Photographed by: Daniella Guzzo Photography
#whatruwearing: Kimono Dress: Wasteland, Haight & Ashbury, San Francisco | Cream Silk Romper: Unknown | Grey Thigh-High Stockings: Club Monaco (no longer available) | Shoes: Valentino “Rockstud” Ankle Strap Pumps, Holt Renfrew | Bracelete: Elsa Corsi, Jeweliette Jewellery | Tri-Color Gold Ring: Minichello Jewllers| Spike Necklace: Winners | Locket Necklace: A Cagey Bee
There’s something very magical and special about a photographer who can capture the essence, personality and mood of a person in a series of photographs. When you take a look at the most iconic portraits, the subject typically has a calm and neutral demeanor. They look effortless and often angelic; it’s as though you can see their soul through their eyes. Many photographers have perfected the art of portraiture including, some of the greats such as Gertrude Kasebier, Eve Arnold, Cecil Beaton and of course, Annie Leibovitz, who is widely recognized for her impeccable imagery, gracing the pages of Vanity Fair etc.
Here’s is a look at my in-studio portrait session with the lovely and talented photographer, Daniella Guzzo. I must add that I feel very blessed to be working with Daniella because she is both technically and creatively skilled. She provides a comfortable and easy-going environment, which makes being in front of the camera a little less stressful. Thank you Daniella, for always being open to, and for sharing new ideas. You are always so professional and fun to work with!
On my recent visit to San Francisco, I did a little shopping in the legendary Haight and Ashbury district, which is known for it’s incredible second-hand and vintage shopping; among other things. One of the pieces that I found was this blush pink and gold sheer kimono dress. It’s from a store called Wasteland, which offers everything from second-hand, consignment and designer clothing. For this week’s style series, I was going for a vintage 1920’s boudoir inspired look, so I styled this piece as a cover up for my silk romper (a gift I received at a lingerie party). I incorporated my charcoal gray thigh-high Club Monaco Stockings to cover my legs and to add a flapper girl flair. The T-Strap shoe is quintessential of 1920’s and 1930’s fashion, and these Valentino “Rockstud” ankle strap pumps fit the bill perfectly and provide a modern twist on a classic. They are spectacular, and quite honestly enhance the outfit to a whole other level!
Other ways I like to wear this kimono dress is unbuttoned over a sheer tunic tank top and my Aritzia Daria faux-leather leggings (or my distressed boyfriend jeans), ankle booties and loads of accessories. It would also look great as belted dress, layered over this long sleeved turtleneck sweater from Club Monaco, opaque tights and either pumps, ankle booties or knee-high boots.
Here’s what I used to get this soft and sultry makeup look…
Lip Color: MAC Creme Cup
Earlier this week, I watched a documentary on The Knowledge Network called “Marilyn vs Marilyn”. It was a look at the more serious side of Marilyn Monroe and her relationship with photographer Milton Greene. It’s a must-see documentary and an interesting look at the back story of one of the most recognized and photographed women in Hollywood.
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