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October, 2010

  1. POLICE FILES: A very quick post

    October 22, 2010 by pam

    I’m in the middle of a photo shoot, I’m wearing clothes with tags on them, I have a tulle bib, I’m fully made up and my normally inanely messy hair has been transformed into a glorious halo of curls, I’m waiting for the photographer to tell me he’s ready for me and there’s a giant pizza in front of me but first things first.

    I needed to post this very quick post.

    Because I need to show you something.




    I know!

    Can you believe it?

    There’s a very long story behind this photo, a long story that involves the incredible incredible amazing Miss Bun.

    I will be back very soon to tell you that story.

    I promise to make time even though I only have two days left before my big trip and I still have an overwhelming list of things to do.

    I still have to write a few zillion stories, e-mail a few thousands e-mails, buy two hundred things and pack.

    Madness. Madness, I tell you.

    But none of that matters, because I have Chanel Jade in my hands.

  2. POLICE FILES: My first bride

    October 19, 2010 by pam

    Polish Police has launched a new service – helping brides choose what color of nail polish to wear on their wedding day.

    It wasn’t planned, it really wasn’t.

    Jill doesn’t just spend her time doing my nails and surprising me with polish, she’s a photographer and she runs an awesome toy camera shop. Jill shoots a lot of weddings and Marge, who is the sister of our friend Chris the glovemaker, chose her to shoot their wedding.

    They had also scheduled an engagement portraits session weeks before the wedding and I tagged along with a couple of film cameras so I could shoot too.

    After the shoot, we all sat down for an incredible dinner in their home, a dinner cooked by Chris, a dinner I still can’t stop thinking about. (The thought of that little Spanish sausage wrapped in that puff pastry just kills me.)

    While they downed wine and I drank my cocktail, the subject of nail polish came up. “What polish are you wearing on your wedding?” I asked Marge. When she said she wasn’t sure, I told her I’d help her, promising to send bottles she could choose from.

    I pored over my polish inventory and realized that while I had enough colors to keep a drag queen/two hundred giggly tweens/Katy Perry happy, I didn’t have too many nudes and bride-friendly colors.

    But I was determined to find a good shade for Marge.

    Days before the wedding and right before we left for our insane pig-chasing adventure in Legazpi, I sent Marge four bottles of polish.


    Lippmann Collection Sarah Smile, Ulta3 Lily White, OPI Tickle Me France-y and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Petal Pusher

    I was really hoping Marge would choose Sarah Smile.

    I had my fingers crossed.

    Marge married Luke on October 12.


    Photo by Jill Lejano

    After the wedding, I kept bugging Jill to show me the pictures and tell me which shade Marge wore.


    Photo by Jill Lejano

    It looked like Sarah Smile to me but I wasn’t 100% sure.

    But Marge confirmed it. She did pick Sarah Smile.


    Photo by Jill Lejano

    I was so happy. Sarah Smile looked wonderful on Marge.


    Photo by Jill Lejano

    Congratulations, Marge and Luke! It was great to be a part of your special day in this crazy small way.