The Fashion Rabbit


by Aly on Monday, April 18, 2011

HM puff sleeve top, Anthropologie Dress, Vintage metallic woven belt, Urban Outfitters knee-highs, Kork Ease platform sandals.

This shoot was definitely inspired by the recent set of photos featured in Vogue's celebration of Grace Coddington's 70th birthday! I was particularly inspired by one photo of a bedroom full of cakes representing the volatile relationship between women and their birthdays.  I wanted to use this relationship as an inspiration by including the ladder in this shoot, but constantly trying to avoid any interaction with it through my body language.

For those of you who don't know, Grace is the Creative Director of Vogue (US), and her job included orchestrating the editorial shoots in the back of the magazine.  She has an unbelievable imaginative way of creative expression, and also a deep affection for high-end fashion.  She is a constant inspiration for these shoots. Happy Birthday Grace!



by Aly on Sunday, April 10, 2011

DVF striped resort top, HM striped henley, Urban Outfitters sheer maxi skirt, Nordstrom black tights, DVF Opal Wedges.

This shoot was sort of spontaneous.. I left work once I hit the break room and saw the amazing light!  I haven't posted pictures from the original shoot incorporating the ladder, but regardless I wanted to try it out again in an open environment.  Ian and I climbed the hill outside of his house to this small extension of a park that overlooks the city.  I liked how the park (on a hill) and the ladder worked together to build an environment that was unstable.

This weekend Ian and I rented a couple Fellini movies, which everyone should watch! Please don't dismiss the fact that these movies are old.. because they are simply stunning!  Try and check out La Dolce Vita from your local library!  The way that Fellini portrayed the women as  glamorous vixens really inspired me to strive to achieve this same power in my character.  Enjoy the photos!


Shot in the Dark

by Aly on Friday, April 1, 2011

Dolce Vita cape, Vintage padded tee, Vintage silk maxi, Zodiac over knee boots.

This shoot fulfilled the requirement for a portrait assignment in my photo class.  I wanted high contrast, paired with a lack of emotion.  I like how the photos in black and white really captured the drama that I had hoped for.  The makeup and head piece are consistent with the previous shoots, but I this time I made the lines more crisp to add a little dimensionality to the face.  My friend Tiffany was a great model, she really captured the look that I was going for.  Now that I feel that I have a handle on the creature, or the model that I have created for the portrait, in future shoots I would like to see how the creature interacts with the environment.