Sunday, July 28, 2013

The 4th Annual Two Point Oh! LA Blogger Picnic

LA's premier fashion, beauty and style blogging group, Two Point Oh! LA (TPOLA), hosted it's 4th Annual Picnic poolside at
Isis Living in Glendale.
Kelsi Smith, founder of TPOLA, really outdid herself this year. There was a burger/taco bar, sundae and dessert stations and some wicked mixed drinks!
[Sorry, yet another reporting fail -- no photos. I don't think you want to see my melted sundae, do you? Really?]
Lulu's, Sole Society, and Chilli Beans all had setups adjacent to the pool.
There was also a special private gifting suite/patio upstairs:
Everyone loved the patio's groovy retro swing chairs! So good for posing!
Jacqueline of TGIF Guide
Laurie of LaurieBstyle
I already discussed the great *totes from Thursday Friday that we were given to hold our collections of goodies.
Here's an summary of what I snagged:
clockwise from 11:00 inside the bag:

*Neutrogena Shine Control Primer
*Clean & Clear Morning Burst cleanser
*Glytone Rejuvenate facial cream
*Stur water enhancer [taking that to work!]
*Capwell necklace
*set of Pati Dubroff  lip balm crayons
*lipsticks and eye powder from Jouer
I will go into greater detail about the items as I use them.

Mostly, I hung out with Marla of Marlita on the Run and Roni:
cute couple alert!
And, of course, I sketched:
What came to mind, as I thought about the event, was the difference in my sketching this year compared to last.
2012 on the iPad, 2013 starts out analog
Kelsi last year on my iPad
This year, I set myself the challenge to improve my fashion sketching and to work out a method for "on the fly" live sketching. I have figured out that I'm most comfortable sketching with a brush marker on paper and then coloring the drawing in Photoshop. Color/print reference I get with photos -- my own or Instagram/Twitter feeds. Hashtags such as #tpola4thpicnic make it super easy to get intel!
this year's Kelsi
I'll be "painting" the rest of my sketches this week.
Keep an eye on my Twitter feed, where I'll post when I upload them to SpyGirl's Society6 page. 

A big THANK YOU to Kelsi, all the staff at TPOLA, and all the generous gifters for a really fun event!