Mantra

" I feel strong and competent and a little proud. For once this day, I am doing what I do best and doing it well."
Dr. George Sheehan on his daily run

After a run, I feel like I can do anything. Even walk in a fashion show.

Fashion show prep, as explained by the internet (What have I done!!)

Eyebrow Threading - a thin (cotton or polyester) thread is doubled, then twisted. It is then rolled over areas of unwanted hair, plucking the hair at the follicle level.

DermaSound Facial - an ultrasonic skin treatment system that … (Something something water and sound waves) … improves skin conditions through cavitation, sonophoresis and microcurrent. (Reading the description did nothing to help my understanding)


Gel or Shellac Manicure - All “gel” manicures — whether brand-name or not — have very similar technical properties: UV light cures and hardens the polish, which makes it last up to two weeks.

Sunless Tanning - DHA (Dihydroxyacetone, also known as glycerone) (applied via handheld sprayer) is not a dye, stain or paint, but causes a chemical reaction with the amino acids in the dead layer on the skin surface. One of the pathways is a process that causes the browning that occurs during food manufacturing and storage. (So, I’m browning like an apple!!!).

Deplaning - (the facialist at the dermasound appt just kinda went ahead and did this. I was majorly freaking out… She’s shaving my face!!!!) Deplaning in cosmetic terms involves the use of a scalpel that’s finely brushed on the skin to cut away hair.

Finally…a haircut! - hopefully this doesn’t need an explanation.

Oiselle meet Big Apple

Oiselle is showing ten looks inspired by their spring line on Tuesday in New York. The event is a part of Nolcha fashion week. Half the office is in town. Kara Goucher is coming in from Boulder. It’s the whole shebang. This is the second year that Sally has done a fashion show. She chooses athletes and friends of the brand to walk as the models. Which means… 10 of us will also be on the runway.

I did this last year, but got so crazy self-conscious to be around the models, I could barely speak (let alone tweet). So, this feels a bit like my first time. 

I’m excited to get pampered and play dress up. I’m looking forward to hearing about Kara’s training. And really, I can’t wait to be back in the city. Around a crowd from Seattle, I get to feel like a local.

Updates on shenanigans and misadventures will be posted here!