Aaardvark’s Clothing Moved to Old Town Pasadena

July 29, 2009

Here’s their new address:

33 w. Green St.

Pasadena, CA 91105

(626) 583-9109

 

The store is a smaller space than when they were on East Colorado, but there’s still just as much amazing clothes to choose from!

 

I bought a couple of dresses there about a month ago that are fantabulous! This one I wore to the Pasadena Chalk Festival (check out more photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/julieklima/sets/72157621300266617/ )

 

me & a little one @ the Pasadena Chalk Festival;dress from Aaardvark's,modified by me

me & a little one @ the Pasadena Chalk Festival;dress from Aaardvark's $45;modified by me

Here is the back. I added the fabric

Here is the back. I added the fabric.

Here is the other dress I bought @ Aaardvarks. I wore this to the pre-party for the Pasadena Chalk Festival.

Dress from Aaardvark's $45;Bow tie from Aaardvark's also- $5.

Dress from Aaardvark's $45;Bow tie from Aaardvark's also- $5; wig $25(they have a GREAT selection of wigs!)

My boyfriend James came with me and ended up buying his outfit for the Chalk Festival there too.

 

James in Aaardvark's clothing-shirt & pants total=$30 or so(I forget the exact amount)

James in Aaardvark's clothing-shirt & pants total=$30 or so(I forget the exact amount)

 

 

 

So go check out the new space and buy some unique clothes for decent prices. You’re also helping the environment because it’s recycling 🙂

 

Cheers,

Queen Skittles


Closing Reception of my show-‘3,500 Sq Ft in 48 Hours’-Aug 2nd

July 25, 2009

Hello again tonight,

Since I had to put together a show in only 2 days for the Downtown LA Artwalk on July 9th, I didn’t give all of you enough notice ahead of time to be able to make it. So, August 2nd we’ll be having a closing reception of the show I curated and put my own work in- titled ‘3,500 Square Feet in 48 Hours’! Artists included are: Julie Klima (that’s me!), Cassandra Marquez, Kristina King, Conan Dynes, Mary Amor & Arpi Alaverdyan.

What: Closing reception for Edgar Varela Fine Arts presents ‘3500 sq feet in 48 hours’, Curated by Julie Klima

When: August 2nd, 6pm-10pm

Where: The Continental Gallery @ 408 South Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90013

Here is the google map: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=the+continental+gallery,+los+angeles,+ca&sll=34.155799,-118.250849&sspn=0.011631,0.012188&ie=UTF8&z=16

If you are reading this post, I would love to see you there! We might have refreshments of the liquid and pastry kind (if we can gather enough funds between us starving artists).

By the way, the opening night was glorious! At least a couple thousand people strolled through the gallery. A man came in and requested to sing & play his guitar early in the evening, which he said he did at the last Artwalk, so of course I said yes! He played acoustic, which sounded lovely in the large space. Later on, Prince Sunshine Starseed Lightbringer & Princess Zen Sunshine from My Royal Court came and made wonderful noise with their drums……they danced around and had a couple audience members join in the fun! Prince Sunshine & Princess Zen

There are photos on my flickr from the show here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/julieklima/sets/72157621818511716/

Until we meet again………

Cheers,

QS


Hiking in & around LA! mostly to waterfalls……

July 25, 2009

Hello Friends,

So I’ve been meaning to blog about my hikes for awhile now (about a month and a half!). My boyfriend James and I enjoy hiking to waterfalls as much as possible. Check out photos from a few here on my flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/julieklima/collections/72157621302778099/

(All info on directions & length come from the book The Definitive Guide to Waterfalls of Southern & Central California by Chris Shaffer.)

June 8th, we went to Switzer Falls in La Canada. It’s about 3.6 miles, very easy hike. I rate it about a 4 out of 10.

Switzer Canyon Falls in La Canada

Switzer Canyon - Upper Falls in La Canada

Switzer Canyon- Lower Falls

Switzer Canyon- Lower Falls

My flickr has photos from along the entire hike for you to check out. We keep hiking later in the day, so we don’t get the chance to go in the water. I loved the views on the way there & back, though!

Directions to Switzer: From the 210 Fwy in La Canada, take Hwy 2 north and drive 9.8 miles to the Switzer Picnic Area on the right.

We went to Millard Canyon Falls on June 14th. This is a short hike- about 1 mile- and really easy. I rate it a 7. I like the waterfall a lot more than Switzer. Here is a couple of photos:

me @ Millard Canyon Falls

me @ Millard Canyon Falls

along the way to the millard falls.....

along the way to the millard falls.....

Directions: From the 210Fwy in Pasadena, exit Lake Ave & go north. Drive 3.5miles to Loma Alta Dr & turn Left. In one mile you’ll come to a flashing yellow light and see a sign for the Chaney Trail. Turn right & drive approx. 1.5 miles to Millard Campground.

As you can see from the photos in this set, there are houses in the beginning of the trail. Some pipes are along the way too. Not so exciting to see 🙂 but the trail is nice. There’s no water to swim in at this waterfall. I love this portrait I took of my boyfriend.

James :)

James 🙂

One more hike for now………Eaton Canyon Falls in Pasadena.It’s 3 miles and I rate it a 6 out of 10.

I actually did still photography for a documentary about Benjamin Eaton called “Eaton’s Water”, which is about how Mr. Eaton brought water out of the San Gabriel Mountains to develop Pasadena, Altadena & South Pas (read about it & see a photo I took here: http://www.pasadenaweekly.com/cms/story/detail/?id=4234&IssueNum=55). For more photos from the documentary, go to my website: http://julieklima.com/stills-eatons.html . The film is distributed to various schools in the area. For even more about the film, go to the official website: http://www.eatonswater.com/.

Benjamin Eaton & his wife Alice; photo by Julie Klima

Benjamin Eaton & his wife Alice from Eaton's Water; photo by Julie Klima

Eaton Canyon Falls

Eaton Canyon Falls

Eaton Canyon Falls trail

Eaton Canyon Falls trail

You can swim at this waterfall! My best friend Kristina would hike to it and swim, but I never went until recently. Of course, it was late in the day so I didn’t bring my suit. Next time! There were other people there (as you can see in the photos), who had some beer. They gave me and my boyfriend a beer, so that was nice 🙂 hehe. Definitely a great hike!

Directions: From the 210Fwy in Pasadena, drive east & exit Altadena Dr. Drive 1.6miles north on Altadena to Eaton County Park.

Hope you enjoy this! I’ll blog about more as I hike more. I have a couple which I still need to post photos for.

Cheers,

QS


The Circus is in town! Come hang out with me @ Cirque Berzerk!

July 25, 2009

Dear Friends,

For those of you who don’t know…….for the past month or so, I have been working a photo booth at Cirque Berzerk in downtown LA! It’s a glorious circus that all of you should come check out! It compares to Cirque de Soleil, except with a twist of punk rock, goth and opera singers! I’ve snuck in during the times I didn’t have to work and after seeing just parts of it, I need to tell all my friends about the show.

Here are the details—

Where: 1245 N. Spring St., Los Angeles

When: Thurs-Sun through Aug 9th @ 8:30pm, except 8pm on Sundays

Check out video clips & more info @ http://www.CirqueBerzerk.com

Check out the photos we’ve taken so far! @ http://www.OhSnapStudios.com (I also attached a few of The Crew)

To buy tickets discounted from $60 to $35, go to http://www.Goldstar.com and sign up for free! Plus you can get discounted tickets for shows all over after signing up! I suggest to buy the tickets in the green section, or the blue section if you have a little more cash 🙂

If you have tickets at will call, get there early because the line can be long! But don’t fret, if you get there super early to pick up tickets, you can hang out with us over at the photo booth in the beer garden & take tons of silly photos before the show starts! I also suggest to not go on Thursday because on the other nights, there is an amazing band that plays during intermission & after the show. I LOVE THIS BAND! You can check them out here: http://www.vaudandthevillains.com

So I hope to see you all there! Email or call me with any questions about the show or to find out which nights I work.

Cheers,

Queen Skittles


Pasadena Chalk Festival

July 14, 2009

Hello Friends,

I gave out the Most Humorous award at the Pasadena Chalk Festival on June 21st! It was a glorious, sunny day in Pasadena. I got there a little late, so I ran around making sure I saw every piece before the awards presentation. There were so many wonderful chalk paintings! Check out my favorites and some other photos from the day on my flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/julieklima/sets/72157621300266617/this cute little girl wanted a picture with me :)I modified this dress especially for the festival---it's from Aaardvarks!

I also was invited to the pre-party. Tommy Coston & Patricia Hurley (who run the Light Bringer Project non-profit) were there, as well as Ben McGinty (owner of Gallery at the End of the World in Altadena), Ann Erdman (the Public Information Officer for the City of Pasadena), & THREE other former Doo Dah Doo Dah Queens!Queens! (Naughty Mickie, Erika and Carvenita…..whose name I think I’m spelling wrong) check out my photos from the parties: http://www.flickr.com/photos/julieklima/sets/72157621299737661/

Cheers,

Queen Skittles


I’m curating and showing photos at the Downtown LA Artwalk—TONIGHT!

July 9, 2009

Dear Friends,

It just so happens that I put together a show for the Downtown LA
Artwalk today (Thursday, July 9th)! Artists included are: Julie Klima
(that’s me!), Cassandra Marquez, Kristina King, Conan Dynes, Mary Amor & Arpi Alaverdyan. I attached a few sample photos of what you’ll see.

What: Edgar Varela Fine Arts presents ‘3500 sq feet in 48 hours’,
Curated by Julie Klima
Where: The Continental Gallery @ 408 South Spring St., Los Angeles, CA
90013
Time: 5pm-10pm

And here is the google map:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=the+continental+gallery,+los+angeles,+ca&sll=34.155799,-118.250849&sspn=0.011631,0.012188&ie=UTF8&z=16

Well, it would be so lovely to see you all there! I understand if the
late notice prohibits you from changing prior plans, so keep your eyes
peeled for another email because there will be another reception within
the next month!

Cheers,
Queen Skittles


Dormed – A Play by my good friend Chris Aguilar

July 9, 2009

One of my high school buds is putting on a play to benefit the Zombie Underground Theatre Group. I documented it with still photos and also did the headshots for everyone involved in the play. Check it out! Dormed (a play)

Cheers,

Queen Skittles