60s Mod Part 1.
It has been a long time since I have added a new post to this blog. As many of you know there have been a lot of changes in my life over the past year and a half, the biggest one being that my husband and I welcomed our beautiful son into the world. My pregnancy was a little challenging so my maternity leave started a little earlier than anticipated (that is a story for another blog post). Then I got to spend 6 months just soaking up everything that being a new mom has to offer. The second big change and most exciting for all of you, is that I have finally made the transition into full time artist! I am so thrilled to be taking this step forward in my business and this is great news because that means more time to dedicate to showing off some of the amazing women I have had the opportunity to work with.
Speaking of amazing women, I love working with Gina Campbell, my makeup and hair artist. She is so good at what she does, and really works to style my clients in a way that is sexy and flattering to each individual. She is also always up for a new project, and loves exploring new aesthetics. So it was no surprise that when she met my long-time friend and marketing go-to girl, Kristen, she wanted to collaborate. Gina had been playing around with the idea of styling a model in a classic 60s way, but adding touches of modern details to the hair and make-up. She chatted with us about her thoughts, and we decided to shoot at my house, as it was built in the 50s and still features some very 60s elements.
We scheduled the shoot and brought my friend Angela on board to help develop and curate a 60s set out of my front room. After a frenzied trip to IKEA, and sending our partners to the store to buy specific potted plants (and flaming hot cheetos), Angela got to work on completely revamping the space. We brought up an old record table from the era that was in my basement, and hung light fixtures that channeled a 60s look, but were decidedly modern. After about an hour, we had 4 “sets” to shoot with, and I had a brand new living room! I even pulled out my grandfather’s extensive collection of National Geographic magazines from the 60s as props.
In the weeks leading up to the shoot, I added some vintage 60s lingerie to my studio collection, and picked out the outfits that I thought would work best with the room and on Kristen. Even though I’ve been shooting with her for years, we always end up with some amazing images. Here are the first two sets!