Friday, June 28, 2013


{Photography}Nathan Presley {Set Design/Prop Styling}Stacy Suvino {Art Direction}Rachel Everett {Make Up}Jordan Best {Styling}Shannon Schroeder {Model}Jade Gotcher {Location}Tulsa Garden Center

 One of the best parts of being a set designer is being able to create an environment whether it be bringing something back from the past, being in the present or a glimpse into the future.  For this series, a sort of Napoleonic militaria was the inspiration behind the sets as well as the styling.  I spent several weeks researching decor and garments worn by soldiers.  I can't seem to get enough of that part of the research process...I'm such a history nerd! I scouted for props throughout Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas as well as Ebay and Etsy.  For the lavish furniture pieces I looked to interior decorator Charles Faudree.   

Happy Friday! 

Photos via Miss Jackson's

Thursday, June 27, 2013


This little gem of a shop is located in the heart of the LES of New York City.  Started in 2002, the shop carries curated pieces ranging from shoes, belts, handbags, clothing and other accessories that are relevant to fashion today.  The shelves are lined with a well edited selection of handbags and shoes and swoon worthy dresses(color coded).  Throughout the shop, a beautiful selection of vintage boots are available in a variety of colors and sizes and the best part is their impeccable condition! And for all you gentlemen, don't worry there are dapper pieces waiting for you as well. I have been a regular visitor since my days of studying in the city and it never disappoints! Put Edith Machinist at the top of your vintage shopping list!

Photos by Stacy Suvino

Wednesday, June 26, 2013



{Vintage Dress}via Cheap Thrills {Heels}Zara {Earrings}via Mae's Heirlooms {Belt}Asos (old but similar here)

One of my favorite places to seek inspiration locally is the Tulsa Garden Center.  As you enter the cool, quiet foyer you are instantly transported to another time in Europe.  Each room has a personality of it's own boasting intricately carved ceilings, black and white marble floors, a library and detailed mantles to name a few.  One of my favorite rooms there is the Gold Room appropriately named because of it's gold leaf ceiling that evokes old world opulence.  

Photos by Jamie Alsabrook
Make up by Jordan Best

Thursday, June 20, 2013


 One of my favorite pieces
 WW2 training gun that has been stripped and polished

 A beautifully crafted chess set

 I love this wooden articulated arm

 My favorite collection of items

 Vintage Louis Vuitton luggage piece and 1960's Gucci bracelet
 Glass helicopter
 Wooden zipper american folk art from the 1950's

 A collection of beautiful brief cases
Brass elephant by Sergio Bustamante

When you enter the doors of Mantiques Modern, prepare to be transported to another time.  The gallery is brimming with eclectic pieces ranging from Pop Art to vintage jewelry from European designers like Hermes, Cartier and Tiffany.  The merchandise is sourced from estate sales, fleas and auctions in the NYC area as well as Paris, Brussels and Antwerp to name a few.  While there are many great antique shops throughout New York City, Mantiques Modern stands out because of their incredible eye for detail and quality.

While working on the windows team at Bergdorf Goodman, I began making regular visits to the gallery to select items to be featured in the windows.   One of my favorite pieces we ever borrowed was a large scale model wooden airplane.  The details on it were exquisite.  As a set decorator, every experience there is not only inspiring but renews my appreciation for amazing pieces with a historical background.

Next time you are in the neighborhood or visiting NYC, make sure to pay Mantiques Modern a visit.  I guarantee you will have an amazing experience and bring home some truly original and inspiring pieces.

Photos by Stacy Suvino

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


{Vintage Plaid Set}via Cheap Thrills Fayetteville {Handbag}Marc by Marc Jacobs Clearly Top Handle Satchel {Eye Wear}Grey Dog Vintage {Heels}Ann Taylor {Heart Ring}Catbird NYC {Nail Color}Essie Tart Deco

I can't seem to get enough plaid this season so you can imagine the elation I felt when I spotted this matching set while on a trip to Arkansas.  I gravitate towards the 1960's when I'm shopping for vintage for several reasons.  The fashion from that decade is full of great prints, interesting construction and an overall playfulness...what's not to love about that! Hope you all are having a Happy Tuesday!

Photos by Jamie Alsabrook
Make Up by Jordan Best

Thursday, June 13, 2013


{Photography}Nicole Hill {Prop Styling}Stacy Suvino and Jamie Alsabrook

A few months back I collaborated with Darling Magazine to create a floral umbrella for the cover of their spring issue.  We decided to create a flower with different gradients of color in shades of pink, purple and wine.  If you haven't gotten a copy of this exquisite magazine you must do so.  Each page is filled with beautifully written articles and dreamy photos.  You can get a copy of Darling here as well as select Anthropologie stores!

photos via Darling Magazine

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