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!): http://www.pasadenaweekly.com/cms/story/detail/keepin_it_real_weird/10051/

Oh and here’s an NBC-LA article w/ a pic of my boyfriend James and I in The Parade last year! http://www.nbclosangeles.com/the-scene/events/Weekend-Royal-Shenanigans-Pasadena-Style-120864574.html

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

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Queen Skittles representing the Doo Dah Parade tonight on Pasadena’s local tv channel The Arroyo Channel

March 22, 2011

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I’m back & ready to rock it on The Arroyo Channel (Pasadena station) tonight at 8pm! King James (my boyfriend) will also be on the show with me.

So if you’re in the Pasadena area turn on your Tele and tune in. Or, if you are not in the city, mosey on over to the Pasadena network website- here

I’ll post up the info about the Queen Tryouts and Parade later tonight. So check back soon!

Photo of King James and I is by Joe Messenger.


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


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


Doo Dah on KTLA w/Gayle Anderson!

January 12, 2009

FRIDAY, January 16th!

That’s right! I’ll be on KTLA with Gayle Anderson, along with Grand Marshal Charles Phoenix and Parade organizers Tommy Coston & Patricia Hurley.

I have to be there at 5:30am! So early. We’ll be disco dancing with the Back to Disco Drill Team! (Check them out at http://www.backtodisco.com)

So we’ll be on from around 5:30-9am. Check it out! Or TiVo it because I sure wouldn’t be up that early if I didn’t have to.

Love Always,

Queen Skittles


Aaardvark’s Vintage Clothing of Pasadena – Official Sponsor of the Queen!

December 12, 2008

That’s right. I believe I’m the first Queen to be sponsored! I actually wear a piece of clothing from that store everyday. My dress for the Queen Tryouts was from Aaardvarks (and the belt)! It was only $20! I love their deals. I’ll post up all the photos I have with various outfits soon.

Aaardvark’s Odd Ark
33 w. Green St., Pasadena, CA 91105

626-583-9109

 

Here are some other clothes I bought there:

 

Self-Portrait

sequined tube top & skirt from Aaardvarks; Self-Portrait

 

 

Self-Portrait

Self-Portrait

 

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self-portrait

 

wedding dress- I think I bought it for $25

wedding dress- I think I bought it for $25

 

top from Aaardvarks

top from Aaardvark's --- $10

self-portrait

 

blue snake skin skirt from Aaardvarks

pink wig($35) & blue snake skin skirt($10) from Aaardvarks; I was JEM for halloween!

 

 



Interview on LA Metblogs!

December 12, 2008

Frazgo of LA Metblogs interviewed me! Check it out here: http://la.metblogs.com/2008/12/11/meet-queen-skittles-new-queen-of-the-doo-dah-parade/

I’m just happy I was able to give my lil 2 cents on film vs digital.

Cheers,

Queen Skittles