Thursday, February 14, 2013

Eat your heart out Marie Antoinette

For you this Valentines day my lovers: Every girl's true fantasy. A real life dress up party. Alice in Wonderland meets Marie Antoinette meets East Coast bad assery.

One day, I swear I will plan something in advance but until then, you can understand how my procrastination is not dire. I shit you not, we pulled off this shoot in one week. When you have so many bougie bitches on speed dial, this is just another Sunday afternoon... ;)

My first muse Tia Darling sporting, oh so naturally, this French blue Marie Antoinette inspired mini tricorn hat and a necklace she is too humble to tell you she made herself.


These pink champagne coupes are not a dream. They are real. And they our mine. Well, really their ours. Another Tia & Jas thrifting escapade find!

Are you sitting down?? Well GET UP because Nina in this mini hat and Jill Andrews Gown is already one of the best moments of 2013.

 A little authentic Victorian goggle action courtesy of House of Jill. 
Jill has the most awesome assortment of the finest, classical, ton notch vintage shit you've ever seen.

Like these vintage clothing labels from Baltimore designers and department stores. Lord have mercy. #gimme

 The hauntingly beautiful Erica Von Lindenberg who I am so unbelievably lucky lends me her head for my hats. 

 And of course me! Bougie bitch numero uno feeling all glam with that red silk hair flower and this A-MAZING collar made entirely of real rose petals!! Its true!!!

And the lady herself behind these DIVINE live rose petal collars. Amanda Veronee of Anthomanic. This girl is unstoppable. Her work is straight out of a dream with its weepy, sultry, romantic vibe.

These colorssss!!! Le sigh*

Paired with the turquoise skirt surrounded by a myriad of vintage busts. Dream within a dream.

And red heart balloons :)

Did I mention this all came together in a week like real life MAGIC?! The purple flowers, the deep plum gown, that wysteria top hat. <3 nbsp="" p="">

Yes, atop that pink and gold flawlessly ruffled cake sits a pink mini tricorn hat with a tiny bird, Sailboats, pink ostrich plumes and a teeeny tiny vintage crown for aforementioned tiny bird.

Nina, Tia, Jasika, Amanda & Erica

Thank you to the group of women who rallied to pull this together so seamlessly. This level of fabulousity could not be achieved without each of you:

Hats. Headpieces : Two Back Flats 
Flowers: Anthomanic
Gowns . Location: Jill Andrews Gowns 
Makeup : Maureen Flynn - Tom Ford 
Hair : Erica Von Lindenberg - A Second Glance Salon 
Pink Ruffle Cake: Fat Girl Cakes 


Thursday, February 7, 2013

Girls Large Hair Flower Headbands

'The Darlings' has to be my mostttt favorite series by Vanity's Edge Design ever! Full of all the magic, sweetness and strong ladies Alana is known for capturing. So honored to be a part of it and stoked to see it in Model Life Magazine!!

My large hair flowers are becoming a little famous if I may say so myself.  ;) It could not look more perfect, more dreamy, more couture than it does on little Miss Emily Gray. 

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 J'adore this mini bowler hat as well. Havent found any more of those gargantuan vintage buttons lately but as soon as I do...Im making another one of these black hats! This photography!! Sigh*

Here is another Vanity's Edge and Two Back Flats Hair Flower collaboration below! I don't know how she does it! Everything Alana creates looks like it was out of my dream journal.  

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So sweet. If you're not wearing a mini top hat to a tea party - you better be wearing one of these!! can't get enough!!! Looooook at this sweeeet horse, the boots, the dress!! xoxoxoxo

I urge alll of you lovers of anything whimsical and chic to check out 'The Darlings' series. 

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Monday, February 4, 2013

Colorful little wedding hats

I pull up to Readyluck's studio which is in one of my absolute favorite parts of Baltimore and I know this is going to be a bloody good day. This part of town is nothing but bricks and bricks and windows and windows. Old textile mills and foundries from the 17th century that look as if they just grew from the earth and then Baltimore happened around it. So much of the city's innovation and growth happened exactly where this shoot went down. It is really no wonder that this team gathered there... and I'm pretty sure we did the old walls justice.

I get into one of those crazy, old ass service elevators, ya know? With the double steel doors that give you that total "oh shit" moment when everything slams and rumbles and you inch slowwwwly up or down.

Then I walk into this lovely scene:


Can't really express how jealous I am that Lindsey and her team get to work in that kind of light every day.

 As I get to create on a daily basis I am finding more and more that I am mostly inspired by colors. I just love me an unexpected combination of anything!  Of course I was on board when I saw Readyluck's Neutral and Neon inspiration the ol' Pinterest..... I wont lie, I have not been the biggest advocate of the neon comeback but Lindsay turned it into art.

One totally whimsical, ridiculously radical, completely unique wedding style shoot = art art art.

(te-he - I am holding this giraffe behind the scenes ;) I was so stoked about this, 
I cannot even begin to tell you...)

I got this yellow and green psychedelic chic (what? that's a real thing) vintage fabric from an old barn in western Maryland. I'm not sure what kind of groovy blouse or something this fabric once made, but it is definitely continuing on its destiny with this mini hat.

A. I think I may have made this hat for the gorgeous Diamond Dixon (above & below) and not even known it.
B. I loved seeing this hat paired with both a bridesmaid dress and a wedding dress. It is clearly a win. 

This color combination was a bit of a mind melt for me, but I pretty much sweat this sunshine yellow silk with the pink, red and teal. I had to come back to this hat like fourteen times before it was complete. Worth it.

 I am also not sure if I am more in love with Lauren Ward's rainbow hair...which she does herself... or this white and gold porcelain gnome. Give me a fricken breakkkkk!!!


*** tinsel curtains *** 

As if this day wasn't inspiring and memorable enough, it was featured on Rock n Roll Bride!

Click the photo for the full feature with a TONNNNNN more photos of this magical, funky day. 

Check out the behind the scenes video here:

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