Saturday, 15 December 2012

The Suite Life

It was a rainy night when I met photographer Hana Haley and her model, Lindsey, in the beautiful Westin St. Francis hotel. I've long admired Hana's beautiful 35mm film photography from afar - whimsical, gritty, feminine and haunting, her aesthetic and concepts lines up so well with my own. So I was immensely pleased and honored when Hana asked me to collaborate and style this shoot with her - I just knew it was a match made in pretty photo heaven. Miss Lindsey (the model) is, quite literally, an absolute doll (that hair! those lips!), wearing the clothes so well I almost just wanted her to take them all home. And there is just something about wandering in fancy hotels that has always held a huge place in my heart and imagination. Needless to say, helping with the creative process of this shoot was an absolute dream. 

The concept was essentially a young girl wandering alone in a fancy hotel - playing dress up, exploring...very 1960's teenage -dream, valley of the dolls, wes-anderson-heroin influences as far as the styling went. And it was such a thrill, once the photos were developed, to see the concept so perfectly realized. There will be plenty more collaborations between miss Hana and I in the near future, and I couldn't be more excited. 

Thursday, 6 December 2012

If Wishes Were Fishes

2012 Holiday Wishlist

clockwise from top right: Breakfast At Tiffany's eyemask by Mary Green * Mason Pearson hairbrush * Lime Crime Carousel Gloss in Candy Apple * Crosley portable record player * vinyl lip clutch from ebay * Fieldguided "Endless Bummer" tote * Charlotte Olympia "Tessa" Kitty Wedges * Lime Crime Velvetines in Red Velvet * Fifi Chachnil Eau de Parfum * Eyelash Pillowcase Set from UO  

I have the honor of being a Christmas baby - or almost, anyway. My birthday is on December 21st, the Winter Solstice, so i get to do an awful lot of wishing this time of year. It's also an extra special day this year, the day the world happens to be ending. In which case, wishlists will be rather pointless. But just in case anyone was wondering what my final wishes happen to be - i've made it easy for you to wish along with me.