Sunday, September 13, 2009


So I commented on your comments (which were both touching and overall so awesome to read) and as I mentioned, the videos I posted really got me thinking today and sparked some ideas. I can't really get into them all yet because I am still working out the details... but basically I am going to start rolling the ball by posting two pictures of myself taken in the last 2 months. They are both me with NO makeup, NO retouching and NO fancy lighting. Just me.

I have blemishes. I have scars. I have freckles. They make me, me.

And to begin this I ask that if you feel so inspired, as I do, send me a photo of you the same way. Beautiful in your flaws, hiding nothing, just you. I will also post more photos sans makeup, as I know these are small so it's hard to see the full effect of what I'm trying to do.
The first 50 photos I receive will be part of my small project.

Email photos to:

Love. Chelsea.

Perfect ?

Okay, so first off all THANK YOU for all the amazing responses to my last blog. I was so happy to get them and can't wait to do more research on the suggestions. You guys have apparently been to some amaaaazing places (that I've never even come close to visiting) and I can't wait to visit one. I will let you know where I end up:)

So on a more serious note.. I came across a suggestion on my youtube account. It is a video on photoshopping, a subject many people feel very passionate about. As an actress, I would be lying if I said that I've never been photoshopped. My guy is a photographer and I've seen him work magic to some of the actors and musicians he's shot. About 99.9999% of the photos of models and actresses you see in magazines are photoshopped, and what this is doing to young women is pretty serious.
When I was 14 I weighed 95 lbs and still felt like I was too curvy (something we aren't told as young women, is that when we start to take on a womanly shape it is simply that. Not excess weight. So I looked down and saw hips and freaked out). I like many teen girls had pictures of my favorite actresses and models on my wall and wanted to be as beautiful as them. I had no idea that even they don't really look like that.
So this video brings up a very unique and interesting idea and I thought I'd re-post to see what all of your thoughts were on the matter. Maybe it's not the answer but it at least kind of educates people on the matter.

I am also posting another favorite (I called it video two, below) that I'm sure a lot of you have seen. It takes you from beginning to end of a photoshopped image.

K. That's all.
Can't wait to hear your thoughts.

Peace. Love.


Video One

Video Two

Dictionary definition of the word Perfect:

Entirely without any flaws, defects, or shortcomings.
OR...Conforming absolutely to the description or definition of an ideal type.



Okay, that was mine.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Interactive blog ;0

Okay, so maybe it's my brain wandering again and fantasizing about a tropical vacation that drove me to do this.. but I am going to probably run out of time this hiatus (break from shooting) to actually take another vacation. Either way, I will be doing a much needed trip between now and March. I'm thinking sand, tropical fish, clear blue/green water and sun. Somewhere I can have a hut and a massage and a drink and maybe even a bit of seclusion. Or forget all of that and let's just say anywhere beautiful and exotic and relaxing.
Not sure what part of the world I'm thinking of here... I just have a make-believe place in my head and wish I had the "I dream of Genie" syndrome to get there really fast.

Any ideas? Links to places or pictures? Where have you been or what have you heard of that sounds spiritual, dreamlike and relaxing? Secret spots, even?

Let's get some posts going on here. This should be fun. I'm gonna see what I can find too:)