After we wrapped our Hamptons Magazine shoot, we decided to play around on digital and on film with our model muse Vita Sidorkina. There are whispers in the industry that she is the next “it” girl, and it says a lot that she just signed a contact with Victoria Secret PINK. I’ve shot a lot of people through the years from models to artists to friends and business folk so I’ve felt the differences in front of the lens. I do my best to make the sitter feel comfortable, beautiful (or handsome), and safe, even if that means helping them pose down to their pinky toe to get a balanced and aesthetically pleasing shot for both yourself and them. However, sometimes you have someone who truly knows how to move in front of the camera. You start a dance and dialogue together both giving to create. Vita does that and as a photographer, it’s my favorite way to photograph someone. It feels like watching a flower bloom in high speed through your camera box.
This was my favorite shoot from summer: I love the simplicity, I love the styling Kelly did on Vita that she picked up from how some of the “cool” guys in the Hamptons had been wearing their sweaters in the chilly night air, and of course, I LOVE Ralph Lauren which is all she needs to wear out East…
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I have been thinking a lot about love affairs: my great love affair with photography, and how something that can bring you so much joy can cause so much pain. The thing about love affairs is that there is always a beginning and an end. Summer, for me, is the greatest love affair of all. The way its beauty and light hurt in your memory on cold winter days. How much you look forward to it when it blows in through the window and how sad it is when the light of day ends and golden leaves begin to fall. Summer is love. Summer was made for love.
Leilani Bishop knows the bittersweetness of summer. She makes perfume oils that entrap the florals that dance through the long, hot, sticky afternoons. The single note scents of a delicate flower that rub off on summer lovers and reminds them of you long after the last petal falls. Here Leilani plays our muse who is trapped forever in an impossible love affair as the end of summer prepares to turn the page into fall…
Starring Leilani Bishop and Zach Lynd, styled by Kelly Framel, hair and makeup by Ana Sicat. Shot in Amagansett, NY.
above: Candela Skirt, Todd Snyder Coat
below: Mara Hoffman Dress, Maggy Frances Coat, Birkenstock Sandals
above: Mimi Plange Skirt, Todd Snyder Coat, Vintage Fedora
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It was only a moment ago we were riding through the Agafay Desert on the back of a camel, putting rose oil on our damp summer skin and wondering the long winding halls of the souk. The inspiration we found in Morocco has settled in my mind as that of a dream. The things we bought lay around me and as I look at these artifacts I know that somewhere in Marrakech a woman is living that dream I once dreamed…
Marcella De Martin takes us back to that place, styled by Kelly Framel & shot at Ann Street Studio in NYC~
|ABOVE| Eugenia Kim hat, Moroccan necklace, Carolina Herrera dress, Christian Louboutin shoes
|ABOVE| BCBG headpiece and necklace, Alice + Olivia shirtdress, Moroccan harem pants, Natalie Frigo and Satya Jewelry rings
BELOW| Karen Walker sunnies, Satya Jewelry necklace, Calypso St. Barth sweater, Herve Leger swimsuit, Moroccan backpack, Caroline Cree sandals
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“I could only wonder how touching you would make me feel, but if I take that chance right now, tomorrow will you want me still?”
-lyrics from the photoshoot playlist of our Mexicali Rose
The heat of summer explodes like a garden in full bloom, the yellow of the sun, a blue painted sky, the cool escape of water and on summer nights the cloak of deep blue around us. A fashion story for the corazón, inspired by a culture and brought to life by a woman. Art direction & styling by Kelly Framel shot on Cinco de Mayo at Ann Street Studio~
Renata Maciel dos Santos as our Mexicali rose…
|ABOVE| Eddera headband, Lyra Lovestar earrings, Swarovski Crystallized necklace, Oscar de la Renta dress, Casadei
|BELOW| Lyra Lovestar earrings & collar, Chris Habana necklace, Keds dress, J.Crew belt, Vena Cava pants, Jack Rogers shoes
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In colors of Easter, in lady like shapes, in upper Manhattan isn’t she lovely?
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Wind swept hair, bathed in light, she walks into the sea and all that is wrecked is beautiful again…
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The Malibu light dances through the paned glass, outside the ocean crashes in its unforgiving rhythm, and she is awake alone and beautiful on this velvet morning in Southern California…
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The pacific ocean crashes at her feet, the sun dances in the long hours… she is Malibu Dreaming a world that is all her own~
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Have a sweet Friday and lovely weekend~