Great Day Houston Rodeo Fashionista!

In case you (somehow) missed it: I was one of five lovely models on Friday morning’s “Great Day Houston” showing off some fun Rodeo-inspired “western wear” options from amazing Houston-based stores Emerson Rose, Jubilee, and Erica DelGardo Jewelry Designs!

Indeed it was!

Indeed it was!

I woke up insanely early and met up with my fellow models at Jubilee to get ready! (They were even kind enough to provide donuts and kolaches!) So, at least I didn’t have to get up and immediately look great, there was time to get adequately gussied up. Then we carpooled to the Channel 11 studio, and headed into the Green Room!

Just chillin' in the Green Room for a moment.

Just chillin’ in the Green Room for a moment.

Since our segment was in the middle of the show, we were ushered upstairs, where we chatted and practiced our catwalks.

Since our segment was in the middle of the show, we were ushered upstairs, where we chatted and practiced our super hot catwalk strides.

The set was done up to look like a snazzy hoedown, and we (the models) basically lined up on one side so as to emerge front and center on cue!

See?! That's my "sexy cowgirl" walk!

See?! That’s my “sexy cowgirl” walk!

My look was described as "date night" or "romantic rodeo" because it involved that super awesome lacy dress!

My look was described as “Cowboy Sweetheart” or “romantic rodeo” because it involved that super awesome lacy dress!

Also I had some GORGEOUS jewelry to show off!

Also I had some GORGEOUS Erica DelGardo silver and turquoise jewelry to show off!

Plus that super cool purse!

Plus that super cool purse!

As you can probably tell, I had some fun with this.

Here's a shot from backstage! It really shows off the "behind the scenes" aspect!

Here’s a shot from backstage! It really shows off the “behind the scenes” aspect!

I had so much fun modeling these lovely clothes, and promoting some local shops! Everyone was amazingly kind, helpful, supportive, and my fellow models were/are all fabulous!

Don't we all look so great?! Deborah was also rockin' the suede fringe, and super hot boots!

Don’t we all look so great?! Deborah Duncan was also rockin’ the suede fringe, and super hot boots!

Check out the clip to see all these fab looks in action! I’m model #4, but each of these ladies looks is adorable, and seriously perfect for the Rodeo! (Pro Tip: DO NOT go into the Petting Zoo wearing fringe. You think it’s just the goats you’ve got to worry about, but they all want a yummy piece of that.) If you are looking for some Rodeo Houston inspiration, accessories, boots, or any beautiful items, hit up 19th Street ASAP because the fun officially starts tomorrow!

Are you going to the Rodeo this year? Do you know what you’re gonna wear?? Do you have a favorite/collection of a specific “Western wear” item(s)?

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Random Fun Wednesday!

It’s the middle of the week, and that means it’s time for a random collection of vaguely-related things that are awesomely strung together for your reading pleasure!

First of all, via Queens of Vintage, how to create a 1920s/Art Deco-inspired bathroom! Creating a glam space in your bathroom is simple with chrome, glass and fancy mirrors! The Art-Deco look can easily be glam and feminine, but is also incredibly versatile/gender neutral. By adding more chrome and angular accent pieces, any Deco-style room can be an elegant space with straight, clean lines and unique accessories.

Their inspiration photo. Looks fabulous!

Their inspiration photo. Looks fabulous! The green is calming, but not boring, and contrasts with the black and white beautifully!

LOVE this! What a great re-do! The shower is the central focus!

LOVE this! What a great re-do! The shower is the central focus! Click to see more pictures of the transformation.

This is SUPER glam and fabulous!!!

This is SUPER glam and fabulous!!!

Even if you can’t go “all out,” by changing a few key pieces (adding certain mirrors, changing hardware, or lighting) you can brighten up your space and create a great, unique look to enjoy every day!

Second up, we’ll stick to interiors, but go a little spookier. Apparently, the world’s most well-known macabre family, The Addams’ did not reside in the dark and creepy spaces the tv audiences saw, but a pink, yellow, and green technicolor dreamspace.

Photographed by Richard Fish, the set of tv's Addams Family was bright and perky.

Photographed by Richard Fish, the set of tv’s Addams Family was fairly bright and pretty perky.

The colorized photograph reveals a completely different reality than the one created by the black and white vision of their “creepy” home. Although, to be fair, this room is still full of taxidermy, horned chairs, elephant feet, a hookah (very exotic in the 60s, I’m sure), a hangman’s noose, and a cauldron in the fireplace. (Not that I wouldn’t re-create this room and totally live in it, but the yellow draperies are particularly non-Addams-esque.) This version, arguably, offers the viewer a more detailed look at the room (which I appreciate), but stands as an excellent example of how perceptions can differ from reality, especially when it comes to television, and also “creepy” people.

Sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc. "We feast on those who would subdue us."

Sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc. “We feast on those who would subdue us.”

Speaking of creepy people (I kid), last, but certainly not least, is the hilarious, witty, and incredibly talented Carol Burnett! I was pleased to enjoy her interview on NPR‘s Fresh Air this morning, and will definitely be watching this Sunday when PBS airs the award ceremony from October, when she was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor!

A wonderfully animated lady! Love the hat, and will recreate this picture eventually!

A wonderfully animated lady! Love the hat, and will recreate this picture eventually!

Her performance in 1959 on Broadway in Once Upon a Mattress put her on the map, and was re-imagined three times for tv!

Her performance in 1959 on Broadway in Once Upon a Mattress put her on the map, and was re-imagined three times for tv!

The Carol Burnett Show ran from 1967-1978, and debuted hilarious sketches, characters, and costumes!

The Carol Burnett Show ran from 1967-1978, and debuted hilarious sketches, characters, and costumes!

Mama's Family became a spin-off show starring Vicki Lawrence as "Mama," and Carol as the ridiculous Eunice.

Mama’s Family became a spin-off show starring Vicki Lawrence as “Mama,” and Carol as the ridiculously high-strung Eunice.

In the 1982 film version of Annie, she embodied everyone's favorite little girl-hating, bathtub gin swigging, orphanage mistress, Miss Hannigan!

In the 1982 film version of Annie, she embodied everyone’s favorite little girl-hating, bathtub gin swigging, orphanage mistress, Miss Hannigan!

The incomparable Carol Burnett has been consistently hysterical for more than 50 years! She is a talented writer, actress and singer (among many other things), and has been fortunate enough to work with some amazing people over the years!

American actor and comedian Carol Burnett (left) and British actor Julie Andrews sing in formal gowns in a promotional still from the 1965 CBS television variety special 'Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall,' New York City. The special traced the history of musical comedy.  (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)

Carol Burnett and Julie Andrews sing in formal gowns in a promotional still from the 1965 CBS television variety special ‘Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall,’ New York City. The special traced the history of musical comedy. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)

Lucille Ball was/is one of Carol Burnett's mentors, and the two redheads supported each other professionally and personally for years.

Lucille Ball was/is one of Carol Burnett’s mentors, and these two redheads supported each other professionally and personally for years.

Our dearest Madeline Kahn!

Our dearest Madeline Kahn!

The Carol Burnett Show's most prominent cast members: Vicki Lawrence, Harvey Korman and Tim Conway

The Carol Burnett Show‘s most prominent cast members: Vicki Lawrence, Harvey Korman and Tim Conway

The Carol Burnett Show’s list of guests is endless, and includes so many incredible people it’s ridiculous. The point is, this woman has made an amazing impact on television, comedy, and American pop culture. She is a fabulous lady, and still going strong!

Let's not forget her famous Tarzan call! Also, the costumes she wore for the "Q&A" part of the show were FABULOUS!

Let’s not forget her famous Tarzan call! Also, the costumes she wore for the “Q&A” part of the show were FABULOUS!

Do you have a favorite Carol Burnett moment/sketch/gown/character?? What do you think about the Addams Family’s colorful living arrangements? (Betrayed? Excited? Super jealous?? Obvs, I’m on an emotional roller coaster about it.) Are you thinking of re-doing a bathroom to look Deco fabulous?? What pieces would you use?

More Random Fun Because It’s Wednesday!

First up: Happy 58th birthday to the fabulous Whoopi Goldberg!

Whoopi AND a kitten!?! She's the best.

Whoopi AND a kitten!?! She’s the best.

This lady is hilarious, talented, multi-faceted, and possesses an incredibly personalized sense of style! In movies, she can be transformed into a frightened, shy abuse victim OR a hot Reno lounge singer! Her costumes are fantastic, but her own every-day style is also wonderfully unique!

This woman knows what you're thinking, how to make it funnier, and that it's all going to be ok. Maybe.

This woman knows what you’re thinking, how to make it funnier, and that it’s all going to be ok. Maybe.

She has the monochromatic 80s look DOWN!

She has the monochromatic 80s look DOWN! So cute it’s like buttah.

Strutting her "Downton" inspired style at the 65th Annual Tony Awards in 2011! I AM ALL ABOUT THE SIZE OF THAT HAT!

Sporting a “Downton” inspired style at the 65th Annual Tony Awards in 2011! I AM ALL ABOUT THE SIZE OF THAT HAT!

As for her fancier Oscar looks (both host and winner!):

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Looking FABULOUS attending the 65th Annual Academy Awards in 1993!

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Just look at the lining/inside of this dress!!! I wish tiny, Muppet Baby versions of her would spring out like “Mother Ginger” from the Nutcracker ballet!

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Another perfect gown choice, this time for her Oscar WIN for Best Supporting Actress as Oda Mae Brown in Ghost!

Looks pretty incredi-mazing as Queen Elizabeth I of England! WHOA.

Looks pretty incredi-mazing as Queen Elizabeth I of England during her THIRD hosting gig at the Oscars in 1999! WHOA. African Queen, indeed!

62nd Annual Tony Awards in 2008, looking damn hot.

62nd Annual Tony Awards in 2008, looking damn hot.

This is so glorious.

This is so glorious.

Some of the films Whoopi has done included some wonderful costumes and characters:

Her quiet beauty and desperation as "nappy headed" Seely in The Color Purple" won her an Oscar nomination in 1985.

Her quiet beauty, desperation and eventual self-liberation as “nappy headed” Celie in “The Color Purple” won her an Oscar nomination in 1985.

I love most of the costumes for Oda Mae, but this pink and black suit/hat combo is AMAZING.

I love most of the costumes for Oda Mae, but this pink and black suit/hat combo is AMAZING.

Most/all of the costumes from this movie are the bees knees, but this one emphasizes the utter importance of accessories.

Most/all of the costumes from “Corrina, Corrina” are the bees knees, but this one emphasizes the utter importance of accessories.

The gritty, sexy mistress of a mob boss, Deloris van Cartier could wear the hell out of a gold sequined gown!

The gritty, sexy mistress of a violent mob boss, Deloris van Cartier could wear the hell out of a gold sequined gown! And her hair is literally defying gravity.

Speaking of Broadway, the stage version of Sister Act didn't spare the sequins, either!

Speaking of Broadway, the stage version of Sister Act didn’t spare the sequins, either!

So, thank you, Whoopi, for being amazing, unique, hilarious, talented and brave enough to kick ass all these years! (Every time she comes up in conversation around my father, he mentions that time he went to NYC in the late 70s/early 80s, and was prevented by his travelling companions from seeing her perform live. He’s never letting it go, and I wouldn’t either.) Let’s all just be glad she continued to thrive professionally so we could all reap the benefits!

Coming back from film to more Internet-centric happenings, but remaining in the realm of talented and funny women: in case you haven’t heard it, or read about it already, Allie Brosh, writer of the AMAZING blog “Hyperbole & a Half,” did an interview with NPR‘s Terry Gross on Fresh Air and you can totally listen to the whole thing online

Allie's animated self has a "tube body" and "triangle hair." (Copyright Allie Brosh)

Allie’s animated self has a “tube body” and “triangle hair,” and manages a lot of varied emotions, but also sometimes none. (Photo Copyright Allie Brosh)

It is a wonderful, extremely intimate interview in which Allie discusses her motivations, artistic talent, and her struggles with depression. WORTH A LISTEN! For anyone who’s already a fan of her blog, it is great fun to hear Allie reading in her own voice. People who don’t know about this blog, go there and read it immediately, then everyone should purchase her new book!

It includes some of her fabulous posts from the blog, and new funny things!

It includes some of her fabulous posts from the blog, and new funny things!

And finally, somewhere between film and the Internet, there’s television, which is about to get much more radical because several amazing lady comedians are getting shows! Anne Heche will star in a show that sounds like it’s about a lady manager and her quirky employees, plus additional lady-to-lady interactions with her snarky sister.  Cool? I dunno, we’ll see.

I don't necessarily consider Anne Heche a comedian, but Volcano was pretty hilarious.

I don’t necessarily consider Anne Heche a comedian, but Volcano was pretty hilarious.

Next up is the hysterical Molly Shannon, who is so fantastic at physical comedy it’s ridiculous. Deadline reports the show will be about a professional woman who’s dealing with an unemployed (stay-at-home) pregnant daughter. I’m not into the whole pregnancy thing, and am nervous about Molly Shannon playing the “straight” role ever, but again, I’m open to the ridiculous possibilities.

That’s right, squeeze out the good stuff.

Last, but certainly not least, Kristen Schaal!!! A Renaissance woman, and inventor of the best “sexy” Halloween costume EVER, has an agreement with ABC to write and star in a show about a “small town misfit” who goes on trial for murder! This sounds INCREDIBLE! I don’t know if my outrageously high expectations will be met, but considering some of the other hilarious things Kristen’s been involved with, I’m inclined to think my mind will be exploded into gooey, person-glitter due to the all-consuming awesomeness.

I will remain this excited until I see said show.

I will remain this excited until I see said show.

So, enjoy your Wednesday, and may it be full of other amazing lady-centric news to share!