All Hallows’ Eve

015_19Happy Halloween dear friends! I had some left over exposures on a roll of film in my Pentax back from the summer and thought it was due time I do a little shoot to finish off the roll. I had never shot in the dark, so Ryan and I were just kind of crossing our fingers hoping these would turn out. But that’s what I love about analog. Experimentation and not really knowing the outcome is all part of the fun with film.

I thought I’d go in a bit of a different direction with a Halloween post. Unfortunately, I don’t have a Halloween costume planned for today – I’ll likely throw something together last minute if we end up going out – so I couldn’t really do your standard Halloween costume photo shoot. I did however have this cape on hand, and this velvet dress that was dying to be worn, so I thought I’d just be a spooky little red riding hood/vampire/witch/scared/i dunno girl in the woods. Well, whatever I was, I think I succeeded with a bit of spooky vibes. I hope you enjoy!

All you gals and ghouls better have a terrorific Halloween.

*photos by Ryan

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018_23Dress: vintage via Public Butter
Cape: thrifted
Shoes: Sylvie and Shimmy

SpOoOky Ghosts

ZWcxSdyDXvL02gwzHalloween is right around the corner, and to get into the spirit (no pun intended), I thought I’d share these images by artist, Angela Deane, of her hand painted generic ghosts on found photographs. While the ghosts are actually quite adorable, there is an undeniably haunting quality to Angela’s work. And with the images being film and polaroids, there is a feeling of nostalgia which only emphasizes the spooky notions these images conjure. Such a simple idea, and yet so striking and original. I’m an instant fan, and these images are getting me excited for the spooky Halloween shoot Ryan and I have planned.

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Gwendy Darling for Miss Robin Fanzine

10372743_545339532260290_1339559869911956970_nBack in May I styled a shoot with photographer & editor-in-chief of Zeum Mag, Danielle Suzanne. I am finally able to share the images with you, as it was just released in the latest issue of Miss Robin Fanzine. You may recognize the model from previous shoots I styled, but this was the first time I met/worked with Gwen (aka Gwendy Darling), although obviously, not the last. I love this girl – she is gorgeous, and silly and just an all around cool chick. As for Danielle, I feel so lucky to have been able to work with her. She is super talented (honestly, you need to check out her work), pretty damn adorable, and also, an all around rad chick. For the styling I used garments from Larkspur, as well as my own personal items and some pieces from Dolores Haze SS14, which I sort-of wish I could have taken home with me.  We shot on Toronto Island, and while it may look like a warm Summer day, it really did not feel like one. Gwen was such a trooper though, traipsing around in a swimsuit and next to nothing. Anyways, enough of my blabbering, I hope you enjoy the images, I’m pretty in love with them.

Photography: Danielle Suzanne
Model: Gwendy Darling – Peggi Lepage
Styling: Alexandra Spence (me, hi)
Mua & hair: Lauren Fairservice & Megan Harper
Clothing: Larkspur Shoppe, stylist’s own and Dolores Haze SS14

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The Anderson Sisters

8I’m finally able to share with you the first shoot I styled (and modelled) with Gerald that was just published in the latest issue of Elegant Magazine. I’m quite excited about this, because it’s an actual print magazine, which means I can get my hands on a copy (as can you!!!). The pain about styling and modeling in shoots that are mean’t for publications is that you’ve got to wait and wait (and wait) sometimes until they have been released by the magazine. So while I had seen these images months ago, I had to wait to share them with you all (save for the few teasers on my instagram). But here we are! I’d just like to say, there is something so fun about being surrounded by gingers all day! To be honest, I don’t really know many gingers, at least not ones I see on the regular (we are very rare and we are mostly men…Girl, Interrupted anyone?!) I felt an immediate connection to these gals. A gingerly bond, if you will.

Photography: Gerald Larocque
Art Direction: Annya Karina
Styling: Alexandra Spence (dats me)
MUA: Lisa Arsenault of Pinch Cosmetics
Models: Kiana Pedersen (Peggi Lepage), Tara Van der Kolk, Alexandra Spence and Quinn Bell (Peggi Lepage)
Clothing: Larkspur Shoppe and my personal wardrobe

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Constant Resurrections / Gerald Larocque

Gerald-Larocque6Had I never started this blog or selling vintage clothing, I probably would have never met Gerald Larocque, which would have been a crying shame because it’s not often you get to meet and befriend such a brilliant person. I’ve now worked on three shoots (two in one day!) with him, which I feel lucky even saying. Gerald’s photography is mostly focused around a conceptualized, surrealistic nature, in conjunction with fashion, leaving you with photographs that make you wonder “How?!” But it doesn’t end there, his editorial work holds feelings of romance and dreamy imagery that he captures on both analog and digital. His process is one I very much admire. I think one of the beautiful things about his work is that he can visualize a concept and bring it to life in what I can only assume is exactly how he saw it in his head. This is no easy feat. It’s been quite interesting for me to be a part of someone’s artistic vision, and help turn it into something tangible. This particular series, ‘Constant Resurrections’, is one of my favourites. It’s eerie in just the right way, thought provoking, and visually stunning.

If you’d like to see more of Gerald’s work, you can find it here.
And you can follow him on twitter, instagram and FB

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