Jimmy Kimmel Live

Last week my good friend Eddie Barojas called to ask me to do a belly flop on the Jimmy Kimmel show which thank god is not actually live.  At first I wasn’t very into the idea because drawing attention to my belly on national tv didn’t sound flattering.  However, my love of days that make for good stories IE blogging material; worked on overcoming my belly flopping fears. We were supposed to be there at 6 for paper work and jumping by 7.  The jumping by 7 didn’t go as planned.  There were at least 14 people that they were going to have jump.  Which didn’t happen there were 6 at best. Of course Edddie won and was dubbed the “Micheal Jordan of belly flopping” by Jimmy Kimmel.  His trophy that Kara Dioguardi gave him for his high score for 26 belly flopping points was amazing.  Eddie had no idea who she was.    After a few test runs of standing on the platform that was very high off the pool and not jumping they finally told me to jump.  What you didn’t see was that the pool was only 4 feet deep with a 5 foot drop.  If you did anything but belly flop you would hit the bottom of the pool and maybe hurt yourself.  For future reference belly flopping hurts your nose the most.  My sinuses were unhappy for almost 2 days.  There really is no graceful recovery from a belly flop you’re just forced to own the flop.  My boob did jump out of my suit in case anybody wanted to know.  All in all good experience one of those things I did for the sake of being...

Hennessy Black at Planet Hollywood

Best advice I can give on blind networking attempts. Get a drink and hang by the door so you can see who comes in. Be mindful of whats going on and wear a conversation piece. It helps get you photographed, when you stand out from the crowd.   On Tuesday in Las Vegas, Tva Parks and I went out to Gallery Night Club to pop open some Hennessy Black.  As it happens I already knew the people we went to go party with.  Jey Hall works on music with Veto aka Dr. Dre’s engineer.  The world really is just to small.  Any how look for more to come with this group we have big plans in the works.  Comment on you thoughts on Hennessy Black.  I don’t even drink but this stuff is...

Age Of Aquarius LA Fashion Week Show March 2011

During LA fashion week I walked for Kristi Moon the designer of Age Of Aquarius. We started fitting at the venue at 12 pm. Hair was done by the Carleton hair experience sponsored by Bumble and Bumble. I had a fro, it worked out great until I had to wash it out 2 days later. Make up was a little crazy because there were so many designers. When I checked in from make up I had to go get eyelashes my designer approved. This event was surprisingly smooth and organized this show was. All of LA Fashion week is shown in collectives meaning a few designers show at one time. Unlike other markets where only one designer shows at a single times slot. The backstage area was cramped as usual it over ran out the doors. My show was number 4 in the line up so I didn’t have to wait to long. I ran into a couple other girls I have worked with that were walking for other designers. I was an oldie in my show, made me a little nostalgic of when I first started doing runway when I was 12. I’m no longer the baby at my shows I’m the grandma. Next season I’ll be on the runway with a walker. We didn’t end up leaving the venue till midnight. A 12 hour day for all of 45 seconds on the runway. I do love runway it’s my favorite job. If I could do a fashion show every day I...

It’s NOT March It’s Stomp

It’s the hap happiest season of ALLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!! Yes it’s here again LA fashion week. It may be small but mighty. I’m walking in a couple shows and I will be attending a few events. I’m so exited I can hardly sit.  In addition to LA fashion week it’s also the Paley TV fest.  If you dont know what it is google it.  I have tickets to the Freaks and Geeks screening the 14th.  How wonderful it is. Stay reading for more photos and videos from LA fashion...

Rachel Mullins Plot Thickens

So the new year has brought on a whole new slew of opportunities and issues to my plate.  I’m very happy with the way things are going.  I have a solid plan to build steam around everything that I’m doing.  I’ve begun to deploy my troops on getting things done.  Everything seems to be coming together nicely. All of my projects are moving smoothly and will be up and running soon. Check out the video of my www.hauteshopLA.com...

Sundance Film Festival 2011

  The “Ullins” road tripped to Park City, Utah. We left on our journey to Sundance the night of the 24th. Picked up the rental made cookies and got on the road at midnight.  Arriving in Park City 12 hours later.  Luckily our hotel in north park city was ready for us and we were able to check into our room early.  This worked out great because we had a meeting 20 minutes later. Our list of meetings ran back to back.  Spent loads of time visiting the different sponsor lounges. We brought back loads of stuff from Sundance and Slamdance.  The Bing lounge was my favorite lounge that didn’t have swag.  They took an empty restaurant and molded it into the Bing lounge for press and drinking purposes at Sundance.  We had a great time at the Kimball for the BMI Snow Ball.  House of Blues set up a temporary Foundation room next to Red Banjo Pizza (our new fav place).  The wheelers played and that’s where James Franco made an appearance in his blond e wig.  The High West Distillery had an amazing ice bar and whiskey chocolate combo plate.  My buddy TJ miller decided to throw himself a dinner party.  So thanks again for dinner:) Jacuzzi time is a very important part of Sundance.  If you ever go be sure to budget ample jacuzzi time.   I highly recommend the Calledonian hotel.  Close to the festival and they have balcony jacuzzi’s.  Count on freezing the whole time you’re there.  It’s a bit uncomfortable an it made me sick the first day.  Trying to be fabulous in...