I can get so bashful at times like these.
The last five months have been callabo-crammed making a calendar with Lynds, Rhonda, Alex, and then planning the most epic of celebrations with Lynds. Apparently we can pull off a wicked party - here's some photo evidence of people partying with or without shirts:
Sadly, Lynds couldn't make it. We included her though by blowing up her phone with texts and pictures through the night. Also, some girlfriends made a Lyndsey-head-on-a-stick for photo ops.
Here is the Lynds-head-on-a-stick in action. Also Rhonda and Garrett Hunter, most talented mother/son duo. I absolutely loved working with these two and Lyndsey and I have begged Rhonda to shoot next year (she said yes!) The man on the right is the most important design brain to me. He's also a great dinner, wedding, and gala date.
A non-bad looking group of party goers.
The Blaffer art museum's Alecia Harris and Matt Johns with Tory Ridgeway.
Michael Mandola, Cecilia Marquez, and Ian Wells.
I mean, it doesn't get more dapper than this. Our graphic designer Alex Rosa and beer provider Ian Wells.
ROOM MATE 4 LIFE Brad Moore with gf Camella Clements, and Josh Martinez of Goro & Gun
My longest-time best friend Sarah Roberts came with the cutest date, her son Joseph.
Speaking of cute dates, Tootsies surprised me with these male models. Way to win me over with arm candy.
And speaking of surprises, the band played Michael Jackson for me all evening!
Oh, and the booze bringers:
Justin Burrow of Capt. Foxheart's Bad News Bar & Spirit Lodge
The Down House boys
It's Teresa(April) with surprise guest, long time friend/practically brother to me Paul 'The Falcon' Valdez and his girlfriend, my other long time friend, Yana. I accidentally set these kids up, like 7 years ago, and I couldn't have come up with a cuter, more hip, love team.
Another animal enthusiast and zoo supporter, Sam Cole.
The most gorgeous girl in the world, my old co worker, Iris Shaftel with Tootsies dress buyer John Maguire and Carrie Johnson.
Anne Marie Darcy and Camella Clements
The Campari cotton candy
Ian Wells and Tory Ridgeway
Great group glasses photo op
I'll wrap this up with one last picture of me and my new man-friends.