my new bio photo & a great deal on rivet & sway glasses

photo by maile wilson

photo by maile wilson

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:

Photographed by Photo Booth on my computer, my latest pair.  These are called "Spitfire."  Yeah, they are.

Photographed by Photo Booth on my computer, my latest pair.  These are called "Spitfire."  Yeah, they are.

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. 


Song:  Get lucky by Daft Punk