Almost 3 months of planning and working, here we are... the final product of my London inspired designs.
On the day of the shoot, we drove to a parking garage overlooking Louisville and found over 4 different urban locations without having to leave the spot.
This outfit consists of the black watercolor lips print I had made earlier this year and it fit perfectly with the theme. I made a flowy, casual trapeze slip dress that can be worn in multiple ways. Layered with a Banksy police tee from a London vendor, motorcycle jacket found at a California vintage store, vintage combat boots from this shop, and a hat borrowed from Quinton's friend.
Left is the lips trapeze dress again paired with the hat, boots, and my purse I carried that day.
On the right, Becca wears the cigarettes sleeveless blouse paired with a girly chiffon skirt and some edgy accessories. The idea was to capture the London style as much as possible, while creating contrast between feminine, edgy, and masculine pieces.
Nicole is wearing the lips trapeze dress paired with a cobalt belt and vintage brogues. This spread is probably my favorite out of the whole look book, and was a last minute decision. We discovered all these abandoned tires all over the parking lot and rolled them all together to create a backdrop with the wall of green.
Continuing with the contrasting theme, the dirty tires and blacktop helped give the same effect against the greenery.
In the same parking lot, but with this lovely caution sign, Nicole paired the London phone booth crown tee with the clocks pencil skirt and olive blazer from London.
Here's Quinton stepping from behind the camera long enough to be a part of the shoot. Wearing the men's London phone booth crown tee, bringing more masculinity and edge to the shoot in the parking lot.
This is one of my favorite prints, which was drawn after Nicole & Quinton's cat, Twerk. He's a big, fluffy, sophisticated Himalayan... with a top hat and perfect for all the cat lovers. This crop top is paired with high-waisted jeans and vintage bowler hat.
Twerk tie shirt paired with the same jeans and motorcycle jacket and Quinton modeling his finds from London.
Another one of my favorite spreads of Quinton wearing his Union Jack tee and his olive blazer with a little palace guard lapel I painted from an old Nutcracker pin.
This palace guard printed tie crop top was more typical to the London theme and is great paired with the red lace cardigan and high waist shorts. Left, Nicole over looking the pretty Victorian houses from the rooftop ledge.
Another London print of the red double decker buses and old black taxi cabs. Becca looking lovely against the brick wall, she pairs this tank with the high-waisted jeans and a braided tartan necklace I made years ago. Left, The Smiths There is a Light That Never Goes Out.
Becca again, wearing the London phone booth printed tank, velvet leopard skirt, rust belt, and red tartan flats.