Photography by: lafleur-naturelle
Coordinator: Britney Boyd
Models (l to r): Christina Willis, Tasiana Thompson, Ilea Green
MUA for Tasiana: Ryan Sherman
MUA for Christina and Ilea: Britney Boyd
Visionary and Model Coach: Britney Boyd
Location: Heights Area ( Houston, TX. )
Hairstylist for Ilea and Christina: Ryan Sherman
Hairstylist for Tasiana: Britney Boyd
Professional Vintage Consultant: Jeanetta Thomas
Welcome back my loves! The long await for the reveal of my Modern Vintage Photo shoot is finally here! Working on this project was such a rewarding and exhilarating experience for me. It allowed me the opportunity to explore the wonderful world of vintage fashion and tested my ability to construct my very own photo shoot from beginning to end. Before getting into the details about this exciting shoot I wanted to send out a very hearty thank you to all of those who came together in support of my vision! To my wonderful cousin, Ryan Sherman, who was ready at 5:00 a.m. in the morning to help me transform my vision into reality, to my loyal and faithful friend, fellow college graduate and photographer, and to the beautiful models who gave up their early Sunday mornings rest, I love all of you guys from the bottom of my heart!! Thank you sooo much for your cooperation, participation and positive attitudes! This would not have been the success that it was without you!!!
Now that's out of the way, let's get into Modern Vintage... My vision began with my desire to display vintage fashion from one of my favorite eras, "The Roaring 20's." After much deliberation and consultation with a certified vintage aficionado, I quickly tweaked the concept and decided to incorporate different eras of vintage fashion while including quick fixes on how to mix modern and vintage pieces to create a look that had aspects of eras forgotten or remembered with a new age spin. Thus, Modern Vintage was born. I incorporated three different sized models to show my versatility of styling and to showcase that vintage looks can be achieved on any size. Although it is quite rare and harder to obtain plus sized vintage pieces, I was up for the challenge and to my surprise struck gold on the first and last shopping trip. Isn't God good?! lol.
Now here's the part that's going to blow your mind. All of the accessories, vintage outfits, some of the shoes, and all jewelry were bought and provided by myself. All three of the models entire vintage outfits (clothing), two handbags, a hat and a belt were purchased from the same thrift store and totaled up to the amazing price of $30!!!!! Yes, yes and another yes lol! I kid you not! You see how fabulous their outfits are, right? My exact point and the reason that herguiltless-garb exists is showing you ladies that fashionable and affordable can and does coexist!
I hope you've enjoyed reading about the story behind this shoot. Please feel free to leave comments and let me know your thoughts on how you think the shoot turned out. Pictures and descriptions of each outfit are below! Stay tuned for a men's shoot coming very soon!!
Vintage & Modern group Shots
Just an ordinary girl with an unexplainable love for inimitable style, towering stilettos, beauty, & natural hair.