Saturday, April 23, 2011

take me to pennyland

photos: amber danese grandfield
styling: sally jane vintage

It was so nice to get out of the city and meet my good friend Amber and her sweet pal Jennifer. Jen was our gracious host and fabulous stylist for our shoot at Rocky Springs Park in Lancaster PA. It was truly a dream to be shooting on the grounds of an abandoned amusement park that had been in operation from 1890-1981. There were plenty of old windows to spy in, trails to follow, and even broken down roller coaster cars from the wildcat coaster (1928) to play on. Our theme was inspired by the roaring 20's vibe of the park itself and Jen's super wardrobe selection (check out her etsy for sweet vintage finds you can own). I had so much fun spending the day in the fresh air and playing dress up at this hidden historical site. Major thanks (and props) to Amber for her wonderful "eye" behind the camera, and Jennifer for pulling amazing outfits that every girl should own and treasure.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

A New Blue Velvet

photos: John Rozier
styling: Melanie Gershman
model: Sarah Muhl

(check out mel's sweet rodarte shoes!)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Things for Anita

Here are some photos of recent things custom made and repaired for one of my best clients. The first was actually 2 identical dresses she found and wanted me to fix up. One dress was turned into a jacket while the other just needed a few minor alterations (some sizing/hem adjustments). It's safe to say that after mastering this project, I can (and will) add sleeves to pretty much anything!
(the original dress after alterations)
(custom made jacket out of the 2nd dress)
(back view of jacket)
(close up of the sleeve)

The following photos are from a corset I made out of a ball gown Anita had. The bottom of this top was 3 layers of ruffled silk taffeta that was unfortunately damaged beyond repair. I suggested we restore the top half of the gown so she can wear with slacks or a skirt. The finished piece was a beautiful embellished corset with no stone left unsewn.
(brand new corset!)
(close up of repaired sequins and blind hem)

next on the sewing schedule, fixing up my mound of thrift store finds for spring

Saturday, April 2, 2011

We NVR Sleep

I did a shoot for my good friend Sarah's new jewelry line We Never Sleep a few weeks ago. Here are some of the wonderful shots taken by Laura Kicey.
Sarah did all the styling featuring her beautiful handmade pieces perfectly. Laura captured the mood around various parts of her new home in Ambler PA, and April Al-Zahrani made me look fresh with her mad make-up/hairstyling skills.
You can pick up any of these sweet creations on the We Never Sleep Etsy Page

Check out We Never Sleep's full collection here.
All photos copyright of LauraKicey