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Saturday, June 28, 2008

ITZPAPALOTL TRUNK SHOW @ GLOBAL EXCHANGE

  



MY DEAR FRIEND AMELIA IS FINALLY HAVING HER FIRST TRUNK SHOW THIS COMING UP SATURDAY JULY 12 @ GLOBAL EXCHANGE IN SAN FRANCISCO...YAYYYY!!!! I'M SUPER EXCITED FOR HER... HER LINE IS CALLED "ITZPAPALOTL" WHICH TRANSLATES TO OBSIDIAN BUTTERFLY.  I ABSOLUTELY LOVE HER CLOTHES... IT'S WHAT A FASHIONABLE XICANA REVOLUTIONARY SHOULD WEAR, I DIG IT! SO CHECK OUT HER TRUNK SHOW ON JULY 12TH, AND ALSO VISIT THE ITZPAPALOTL MYSPACE PAGE. ENJOY!!!!!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

OCTAVIO DE LA ROSAS




MY GREAT FRIEND GUSTAVO A.K.A. OCTAVIO DE LA ROSAS IS A VERY TALENTED PHOTOGRAPHER, AND A DELIGHT TO WORK WITH... THAT'S WHY I LOVE COLLABORATING WITH HIM. WE'VE WORKED TOGETHER ON VARIOUS SHOTS BEFORE, AND THE PHOTOS ABOVE ARE JUST SOME SAMPLES OF OUR LATEST "FIRME RUCA" PROJECT. HE'S SUPER INSPIRATIONAL AS A PERSON AND AN ARTIST, AND I TRULY ENJOY CREATING WITH HIM. IF YOU LIKE HIS WORK YOU CAN CHECK SOME MORE OF HIS FLICKAS HERE. ORALE PUES, TRUCHA...

FRIDA KAHLO EXHIBIT @ SFMOMA


I WAS HELLA EXCITED TO FIND OUT THAT MY FAVORITE ARTIST OF ALL TIME THE MAGICAL, MYSTICAL, BEAUTIFUL FRIDA KAHLO WAS HAVING AN EXHIBIT AT THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART HERE IN SAN FRANCISCO. I REALLY WANTED TO GO TO THE OPENING RECEPTION ON JUNE 14TH BUT HAD TO WORK LATE THAT NIGHT, PLUS THE TICKETS WERE QUITE A BIT OF MULA. I'VE BEEN WORKING LIKE A MAD LADY  RIGHT NOW SO I HAVEN'T HAD A CHANCE TO CHECK IT OUT, BUT I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL MY NEXT DAY OFF CUZ I GOTS ME A DATE WITH MISS KAHLO... THE EXHIBIT IS GOING ON NOW AT THE SFMOMA AND WILL RUN UNTIL SUNDAY, SEP. 28TH,08. YOU CAN CHECK THE MUSEUM PAGE HERE FOR MORE INFO ON THE EXHIBIT AND DIFFERENT COURSES, CLASSES, TOURS, AND FILMS SHOWING AS PART OF THE EXHIBIT. GO CHECK OUT MY PAISANA'S ART WORK CUZ SHE WAS, IS AND ALWAYS WILL BE THE SHIZZNIT!!!!!!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

GANG SIGNS


MY CO-WORKER SIMON JUST MOVED TO L.A.'S ECHO PARK, AND I MADE HIM A FAREWELL CARD WITH THE ABOVE PICTURE AS A "WHITE BOYS GUIDE TO L.A."
I THINK IT'S HILARIOUS, AND YOU JUST NEVER KNOW WHEN THESE GANG SIGNS MIGHT COME IN HANDY, YOU MIGHT JUST HAVE TO SHOW SOME FOOL WHAS UP!!! 

XLR8R SUMMER ISSUE

ORALE!!!!! CHECK OUT THE JUNE/JULY 08 ISSUE OF XLR8R MAGAZINE... ME AND THE HOMIES ARE THROWING IT DOWN IN THE "DIAMOND GIRLS" FASHION EDITORIAL FOR THE ISSUE.


THE PHOTOS BELOW ARE BEHIND THE SCENES SHOTS TAKEN BY OUR MAKE-UP ARTIST JORGE. WE LOOK STRAIGHT OUT OF "MI VIDA LOCA" EXCEPT INSTEAD OF REP'N ECHO PARK WE ARE STRAIGHT REP'N LA MISSION!!!
SHOUT OUT TO THE HOMIES THAT WORKED ON THE SHOOT:
PHOTOGRAPHER: AMANDA LOPEZ
ASSISTANT PHOTOGRAPHER: JAY
STYLIST: LIZ BACA
ASSISTANT STYLIST: CANDEE
MAKE-UP ARTIST: JORGE
HAIR: KAT GREGORY
MODELS: JEN, YADIRA, VANESSA, ERRICO, JULIO, AND ME.