Tuesday, July 19, 2011

1960s Series- Holly meets Hitchcock

For the third shoot in my 1960s series I chose to do something for the first time and mesh characters from two different films. Holly Golighty from Breakfast at Tiffany's is so deep-seeded in my ideas of life and fashion that I find it hard not to include her look a bit in everything (especially since I am the subject and model in this shoot). Additionally, I've always looked up to Hitchcock's heroines as the thinking man's Bond Girl. Here I show how simply with the change of glasses, hair and a trench one can go from a brainiac cerebral to a lady of leisure. 

On me: silk crepe dress: vintage Isaac Mizrahi, trench: Club Monaco, heels: Zara, spectacles: H&M, sunnies: F21, earrings: vintage crystal, eye kohl: Benefit Smoky Eye Palette and Magic Ink, lip: Revlon Lip Stick in Soft Nude

Monday, July 18, 2011

1960s Series- French New Wave/ Anna Karina

For my second shoot from the 1960s series, I chose to do Anna Karina from any of her various French New Wave films. My friend Niky from over at La Mia Vita was my subject and she has just the right amount of sweetness to capture the look. Women from this genre were able to so effectively dazzle while doing the most mundane of things. Stripes are of course essentially French. 

top: Club Monaco, pants: Gap, headband: h&m, heels: F21, apron: vintage, eye kohl: Benefit Smoky Eyes Palette and Magic Ink.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

1960s Series- Bye Bye Birdie

As films and clothing from the 1960s are an integral part of who I am as a stylist and filmmaker, this will be the first in an ongoing series on my blog. Today we did a shoot with my friends Alex and Nicole as well as myself. This is the first shoot set in the style of a giddy Ann Margaret from Bye Bye Birdie. This film's campiness is pure gold. I aspired to be as confident as Ann Margaret in this film as a child.  For Al's look I wanted her to be luxurious yet comfortable. Just because you're laying around doesn't mean you can't be glamorous. 

sweater: H&M, shorts: Champion, tights: Hue, scarf: vintage, smoky eye: Benefit's Badgal pencil and Magic Eye

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Benefit "Erase Paste to the Rescue" Web Ad

Here's a quick iphone pic from the web ad I worked on today for Benefit Cosmetics. I served as both stylist and as the Erase Paste hero girl! Both photos and links to follow! Thanks to pals Erin Simpson and Ally Ng for bringing me on for it!

Monday, July 11, 2011

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The Royal Tenenbaums- Margot

For the last look from my Tenenbaum's inspired shoot, I chose to go with one of my favorite characters in all film, Margot Tenenbaum. I find Margot to be a character whose physicality reveals much of her identity. While she says very little, her wardrobe fills in the gaps. From the eccentric granny accruements to the old world preppy tennis dress, she embodies a women like no other. What I find is so modern about this look  is the ability to use what you already have in your closet. She is truly a recessionista.  

Sunday, July 10, 2011

The Royal Tenenbaums- Richie

For the second look inspired by The Royal Tenenbaums I chose Luke Wilson's stylish Richie. His look is absolutely adorable for a girl so I adapted his eccentricities and portrayed them on Alex. Tennis, anyone?

On Chris: same as previous entry
On Alex: pants: custom, sweater: Club Monaco, blazer: vintage Escada, sunglasses: Urban Outfitters, headband: F21, socks: Target, oxfords: Urban Outfitters

Friday, July 8, 2011

The Royal Tenenbaums- Pagoda

It's rare a film can make me laugh and cry simultaneously. For me, Wes Anderson's The Royal Tenenbaums does this. Its perfect mix of dark dramedy and larger than life characters reminds me why I love film, theatre and fashion so much. Karen Patch (costume designer for the film) does an impeccable job creating these characters disguises in Anderson's unmistakable world.
For the first look from this shoot I was inspired by Gene Hackman's patriarch and his loyal sidekick Pagoda. Of course, I wanted to translate this look into something current and wearable as well as make Pagoda's style wearable for a female. 
Special Thanks to my friends Chris and Alex for modeling as well as Chris and Allison (my favorite engaged couple) for the use of their wonderful backyard). 
*Also to note I served as my own photographer on this shoot.

On Alexandria: coat: J Crew, shirt: Club Monaco, Pink Jeans: Forever 21, Boots: LF, Sunglasses: H&M, Hat: Gap.
On Chris: Suit: Hugo Boss, Shirt: Banana Republic, Tie: Vintage, Scarf: Vintage, Watch: Tag Heuer, Shoes: Magnanni, Glasses: H&M, Hat: Molte Cose

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Marie Antoinette- Look 4

For my last look inspired by Coppola's imagination, I felt like getting truly exuberant and indulgent. I drew all four looks together with fur, but saved my grandmother's favorite mink for last. The feather headband, luxurious lashes and lace stalkings brought a high factor of grandiose. Not mention Massimo, Nicole's dog (who photographed), who I borrowed and adorned with a flower ring. Who wouldn't want to take a nap in the park in this outfit?

fur coat: my grandmother's, feather headband & flower pin on shirt: Forever 21, top: Banana Republic, belt: J Crew, floral shorts: Forever 21, lace Tights: Club Monaco, pumps: Kate Spade, earrings: vintage, flower necklace on Massimo: Forever 21