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Me In My Place ® - beautiful women at home

Real women in their own place.  Not too crazy and just a pinch of naughty…

By creating evocative and alluring portraits of women with body types that have traditionally been left out of mainstream media, Me In My Place is redefining a genre that has been over-run with unrealistic expectations of what it means to be beautiful.  With full acceptance of the “male gaze”, the images promote not just acceptance, but also an aspirational message about everyday appeal.  The project is a celebration and is meant to be fun and open to all.

In an effort to monetize the project to keep it going, we created a simple mobile web app, more commonly called THE MIMP APP (https://mimp.findrow.com).  This gave fans of the project a simple and inexpensive way to show support.  In exchange, they receive more images, exclusive images that are not on the tumblr, and the ability to quickly view and ‘like’ their favorite content.

The MIMP APP was such a success, we decided there must be other content providers like us who would like to give their fans something extra, so we created FINDROW.  With flexibility that Instagram and Facebook won’t allow, we give our content providers the freedom to express themselves as they see fit… even if that is not always safe for work ;-)  Again, they control their own content and are leading the conversation about how they feel beautiful in the world.  For a complete list of all the Findrow apps, click here.

As part of an ongoing series, Paz De La Huerta shot by MeInMyPlace for Esquire Magazine.

I’m not playing Linda Lovelace. So me and the director decided — he wanted me in the movie but I wasn’t sure about what role I wanted to play. And then I said, “Okay, but we have to work on this, we have to evolve it.” I don’t think we’ve talked about porn, but she’s our creation. I’ve yet to step into her shoes.

As part of an ongoing series, Paz De La Huerta shot by MeInMyPlace for Esquire Magazine.

I’m not playing Linda Lovelace. So me and the director decided — he wanted me in the movie but I wasn’t sure about what role I wanted to play. And then I said, “Okay, but we have to work on this, we have to evolve it.” I don’t think we’ve talked about porn, but she’s our creation. I’ve yet to step into her shoes.

As part of an ongoing series, Paz De La Huerta shot by MeInMyPlace for Esquire Magazine.

Lucy is a very complicated woman — like most women — and a lot of the time she was very lost in her relationship with Nucky. She was in love with him, but she didn’t know how to be herself in that relationship fully and have him love her. So sometimes she would use her sexuality to protect herself or to get what she wanted. Not that she’s not a sexy character — and in Season One of course it’s a part of her, but audiences are going to see more of the real her. It’s going to be very different.

As part of an ongoing series, Paz De La Huerta shot by MeInMyPlace for Esquire Magazine.

Lucy is a very complicated woman — like most women — and a lot of the time she was very lost in her relationship with Nucky. She was in love with him, but she didn’t know how to be herself in that relationship fully and have him love her. So sometimes she would use her sexuality to protect herself or to get what she wanted. Not that she’s not a sexy character — and in Season One of course it’s a part of her, but audiences are going to see more of the real her. It’s going to be very different.

As part of an ongoing series, Paz De La Huerta shot by MeInMyPlace for Esquire Magazine.

It’s my aunt’s loft. But it’s really like my home. Because I had a lot of turmoil in my upbringing, and my home wasn’t really a safe place for me. So that place became my safe haven. I grew this bond with her that’s really been one of the most beautiful relationships of my life — a relationship that was a salvation for me.

As part of an ongoing series, Paz De La Huerta shot by MeInMyPlace for Esquire Magazine.

It’s my aunt’s loft. But it’s really like my home. Because I had a lot of turmoil in my upbringing, and my home wasn’t really a safe place for me. So that place became my safe haven. I grew this bond with her that’s really been one of the most beautiful relationships of my life — a relationship that was a salvation for me.

As part of an ongoing series, Paz De La Huerta shot by MeInMyPlace for Esquire Magazine.

I grew up in a loft. We used to live right on West Broadway between Prince and Spring, before Soho was a shopping mall, and we had huge cactuses. When I was a little girl I’d always crash into them, because I’d be dancing in my tutu and — bang! — I’d have nettles in me and I’d be crying.

As part of an ongoing series, Paz De La Huerta shot by MeInMyPlace for Esquire Magazine.

I grew up in a loft. We used to live right on West Broadway between Prince and Spring, before Soho was a shopping mall, and we had huge cactuses. When I was a little girl I’d always crash into them, because I’d be dancing in my tutu and — bang! — I’d have nettles in me and I’d be crying.

Marcelle will return tomorrow to finish up the week with more great shots… so stay tuned.  In the mean time, I’m very excited to announce that the Paz De La Huerta shoot for meinmyplace is now out on Esquire.com.  I’m going to try something new here, and post the interview from Esquire along with the images.  I’ll be rolling em out all day, but if you can’t wait… well, you can always head over to the Esquire site and check em out.
As part of an ongoing series, Paz De La Huerta shot by MeInMyPlace for Esquire Magazine.

When we started this thing — this collaboration with the anonymous photographer behind MeInMyPlace.com, where we ask the beautiful, famous women to invite him over and he brings the camera — we kind of pictured Paz de la Huerta. How could you not? If you watched the first season of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, you witnessed the 26-year-old New Yorker prancing around a ballroom or a bedroom every Sunday as Lucy Danziger, Atlantic City showgirl and moody mistress of Steve Buscemi’s Nucky Thompson. And if you’ve been watching art-house movies or caught yourself staring at the cover of art-world magazines lately, there’s pretty much no way you haven’t fantasized about this woman in bed. Something tells us she won’t be going away anytime soon. So: sorry, but you’re welcome. 

Marcelle will return tomorrow to finish up the week with more great shots… so stay tuned.  In the mean time, I’m very excited to announce that the Paz De La Huerta shoot for meinmyplace is now out on Esquire.com.  I’m going to try something new here, and post the interview from Esquire along with the images.  I’ll be rolling em out all day, but if you can’t wait… well, you can always head over to the Esquire site and check em out.

As part of an ongoing series, Paz De La Huerta shot by MeInMyPlace for Esquire Magazine.

When we started this thing — this collaboration with the anonymous photographer behind MeInMyPlace.com, where we ask the beautiful, famous women to invite him over and he brings the camera — we kind of pictured Paz de la Huerta. How could you not? If you watched the first season of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, you witnessed the 26-year-old New Yorker prancing around a ballroom or a bedroom every Sunday as Lucy Danziger, Atlantic City showgirl and moody mistress of Steve Buscemi’s Nucky Thompson. And if you’ve been watching art-house movies or caught yourself staring at the cover of art-world magazines lately, there’s pretty much no way you haven’t fantasized about this woman in bed. Something tells us she won’t be going away anytime soon. So: sorry, but you’re welcome.