#Filmmakers #Guide #Indiefilms #FilmFunding

So you all know I’m in the middle of trying to turn out screenplay into real life. I’ve been doing a lot of research and I found a system online that pretty much helps you nail down the whole process from perfecting your script to finding funding. I heard wonderful reviews and wanted to share with everyone else out there trying to find a film. Information is the most helpful thing in this business.

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Behind The Scenes of Our #DIYWedding

My wedding was completely DIY. I wanted to run away and get married but I knew our families would probably kill us. I made the executive decision to avoid the wedding industry as much as possible. I hate the idea that weddings have become a show, rather than a genuine expression of love and commitment with a party to celebrate. Not just a party, but a party that represents you as a couple and a night where you get to bring people into your word. It’s like you have a little love bubble and on one night you get to invite how ever amount to people into your little bubble of love. That’s what I wanted it to be.

We kept to to a medium size wedding at about 80 people and were inspired by our love of Italy. We got a personal chef to cater the entire affair and served it family style. As our two families and sets of friends became one, we wanted them to have to pass things around and talk to each other. We passed around big platters of lemony salmon, ricotta stuffed chicken, haricots, fingerling potatoes, salad with a champagne vinaigrette, and bowls of pasta and risotto.

We had the superheros of wedding parties and the most thrifty parents two kids could ask for. I’ll show you some details as well as a few captions.

willandrachaelforeverwedding-8One of my gorgeous bridesmaids and I on the morning of the wedding. We all goofed around while we set up for the guests. There is just something about this picture I love so much. Also, now you know, not glamorous all the time (especially after only 3 hours of sleep). Yeah, I’m in all of Will’s clothing.

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willandrachaelforeverwedding-26 copyWe did our own flowers. My bridesman led all the bridesmaids into creating these gorgeous centerpieces. We bought these flowers, as well as the ones used for the bouquet from Whole Foods for 130 dollars. We collected vases from Will’s parent’s house and created an eclectic selection that really worked well together.

photo (1)The bouquet master happy with his masterpieces.

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Our centerpiece making party!

willandrachaelforeverwedding-129Our favors also served as name cards. We made homemade sundried tomato infused olive oil &  limoncello as favors for our guest. We found these little bottles at the craft store and Will’s mom with the help of her friend printed and tied names to each one.

willandrachaelforeverwedding-134My sister and bridesmaid sorting through all the names as my father-in-law finish the final touches on music set up.

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The final look of the table settings. A round of applause to all of our wedding party.

willandrachaelforeverwedding-59Glenn and I decided we would just marry each other during the rehearsals. JK.

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This is when all the girl’s disappear and start to get as pretty as possible. My bridesmaid, Kat, is a professional hair and make-up artist. She was kind of the leader in showing up all what to do to our hair and faces. It was like watching a Youtube tutorial and I helped out. She solely did my hair and make-up because well, I’m the bride?

willandrachaelforeverwedding-179It was kind of like a giant sleepover.

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I chose a look that was inspired by the Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2013 runway. A cat eye with a oxblood lip.

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My bridesmaid’s set up Bellinis for us all.

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I chose my favorite nail color, Wicked by Essie for the bridemaid.

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A bunch of use wore Meredith Frederick bracelets.

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willandrachaelforeverwedding-347I loved the flower crowns we ordered off Etsy

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willandrachaelforeverwedding-401My mother made my veil and it was exactly what I wanted. Lace with petals floating down the back.

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Haha my brother who is marrying us is looking away.

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I told my bridesmaids to choose their own dress. I told them just keep it in the nude and blush zone. I wanted them to feel both comfortable and get something you will wear again.

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Here are some final detail shots.

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Shoes: Dolce & Gabbana Dress: Custom inspired by a Marchesa top, middle by Grace Kelly’s dress, and bottom inspired by Dior skirt.

Playing Dress Up with @Tenetshop #1 with @Balmain & @rag_bone

While in Southampton, I got to have an amazing time making friends and playing dress-up at the most wonderful shop on the planet, Tenet. If you haven’t heard about them, well, I’m sorry for you. They sell both men’s and woman’s clothing, all of which I wanted to take home, at a variety of price points. They opened their first shop in Southampton about 3 years ago, and have grown to be an amazing, luxurious boutique with a sense of friendliness and fun that can’t be matched. In summer 2014, they plan to launch their e-commerce site, which will bring all their glory straight to your doorstep. If you are in the neighborhood, stop into the shop and get friendly with the amazing staff. My suspicions lead me to believe that within a years time, all your friends will be bragging about their Tenet buys.  Anyway, here is my first look of playing dress up with my new friends at Tenet.

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Jacket: BALMAIN Pants: RAG & BONE

I am so obsessed with this jacket that it make end up making the trek back to NYC with me. We will just have to see what happens now won’t we? Either way, isn’t this leather on leather look very Freja Beha. I think it’s an unbelievably gorgeous combination. Enjoy & tell me your thoughts.

@FoodNetwork & @Vitamix Challenge wearing @Equipment_FR & @JCrew

About a year ago, I was a judge on this super fun Vitamix Blender Challege that aired on Food Network. It was a wonderful time and I wanted to share the actual clip with all of you.  I hope you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed being apart of it.

 

I’m wearing… Shirt: Equipment Pants: J.Crew

#Lingerie #Photoshoot Rachael Forster by Hannah Huffman

Hello my lovelies, The gorgeous Hannah Huffman took some shots of me in my skivvies. But mostly, it was about embracing a woman’s body and being comfortable in your own skin.

 

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#NormalPeopleTheMovie #Script Snippet

For a little while now, I’ve been working on a script with my best friend and writing partner, Glenn Isaacs. Yes, like Glenn Close, she is female.  We met in an acting class and hit it off. Secretly, what you all don’t know is that she not only has taken some photos on this blog but regularly edits the content!

Anyway, our movie is moving into pre-production stages and I thought that I’d share a bit with all of you. We are still signing on actors and some more “behind the camera” people but we are BEYOND THRILLED that it is happening. It’s a movie on a subject very close to our hearts: mental health. The story follows the journey of two girls who suffer from depression (and other mental illnesses) on their road to self-love, self-worth, and the discovery of what makes a “normal person”.

I will keep you posted with everything that happens as it progresses. Here is a snippet of when the character I will play meets a new man. I hope you enjoy and tell us what you think. GET EXCITED & ignore the blank title page in order to protect our privacy.

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Enjoy & Cheers to my little Glenniscle!!

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Getting Ready for the #HolidayParties

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There was a lot that went into getting that picture and getting to my holiday party on Saturday night. Come along with me with a wonderful hair stylist and make-up artist on my journey to getting ready for the holidays! I was so excited to be able to work with these girls as they are SO TALENTED. Watch the video and enjoy. I hope it inspires a glam look for your holiday parties! Tomorrow’ I will post the outfit pictures of everything I wore.

For Hair by Kelley, check her out at:
online booking – styleseat.com/kelley
facebook – facebook.com/kelleyfoytstylist
portfolio – kelleylouisestylist.tumblr.com
blog – shearstyle.blogspot.com

For Make-up by Marine:
website: http://castingshoot.wix.com/ladymakeup
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MakeupArtistNYC?ref=hl
youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/officialladymakeup
instagram: http://instagram.com/ladymakeupnyc