26 June 2010

blog to blog to blog to blog...

friend and fellow stylist sarah conroy did a bit of blogging about
ms. thayer gowdy
she has some nice things to say about a real talented lady:)
and it also features my styling work from travels near and far
thanks thayer for getting my ass to all the hot surf spots, costa rica to mexico... my spanish has gotten mucho mejor!

15 June 2010

it's been almost a year

and i finally had a quiet weekend to finish this roadtrip video.
dudes, i've been busy!!!  you understand...?
i hope this inspires you to hit the road, visit family, see the sites,
go camping, hug a tree
or just have the best summer ever...

3201 miles in 15:48 minutes from karen s. on Vimeo.

14 June 2010

damien jurado

if your name is deirdre nagayama i think you would really like
this album:)
wasn't sure what i thought at first but here is one of the tracks that kept me interested.  find a copy and keep listening... that goes for all of you!

rachel & cali
(ps. the music links are only up for a week)

some tour dates.... go here for more
6/17/10 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
6/18/10 Brooklyn, NY – Littlefield
6/30/10 Los Angeles, CA Spaceland
7/01/10 Visalia, CA – The Cellar Door
7/02/10 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill

sunday, it's normal

sunday, a day for brunch, bellinis, art stores and thrifting.
you know, what normal people do...
went to sal de mer for the first time.
the peach bellinis were the highlight.
food was good, but not great, sorry guys:(

next time i'm out in that neck of the woods i'll probs go back to my old standby, harefield road.
hmmmm did have real nice artwork by the bathroom though.

polished the day off with a little thrifty treat.
bootie for my booty!
the best thing about animal print is that it's 70's, 80's and now:)

13 June 2010

it's not all fun and games...

umm i do actually work, it's not all magaritas on the beach, contrary to popular belief...
ok, i have a little fun here and there...
watch this!

Untitled from karen schaupeter on Vimeo.

12 June 2010

mexico mega post!

one thing after another ya know???

after a wildly successful event at the gallery with apartamento and seems
i was invited to join a group of very talented folk down in mexico to take some photos (and drink some cervezas, eat some banging food, and smoke some cigarillos...)

i gathered up a bunch of goodies from some generous designers and stores packed up a couple 50lb suitcases and was off to JFK for a 6 am flight... it was the first time ever i didn't have to wait on the runway to take off!  i guess that's your bonus for getting to airport at 4.

long ride to puerto vallarta... cue "the love boat"...
and onto sayulita, a sleepy/surfer/frenchie village on the pacific side. 
(except for at night when the salsa or techno gets going at a local bar)
it was hot, and steamy regardless what you were wearing.  i resorted to t-shirt and bathing suit for the most part, just in case of a spontaneous jump in the ocean needed to happen.

first 3 days we were location scouting, ie mingling with the locals, getting frosty bevvies, and taking boat rides to islands and beaches.

once our lovely models arrived it was a 3 hour fitting, dinner, and off to bed for a sunrise boat ride around sayulita beach.  we shot for 2 days, sunrise to sunset, with lunch/siesta/hair/make-up change mid-day, and a yummy dinner to sleep on! 

we bounced outta mexico with lots of cards full of real pretty photos:)
i can't wait to post them on my new website!!!!  coming soon....

until then, here is a sneak peek from t. gowdy on her blog

thank you thank you talented friends and designers for making this such a success:)
da crew: thayer allyson gowdy, brian stevens, brynn doerring
sarah (Elite) and alex (Next)
generous designers: malia mills, samantha pleet, shoshanna, kathleen cook, lizzie fortunado, furla

stores: urban outfitters, pachamama, yemaya

if you ever go to sayulita eat here:
sayulita cafe, tacos el ivan, burrito revolucion

stay here:
hotel la casona, hotel hafa 

viva mexico! ole!