Eros Twombly, a young rising star in the world of jazz, found his success through his exceptional talent but he’ll never truly belong to the stage he plays on every night. His music is moody and lovesick, lost in between the world in which he was born and the one he created. He knows on this night his golden melodies will float around the air Miss Penelope inhabits, his dream girl, in his sight but always just out of reach… but what happens in the gardens under the cloak of night are lyrical secrets kept only between them. He is uncertain of where her heart truly belongs, but he plays on, hoping one day to win her love.
What #ChopardSecrets are held in the trumpet’s bluesy notes? Listen carefully, and you may find out…
Eros wears Chopard’s Classic Collection Timepiece & Cufflinks // Steven Alan Suit & Tie // Caruso French Cuff Shirt // Florsheim Shoes
Eros Twombly played by Timothy G. // Shot on location at Old Westbury Gardens by Ann Street Studio // Styled by Kelly Framel // Props by Zio & Sons // Makeup by Ashlee Glazer // Hair by Justin Woods // Manicurist Katie Hughes for Butter London // All watches and high jewelry provided by Chopard
Young love is a complicated thing, especially for the darling Miss Penelope. Though everyone knows she is promised to Dirk Janson – a match to align two of the most affluent families on the East Coast, a dream couple to spend their lives on the glossy pages of society magazines – she dreams of another: a quiet man with mystery, with a different upbringing than her own. She hears his song in the garden as he warms up for that evening’s dazzling lawn party and asks herself – should she go to him, the one who makes her heart happy or can she keep these feelings a secret for all of time? After all – Dirk Janson is the most eligible bachelor of them all.
Miss Penelope knows the power of beauty…and of mysteries. To whom does her happy heart truly belong? Well…that’s one of the best kept #ChopardSecrets of all…
At her vanity Miss Penelope wears Chopard’s Happy Diamond Collection // Vintage feather dress
In the garden Miss Penelope wears Chopard’s Happy Diamond Collection // Lela Rose Gown // Louboutin flats
Miss Penelope played by Dahlia // Shot on location at Old Westbury Gardens by Ann Street Studio // Styled by Kelly Framel // Props by Zio & Sons // Makeup by Ashlee Glazer // Hair by Justin Woods // Manicurist Katie Hughes for Butter London // All watches and high jewelry provided by Chopard
A charming risk taker, Dirk Janson is well-known for being fast on AND off the racetrack. He’s rarely found very far from his beloved cars…or from the presence of a beautiful woman. Seen sporting leather driving gloves and the sleek Mille Miglia GT XL, Dirk kicks up clouds of dust in a classic convertible on his way to the manse, smirking to himself as he recalls who will be attending tonight…the jewel of the Gold Coast, Miss Penelope. Though a total playboy, he knows he is destined to marry her but perhaps on this night… she has other plans…
Underneath the charisma and beguiling smile, Dirk Janson has a few well-kept #ChopardSecrets of his own…but what else is speed for, if not outrunning your demons?
Dirk wears Chopard’s Mille Miglia GT XL Watch / Chopard Eyewear / Caruso silk and cashmere turtleneck / Carl Gross sport coat / Florsheim shoes / Perrin driving gloves / Alberto pants
Dirk Janson played by Sean K. // Shot on location at Old Westbury Gardens by Ann Street Studio // Styled by Kelly Framel // Props by Zio & Sons // Makeup by Ashlee Glazer // Hair by Justin Woods // Manicurist Katie Hughes for Butter London // All watches and high jewelry provided by Chopard
Recently we enjoyed a dinner party out in the country, drinking wine provided by our friends at Ecco Domani, and spending time catching up with the people we love. As we grilled, chatted, and relaxed in each other’s company, the soft and subtle sounds of the playlist below served as a perfect complement to the meal.
Below is our summer & wine playlist – as we head into the weekend, we hope you spend it with the ones you love, share a bottle of wine, create new memories & make the most of this glorious season…
Listen to more of our playlists here!
There is nobody hotter right now than Emily Ratajkowski, which made her a perfect fit to be the face of REVOLVE‘s new makeover of their trendy fashion shopping site. We flew out to L.A. this past January to shoot a Cinemagraph of her for REVOLVE at MILK Studios.
As a photographer and someone who does not play by the 9-to-5 rules you never know when you’re going to get a call like this, an aspect of the job I love. One minute we are out in the country and two days later, we’re on the West Coast for only 24 hours, jumping on airplanes, walking onto sets or locations you cannot anticipate and being challenged to create something in 30 minutes or less. Of course it can sometimes make planning family vacations tricky and I’ve had to cancel many dates with friends last minute, but that’s what happens when you love what you do.
Sometimes you have complete control of the shoot and vision but other times, the vision has parameters within the client’s needs. We were given our subject, a white studio, one light and very little time. I asked to see the new website design and drew inspiration for our cinemagraph off the cleanness, simplicity, contrast and above all youthful cool vibe of REVOLVE’s new look.
We all know Emily is major sexy so I wanted to hint at that with an open leather jacket on bare skin but I also wanted her to have a relaxed James Dean coolness. We propped her up against the studio cyclorama, I framed her in a landscape pose to fill the hero spot of the website design, and had her move around a bit until she started naturally playing with her ripped up jeans and then a gaze to the camera and we were done.
I want to be that cool, that confident, that sexy, that girl… just like REVOLVE is making possible.
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I remember as a child believing in the magic of Christmas, the workshop of wonder hidden away up north where anything you could dream of was possible, the jolly bearded man with rose-colored cheeks and a boisterous laugh who was there thinking of you and your special gift that would be just perfect. Now I’m all grown up and although Santa does not magically bring me diamond tiaras (yes, that happened) the magic of Christmas wishing is not lost. Sometimes in my fantasies I dream of delicate little items, future heirlooms for unnamed children, and they float under a glass jar, so close but you can’t touch it… all you can do is hint, hint, hint and hope that someone you love is nearby to lift the glass and pick your perfect gift.
This #hintingseason I’m dreaming of something that will last forever, a piece of LoveGold jewelry that can come with a story, one filled with White Christmas mornings and cuddled fireside nights…
What are you hoping for this Christmas?
There is nothing like the light on a crisp autumn afternoon or a walk through Central Park as the leaves just begin to fall and crackle under your steps. Fall is my favorite season. The explosion of color saturation reminding you life is bursting at the seams while in the same glance the delicate falling leaves that show us all too well the presence of fleeting time.
Autumn landscapes just go hand in hand with road trips… the quiet solitude of driving, looking, and observing all the beauty of the season. My first road trip to Vermont in the fall was with my father. I had never seen such natural beauty and felt peace in such quiet spaces. I like to set memories to music. The memories I’ve made with the people I love, the memories that are yet to come, but I know they will just as I know every autumn the leaves will change colors and begin to fall.
So this playlist is yours now. For those long drives, or intimate dinners at home with friends and family, for the afternoons of quiet rain where the drops of water are absorbed by the velvet leaves floating in puddles or in your tweeds riding around in these last few days before the blankets of snow desaturate the fires of fall…
“Autumn comes on fiery wing
of flaming leaves,
and redbirds sing.
And twirling leaves fall to the ground
igniting magic all around.
So Winter waits, and Summer sleeps,
And Autumn, in the middle, keeps.”
― Belle Whittington
I hope you enjoy our list and please, we would love recommendations of songs to add! As in life, this list should forever be evolving… here’s to autumn days.
As a photographer I show you the world through my lens on a daily basis. We all look at New York, she demands our focused attention. I’ve been thinking about the art of looking. The importance of focusing and what we see. This past March I bought a pair of Giorgio Armani frames in Geneva, classic per usual, and I decided to put them in front of the frame. To see what I see.
To show you a day in New York through my lens…
Giorgio Armani’s #FramesOfYou / my Giorgio Armani frames
OTHER Armani beauties
Remembering the peaceful currents of Paris… oh, it was only a moment ago…
Yesterday the most magical thing happened, a butterfly flew into the studio, dancing around all the little flower arrangements left over from last week’s shoot. There is something special about nature when it’s brought indoors. As I watched this delicate little creature flutter around our lofty space it reminded me of childhood memories in Texas, chasing monarchs through the yard. We talk a lot about the meaning of a cinemagraph, how it exists as living photo. We wanted to cinemagraph this moment to forever remember the simple joy of nature fluttering in our open windows and making us stop and smile at its beauty. I wanted to remember the little girl I once was who had nothing to worry about on those summer afternoons but to study butterflies and be enchanted by nature…
PS- did you know we once bought sleeping butterflies for a photo shoot? They come in envelopes in a box with an ice pack. The cool temperature makes them dormant and you can dip your finger in orange soda or some sort of sweet liquid and place them there where they will stay, wake up, drink, flap there wings for a couple of mins before flying off. It’s really the most fun!
*we took the butterfly outside and released it back on its journey in the middle of Manhattan*
I love rainy days. I love lying in bed and listening to the rain on the skylights. When I was a child, we would visit our grandparents in North Carolina and the rain would make the most beautiful music on their old tin roof. I’ve always been enchanted with days like these. The weight of the air, the dampness on our skin, how we can get caught in it and sometimes even make memories that will last forever.
At the studio now we make Americanos and pull up our rainy day playlist, the sounds that echo through Ann Street Studio on days just like today in New York. The music fills my soul when I look out the window at the beautiful simplicity of water falling and washing away all our yesterdays.
In the studio, these are a few of my favorite things: Restoration Hardware Gramophone / Nest three-wick candle in Grapefruit / Peter Lindbergh Images of Women / Vogue The Editor’s Eye / Pineapple glass lamp from Savannah, GA (Pineapples represent hospitality!) / View Camera (for things like THIS) / GRACE: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue / Leather Journal from Florence / Book magnifying glass from a visit to the FRICK / Handmade pottery coffee mug from here in the East Village / Irving Penn’s Passage
I hope you enjoy our list and please, we would love recommendations of songs to add! As in life, this list should forever be evolving… here’s to rainy days.
The water’s warm, so come on in…