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photopost! Ash & me, Viv & me at Alex's birthday party, lil sis & Ash, Ben's birthday dinner, Ariana


catching up on photosharing... these are all from before I went to San Francisco.





Ash n me both happened to be face-decorated at one of the borderpagan meetings so we had to take some photos.

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(this was the first day I'd had the green & violet in!)

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August 14th -- Viv and I went out to coffee before meeting up with Viv's friends Alex & Stian for Alex's birthday celebration.


Viv took my camera and started taking photos of me! eeek!

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I suppose I get camera shy sometimes *blushblush*

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I look so open here, wow.

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I was demanding my camera back

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so I could take photos of supercilious Viv.

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and cutie Viv

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and outrageously gorgeous Viv

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at some bar (which had dragonfruit rum, YUMMMM)

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eating a vegan birthday cupcake (they were also YUM)

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Alex celebrating achieving legal drinking age ;-)

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Alex & Stian (and here's where I quit taking photos, partly because I was annoyed with the bad light, and partly because people I'd never met started arriving and I got too self-conscious. I generally can't take photos of people until the second or third time I meet up with them.)

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August 15th -- out with Ash & lil sis :D

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we were at the coffeehouse listening to live music (which was good but so emotive that we all three started feeling depressed)

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August 16th -- out with Ash & lil sis & Viv at Ben's birthday dinner!


lil sis did an amazing job with zir makeup

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I love the shadow

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Viv has such enchantingly delicate hand movements

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I love the odd focus of this one

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the evil ones. oh dear, these two together are rottenness incarnate.

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Ash wears a plotting look

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(don't be fooled by their cuteness!)

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Ash's 'innocent' look after a decidedly NOT-INNOCENT look which I'm not going to share because it was downright indecent!

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we went to an amaaaaazing coffeehouse after dinner :D


Ash and Nicole discussing something serious & Ben being adorable

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Stuart, lil sis, and Nicole&Ben's friend whose name I sadly don't remember.
(that wallet in lil sis' hand used to be mine -- it has dragonflies on it)

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Ben -- with birthday kisses from me, Ash, lil sis, and Nicole (I think Viv too, but can't remember for sure)

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Ash & Nicole -- giggles!

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August 17th -- seeing Other Lives and Bat For Lashes with Viv


about to head out to the Bat For Lashes show (I look strange because I was nervous in that giddy way)

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Viv's makeup was just incredible, I had major color envy!

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hee :D (I love those earrings on Viv, I need to make zir a pair)

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♥ ♥ ♥

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insanely lovely, yes?

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my favorite ♥

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the lead singer of "Other Lives" (I wrote about this concert here)

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Natasha, aka Bat For Lashes (I'm SO PROUD of this photo -- full zoom in the dark with people bouncing around me, and I got a clear shot!)

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Aug 30th -- Rebecca's baby shower


Rebecca & Ariana

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(Rebecca appreciated the alligator-themed baby clothes, but you could HEAR the confusion in everyone else's heads when ze opened the gift and pulled out blue, green, and yellow baby clothes, haha! Nearly EVERYTHING ELSE was PINK)

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elya & Ariana

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Deb (who is a FANTASTIC person, love zir!) & Ariana

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Ariana transfixed by the light

oh, and it was all I could do to bite my tongue when someone started going on about Ariana having a "girl face." Nooooo, ze has a BABY face. I was thinking about the study where people were told that a baby was male, and then different people were told that the same baby was female, and not only did they ascribe gendered traits to the babies (for instance, one baby apparently smiled because boys are more outgoing and also because girls are more friendly, hmmmm), they gave them gendered toys (ball vs doll). Oh, but gender isn't TRAINED IN FROM BIRTH or anything. *flails*

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me n Ariana ;-)

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Deb took these two ♥

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Comments
oceanid ══╣Yuffie ~ Woah!!╠══
So much gorgeous eye makeup in this post!! I have major makeup envy *_* I really love your french braid in the last two photos!! Did you do it yourself? I never seem to be able to get mine right, yours is perfect!
belenen ══╣eccentric╠══
It's not a real french braid -- I pulled sections together and up and clipped them with tiny claw clips. ;-)
moonvoice ══╣me - eye╠══
Such gorgeous photos, I wish I could pull off eye make-up, but my eyes are too sensitive, even to the ultra-awesome mineral stuff. *Cry*

You are all so beautiful.
xochitl ══╣georgia╠══
Lawdy, your make-up is FABULOUS! I need some bright eyeshadow colors now. :D
nadalia ══╣╠══
Seconded!
celestialsight ══╣╠══
Gorgeous photos, and my that baby has such a headfull of hair! All of mine were born baldies.
aerialmelodies ══╣Dancing╠══
Wow, all of you have some gorgeous makeup work going on there! A real piece of art~

Thanks for sharing the photos, so much happy. :)
thiswaste ══╣╠══
Oh you're all so beautiful!
saturnsdaughter ══╣Lady Gaga╠══
You're all so talented when it comes to eye make-up :) Half the time I'm lucky if I can get one color to look nice.

Aww, such a beautiful baby.
jennifer19 ══╣╠══
I love your hair. I'm so jealous. lol.

Awww babies make my heart melt. :-)
speaksoftlylove ══╣╠══
Wow, I love Viv's bandana!

You and your sister look very much alike. And you're all so talented with make up! I'm jealous :)
girlslovegirls7 ══╣╠══
we are not rotten,!!! just alitle funner than u, HA
xenopsi ══╣╠══
I looooove your photo posts. Beautiful.
smurfb1ue ══╣something more than ordinary╠══
What lovely eyes (and eye make-up) in this post. As someone who wears zero make-up, I'm always impressed by some of the whimsy people can come up with.

The "girl face" thing is so interesting because there are very few babies that, if clothed only in a diaper, would be "obviously male" or "obviously female." One of my pre-kindergartners this year is a little girl with a shaved head, and several of the kids have repeatedly told her "You're a boy." We consistently have to remind them that, no, your hair does not determine your sex.
sidheblessed ══╣╠══
I love all of these! You all have such stunning eye makeup and I'm still in love with your hair.

Ash has the best "I'm plotting evil," look. :)
mewmewfoucault ══╣╠══
hey this is alex v-------s-----, from the photos. they're all just stunning! i don't tend to think i'm very photogenic, but i like the way the photos of me look. and of course all the pics of viv are lovely; she's gorgeous, after all, and you really captured that. would it be ok if you or i could upload the pics from my party on to facebook?
belenen ══╣vivacious╠══
thanks so much! I'm glad you like the photos of you -- that's my favorite compliment on my photography, and even more of a compliment considering the poor lighting ;-) Feel free to repost them if you'd like!
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