BACKSTAGE : Goodnight My Love TAKE 1

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Who would have thought I could go from bride to zombie in one day? Not long ago I didn’t even watch Walking Dead and soon after becoming addicted to the show I was cast in a zombie flick. So can you imagine my excitement in being part of this? I think you can give it a shot but no amount of guessing will describe my enthusiasm. “Goodnight My Love” was shot in two days. Flashbacks, dream sequences and zombie chases. Pretty cool, huh?

But underneath it all lays a story about human relationships. A homosexual couple lost everything they know in a zombie apocalypse. No matter the circumstances, “people need human contact” as once said Tennessee Williams through one of his characters dialogues and that’s what keep people fighting for survivalI’m extremely proud of this project for many many reasons, a few of them being my talented director and screenwriter Kellee Terrell (thank you so much for giving me the gift to play Aimee) Kristin Anderson for being such an amazing actor and challenging me to raise my bar, Elizabeth Brouillette and Conor O’Farrell for producing a kick ass short.

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Nursery

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As we anxiously wait for the arrival of my  first nephew, husband and I paid a visit to my sister-in-law in Indianapolis and guess what? Pictures! She looks so radiant I couldn’t resist but share some of my favorite shots here.

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Backstage : Picture Perfect

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I promised I’d keep you updated on new projects I’ve been involved in, so here you go. Currently I’m in the process of filming Picture Perfect  (that I’ve mentioned here) , an independent short by SWJC productions.

I get to play an ambitious model with twisted values who’s willing to do whatever it takes to reach her goals, even if it means hurting a few hearts along the way, including her own

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Closet Sale!

Tomorrow at 12 pm cst I’m selling my closet on instagram. No, really. In order to make some space I’m parting with items that I love dearly, but one way or another are not being worn, for example, this floral print dress that I wore at my college graduation. It has always been a little tight on me. After I put on a few pounds the zipper just won’t close off! Time to pass it along.


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How exactly? Follow my closet sale instagram account @shopflaviascloset and check back tomorrow for listings starting at noon. First person to comment with an email will be sent and invoice via Paypal. Prices includes shipping. Who’s excited?

Picture Perfect Shoot

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It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Work has been calling and I have to say, I’m so not a juggler! Instagram has been my outlet for the latest happenings in my career, so if you miss seeing weekly posts here, make sure to get o daily dose of Flavia on there.
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So, what are these pictures all about? I’ve been working on a few projects these past few weeks, one of them being a short film called Picture Perfect. These are from a photo shoot session for the film.

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I got lucky enough to work once again with a friend photographer, Francisco Rojas. I honestly don’t know what’s like to be photographed by someone  I don’t know anymore and I’m sure the outcome has everything to do with that.

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More photos from the filming day will come soon followed by more details about the film (as much as I’m allowed to share).
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photos by francisco rojas

ps: Did you notice my extra-long lashes? For a photo shoot it definitely gave that dramatic effect we were looking for, but would you wear something that drastic for say,  a girls night out?

Sam’s Little Place

Remember when I said Samantha Balk lived in the cutest (and coziest) apartment ever known to anyone? Now you don’t have to take my word for it.

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If you follow her on instagram (and if you don’t, you really should) you’re probably very familiar with these beautiful frames accenting her dining space.

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Sam operates her business from home, making it very understandable why she would wanna keep everything very neat and organized. Not to mention the attention to detail.

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And I’m not the only one who agrees she has a knack for interior decorating. The girls at Refinery29 were quite impressed themselves.

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Anyone out there inspired? I’m ready to rearrange some furniture! This brings us to the end of our “date with Sam” session. Hope you enjoyed getting to know this amazing girl, her dog Otis and her sweet little place!

Chatting With Sam

After finishing our afternoon coffee, Sam and I spent the rest of the day talking about Rose Vintage as she showed me some of her favorite pieces in the current inventory. Like the curious gal I am, questions came popping out about selling vintage, from buying, to using Etsy and shipping merchandise.

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She does most of the shopping for her online boutique outside of Chicago. Why? In a city where selling vintage is at every corner, all the good stuff might not be easily found here. And surprisingly enough, she’s also shies away from Chicago Estate sales ” I shop during my travels so I’m never shopping in the same place. The most exciting part of this world is the “hunt” for treasures, you never know what you’ll find!”

 

Sam is always creating the most amazing photoshoots for Rose Vintage (like this winter wonderland inspired “Winter Frost“), most of which she photographs and styles herself. When asked where so much inspiration comes from, she immediately grabs her Kinfolk magazine saying “I swear my life by this.”

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When it comes to creating an identity for Rose Vintage and maintaining cohesiveness throughout her Etsy shop, the adorable camper and personal styling services she provides to clients,  Sam does it like a pro. But it wasn’t always like this. “At first I didn’t really know what I was doing.”  Sam proved to be a quick learner.

 

When we arrived at the post office to ship a ton of new orders, she had all plastic envelopes (that she buys in bulk on eBay) pre labeled (which she told me were printed at home) ready to go. Sam owns a USPS scale to weigh merchandise before printing the labels and because it’s all done through Etsy, each package gets a special tracking number.

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And that’s how she does it! Now that you know all of Sam’s vintage selling secrets, stop by once again next week for a peek at her-to-die-for apartment.