Go behind-the-scenes of a fashionable winter expedition
How do you make old-fashioned apparel look new? We trekked all the way up to a waterfall in the Catskills and teamed up with two of the most talented stylists we know. Veteran hair stylist Vassilis Kokkinidis and fashion-blogger Robin Wallace worked as a team to bring a modern twist to some very dated styles.
This is the opening feature of a newsletter distributed to an inner circle of fashion industry professionals, as blogged about by JR Delia, the photographer of the shoot.
Back in the middle of March, I was apart of an epic adventure that resulted in stellar images from the collaboration of some top-notch talent. And, apparently, this includes me:
“I’ve never seen such perfect styling and propping, and it was all done by a first-timer, our friend Robin.” — JR Delia, photographer
Now, I’ve done styling before — myself everyday, myself for photoshoots in Philadelphia when I was exploring my opportunities as a model, and others for Parisian vacations.
But I had never done styling where the expectation for results were at the top of the league — JR whose published in Harper’s Bazaar, and The New York Times (among man other notable tear sheets), Vassilis is a stylist with Ford, while Columba and Chris are top agency models who had just come off the runways of NYC Fashion Week.
Yet, using my trademark motto — making something out of nothing — I pulled what I had and borrowed what I didn’t to create more than 20 different looks.
Although we didn’t shoot everything I had styled, the key was being more than prepared for what might be needed, and then being cool under pressure for making the adjustments needed in those split seconds when it really counted.
As a result, my visionary goal was achieved — taking period clothing from the 1700s, 1800s and 1900s, throw in some millennial garments and create a fresh look that wallows in peril, mystery, high-adventure and romance.
Below is a behind-the-scenes video shot and edited by Renee Bevan, so enjoy and then be sure to check out JR’s blog for more photos and fun — such as how Renee broke-up a fight between two tourists and a deli owner, (leave JR some comment love, too).