Two very lovely, very cool lady-owned brands represented in this outfit post! First off: Hannah Kristina Metz. Hannah and I became Internet friends in… 2009? She was on the Internet before I started my blog, but I found her/liked her style/thought she was 150% cooler than I was, reached out to her, we connected, and now here we are, years later and Hannah started a clothing line with each collection inspired by her favorite stories. The dress I’m wearing is called “Iseult’s Tears” and is based on the French story of Tristan and Iseult.
Second, Project Object. Project Object is a brand new retail shop started by my pal T, who runs Upper Metal Class. Project Object is opening its storefront (!) in Portland, OR in just a few weeks. A portion of the sales from Project Object goes towards a non-profit women’s organization that places women and anyone experiencing—or at risk of—domestic violence with services that provides them with safety, education, empowerment, healing and hope as well as funding projects, fundraisers, and events to empower women and the community.
This week, I’m feeling extra springy. Daylight savings is this weekend, which means spring is only a short few weeks away! I’m out of school for the next two weeks for SPRING BREAK! Holy moly all that gets me in a super duper happy good mood! (My final project kind of killed me, but it’s all over and I’m going to share it sooooon.) Act Three kills it with every lookbook they come out and this one is no different. With all this said, I felt it apropos to share the Spring/Summer 2017 Lookbook. The lookbook stars Annika White, who I featured in a Girl’s Got Style post here. The inspiration behind the lookbook were Kay Nielsen’s illustrations, which you can see here. They personally remind me of impressionist paintings.
A few weeks ago, I shot a fashion editorial for SYN Magazine, which you can see here. The concept was combining the classiness of the 1950s/60s with the more is more aesthetic of the 1990s. I’ve been really inspired by the 1990s lately, more so than I’ve ever been before, which, I suppose, is somewhat natural because the first six years of my life were spent in the 1990s. My favorite eras are the 1950s and 1960s and it was super fun to merge the two together. You’ll see the pom pom earrings make an appearance again! (I was able to borrow the earrings for this shoot and took outfit pictures with them while I had them before I had to send ’em back.)
I worked with my favorite makeup artist and hairstylist ever, Shana. We’ve collaborated several times in the past (here, here, and here), but always doing hair and makeup on ME. Before I started regularly taking outfit pictures, my primary focus used to be on being behind the camera, so it was nice to collaborate in that way. Shana specializes in a lot of vintage looks, owns her own business, and is also into holistic health and wellness, so we’re often on the same wavelength.
This was also my first time working with a new stylist — Elise — who happens to be my neighbor! I to thank my Dad for this connection. He was chatting with our neighbor who mentioned her daughter is going to school for advertising, but that she does fashion styling on the side. It’s really really nice to find someone who is interested in the same things as you who lives so close by (almost right next door!). We will definitely be working together in the future!
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