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new pictures

By zillah · May 17, 2010 · 0 Comments ·

I Made This

By zillah · May 17, 2010 · 0 Comments ·

I really liked this skirt:


But since I am now somewhat Unemployed...I decided to make one with the many pieces of fabrics I have amassed over the years...So here's my version:

Kinda cute right? I do wish my legs were longer like the models'


Unemployed or Free to be?

By zillah · February 11, 2010 · 0 Comments ·

crap.  I don't have a job. I am not gonna panic.  After all, I've hated my job for ages.  I could just temp a while.  But I can't really type that fast and almost always have to look at the keys. I've got no savings...Crap.

I've fallen in love...madly

By zillah · January 8, 2010 · 0 Comments ·

I haven't fallen like this since



LONDON: Celebrating 10 years of being loved

By zillah · January 7, 2010 · 0 Comments ·

My mister and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary with a first class trip to London.  Here are the pictorial mementos.

The look of Zillah

By zillah · January 7, 2010 · 0 Comments ·

I think I'm depressed...F*@! 2009 Rant

By zillah · January 7, 2010 · 0 Comments ·


I don't know what happened...2009 did a number on me.  It was supposed to be the best year...ever. I started out so optimistic and a little cocky but hey! I mean I was being considered by Domino Magazine as one of their Domino 10.  My work was published in a foreign design magazine...I had just styled 2 photoshoots...one of which allowed me to be backstage with a school of hot male models!

And then BAM! All of it seem to just vanish...Domino folded, the economy tanked so no more clients=no bonus, my 2 best friends got divorced.  Both are dating less-than-choice people that I wouldn't want to have over for dinner...On top of it all, remember how I quit smoking...yes I am still smoke-free...and 8 lbs heavier. Which may not seem like a lot to many but I'm 4'10"...36 years old...its not helping me feel better.

My mister and I celebrated our 10th anniversary in 2009.  I should be really proud...but we have been fighting like cats and dogs.  Mainly, I think its Post -traumatic -best- friend -got- divorced -we -could -be -next- disorder.  And   we're getting professional help but GEEZ...Can't a girl get a break? Well, I am going to be optimistic about 2010...I resolve to:

Lose the depressive attitude

Lose the 8 lbs.

Be less bitter/bitchy

Post more

Paint more

Buy Less

Enjoy my 30's...cuz there are not too many left.







how i went missing

By zillah · June 3, 2009 · 0 Comments ·



I feel like all I do is work.  Can't believe I haven't a thing to say in a million years...Also, I quit smoking about a month ago...so I've been a bit down.  But hopefully all that will change soon.  BECAUSE.....

In a week I shall be on my London/Paris Holiday and hopefully find fabulous fashion...meet interesting folks and be inspired to share all of it.  It has been a brutal winter and I am ready for summer!!!!

16 things

By zillah · January 12, 2009 · 0 Comments ·

My little sister is always up to something. This is the latest thing she sent:

" You have been tagged by me to post 16 things about yourself! Post a photo and state 16 things about you on the description, then tag 16 people to do the same.

Let the silliness begin!"


So here are the results

1. I am fiercely loyal...I protect me and mine. I've been with my mister for 14+ years and I love my chosen family (of friends and a few actual family) dearly.

2. I have anxiety attacks often, mainly due to stress or plane rides.

3. I am obsessed with fashion.  I love that clothes/make-up can transform a person into whomever they wish to be.  I find comfort in my clothes armor. I dress according to occasion,  for every occasion, no matter how insignificant.

4.  I know who I am...a conflicted and complicated woman/child in the process of finding herself and her place in the world.  I used to feel pressure to be a certain way but now I can accept that I am many things and I don't have to do or be anything I don't want to.

5.  I find great calm in feverishly cleaning.

6.  I don't really like people...that I don't know.  Maybe it runs in our family to need a larger bubble of personal space. Although, I love to watch people...be in their midst but not participate. 

7.  I love Jane Austen and married Mr. Darcy.

8.  I find taxidermy fascinating.  I really wanted my dead cat to be around after he passed but that wasn't an option.  In fact, when I am dead...My mister is warming up to the idea...Just kidding

9.  I have been on my own since I was barely 17.  I have abandonment issues.

10.  I am a buddhist but I find myself drawn to Catholicism and the Christian Church...Not so much for the doctrine...but the mysticism and how strange it is.  I once stole a bag of hosts and ate it.  I was very disappointed that they tasted like nothing.  I was in 5th grade.

11.  I love my first name.  I was very upset when someone suggested it be used to name her unborn child.  It is not a common name even in the country of its origin. 

12.  I like specific body parts.  Some more than others...I hate my legs but love my arms.  I love clavicles.  I also am very fond of the  2 boney bumps on ones' back that I refer to as "wing nubs"

13.  According to the Little People of America, I am a Proportionate Dwarf (better known as a Midget before the term became unacceptable).  I am 4' -10"

14.  Despite my size, I can eat a lot of food.

15.  I snore so loudly that my mister has to wear earplugs.  It saved our marriage.

16.  I have a very rich fantasy life.  I try to make my life as close to my fantasy life as I can.  I am happiest when my real life resembles scenes from my favorite movies.   

What to wear tonight.

By zillah · December 31, 2008 · 0 Comments ·


Its New Years Eve already...Which means party outfit dilemma. So here are my top 3: #1. I am constantly in strapless stuff even though I got nothing up top...The Mister prefers it cuz of my rockin' shoulders. Maybe with fab tights due to the chicago weather. #2. This is like my teenage years fantasy...me as rock groupie circa 1971...with my vintage rabbit fur coat...or would that be too hustle and flow ladies of the night territory? #3 Milder version of #2 with high-waisted wide-legged jeans...I haven't gotten over my fear of public display of short-shorts just yet...Maybe I can get my hands on some Charlie by revlon...Kinda fresh kinda WOW...Charlieeeeee!