We had an amazing weekend shooting our upcoming Winter/Pre-Spring lookbook with an amazing team of people.
Lise Varrette was our wonderful photographer. We've worked together before on some children's fashion editorials, so I was so excited to work with her on something for the store. She has such a calm and collected presence that makes everyone feel comfortable on set and she is amazing at capturing the perfect moment.
On hair and makeup we had the wonderful couple at Hairspray and Gloss work their magic. Mario Grassa was our hair stylist and he worked wonders creating unique, vintage-inspired looks. He was also such a pleasure to work with and kept the mood light and fun. His partner, Cherie Pia Grassa did the makeup and created a beautiful 60's inspired eye, nude lip and glowing skin. I love watching these two work together, they're adorable and always seem to know what the other is thinking.
Carrie from Spot 6 was our stunning model. She was the perfect Girl on the Wing and looked amazing in the clothing. I always look for models with bubbly personalities and Carrie did not disappoint. Her background in theatre was apparent and she was able to shift from glamorous, to sweet, to saucy, and make it look easy. We were so excited to work with her and can't wait to see what she accomplishes in her career.
On props styling was Amanda Cordero, a permanent part of the team. Amanda is always a joy to work with and is a perfect combination of imaginative and practical. A few days before the shoot I sent her a picture of a pink violin from a Viktor and Rolf fashion show as inspiration and she just went out and built it with her own hands. She's so talented and I feel so blessed that she donates so much of her creativity and time to the shop.
The lovely Joanna Aitcheson made some floral arrangements for the shoot. I originally met her as a customer in the shop and we became fast friends. She is an experienced floral designer and has many shoots under her belt so I was really excited to work with her. The pieces she created matched the clothing perfectly and gave it a special, romantic, quality.
And as always, my wonderful styling assistant, Trisha Topalopoulos, is so much more than just an employee. She helps keep me sane and is always so organized on set and keeps things moving. Not only does she do it all, she also does it in high heels making her truly magical. I can honestly say I can't imagine doing any of this without her.
Stay tuned for the final shots out for our next launch party, Friday February 7th!
Girl on the Wing