After a weekend full of turkey, friends, and fall hikes, I was excited to shoot the store’s Fall Lookbook as I was feeling more inspired than ever about the changing season. I was especially excited for this shoot because for the first time in Girl on the Wing history, it featured a team of exclusively Hamilton women. I love this city more and more every day and it was great to work with so many talented people! For this season’s lookbook I was inspired by a rich fall colour palette, lush greenery, cozy yet glamorous looks, and the little joys of everyday life. We shot at Low Key Studios which is housed in the Empire Times building on King William. I love this location and it served as the perfect backdrop to the various scenes and ideas we all had in our head.
Katie Harrison Benfey and Christoph Benfey run their studio out of the space and have such an inspiring workspace. Katie was our wonderful photographer and she did such a good job at capturing the mood I was hoping for. With such a calming presence, Katie was able to capture the perfect image in only a few clicks. She has such a beautiful vision within all her work and makes every moment way more beautiful that I could ever imagine! I originally met Katie as a customer in the shop and was so happy to get the chance to work with her.
The woman behind the lush greenery and romantic floral arrangements of this shoot was the lovely Jessica Hunter. We also met through the shop and have been talking about collaborating for as long as I’ve known her so it was great to finally be able to do it! Jessica Hunter is the founder or A Fine Medley, where she specializes in floral and event styling, which is set to be launched within the next few months. She is so incredibly knowledgeable about plants and flowers and did such a beautiful job in creating different scenes that complimented the clothing just perfectly. Her Instagram is one of my favourites to follow as everything she touches turns into beauty! @jessicahhunter
Justine McKnight was the hair and makeup artist for the shoot and she was such a joy to work with! She focused on a simple, clean makeup look with the perfect merlot fall lip colour. For hair, she did a classic Old Hollywood side part and loose waves, which was both dramatic, yet feminine. Later on, she continued the side part and created a cute and fun mod-inspired high ponytail. Not only was she a complete professional but she also has such a sweet demeanor that made her one of my favourite makeup artists I’ve had the chance to work with.
Our beautiful model was Ailish Kennelly. I met Ailish through the shop and instantly wanted her to model for the store one day. This was her first photoshoot and everyone on the team found that extremely hard to believe. She had such a quiet confidence on set and her stoic posing suited the mood and looks perfectly. This girl is far more than just a beauty and is currently studying International Development at University of Guelph. She’s definitely the epitome of the perfect Girl on the Wing: kind, intelligent, quirky, stylish, wise beyond her years and has a quiet grace about her.
As always, styled by me.
Can’t wait to unveil the beautiful shots this Friday at our Fall Collection Shopping Party! We'll have the first look at our fall collection, including the vintage pieces from the shoot, treats and drinks, special deals and lots of fun! Hope to see you there. Friday October 17th 6-9pm.
I'm loving this FW14 collection from Kitsuné and it's simple, yet quirky fall looks. I've always been heavily-inspired by the french; whether the music, the films or the amazing fashion brands and Kitsuné is a cool company because it brings all these variables together. A record-label and fashion house, the company is known for their classic designs with a fun edge. I specifically love this collection's lookbook with it's muisc motifs, pop colours and vintage feel. We're currently putting our Fall Lookbook together to debut at our Fall Launch on October 17th and these looks are giving me lots of inspiration! My favourite fall pieces are all covered here: high-waisted jeans, cute retro jackets, pullover sweaters, crisp collars, masculine-inspired trousers, oxford shoes and varsity jackets. We already have lots of great fall pieces in shop and you can expect even more over the coming weeks. See you soon!
This fall we wanted to focus on bringing you guys some quality basics and classic pieces. When it comes to denim, no other company holds the same weight to a vintage-lover than Levi's.
While we've been stocking the store with 70's and 80's high-waisted 501s for some time, it's always a challenge to find them in multiple sizes. So we're excited to announce that we will now be carrying new Levi's! We will still be focused on the vintage and retro fits but they'll be available in sizes 26-32.
The Levi Strauss company has been around since the mid 1800's and while it's evolved drastically in that time, their cuts and styles always remain true to their classic designs. I love my Levi's because they go with everything and the iconic back stitching and label are a wardrobe staple.
We'll be starting off with their high-waisted skinny jean in dark indigo and black. This style is flattering on all body types and allows for crops, tucked-in blouses or a classic tshirt. Available in sizes 26-32, $84 a pair.
And come spring keep an eye out for a modern take on the classic 501's and a boyfriend style!