be working on and anticipating what’s coming up next is a bit mind-boggling for me. I definitely prefer looking at the big picture, if I can. I’ve wanted a giant, yearly wall calendar for my office for a while now, but wasn’t having any luck locating anything. Eventually I decided to create my own – hence the wall I painted over with chalkboard paint in this previous post. At first I thought it’d be cool to use this wacky whiteboard paint and make myself a giant whiteboard (what will they think of next??) but didn’t trust myself or my bumpy walls to do a good enough job. I figured chalk would be much more forgiving.

So after some measuring and tiring out my arms by holding them over my head too long … ta daaaaaa!

All finished! Now, my first inclination was not to draw in the month divider lines with chalk but to use thin tape instead – but so far I haven’t had any luck finding any. I got some Artist Tape, which was thinner than regular masking tape but too low-tack to stick. Actually, not much really sticks to the chalkboard, unfortunately, so I have to scrap the idea to put up post-its for detailed info. It’s hard to fit a lot of words in using  these thick chalk sticks.

Years ago I worked in a coffee shop that had a giant blackboard that we’d write the daily specials on in the same vein as Starbucks, and I think I remember that we’d wet the chalk in order to achieve a thicker, more paint-like line. But I’m not positive. Anyone out there have any cool chalkboard tips?

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Few images are as hot as Bettie’s leopard print poses. Effortlessly going from lovely to vicious to Queen of the Sexy Jungle, these might be my favorite simply based on the reckless abandon with which she attacks each pose. Since I am not a formidable amazon of the rainforest, I chose one of her calmer, warming up poses to mimic. Jungle Queen Lite, that’s me.

Shirt – H&M, belt – Doubledutch Boutique, Jeans – Gap, sandals – Steve Madden, necklace – Express

 

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(photo of Bettie taken from celebs101.com)

I considered wearing my hair down today for a hot minute … and then realized it was a hot minute. I’m not a fan of summer, so my hair tends to remain as far away from my neck as possible during these humid, sticky icky months. But tube tops? Instant air conditioning for my skin.

Tube top – H&M, belt – Doubledutch Boutique, shorts – Target, heels – Bandolino

 

 

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I’ve created a series of hanging prints based on my sketches of famous super heroines. Starting with Power Girl and Wonder Woman. (I’ve already expressed some of my love for Power Girl in this previous post, and one on Wonder Woman is bound to be in the future)

Stay tuned for more to come! All available in my Etsy Store.

 

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This was by far my hardest (and therefore most awkward looking) pose to attempt. No matter what way I tried it, I’d inevitably end up looking like I was handcuffed and being pulled away with a dumb expression on my face. But still –  I love this dress. Even though all day at work I fretted it was too short, and was paranoid everyone was staring at my legs. Most likely they were staring at the Traffic Cone Orange belt I chose to pair with this dress.

Dress – H&M, belt – Gap, cuff – Fisticuffs Leather, shoes – Steve Madden

 

 

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