I stand in the very three foot area that my favorite hairstylist has performed her craft for years. It's as if I stand in her own personal museum. Not because there are artifacts of hers hanging around me, or relics of her hair do's that line the wall behind me. I feel as though her energy surrounds me, encourages me, reminds me of the creativity that abounds. I just need to tap in to the resevoir that has lived here long before I have arrived. And, I believe she will haunt us to be kind to each other, to draw upon each others strengths, and let the small stuff fade away. It will be interesting to see how the energy shifts however, how the group of stylists reconfigure around her not being there, and being with what is. Who and what will fill the space. She doesn't leave town till next week. So, we will go have breakfast at one of my favorite places, La Note in Berkeley, and then go to SFMOMA to visit the Freida Kahlo exhibit. Two weeks ago we visited the Annie Leibowitz exhibit at the Veteran's Memorial. I was so impressed with the vulnerability I experienced in viewing her work. My only regret is that we didn't explore our relationship outside of the salon before this. I will cherish every moment as we take in the art, talk and share time with one another.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, I'm busying myself not only with writing one of the most challenging stories of the book project so far, but I'm preparing for another editorial shoot on Sunday. I called Savanna yesterday in search of size 10 heels. Dee Conway the photographer and I will work together, which I'm really looking forward to. She has a creative eye, plus she is funny as can be. We have a great model from Rabaat shoe store, Rachael, who once modeled in Europe for a period of time. We've come up with the concept for hair.
I sped around town yesterday, looking for jewelry, leggings, and shoes. I didn't find shoes. Kind of critical. I can spend 100. on a pair, but do I want to for the shoot. I don't want to fall short of a fabulous shot, just because of the shoes, they are pretty important. We are going for romantic and feminine, perhaps a bit of a period feel to it.
Maybe I need to hunt earlier next time, instead of waiting till the final week. We have a fabulous dress, loaned to us by the talented Cari Borja, a designer in Berkeley, CA. Check it out. This loan is a very generous offer. Thank you Cari. To see more of her designs, check out: www.cariborja.com
A museum of Savanna's haircuts? Not a bad idea. She gave me this latest.