Last weekend I fulfilled a longtime dream… I dressed Leo in a Batman costume. I was inspired by Super Cooper’s Instagram page. The costume from Petsmart is a 2XL and it’s a little snug. Maybe after a couple of photoshoots, I’ll cut off the cape for Leo to wear separately and sew the Bat symbol from theContinue reading “The Dog Knight Rises”
Harness your dog’s energy and she’ll walk nicely beside you. Leo wears a green front-clasp harness designed to improve the walking skills of pullers, even though he’s always walked pretty well on leash. I’ve read that these harnesses are tools to be used until the dog learns how to walk properly, and then you’re supposed toContinue reading “H is for Harness”
Baseball caps? What does that have to do with positive training — or dogs, for that matter? Baseball caps are great accessories between hair washes. They also keep the sun out of my eyes and add an extra layer of SPF protection. Even more useful in the Pacific Northwest, they keep the rain out ofContinue reading “B is for Baseball Caps”
The chronicles of inappropriate footwear continue. A few years ago, when I was shopping for the waders and boots I need for my job taking pictures while waist deep in rivers, I was under the impression I wanted felt-soled boots, to keep my feet from slipping on wet rocks. I have since recognized that rubberContinue reading “Felt + Snow = Bad”
It was drawn to my attention recently that journalists don’t know how to dress. Young women sometimes enter the field knowing how to dress, but within five years, they’ve lost their style. I certainly was a lot more stylish when I was a newspaper reporter than I am now. In fact, I was overdressed forContinue reading “Fashion inertia”
I can’t believe it. Five and a half years in the Northwest, more than a year and a half at this job, and once again, I found myself without the proper footwear. At least I had time to acquire it. On the phone yesterday, planning for a canoe excursion tomorrow, I was told I shouldContinue reading “They sure aren’t Manolos”
See how she smiles? You can see the design more clearly in the second shot, but she doesn’t look quite as happy. She’s just embarrassed that there’s so much dog hair on her black shirt.
A What Not to Wear Marathon. I turned it on as background noise while I applied the 2nd and 3rd coats of merlot paint, which I am so happy dried darker than the first coat yesterday, because that was positively raspberry. It’s still more plum than I envisioned, but I can live with it. Anyway,Continue reading “Strangely compelling”
While waiting for Rob to finish uploading the entire contents of his cassette collection to digital format and then to his iPod, so we could watch Prison Break, I watched an episode of Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style. The subject was a mother of two who wore nothing but capri pants and T-shirts. As theContinue reading “Fashion backward”
Well, folks, it’s late August, so it’s about time to start planning one’s Halloween costume. I was thinking about being Snow White…but then I saw this. So Isis will be Snow White and I’ll be her evil queen.