I had the pleasure of attending Greg LaVoi’s launch of his new line of designs inspired by someone in my own family. My great-aunt Irene Lentz has been gone now, for over four decades.. but not forgotten. Since I started my Irene-Lentz.com site back in 2009, I have had the pleasure of meeting (online and off) many Irene fans, a couple of authors and several talented individuals in the media and design world. I’ve received wonderful letters and testimonials from these folks reminiscing on their respect and love of Irene’s talent and skill in fashion design. It’s such a gift to hear this. Over the years; I’ve learned so much from the amazing people who have taken the time to write and share the results of their experience, connections to Irene Lentz, their years of research, projects and/or their writings related to my aunt. I’m truly honored.
Hollywood limelight was probably a weekly event in my great-aunts life. I imagine Irene rubbing elbows with celebrities was a pretty common occurrence in her career as a Hollywood Fashion Designer. I have seen the list of movies she worked on and incredible actresses she dressed. It’s a life and time I can only imagine.. from what I know of Hollywood, the photos I’ve seen from Irene’s personal collection, and stories I’ve heard from my mother and grandmother.
Most recently, I walked the red carpet at Greg’s design launch. Fun? You bet! The whole event was just amazing and Greg’s design line was phenomenal.. seriously. It was an honor to Irene and a pleasure to be a part after all these years. It is especially gratifying to think that this launch of new, reinvented designs, inspired by my aunt Irene, will be available to the public via Greg’s “Irene by Greg LaVoi”. New generations of people and designers will have the chance to get to know Irene Lentz, the original, through Greg’s very talented and thoughtful work. I imagine now, that the Irene Legacy will continue to thrive for years to come and that is something very impressive to look forward to.
I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has contacted me regarding your interests and connections to my great-aunt. I respond to all communications I receive and they continue to intrigue and delight me. Thank you for your time and oh-so-kind words.
These (below) are some additional images I personally took of the red carpet. If you care to see more from this awesome event, click to this link of my photos of the Irene by Greg LaVoi Fashion Show. Thank you and enjoy!
I’ve been an Aviary user for a few years. Their in-browser photo editing apps were very user-friendly, fun, free, and now they are available for the mobile devices too. When I got this email, I jumped on over to Google Play to check it out. The Aviary Android app works well on my Droid phone. So well, I’ve been taking lots of random photos, just to see how they look with assorted enhancements and effects. Take this hallway photo for example:
Honestly, my digital camera has been collecting dust lately, with all the fun photo apps there are out there. I’ve used Instagram, Photoshop Express, Cymera, Afterfocus, Camera360 and now Aviary. I seem to use Instagram and Aviary the most. I like that they make it easy to share on my social networks and blogs too. It’s just fun stuff and for the social photography like me, who likes to snap up photos of my family, pets, and life events to record and share – the mobile camera and apps are working out just fine.
The Aviary mobile app is free and comes with a couple of default filters. If you want more, like “Grunge”, “Nostalgia” or stickers there is a small fee of 99 cents. I went ahead and bought them.. it’s 99 cents after all. So now, I’m off to shoot some more pictures to play with. Hope you do too!by Read More
Instagram has been around for a couple of years, but made big news just recently, when it was acquired by Facebook. This already established community of people who enjoy taking and sharing photos with their smartphones is sure to grow larger yet. Count me in as one of it’s newest members.
I use Instagram on my Android smartphone. My Droid has a great camera, and Instagram is a fast, fun application that transforms my ordinary photos, into more interesting ones! You don’t have to have photo editing experience or any designs skills at all to use this app. Right after download, it’s ready to use, and it’s absolutely free.
From Instagram (www.instagr.am): “Snap a picture, choose a filter to transform its look and feel, then post to Instagram. Share to Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr too – it’s as easy as pie. It’s photo sharing, reinvented.”
Enjoy Instagram’s free photo editing toold on your iphone or android phone today!by Read More
Or, you can take a look at some of the useful reviews and tutorials my friend Lynette shares on her TechBasedMarketing.com/blog. She shares informative reviews, time saving computer tips and really helpful video tutorials.
Now, I’m a big fan of the WordPress platform and use it on several of my sites (including this one) and I appreciate useful, quality plugins – like the one Lynette explains in this tutorial below. It’s the Grab & Save plugin and I think you’ll agree that it really helps to expedite the whole blogging with photos process.
Have fun blogging!by Read More