11.23.2011

Fancy Hair + Some Minted Winners









behind the scenes at the shoot...

Several months ago I was in NYC in the midst of a decidedly "pinch-me" moment...

I was there to be shot for the December issue of Better Homes and Gardens, an experience involving a huge, light-filled photo studio, racks of lovely clothes, hairdressers, make-up artists, caterers, super chic editors, stylists, a hilarious (and immensely handsome) photographer, and loads of confetti.

It was some seriously crazy (once in a lifetime, stories for the kiddos) business friends. Big time.

It was also seriously nerve-wracking...let's just say I am not so good at the whole having-my-photo-taken enterprise. It freaks my action out. But any trepidation was totally off-set by the loveliness of the aforementioned "village" at the shoot. Kind, funny, warm...just a really fantastic group of people.


the finished product...

The result recently hit newsstands, and I can safely say that my hair has never looked so bouncy -- it's a far cry from my standard disheveled vibe. Suffice to say, my mother is extremely proud.

Thank you Better Homes and Gardens for such an amazing experience.

Ok now for the really important stuff -- the winners of the Minted holiday card giveaway. Congrats Araya and Michele!

And last but not least happy, happy Thanksgiving friends. We're gearing up for some major consumption with back-to-back feasts. We'll celebrate with Bryan's folks tomorrow and then cook Thanksgiving dinner part II on Friday for a big group at our house. So I'm taking the rest of the week off to revel in the carbs.

Let the gratitude (and the eating) begin!

23 comments:

Emma at The Marion House Book said...

You look lovely! Will have to pick up the issue. Happy Thanksgiving!

Xoxo ☺ said...

You look fabulous!! Have a Happy Thanksgiving xo

allison said...

joslyn- you look lovely- bouncy hair and all. i especially love your top! i'm glad someone else does a thanksgiving part II on friday- i thought my fam was the only one. after all- we have to take breaks between the feasting:)

xo-av
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Araya said...

Yay! Thank you so much Joslyn and Minted, made my week! Happy Thanksgiving.

Estelle said...

Wow, the photoshoot looks so glam and the final product is beautiful. Congrats and enjoy your holiday.

Chelsea said...

so awesome! you look gorgeous as usual! congrats and happy thanksgiving!

Kelly and Kelly said...

It looks like fun & the pictures turned out great. Happy Thanksgiving!

Barbara said...

Congrats on the article! I'm going to follow your advice for 2012:)

nicole said...

bravo.

la la Lovely said...

You are the super coolest. Can't wait to get a copy. Happy Thanksgiving, friend! xo

Julie said...

You look fabulous. And congratulations! I am unable imagine you in any state of dishevelment.

Nomadic D. said...

That is awesome, congratulations! And happy thanksgiving!

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Shalini said...

That's a lovely way to celebrate Thanksgiving!

Sam said...

You look lovely, what was all that worrying about?! Sounds like such a fun fantastic day, lucky you! Congratulations on the article!

Kim in the Cove said...

Joslyn - I was relaxing with my BHG after Thanksgiving dinner and flipped the page and... there you were! I am delighted for you! Congratulations on the hard-earned and well-deserved attention. :)

On a funny note, my daughter is now flipping through magazines, pointing to pretty mommies and asking me if I know them!

Lana said...

Congratulations on the magazine feature! It must have been an amazing experience!

michele said...

yippeeeeeeee! so grateful to be a winner.

get down with yer bouncy hair.

michele

Oakley said...

I hope this comment is viewed as a means to provoke thought rather than criticize, as my intent is not to put down your efforts but hopefully aid in success toward Operation Simplicity. I read the BH&G article this week and was excited at the prospect of learning more about what someone else is doing to reduce their "stuff." I scrolled through the Operation blog from the beginning, ending somewhere past May on a post explaining why most of the previous posts had been about what was acquired rather than what was purged. While that reasoning did make sense, I wonder. If you love it and it will last longer than 5 years does that constitute the whole reason for a new acquisition? I ask this as I noticed in scrolling through the posts thus far that quite a lot of clothing, jewelry, and dishware have already been acquired. For example, four purse-like items were acquired by May (a clutch, a tote, a purse, a satchel). How many similar items are necessary for simple living? Perhaps you've already come to similar realizations in later posts. Regardless, congratulations on the article and I wish you success in freeing yourself from "stuff."

Barchbo said...

I read the magazine last week and was thrilled to see you on the page! You look fabulous!

ptkate said...

Hope you had a wonderful weekend! Congratulations on the magazine feature--you look lovely! (And I am secretly quite jealous of the bounce achieved...sadly, my hair can do no bounce. ;) )

Rachel said...

Late to this party, but CONGRATS!!! So exciting.

Lady Day said...

You look fabulous! Congrats on a great experience. xx

Babette Jewelry said...

oooh, I missed this!

you look lovely, I'll have to pick up a copy! so glad for your attention:)