Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Big Reveal

Well folks, the deed has been done! My hair has been lopped off and delivered safely to Angel Hair for Kids.

Last friday I packed up my hair and was off to meet Kerry and Ana for the big cut. I was a complete bag of nerves and excitement all morning. I'd become more attached to my long locks than I thought I would. Kerry shot some "before" portraits of me, which was a pretty great way to say goodbye to all that hair before the scissors made an appearance. I'm pretty sure that I held my breath the entire time Ana was braiding and cutting my hair. It took an eternity for her to get all the way through my braid. I thought I might cry or feel completely naked once all my hair was gone, but what I ended up feeling was really excited that I was able to grow something that could mean so much to someone else who had lost her own.

I wanted to be sure that my precious cargo arrived safely at Angel Hair, so I grabbed my braid and delivered it in person. When I arrived, I was greeted with such excitement by two wonderful women, Dee and Roslyn. They proudly gave me a tour of the little studio that is used for fittings and showed me photos of the girls who have received wigs. Even though I didn't meet any of the girls in person, I could feel happiness exuding from their photos. I knew that something as simple as a head of hair was life-changing for these girls.

I want to thank everyone for their oh-so-generous donations. THANK YOU!! Because of you, we've raised $2512.00! That's enough money for almost three wigs!

My donation page will be active until June 13th. Feel free to spread the link far and wide while there's still time to help me reach my goal.

And now...... THE BIG REVEAL......

    Wait for it.....


    Images by Kerry Shaw  Hair & Makeup by Ana Sorys

Friday, May 18, 2012

Take That KFC!

I'm celebrating an anniversary of sorts. This week marks one year of shooting for and working with the awesome folks at The Grid. Man, that came around fast! If you read The Grid, you know that they don't mess around, and this weeks shoot was no exception. As kind of a sister story to last year's Big Mac Challenge, four chefs were asked to create their own version of the KFC Double Down. Let me tell you, they did not disappoint! The creativity and excitement that each chef brought to their creation was contagious, and might I say delicious. BQM Burgershoppe was so into the challenge, that they'll be serving up "The Pull-Down" until May 27th at their Queen and Ossington location. If anyone wants to join me for a sandwich the size of your head, give me a holler. I could probably eat ten. Yup. It's that good.

Click here for the full story.

Happy Drooling!

"The Dirty Bird" by Cardinal Rule chef Marta Kusel

"The Pull-Down" by BQM Burgershoppe chef Chris Horvath

 "The Inverted Torta de Milanesa" by Milagro Cantina owner and chef Arturo Anhalt

"The Hammered Chicken" by Hammersmith’s chef and co-owner Colin Reed