Doo Dah Parade Photos!

May 2, 2011

Hello Friends,

Phew I just finished editing  750 photos from The Parade down to about 450 and then another edit down to 160! So here are a couple links to view the long and short versions of The Parade & after-parties:

The Short Version:

The Long Version:

Here are a few to feast your eyes on!

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DOO DAH IS HERE! -My pics in Pasadena Weekly & NBC-LA Website

April 30, 2011

Are YOU coming to the Doo Dah Parade tomorrow?!?!?!

Pasadena Weekly article w/my photo of 2011 Doo Dah Queen Red Rosie(or pick up a hard copy this week!):

Oh and here’s an NBC-LA article w/ a pic of my boyfriend James and I in The Parade last year!

Cheers & Hope to See You Tomorrow! I’ll be lugging around cameras galore with my Photo Paparazzi Posse 🙂

~Queen Skittles

Queen Skittles & King James on the Queen of Arts Float- 2010 Doo Dah

Sunday Photo Shoots

April 28, 2011

So my good friend Jonathan prompted me to stop feeling creatively unsatisfied by doing photo shoots every Sunday. That’s my plan from now on! Here is the result of a few weekends so far:

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Photos from the 2011 Doo Dah Queen Tryouts!

April 7, 2011

Oh I posted up info on the tryouts everywhere but HERE! IN any case, it was a spectacular event!

There were many many amazing contestants- such as Jesselynn Desmond, Fuchsia & Violet WhatsIt, and The Whistling Diva! (Yes they were ladies I was rooting for). But the one who amused the crowd and won them over was Red Rosie. Donned with a school girl outfit, she transformed into Wonderwoman while serenading the judges with her melodious song.


I posted up all my photos from the event! I had to spread it over 2 albums there were so many. Go through them all and it’ll feel like you were there!

I’ll attach a few for eye candy:


Hope to see whoever is reading this at The Parade in a couple weeks!



Queen Skittles, 2009 Doo Dah

Ode To Scrabble

March 23, 2011


I photographed my friend for her Valentine’s day gift for her boyfriend. They enjoy playing scrabble in a 1970’s-like setting 🙂

Makeup and hair by Tiphanie Grace-

A Very-Americana-Super-Bowl-Sunday-Charles-Phoenix Photo Shoot

February 18, 2011

So although Charles Phoenix and I are fascinated with American Culture, we decided to not watch the Super Bowl and instead do a photo shoot for his promotional materials. His suits are all custom-made with fabrics he chooses! My boyfriend watched the Super Bowl in the living room while drinking beer and occasionally yelling at the TV. We stopped to watch the crazy and ridiculous half-time show. I think our combination of the Super Bowl environment, clothing and, of course, the eating of fried chicken made the photo shoot one of the most American in history!

Ok, I might be exaggerating a bit. Charles Phoenix, for those of you who don’t know, was the Grand Marshal of the Doo Dah Parade the same year I was Queen- we were a perfect match! Aside from performing retro slide shows around the country, Charles is pretty much a walking Americana dictionary. I mean that VERY literally. I describe him as such but haven’t mentioned it to him that he needs to write a dictionary on Americana. He could easily fill 1,000 pages with all his knowledge!

Please visit his website & sign up for his newsletter for his Slide of the Week-

I attached some of my fav pics from the shoot. Check them out!

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:,+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:

Until we meet again………