Artistic Shoot: Black and White Town Blurs

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Black and White Town Blurs

Inspired by Black and White Town by Doves

Here comes the action
Here comes at last
Lord give me a reaction
Lord give me a chance

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You should follow me down
In satellite towns
There’s no colour and no sound
I’ve been ten feet underground

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Got to get out of this satellite town
Here comes some action
First time in my life
I gotta get up to get compensation
I gotta get up to get this to light

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Whether you live alone
Or you’re trying to find your way in this world
you better make sure that you don’t crack you’re head on that pavement, man
My God! what a shock!
It’s been preying on me and mine
This is a dangerous place man
This is a dangerous place, there’s nothing here.

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You should follow your way down
In satellite towns
There’s no colour and no sound
I’ve been ten feet underground

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Black and White Town

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You should follow me down
There’s no colour and no sound
In the Black and White Town
I’ve been ten feet underground
In the Black and White Town

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: White T-Shirt and Blue Jeans

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

It’s Wednesday, and y’all know what that means–WEEKLY WHISTLE TIME! Woo hoo!

Since we are all about dressing up the basics this week on VIP, I decided to jazz-up a plain-old pair of blue jeans and a white t-shirt because who said a t-shirt and jeans have to be ordinary and boring *wink* 

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The big inspiration for this week’s outfit of the week is a song by Gaslight Anthem called “Blue Jeans and White T-Shirts”. When I stumbled upon the song, I immediately fell in love with it! The rhythm, the lyrics, the title…it is all amazing, amazing, AHmazing! If I ever produce a movie (a girl can dream, right?),”Blue Jeans and White T-Shirts” will definitely be on the soundtrack because it is just that good. Click play on the video below and then check out the awesome photographs from this week’s Weekly Whistle shoot! Enjoy :)

(Below lyrics from “Blue Jeans and White T-Shirts by Gaslight Anthem)

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We are the boys from Little Eden
We are the heart of Saturday night
We drink from the fountains off the fireworks
Sweat and bone for a better life

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We like our choruses sung together
We like our arms in our brothers’ arms
Call every girl we ever met Maria
But I only love Virginia’s heart

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Still we sing with our heroes, 33 rounds per minute
We’re never going home until the sun says we’re finished
I’ll love you forever if I ever love at all
Wild hearts, blue jeans, & white t-shirts

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Some things baby never told you
Some things papa done ain’t right
Spent a lifetime just to get over
You always said my mama tried

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Still we sing with our heroes, 33 rounds per minute
We’re never going home until the sun says we’re finished
I’ll love you forever if I ever love at all
With wild hearts, blue jeans, & white t-shirts

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So tonight I’ll call you from a 4th Street payphone
We’ll sleep on the beach if we ain’t got a ride
Someday I’ll buy you that house on Cookman
We could sleep on the beach all night

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Sleep on the beach if we ain’t got a ride
Sleep on the beach all night
Sleep on the beach all night
Sleep on the beach if we ain’t got a ride

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Shirt: Target | Jeans: Chip & Pepper, Belk | Pearls: personal vintage collection and Charming Charlie | Heels: Jessica Simpson, Belk | Sunglasses: Ralph by Ralph Lauren, Sunglasses Hut

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Throwback Thursday: Artistic Blogs of the Past

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Hey y’all! 

After I published “Broken Bicycles” yesterday, I could not help but reminisce about some of my favorite artistic photo blogs….Want to Buy 97 Farms, Dirt Road Prayer, Got A Gun, and many more! While flashing back, I also discovered that there were a few pictures that did not make it to the blog…so I am going to share those with y’all TODAY on #ThrowbackThursday! Yep, that’s right…never-before-seen photos from some of the VIP’s most famous artistic photo shoots. *wink*

Now, y’all take a look at the following photos while I load another episode of The X-Files on Netflix *wink*

Want to Buy 97 Farms?

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Dirt Road Prayer

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Got a Gun

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Noteworthy Neon

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Perfect Pearls

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To see other VIP artistic blogs, click HERE.

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Artistic Photo Shoot “Broken Bicycles”

 

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An artistic photo shoot styled by Abby Hathorn inspired by Tom Waits’s Broken Bicycles.

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Broken Bicycles by Tom Waits

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Broken bicycles
Old busted chains
With rusted handle bars
Out in the rain
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Somebody must
Have an orphanage for
All these things that nobody
Wants anymore

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September’s reminding July
It’s time to be saying good-bye

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Summer is gone
Our love will remain
Like old broken bicycles
Out in the rain

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Broken bicycles
Don’t tell my folks
There’s all those playing cards
Pinned to the spokes

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Laid down like skeletons
Out on the lawn
The wheels won’t turn
When the other has gone

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The seasons can turn on a dime
Somehow, I forget every time
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For all the things that you’ve given me
Will always stay…
Broken, but I’ll never throw them away

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Memorial Day 2014: Artistic Photo Story + Quotes

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Memorial Day is not just a day for barbecuing and beach tripping…It is a day for remembering our lost soldiers…It is a day for praising our lost soldiers for their bravery to fight…and to die for America. As President Ronald Reagan once said, “I don’t have to tell you how fragile this precious gift of freedom is. Every time we hear, watch, or read the news, we are reminded that liberty is a rare commodity in this world.”

Now, without further ado, please enjoy this artistic photo story + quotes.

Please leave your feedback in the comments box at the end of this blog. Thank you, God bless, and stay safe this Memorial Day!

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“For love of country, they accepted death.”

-President James A. Garfield

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“Although no sculptured marble should rise to their memory, nor engraved stone bear record of their deeds, yet will their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored.”

– Daniel Webster

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“The brave never die, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men.”

-Minot J. Savage

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“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.”

– General George S Patton

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“We come not to mourn our dead soldiers, but to praise them.”

-Francis A. Walker 

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn