Tuesday, May 28, 2013

A Sentimental Journey

{Photography}Nathan Presley {Set Design/Prop Styling}Stacy Suvino {Art Direction}Rachel Everett {Styling}Shannon Schroeder  {Make Up}Jordan Best {Models}Temple Hull and Len Gunn

This past summer I had the privilege to collaborate with my friend and amazing photographer Nathan Presley for the Miss Jackson's fall look book.  We decided to tell a story through images of a couple about to be separated by war during the 1930's.  The images depict the time they spend together leading to his deployment and then her travels after he has departed.  We were able to shoot at the Tulsa International Airport which was a dream!  I brought in the Daimler car for the shoot from a local couple and the bi-plane from Russ Newman.  I sourced the rest of the props from I-44 Antique Mall , Etsy., and the archives from The Tulsa Air and Space Museum

Kelly Wearstler

I'm so obsessed with the graphic wall paper!
The library at The Viceroy Santa Monica

My favorite interior designer without question is Kelly Wearstler.  With her bold use of color, textures, and abstract furniture she is the glamour girl of interior design.  Her design style is referred to as "Hollywood Regency" and "Maximalism" which really resonates with me! You can see her work not only in residential projects but also in hotels such as The Viceroy and the BG Restaurant at Bergdorf Goodman to name a few.  I can't wait to see what she comes up with next!

Images via Kelly Wearstler

London Calling

{Dress}Vintage via Cheap Thrills Tulsa {Jacket}Forever 21 {Tights}Hue {Handbag}Marc Jacobs

If you were to peruse my closet you would find I have a love for two things...plaid and bows.  I found this amazing 1960's dress at Cheap Thrills in Tulsa, Oklahoma and it was love at first sight. Since moving here from New York City three years ago, I've discovered some amazing vintage shopping here! If you are ever in the area, check out Cheap Thrills and on the weekends, the Flea Market at the Expo Center has buried treasures.

Photos by Jamie Alsabrook

All Eyes On...New York Vintage

The room upstairs is full of incredible pieces from a variety of decades and designers.  These pieces are often used in fashion editorials in publications such as Vogue, Elle and Harper's Bazaar to name a few and by stylists.

Paco Rabanne handbag and Chanel Gripoix cuff

The press wall

Asian breast plates

A collection of various hats and headpieces, including Alexander McQueen and Givenchy

Mask hat, in-house millinery

Collection of runway jewelry and Bes-Ben swan hat

Halston white topper, Spring/Summer 1961

Detail of assorted Paco Rabanne dresses and vests

I first encountered New York Vintage while interning in the windows department at Bergdorf Goodman.  There were multiple occasions that pieces were selected from the store to be featured in the windows.  I was that intern that asked a lot of questions and I would have conversations with the mannequin stylist about the pieces he had selected for the windows and the background on them.  It wasn't long before I began to drop by the store and look at the amazing pieces and thus began my love affair.  The store is owned by Shannon Hoey and houses an incredibly curated collection.  My favorite part of New York Vintage is the second floor which is used by the fashion industry and houses pieces from Chanel, Balenciaga and Christian Dior to name a few.  Chances are you've seen pieces from New York Vintage on the pages of magazines such as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire and Elle among many other publications.  Next time you are in NYC, make sure to visit New York Vintage...it is truly an amazing experience!   

Photos by Stacy Suvino

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