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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Behind the Scenes: Lori's Lookbook Shoot

The Best Laid Plans.

We recently hiked up to the Bunny Hutch in Lincolnwood—northwest of Chicago—for a photoshoot with our models Alex, Mandy and Zoe. After weeks of planning, organizing, haggling and wardrobing, we arrived at 8 a.m. to find ... rain. And wind. And fifty-degree weather. In June.

Naturally we made the most of it with some creative lighting, brave models, bagels, coffee and a lot of plastic tarp. By the time the rain eventually let up, we were having too much fun to care. Look for the finished images in our new lookbook feature soon! Until then: outtakes!

It is 9 a.m. in this photo ...



The girls fill some downtime with pictures of their own.


Alex wore Easy Breezy: our Collective Conceptions coral tank—an all-over dotted pattern and semi-sheer white panel back—Pink Martini’s SK5 full, knee-length skirt with contrasting vertical and diagonal stripes and our Shabby Keds in navy coupled with a clear stone necklace wrapped with gold wire. We added the Leather Bracelet with Gold Chain in Silver and Chain Wrap Bracelet with Crystal Beads in White/Clear to accent her look. She also wore Nautically Bold: Mink Pink’s navy and white striped dress, Jeffrey Campbell’s Moochie in Beige, and Jenny Bird’s Chain and Leather Brass Collar.



You really don't want to mess with David's equipment.
Don't even ask.
Continue not to ask.
Amanda wore Fun in the Sun: Jack by BB Dakota belted shorts in Olive, our new Line and Dot chain link asymmetrical top, Hat Attack’s woven straw hat, and Chinese Laundry’s Drastic. She also wore Neon Neon: Ambiance Appeal’s black harem pant, 291’s Venice tank in neon orange, Sugar Lips’s seamless bandeau in turquoise underneath and Jeffrey Campbell’s Gidget, with layers of thin black corded bracelets, such as the Double Cord Skull Bracelet.


Zoe relaxes between sets.
This is where things started to fall apart.
A missed putt.
These shoes were made for golfin'.
The power of the bandeau.
Zoe wore Boho Edge: Blaque Label’s leather shorts, Evil Twin’s Tank Tee with longhorn graphic, Sam Edelman’s Dazey, with our Large Quartz Stone Pendant Necklace and Magazine’s Paisley Turquoise Silk Scarf tied combination The Moroccan Princess/Hermès way. (See our Tricks of the Turban Trade post for turban tying tips.) She also wore It Girl: Line and Dot’s denim sleeveless shirt dress, Jeffrey Campbell’s Lita in Mustard, and our silver and pearl Asymmetrical Statement Necklace. Later on we added the Magazine scarf again to Zoe’s It Girl look, tied classicly bohemian, across the forehead, knotted in the back.

Once the sun began to peak out a bit as the shoot continued, we did some mix and matching with these versatile pieces! We took Ambiance Appeal’s Fuschia Cardigan, tucked it into Ambiance Appeal’s black harem pant, creating a high waist coupled with Jeffrey Campbell’s Gidget. Evil Twin’s longhorn tee was paired with Vanessa Mooney’s Brown Leather medallion necklace, to name a few.


1 comment:

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