Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Thank You to: The *faBouLous* Project
Remember being 7 years old and playing dress-up with your friends? Decking yourselves out in mom's high heels, pretty dresses and costume jewelry? And how about in jr. high and high school?** Wasn't it fun trying on outfit after outfit, modeling options for your friends and flipping through fashion magazines? **You may not remember if were much cooler than I was and didn't actually do that in high school.
Well, at 29, I got to relive those fun moments thanks to my great friend, Jesse! One of the very unique items from her own 30 Before 30 list was to do a photo shoot of close girlfriends called, the *faBouLous* project. Jesse has documented the project on her own blog, here. But I had such an amazing day and incredible fun, I just can't help but recap the experience from the perspective of one of the "models."
It started off like any other Sunday Funday with my favorite gal-pals.....I was late. I had spent the weekend camping and had about 45 minutes to go from "roughin' it" to "say cheese." We had all been coached on clothing options prior to the day to ensure the jewel-toned color theme would work, so thankfully, my outfit had already been planned. :)
We kicked off the morning in an alley in downtown Fort Collins. Pressed up against a white-washed, brick wall, my best buds and I flashed our pearly whites while sipping on brightly-colored sodas. We giggled, caught up on each other's lives and captured picture after picture in a variety of scenes with balloons, interesting locations and really great shoes.
After all the group shots were taken, Jesse asked each one of us to pose for a few individual photos. We followed each other around downtown to painted doorways, my favorite alley and the backdoors of frequently-visited FC bars while Jess snapped away.
I have to mention that she looked absolutely adorable (even while working so hard) in a Ann Taylor Loft one-shoulder dress, J. Crew flip-flops and a fabric yellow flower she made herself....darn her and her creative bones.
Amanda, Amy, Sheila, Kelly, Lisa and I all got our very own photo-blog spreads on Jesse's page. I can't begin to express how talented Jess is or how beautiful my friends are (on the inside and out. Awwww.....I'm sentimental like that). Take a gander at the lovely gals by clicking on their names above and try not to gawk too much at each of my bff-hotties.
We finished off the afternoon with celebratory margaritas and lunch at the Rio....a perfect end to a wonderfully good time! Thanks so much to freckle photography for a very inspiring and wildly-original afternoon with *faBouLous* friends. I don't know many women who get to play dress up and pretend like they're a model at 29, but I guess I'm just a lucky girl.