Brocade, silk, satin, gold, diamonds, enamel…the combination of vintage clothing and jewelry can be intoxicating! We collaborated with photographer Kylene Cleaver of Leave It To Me Photography to pull together an epic styled photoshoot, with a vibrant color story, feminine details, and a modern edge.
Like any good photoshoot, hair and makeup were key to bring the story to life. We were lucky enough to partner with Leisa Kanienberg of iMakeupArtistry for vintage inspired makeup, and Lauren Thrailkill from the Velvet Hair Studio for beautiful hair. It was amazing to see them match the hair and makeup so perfectly to the outfits!
Once the hair, makeup, and outfits were ready, it was time for us to style the jewelry. We created jewelry sets for each look, with jewelry spanning Victorian times through the 1980’s. Our goal was not one set time period, but rather to compliment the colors of the vintage clothing and the personalities of each of the ladies.
Then the time came! Kylene worked her magic behind the lens, taking incredible photos of each of the models.
Cynthia’s look was all about soft lines and draping, and a classic style reminiscent of decades past. Cascading waves finished the look, and her cat eye was on point!
- A crushed green velvet halter dress
- 1950’s fur cape (that we salvaged!)
- An Art Deco aquamarine ring, Victorian portrait earrings (Stacey’s personal collection), Victorian emerald infinity ring (sold) and an Art Deco green jasper ring.
Diana’s look was as fun and bohemian as her vibrant personality. Lauren did an incredible job on Diana’s hair, bringing out the curls in a soft and voluminous way.
- 1960’s purple brocade dress from Malena’s Vintage Boutique
- Garnet double snake ring, lion’s head ring (sold), a Victorian wedding band worn as a midi ring, 1930’s Damascene Spanish earrings, and a stack of bracelets – a 1980’s double snake bracelet, vintage enameled gold tone thick bangle, and floral gold filled bangle (sold). Her ankle bracelet was actually a 1980’s gold tone necklace wrapped around itself!
Gina had a Mafia-meets-Peaky Blinds vibe – so fierce! We just can’t get over the gorgeous combination of that green and peach. Her jewelry matched her look, bold.
- Vintage green strapless dress
- Retro 1960’s orange suede and fur collar coat
- Gold filled bib necklace (email for inquiries), 1940’s Chinese enamel bird pin, a funky and amazing gold filled watch ring (Stacey’s personal collection), a H. Stern domed sputnik ring, and Italian micro mosaic bracelet (sold).
Kate’s look was classic meets modern, and a focus on texture and movement. This woman knows how to strike a pose!
- 1960’s gold brocade sleeveless dress
- Incredible vintage Dolce and Gabbana brocade coat bought many moons ago at Malena’s Vintage Boutique
- Statement 1960’s gold tone earrings (Kylene’s personal collection), Edwardian pearl and diamond sunburst necklace, and gorgeous emerald cocktail ring Kate donned as a pinky ring.
Last but certainly not least is the ethereal and romantic look of Kathleen. You can’t get much more feminine and beautiful!
- See-through vintage lace top, with an Edwardian feel
- Coral tiered tulle skirt, which Kylene repurposed from a vintage dress
- Earrings were doubled up, with tourmaline scarab drops paired with vintage opal gold filled studs (not yet listed – email for inquiries). Bracelets were stacked, with costume jewelry paired with fine jewelry – a half carat gold diamond hinged bangle, antique hinged opal bangle, and brass and purple glass bracelet. One lone ring made it into the mix – a stunning Victorian garnet ring (Stacey’s personal collection).
What a day! Thank you to our gorgeous models – strong, amazing and real women – Gina, Diana, Kate, Cynthia and Kathleen. We couldn’t have done it without you.
Stay tuned on the blog for upcoming styled shoots.