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Just Do What Works

LorealultstraightWhen I needed it most, my blowdry brush handle broke on me. Also, there is a new chipped bristle that has been pulling my hair out every time I use it. My hair smoothing products aren’t doing their job either so I thought I’d go back to one that I remember actually doing what it says on the bottle- L’oreal Smooth Intense Ultimate Straight Cream. Time to shop!

My top things on my to do list over the weekend were: 1.) Get L’oreal Straightening Cream 2.) New blowout hair brush 3.) Some other boring stuff. So firstly, I went to Rite-Aid, which is a stone’s throw from my place and I had a coupon for $4 off. I bought the L’oreal Smooth Blow Dry Cream instead because it was cheaper and seemed like the Straightening Cream. I also got a $13 ceramic-tourmaline-ion-alien-something technology John Frieda round brush. With these new products, I couldn’t wait to get home to wash my hair!
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I got home, washed my hair, put the Smoothing Cream in and started blowing out my hair with my new brush. The disaster unfolded every hair section of the way. My hair started accumulating on the round brush, brush bristles were falling out and my hair was looking gummy and voluminous but in a bad way. ‘I shoulda tried that Ecotools brush I saw at Ralph’s!,’ cried me. ‘I shoulda spend the $3 extra dollars for the Straightening Cream!,’ cried me again.

Good thing I kept my receipt, because I took those items back, then went and purchased this cool-looking Ecotools brush plus the Straightening Cream. I waited a day then used the product along with the brush. It worked just like old days, and the new brush had ‘give’ and didn’t take out my hair.
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After trying a bunch of different smoothing and straightening hair creams for a year, I got some sense and went back to one that I remember working for me in the first place. Duh! Why steer onto the dark road of hair care products when you could drive into the tunnel with a light!? Well, you know, us women like to explore the world of products sometimes. Right? I’m not alone here am I?

I’m really into this Ecotools hair brush, and I really eyed the other new ones too. I will probably end up purchasing those as well! I love their makeup brushes and back brush.

Eddie Redmayne & Alicia Vikander Discuss The Danish Girl

The Danish Girl posterEddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander are what I like to call “Actors’ Actors.” You know, like a “man’s man” sort of thing. Yes? No? Okay, so when an actor views another actor as a super actor, then there is this mutual respect of the craft which results in major admiration towards the super actor. Not only are Redmayne and Vikander actors’ actors, but they are also quite beloved by the average film watcher. There is no denying that Redmayne and Vikander sparkle on film together, and even when they each stand alone.






Last night, the two said they’ve been running around like crazy attending screenings followed by Q&A for their film The Danish Girl. When they attended last night’s SAG-AFTRA Foundation screening/Q&A at the Landmark West L.A., they were quite winded and mentioned that we were their last audience to visit on their tour.

In the video I captured, you will see that Redmayne talks about an ‘intimate photo’ of himself dressed as TDG character Lily that was leaked to the public before the film’s release. He then talks about the research he did in the trans community for the role of Lily. Finally, Vikander talks about what it was like not being a known actress and everyone asking where her so-called films can be seen (then she comes out with Ex Machina boom! Now The Danish Girl boom!). See the video below:

Shooting With Band “The Two Tens”

thetwotensthumbI wanted to share this cute video I worked on for band “The Two Tens.” The song is entitled “Ella Don’t Like My Hat.” HERE are some behind the scenes photos from Day 1 of the shoot at Goorin Bros. hat shop on Melrose Ave. in Hollywood

With production team The Enclave, I assisted for the shoot and also worked as a camera operator. Very blessed and thankful to have the opportunity!

Feast your eyes on some of the most stylish hats in Hollywood, and of course the rad Rikki Styxx and Adam Bones of The Two Tens as they rock out to their song “Ella Don’t Like My Hat”:

My Little G.I. Joe

mylittleponyheemanIn this year of 2015, there has been so much education distributed among media outlets regarding gender. Many of us have learned that gender is more unique and not as black and white as we once thought. We have an understanding, thanks to stars like Bruce Jenner and Laverne Cox, that some people feel like the opposite sex inside so they make the outside match the inside. I personally just learned that every person who is inside their mama- is firstly a female, but then at some point they either become a male, stay female or become a hermaphrodite (I believe this is the term for displaying both female and male organs). Anyway, this is why men have nipples like women!

I read this story the other day about this clothing company having a line in the works that is gender neutral. That means that the whole pink for girls and blue for boys theory is out the window. I think that’s cool especially if you are shopping for an expecting Mother that has not revealed the sex of her baby. Trying to find some outfit or blankey that’s ‘in between’ the 2 colors is always a challenge. Also, kids who actually get to make decisions of what they get to wear, may not want those obvious pink dresses or blue pants. Maybe these new age clothing lines will have pink pants and blue dresses instead! See what I mean?

For me and my fellow millennials- most of us probably lost out on opportunities like the ones that youth have today. Now, everyone can feel more comfortable or supported if they decide to cross the gender boundaries that have been implemented into society.

After gathering all of this information, I started questioning myself recently. Who would I have naturally become if media, society or people hadn’t pushed me in the direction of their agendas? What if YOU were able to make all of your own decisions from childhood without being swayed by others along the way? What if I was robbed the opportunity to play with G.I. Joes, because I was told that Barbie dolls are ‘for me’ instead? What if I hadn’t watched those My Little Pony commercials with happy girls having a blast- would I still want to play with MLPs? What if you grew up listening to NOT the FM radio/mainstream music, and listened to eclectic music like Classical or Instrumental? Would your brain not be as clogged up with s*it like lyrics that were full of silly messages? What if I hadn’t been told I was a girl, and that I was supposed to do ‘girly’ things?

What would it be like to discover what you really loved with zero influence from media, society or people? Who would you be now? What kind of person would you have become? If you can think back to when you were a kid, what would you have altered if you weren’t distracted by the agenda that someone else made for you?

If you think about it hard enough and sift through the b.s. that gallivanted through your life, you may be able to shed the illusions of what you thought you were, and come out of the sticky cocoon as a real and true butterfly- YOU.

Love,
L.L.

The Truth Is

The truth is…
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You are born and then you are on your way out. You show up naked and alone. Your Mother holds you as you scream and cry in the bright lights. The world is yours, and you are apart of the world.

Your tongue- sharp like a King’s sword. It flips and hums with your voice box, creating vibrations and magic throughout the air. You speak aloud, you look honest, you are honest.

One day, you are able to understand what someone tells you. You then begin to slowly learn the ways of the world.

You’ve been told so many things. You have adjusted to be apart of the earthling dream.

You ask, “who am I?” You begin discovering your senses, your ticks, your urges, your limits, your power… you find you.

In the mirror, you see you. You begin to question yourself who you are again. But this time, it’s different.

That person you thought you knew, was an accumulation of characteristics and thoughts that the human dream projected onto you.

“Who am I really?” you ask.

Your self exploration begins again. You spend every day trying to find the answers. Your ‘clean-up’ protocol mimics a computer. Reprogram, reboot, delete, backspace, defragment, repair…

The maps are rolled out. The windows are open. Rewiring takes place.

Your eyes reopen like they did when you first saw the bright lights in the world.

And this time, Mother Earth and Universe greets you with open arms and you hug spiritually like a tree.

Clarity takes focus.

“I finally see.”

You spend years trying to find more clarity and focus.

You want to uncover the mysteries. Some uncover. Some don’t.

You gravitate toward people who are like you. You finally find your people. Your tribe.

You learn how to be an even better person in every way. You count your blessings. You understand the real definition of love.

You become harder and stronger, yet soft and sensitive.

“It is what it is” you say. “Life really is short, and I know now what I need to live by.”

“I just want to be back in my Mother’s arms. I want to live to love.”
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THE END

My Night with Radio Host Paul Leslie

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Esteemed radio host Paul Leslie and I get to the nitty gritty about my Hollywood beginnings. Thanks Paul that was a fun interview xx

Interview below…

 

Check out Paul’s intimate interviews with stars like Gene Wilder, Jeff Daniels, Elliot Mintz and more.

Bib of Life

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Your life is a little big bang

You were created by love

You are not to blame

Raised by your parents

Whoever they may be

Were you raised with Cheerios

Or fruit off the tree?

Carved, molded- sold for gold

Like we’re taught

We do what we’re told

Raised and braised you little short rib

You were kicking in that high chair

Trapped in a monkey bib

Spaghetti in your tiny hands

Squoosh Squoosh

Bananas in your bowl

Moosh moosh

Groomed for the game

It’s now go time

Are you going to choose the Cheerios

Or are you going to drink the wine?

She’s Not There

Lyrics time…
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Well no one told me about her the way she lied
Well no one told me about her how many people cried
But it’s too late to say you’re sorry
How would I know why should I care
Please don’t bother tryin’ to find her
She’s not there

Well let me tell you ’bout the way she looked
The way she’d act and the color of her hair
Her voice was soft and cool
Her eyes were clear and bright
But she’s not there

Well no one told me about her, what could I do
Well no one told me about her, though they all knew
But it’s too late to say you’re sorry
How would I know, why should I care
Please don’t bother tryin’ to find her
She’s not there

Well let me tell you ’bout the way she looked
The way she’d act and the color of her hair
Her voice was soft and cool
Her eyes were clear and bright
But she’s not there

But it’s too late to say you’re sorry
How would I know, why should I care
Please don’t bother tryin’ to find her
She’s not there

Well let me tell you ’bout the way she looked
The way she’d act and the color of her hair
Her voice was soft and cool
Her eyes were clear and bright
But she’s not there

Song by The Zombies

Why I Love Rogen and Franco

Topped again! The “Bound 2” motorcycle humping music video parody, and now this. Kim and Kanye have been totally eclipsed by their archnemesis duo Seth Rogen and James Franco.

This Vogue cover parody is just another confirmation to myself that I love all things Seth Rogen and James Franco. How can you not enjoy this on a Saturday afternoon?

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Original:
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Chère Chérie

Hey all! Whaz uuuuuuup,

Lisa19After you read this jargon, you will get to see some fun pictures! If you don’t read, then get-a-scrollin’!

I am not a model, but I do like to model since I know how to and do get paid every so often to pose. After working a lot in front of the camera, I am picky about who I shoot photos and even video with. Some photographers do not give me satisfactory lighting or stable shots, so the photos wind up blurry and not properly exposed, or they just suck in general. With cinematographers/videographers, they need to know their lighting and know what shots are going to look good. If I know they can’t handle the simple stuff, I don’t bother. I think a shooter can be green in experience, but if they know how to operate the camera and have a good concept, then why not shoot with that person! They are probably going to do something unique and cool. If the shooter can edit pretty good then that’s a bonus as well.

Recently I got an offer to shoot stills with my old friend and co-worker Jason Jolliff. He is a super talented videographer and editor, as I have worked with him in video productions throughout the years. When we work together, I host, and he shoots and edits. Since that chemistry works, I wondered the chemistry could work for stills?

Jason said, “I’m doing photography now, let’s shoot at the 247 Lounge!” He explained a rad concept to me detailing a ‘red couch on the stage’ with a ‘movie screen behind it’ playing moody flicks. Then he added that he had a nice lighting kit he would bring. Where do I sign? It sounded like fun.

So, we made it happen. We set it up. Started shooting. The ‘photographer and subject’ chemistry was present, and we came out with these pictures below. Mind you, this is only Jason’s 3rd photo shoot he has ever done. Je t’aime!

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