Summer Styling Projects

I got in photo styling a bit this past summer, since I had some free time and a lot of clothes in my closet to spare (a little disturbing that I have that many clothes).

It worked out alright, not as daring as I would have liked since I didn't have any pull from Magazines or Showrooms. But over the summer I did get to assist a couple of stylists on actual editorialsand my heart would just ache every time I pulled feather Chanel shoes or fringe Jil Sander dresses out of garment bags and trunks. Wish I had those kinds of high fashion looks to work with, wouldn't it be amazing if I could just pull some Balmain or Lanvin out of my closet?

But really I just like the look of an honest, real style on a natural looking model...

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Above photos by Willy Vanderperre (love his work) from Another Magazine A/W '08

I gravitate to this kind of approach over the slick and plasticized look.




PAULA
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WOMEN.

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TOMA from WOMEN. I really just wanted to use the printed Missoni one piece bathing suit I bought a couple years ago, it's such a cool print and really just for show (after I bought it I looked at the tag and it says not to wear in water). Too bad not all of the full lengths made it to the final edit, because I had suede fuschia high wedge Miu Mius (thanks Eve) and tie dye Balenciaga sandals for her (my summer favorite).

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SASHA from DNA. One of the sweetest models ever. We loved the way her hair looked naturally and it reminded me of one of my favorite looks of all time, Christiane F:

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I watched Christiane F (which is set in 70's Berlin) years ago and I think for weeks my go to outfit was a white button down, black slinky vest, skinny jeans and ankle boots. This movie's styling will always be in my inspiration files...

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Last one, was very quick. AMANDA from DNA.

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So these little shoots were my foray into Fashion Styling this summer, a really basic start but I would love to experiment with more and I'm always open to doing more assistant work.

Oh, and I must mention, all of these wonderful photographs were taken by Andrew Stinson.



LISTENING TO:


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Sweet Lilac // Anonymous

How Many Horses // Dust

Last Days Here // Pentagram