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Tia Cibani’s Designs Dance

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Movement. When I was interviewing designer Tia Cibani at her studio, one of the references of inspiration for her fall collection was just that, movement. The full dancer skirts, gathered backs, swinging dresses, and loose silhouettes all flow in graceful motions. Even in the fabric design, the blurred lines of the rose print look as if the fabric has flown by you, leaving behind only the scent of roses. The clothes hanging there in the showroom were screaming at me to be whirled around, caught in the wind, and flicked off a finger.

I asked Amy, a recent New Orleans transplant and a trained dancer (in ballet, jazz, AND tap) to come in and be our movement, our graceful, elegant motions. We started talking about dance, about her motivation to dance, and she said, “I love when you find that vulnerability of not caring and letting your body completely take over. It’s very invigorating.” And it was indeed, an exhilarating live performance piece in the middle of our studio; garments singing in ripples of red satin, billows of draped tweed, twirls of shining pleats!

After the shoot I asked Amy what it felt like to dance in these clothes, and she replied, “I felt like a goddess, like a queen. It was so beautiful, it moved with me like an extension of my body.” Now that sounds like an outfit I could dance my way through Manhattan in, too…

 

 

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Ecco Domani’s Spring Fling

EccoDomani_Spring_02 Last fall we had the pleasure of shooting the new packaging and in-store displays for the contemporary Italian Wine Ecco Domani at our studio here in New York. Just because it was a photoshoot and not an actual event taking place – in this case, a book-club party with a group of girlfriends at home – doesn’t mean the food shouldn’t be a great pairing for the wine!

My friend Molly who is an amazing food stylist (remember this series we did together?) created a few spring-time inspired grilled flat bread recipes for our shoot that were DELICIOUS with the crisp Pinot Grigio wine (after we wrapped, we enjoyed some ourselves!). I love Molly’s recipes, they are so fresh and seasonal. This past December she created two special wine cocktail drink recipes for our Ann Street Studio Holiday Party with Ecco Domani’s Pinot Grigio and Merlot. It’s very important to the global wine brand “to produce wines that are fruit forward and food friendly” so the pairings had to work in real life just as in our book club photoshoot.

I’ve really been enjoying the relationship with Ecco Domani this past year, a brand that also thinks about tomorrow not only in their wine but in the world around us. They do a lot in the fashion industry with the Ecco Domani Fashion Fund to help young emerging designers create their collections and present them to the world.  So many of the past EDFF winners have gone on to shape the fashion industry and be a driving force in our culture such as Alexander Wang, Prabal Gurung, and Rodarte to name a few!

It’s been an amazing experience finding a balance between being creative and getting the shot the client needs for their messaging and display / box dimensions. And of course, it is always a joy and pleasure to get to work with your friends, the people you have a creative conversation with so seamlessly that it makes work feel like play. For this shoot we collaborated with food stylist Molly Shuster, stylist Erin Framel, and hair and makeup artist Ana Sicat. So perhaps you’ll be inspired to have some friends over on a Saturday afternoon, talk about what you’re reading, have some wine and try out Molly’s recipe, sounds like a perfect way to spend an afternoon to me….

PS-This light, floral, citrus-y and crisp top selling wine is also very easy to find in your local wine shop or Italian restaurant, and now when you see the advertising and packaging you know who shot it! Xx

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The Lincoln Job

A romantic date turns into a con when our lady in red steals the plans and coordinates to our young hero’s newly designed car…but can she really pull the wool over his eyes? Find out in The Lincoln Job

  

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The Parisian

The girls in Paris are special and unique / You see it in their eyes when they walk down the street / They sing a song my poor heart never can forget / This night I wish that I were still in Paris yet…

The many ways of dressing up gold… along with stylist Micaela Erlanger we are transforming our muse Devon into 5 different fall looks with amazing gold accessories each day this week. See previously our Uptown Girl / Punk Princess / The Bohemian / Power Player and today, quite fittingly as I am walking the streets of Paris, we end with:

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There’s something about Paris – a city of love, of lights, and containing an unbearable amount of chic. My fashion-loving heart aches for Paris, for the women who glide by, looking effortlessly stylish. Here’s to Paris and all its joys, jewelries, and je ne sais quoi

above: Norman Norell Vintage maroon blazer, Norman Norell Vintage pencil skirt, Celine black classic box bag, Monica Rich Kosann and Jennifer Fisher bracelets

above: Miu Miu top, Chanel pleated mini-skirt, J Crew cardigan, Celine black leather bag, Celine Mary Jane pumps, Oliver People’s cat eye sunglasses, Zoe Chicco and Jennifer Fisher rings, Monica Rich Kosann, Jennifer Fisher and Borgioni bracelets (same as cover image)

above: vintage Stephen Sprouse velvet dress,  Zoe Chicco and Jennifer Fisher rings, Monica Rich Kosann, Jennifer Fisher and Borgioni bracelets, Zoe Chicco earrings

The Parisian for LoveGold starring Devon from Ford Models, Styled by Micaela Erlanger, Makeup by Bradford Knight, Hair by Ana Sicat, Shot at Cirque le Rouge

See the entire fall fashion series here or by girl:
Uptown Girl / Punk Princess / Bohemian Spirit / Power Chic / The Parisian

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