Vintage skirt; vintage tennis sweater; vintage earrings; Mossimo shoes; Target shirt
L.A. fulfills the cliches. Almost everyone in this town works for the film industry, or has worked as an extra or a costume designer or someone who made a prop for the background. If they didn't, they wanted to or planned to, or they're distant cousins with a four time Academy Award nominee.
Yesterday I met an advertising executive for Gold's Gym, who started his career as a stunt double. He said that when he hit twenty-five, he realized his life wasn't taking the path he wanted it to, and so he decided to become a stunt man. Rather than fill out an application and wait to hear back, he decided to set himself on fire and jump through a sugar glass window.
It was a dangerous stunt, but it landed him a well-paid position with Hollywood's top stunt man. I'm not sure why I decided to put that story with this post, but I thought it was a cool (and extreme) example of doing whatever it takes to achieve your dreams. Also, I love stories about people making movies and all the stuff you don't see on screen.