Enough mystery! A couple of months ago I decided to give my acting career a real go. I know, I’ve never actually mentioned anything about being an actress because I tend not to talk about things I’m not actually actively pursuing. Don’t wanna be that person who talks much but does little.
Instead I remained quiet and promised myself I’d bring it up when/if something worth mentioning happened. Turns out that after two weeks of trying I was cast in the Fox series The Mob Doctor.
The story of a female doctor who works part-time for the mob boss (William Forsythe), takes place in my home city of Chicago and airs at 8 pm on Mondays. The episode above is called Complications and you can catch it on Fox’s website.
Acting and music have been passions of mine since I was a little girl. At 16 I moved to a bigger city so I could get some training by attending a good improv acting school. With my move to the US I had to delay my plans of pursuing a career in showbiz. For the past year I’ve been sitting in acting classrooms trying to get back to my game, and most recently I’ve been throwing myself at opportunities like this.
There are some exciting things happening which I’ll keep you posted about. But for right now I’m just happy and blessed to be doing what I truly love.
So, last week the amazing Nikia from Chitown Fashionista released the very last episode of her fabulous video series Closet Conversations. And guess who the subject for that one was? It looks like me! We chatted a bit about my most precious closet finds, how I came to Chicago, what inspires me in fashion and other little things.
I have to say it’s very strange for me to watch myself talking. It’s different from singing or when I have a script to interpret in my hands (when I actually feel like I know what I’m doing) but going on and on about my own life/possessions proved quite challenging. Wanna see for yourself how I did?
What did you guys think? Would you like to see more video content where I actually speak, yes, no?
See, I told you it wouldn’t be long until the next update and look at that! Here I am. Husband and I are currently working on a new video, and this time it’s for Halloween! Last year I went quite crazy with nine different homemade halloween costumes (from Lady gaga to Duchess of Cambridge. Fun times!)
So this year I’m landing on one single theme to show you all! I did most of the shopping online through Etsy and Party City’s website, combining new with old items I already owned.
It’s the the third year in a row I try to think outside the box and re-create my halloween costume before surrendering to pre-packaged options. It’s more fun this way! Judging from the photos above, can anybody guess what I’ll be for Halloween?
Last week we celebrated one full year of Lulu Abroad. Yay again! And since then, guess what? I haven’t been updating as often as I wish. Anyone who has a blog of any sort knows how much commitment and time is takes to produce new content on a regular basis. It’s no joke! (you saw it here)
And those who have liked the blog enough to stick around for a while also know I do my best to deliver better-than-I-thought-was-possible-for-Flavia material for you. Which doesn’t exactly make my life easier. But I love it and there’s that.
Which first leads me to apologize for being absent. And second to warn you all: this will continue to repeat itself. Life is getting busier, the wind is blowing in the right direction, I’m pursuing my dreams and things are finally happening. Apology #2 coming right up: Sorry for being so vague but when it comes to sharing this stuff I tend to be a little reserved.
But don’t go anywhere! Better yet, go, wait and come back! The blog will continue to live and that could mean even more so through video content. Exciting, no? The bottom line is that it won’t be updated as often as it was before. I know that part sucks. And so there’s no reason to “keep you here” (no checking for daily updates anymore more) but I’d love a sporadic visit (just once in whenever?)
I can’t believe it’s been a year, huh? It seems like just a few weeks ago when my very first post went live on September 19, 2011. If you ask me, I’ve really enjoyed the times I’ve spent creating new content for my own little piece of the internet. Of course there were also times when joy gave way to stress and I wanted to pull my hair out, but nothing crazy.
I’ve learned a great deal. Went from not knowing what cache and cookies were to improvising html tricks here and there. A year ago I didn’t know how much of a difference this blog would make in my life. And now I’m glad I do. So in celebration of Lulu Abroad’s first blogiversary I present you with “A Day in The Life”, a close look at my routine as a personal style blogger.
And of course, the blog wouldn’t be the same if it wasn’t for each one of you who stop by to check on me. Thank you for reading. Cheers!
Not that I’ll be attending prom anytime soon (2004 is long gone) but this blue cocktail dress brought me back to the old times when the clear-sunglass lens trend had its days of glory and “One More Time” by Daft Punk was my jam. Maybe with the conclusion of summer and all the festivities the next two seasons come along with, my brain skipped ahead, sort of. See this week’s video lookbook above for some awkwardly early inspiration.