Ok, if we've met, you KNOW that I tend to talk a little shit about LA. I just don't get how anyone can survive in traffic all day every day, I'm not really a sun person, and my aesthetic is more bundled up in greyscale than freewheeling blonde so it's never felt like the right fit of a city for this moi. BUT I ATE MY WORDS IN JANUARY. You just gotta find your people, duhhhh! Jess and Anthony’s Art Deco wedding is still making me peruse Redfin for condos in DTLA, like what am I even doing?
Good morning nerds! Or whatever time it is when you’re seeing this, I don’t claim to understand the algorithm okurr? Listen: Lipstick & Libations on April 21, let’s discuss. Get into our studio and let us take your photo on film that doesn’t exist anymore. Let us feed you champagne. Let us send you home with a framed photo of yourself. LET US BE YOUR HYPE PEOPLE! DM for a spot because honestly email feels unwieldy at this juncture, we should cut the middle man. I’ll be over here snacking if you have any questions.
We took a VERY NEEDED stormy day nap today after two of the most depleting weeks we’ve had in a long time. We got back from the doctor already on our third cry of the morning (this one a happy one finally!), I poured some coffee and soaked up some Mary Oliver poems and we drifted off with the pup, rain thundering outside our window. We woke up to pure sunshine, almost like everything had been washed away and we could start fresh and run to the light. Our best friends are on a flight to us from LA. Our community is gathering around with their hearts in their sweetly extended hands. We feel held. And whatever is happening in your world, I hope you do too. -L
We think that getting your maternity photos taken in a parking garage at night in Vegas should be a wayyyy more normal thing to do. @roseyredphotography you two are beacons of all that is good on this earth. My wife is 8 months pregnant and dividing her time in alternating two hour spurts: first, she spends two hours at the computer working her buns off for clients. Next, she comes down from the office and falls asleep in the guest bedroom for the next two hours with both cat and dog on top of her. Finally, she wakes up and cries on the couch for two hours (sometimes because of a card we got in the mail telling her she’ll make a great mom and sometimes because she can’t find the scotch tape she thought was in the drawer). The cry completes the cycle. Lather, rinse, repeat. I seriously have no idea where we’d be without all of you. From the words of encouragement, the nuggets of wisdom, the sheer amount of snail mail we’ve received, the hilarious DMs… Our community has risen to support us in the most humbling, beautiful ways. We’d be in the weeds without you all. There hasn’t been a day that’s gone by since Laura’s belly got poppin’ that I haven’t felt elated at the thought of our babe getting to hang out, learn from, and party with one of you, her many aunts and uncles. With everything going in this nutso world, the kindness we’ve received during this process has made me so hopeful and optimistic about the future our daughter gets to be a part of. So. Thanks for rising to meet us. We feel so staggeringly loved.
You know when you’re looking at old photos of your grandparents being fly in their 50s bathing suits and the colors look so perfect but all you have is grainy selfies and 1990s disposal camera shots of your teenage acne? It’s because those photos were taken on bombass (that’s one word right?) film that Fuji RUDELY discontinued years ago. Don’t worry. We bought as much of it as we could get our hands on from Tokyo right after they stopped making it. We want you to get yo’self a leeetle physical heirloom to take home with you (and some digitals too). The 2019 Lipstick and Libations is OPEN. This time featuring the absolutely singular @gaylinyet on makeup. Stiff drinks. Bomb photos. This shit sells out so get your spot. Link in profile.
YOOHOOO, have you been bummed in the past when Lipstick & Libations sold out before you could nab a spot? THIS IS YOUR TIME, SPORT! We’re opening the next round tomorrow at 10 am, we got the makeup queen of Seattle @gaylinyet locked and loaded (wait what does that even mean, that’s weird) AND this one has the coolest surprise that we’ve never offered before. Anyhoo. Get back to your netflixing my good children, and we’ll see you in the morning.