my new bio photo & a great deal on rivet & sway glasses
I promised you guys that I would share the results of the photo shoot that I pressed my friend Maile into doing for me last weekend-- the shot above is my absolute favourite.
In addition to being an incredible photographer, Maile is one of my closest friends, so I knew she was someone I could feel comfortable taking my picture. I was right: she got that shot above, no lie, about 30 seconds after we began. We had driven to a nearby, picturesque town, got out of the car, and she was immediately drawn to that brick wall. I put down my bag, picked up my camera, and she started shooting.
Half a minute later, she said, "Okay, I got it."
"You got it?!"
"Yeah. I mean, we'll keep shooting, but I got it. I know I do."
We shot for another hour. When Maile sent me her favourites, there were about 40 images total -- and they were all great. But I loved the one above best. The one she got 30 seconds into shooting.
You might remember about a year ago, my eyesight started going south, and I somewhat reluctantly entered the reading glasses market. At the time, I thought I was saved by the very awesome Rivet & Sway, a company that specializes in specs for women -- but little did I know that what was actually happening was I was entering the seedy underworld of Spectacles Addiction.
People, I have lost my mind. In the last year I've purchased 4 different pairs of glasses, and I'm frightened for myself that this might only the beginning. Also, I wish someone would have warned me that when you change your hair -- like, say, get it all cut off -- you're going to need a whole new set of frames:
Needless to say, Rivet & Sway and I are old friends now, and as a result, they've offered to hook Chookooloonks readers up with an incredible discount, should you be in the market for a pair of awesome specs. Simply enter the code KARENSWAYS! on check-out to receive a $50 discount (offer good until December 31, 2013, United States only). Perfect for the nearsighted, the farsighted, and super(s)heroes who need a disguise for their mild-mannered alter egos.
And on that note, have a great weekend, friends.