horse stalls, chicken poop, & photoshoots…the glamorous life of a JG model.

September 1, 2011

last week, we did several photoshoots of our new goods that are rollin in the door daily. we ended up in horse stalls, our old red barn, and yes even on horseback….annnd it only seemed fitting to put the OFFiCIAL formerly-reigning SHELBY county PouLTRY QUEEN in my chicken coop for some of the shots.

{archie and her chicken queen glamour shots. circa 2003}

when we do a photoshoot, there are always TONS ‘o shots that never get their day in the spotlight…the tee was wrinkled, the necklace isn’t featured well, i’m out of focus…or quite often (and much to my chagrin), amie’s hand sneaks into the shot (just as i’m snapping the picture) as she’s relentlessly prepping archie and all her get-up for the pics. 🙂

thought i’d share some of my fave shots with ya…the ones that might not make the cut for the cyber world…

for the first shoot, we loaded up our gear and headed to DaN KEEn HORSEMaNSHip HEADQUARTERS … where the horses are tame & the hearts are wild.



{archie and dan takin a break in the horse stalls}

and we managed to wrangle up a couple of lil hippie cowgirls for the occasion…

a horse named clementine and 2 cutie pie snaggle-tooth BFF’s….so cute i seriously can’t stand it…


{i've said it once, i'll say it again...if lovin fringe is wrong, i don't wanna be right.}

{grit. and glamour.}

and a WiLD MuSTANG named TRouBADOUR…

{dan (the horse whisperer) tamed troubadour in 100 days}

read TrouBADOUR’s story here!

{CLiCK on this image to read the SToRY! fer it! :)}

and the next day…we were off to our barn

i loved the way the sun was piercing through the beams in a spiritual kind of way…

{archie totally rockin our new cowskull baseball raglan, studded belt, and HaUTE cowgirl flowy skirt}


and here’s a great one of amie’s hand :)…

and probably my favorite….the chicken coop shots…

because the life of a junk gypsy model is totally glamorous….

{and yes, as we were shooting, the hen in the background decided to lay herself an egg. GoD bless the country.:)}

{love, love, love this.}

that’s it for now…you can see waaaay more online in the gypsy store!! CLiCK HERE!

ANDDDDDDD….we have BiGGO, huGE, GaLACTIC news to share sooooooon (hint: end of september!!!)…

but until then, we’ll probably be off the ole bloggin’ radAR. you can keep up with us via twitter! it’s our easiest, on-the-road, gypsy-news-on-the-go medium!

“wild horses couldn’t drag me away,

wild, wild horses we’ll ride them someday.” ~ the rolling stones 


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  • Reply Hallie September 1, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    I think Archie should post a blog about how she does her makeup for the shoots. She always looks so dewey and intriguing!

    • Reply Jolie September 6, 2011 at 11:58 am

      ha…she says she sweats like a man…but we think it just adds to her ‘real-ness’! glad you’re diggin the shoots!!! XXOOX!

  • Reply Adrienne @ Midwestern Belle September 1, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    I’m crossing my fingers the huge news is a Junk Gypsy TV show!!! But whatever your news is, can’t wait. Love all the outtakes from the shoot too. Happy Labor Day weekend!

    • Reply Jolie September 6, 2011 at 11:58 am

      we’ll be able to spill the beans soooooon!! we can’t wait to tell y’all!!! thank you sooo much for all your support and LoVE!! XOOXXO!

  • Reply Michelle September 1, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    LOVE all the adorable photos, and you are so cute I want to put you in my pocket and carry you around with me all the time! Or at LEAST raid your closet.

  • Reply crazylegs September 2, 2011 at 10:32 am

    That’s one fine looking whoaaaaaa man!

  • Reply Lauri September 2, 2011 at 11:06 am

    Yes Sir an’ Yes Ma’am!! ~ Ya’ll did it again ~ Super great stuff!! ~ Archie looks like a million bucks!! ~

  • Reply Jessi September 2, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    I have been trying to find a way to describe my style and JG is IT! Please have more stories in the future like Troubadours’. What a great story and great pics! Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Reply Jolie September 6, 2011 at 11:57 am

      sooo glad you liked the blog and the story of TrouBADOUR! it really is an AWESOME story!!! and the keen’s are such GREAT people!!

  • Reply Heidi Chapman September 2, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    I want a chicken!

    • Reply Jolie September 6, 2011 at 11:55 am

      we can hook you up, sista!!! their eggs are THE BESTTTT!!!!! i think the fam needs to do an egg-intervention on me! 🙂

  • Reply Julie Keeter September 2, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Oh! My! Goodness! The photos are gorgeous! Y’all must just have the best time! Those little girls were so precious & Archie is always such a beauty! She definitely knows how to rock those GJ clothes & accessories! Can’t wait to meet y’all at Round Top!

  • Reply The Farmer's Trophy Wife September 2, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    LOVING the photo shoot…I adore your choices, nothing more farm fabulous than horses and a chicken coop!! p.s SUPER excited for your September surprise!!!

    • Reply Jolie September 6, 2011 at 11:54 am

      thanks so much SisTA!!! gotta love the farm! 🙂

  • Reply Mama Mimi September 3, 2011 at 7:09 am

    Once again, I am living vicariously through y’all’s pictures and products. I love the Wild Heart tees. That’s what I wanna be! Those little girls are just precious. The one of the little girl by herself on horseback looking at the camera takes my breath. Keep up the good work, and thanks for allowing this hard-working, earth-bound single mom a chance to dream and fly away occasionally.

    • Reply Jolie September 6, 2011 at 11:47 am

      thank you so much MaMa MIMI!!! comments like this mean soooo much to us!!! keep dreamin and flyin, sista! we’ll catch some stars together! XOXXOXO!

  • Reply April Coker September 4, 2011 at 12:26 am

    Okay, where in East Texas was she the poultry queen? I’m dying to know!

    • Reply Jolie September 6, 2011 at 11:46 am

      shelby county!!! gotta love east texas!!

  • Reply Debbie September 4, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Love, Love, Love your blog and your store. I found out about ya all from Vintagesusie, love, love , love her as well. She designed my blog for me a while back. Please drop by and take a look at her great work and some of my creations as well. I am a big fan of Gypsy’s and painted on myself a while back , she’s a beauty you can find her on my etsy shop. Thanks again for sharing all you amazing designs and stories.

    • Reply Jolie September 6, 2011 at 11:45 am

      thank you sooo much debbie!!! love your work as well! and we looooove vintage susie!! our roadtrippin mama from the west coast!

  • Reply Mitzi Curi September 6, 2011 at 4:09 am

    Gorgeous images of beautiful people & things!

  • Reply MrsBagley September 6, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    Hey! I’m a Shelby County girl myself and we are KNOWN for our pretty girls!! Chicken Queen shout out!

  • Reply Leslie Kibodeaux Venable September 7, 2011 at 8:17 am

    I hope all of those T’s will be available in the Junk Gypsy tent in a few weeks. I load up twice a year and I want them all! LOVE the Gypsy tatoo looking one………YAY!!

  • Reply Gayle Joslin November 18, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Jolie…so love your website and congrats on the awesome new adventure. Brandi and I were talking today about the days at Texas A&M. It is so good to see great things happen for wonderful people! We need to make a trip to see what Junk Gypsy is all about! God Bless You and God Bless Texas!!!

  • Reply Maureen June 23, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Someone siaid they wanted a chicken – I want the cowboy – hehehe ! I can’t wait to hear your good news. How exciting. I am so glad to be one of your fans – Junk Gypsies feeds my soul – thank you for that !! awesome vibe you all are sharing with us !

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