Thursday, January 16, 2014

Laurs Kemp

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Photographer: Amber Byrne Mahoney
Model/Stylist: Emily Theobald
Make-up Artist: Allison Perlstein

My friend Lauren just launched a new website for her fashion label, Laurs Kemp. If you've followed this blog for a while you may remember me taking some photos of her collection back in 2011. Lauren has since moved from Arkansas to America's hippest city, Portland, where she has been working on a capsule collection titled L'Heure Magique which was inspired by the 1970s work of photographers Guy Bourdin and Helmut Newton and the 1996 film The Craft.

I have always loved Lauren's designs and I'm so smitten with this batch as well. The simplicity of the silhouettes and the cool crescent moon prints are right up my alley. I love that she sent her work off to Brooklyn to be photographed by the talented Amber Mahoney and the gorgeous model/stylist Emily Theobald.

You can see more of the Laurs Kemp capsule collection lookbook here.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

denim overall dress

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Photograhpy: Heather Canterbury
Dress: The Little Rack on Etsy

My friend Amber Taylor is a really great seamstress and designer who moved off to Nashville last year. The past two falls I've walked in a fashion show wearing her beautiful designs, but this year neither of us were home to take part in the festivities. Fortunately, she has put her time and talent into creating an Etsy shop where, instead of coming up with a full collection, she focuses on offering custom orders in a a few staple designs.

This makes me extremely happy because I was at a loss trying to figure out where to find a sturdy denim overall dress. It's like Amber took the design idea right out of my head, and I'm so happy she did! I'm pretty much in love.

My friend Heather and I got together one afternoon to capture a few shots of me wearing it.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Lady Katy

Models: Katy Tipton
Stylist: Starr Crow
Photographer: Stephanie Parsley

I had an opportunity to work with my talented friends Katy and Stephanie again recently. They had a boudoir shoot in the works and when I overheard them talking about it I mentioned a few pieces of vintage lingerie I had been hoarding for a few years. The delicates were too beautiful to part with and I was elated to finely have an occasion to show them off.

I hope you like our work, we sure had a good time bringing it together. Stephanie tells me there are several more pictures that I haven't seen yet that she's just saving for a rainy day. I look forward to seeing them and sharing them here someday soon.

Thursday, June 27, 2013


Dress: Estate Sale
Saltwater Sandals: Heel & Sole
Vintage Coach Purse: Antique Mall
Necklace: c/o Sway Chic

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Muscle Tee

Shirt: c/o Sway Chic
Skirt: Forever 21
Shoes: c/o Free People
Ring c/o Romwe

I don't talk about it much anymore, but I still get dressed from time to time. Lately I've been enjoying this geometric muscle tee that Sway Chic kindly sent me. It gets so hot and humid in the South this time of year and my remedy is to wear loose-fitting light weight clothes as much as possible. The skirt was a $6 Forever 21 find from last fall that I'm still pinching myself over. Seriously, a $6 staple. You just can't beat that.

I'll be back with another outfit soon. :)

Monday, June 24, 2013

three years later

Model: Katy Tipton
Stylist & Photos: Starr Crow

Those of you who have followed my blog over the years may remember some of the first projects I did with model Katy back in 2010. I knew I wanted her to be my go-to model back in 2008––two years before I knew her and about a year before we even had any real friends in common––because I loved her face and style so much. Eventually we were introduced and the projects started coming together. I'm not certain how many times we've worked together over the years, but I guarantee that each time we do I call it "my favorite collaboration ever". She's brilliant.

I recently started digging through my archives on flickr where I have 9,803 photos stored (dear god, I can't even believe how many have accumulated), and I found this set of photos we did together for an etsy update in July 2010. When I originally posted the photos on my blog, it was still cool to put weird old photo borders around images. I loved it at the time, but in recent years I was bummed because I thought those were the only files I had kept of the photos. Much to my surprise, during my flickr rummage I unearthed the original files!!!

You'll have to excuse the photography since I didn't ask a real photographer to help shoot these at the time. I re-edited them in an attempt to correct the color a bit, as you can tell after looking at the original blog post. I like them much better now, and I'm amazed to say that three years later my style hasn't changed to much either. I still want as many white silk button ups and cotton dresses as I can find. Oh, and floral crowns still rule too.
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