Styling: The Beaumont Sisters

The Beaumont Sisters | Published: Off The Rails Photography: Gerald Larocque Styling: Alex Spence MUA & Hair: Holly Kurmis Art Direction: Annya Karina Models: Lauren (spot6), Mila (Peggi) and MK (Anita) Wardrobe: Samantha Pleet, Aspen Tree Vintage, Fortnight Lingerie, Heart of Gold Designs, She and Reverie and stylist own Well it’s been quite awhile since I shared any of my styling work. Often times it is months and months before I am allowed to post images because they need to be published in a magazine (or two) beforehand, so I have many beautiful photos saved on my computer, collecting dust, waiting for their release from captivity. But, here we are! The Beaumont Sisters, shot back in the summer by Gerald has now been published in Off The Rails (along with some other mags) as their cover story.

Photography: Gerald Larocque
Styling: Alex Spence (me. hi.)
MUA & Hair: Holly Kurmis
Art Direction: Annya Karina
Models: Lauren (spot6), Mila (Peggi) and MK (Anita)
Wardrobe: Samantha Pleet, The Aspen Tree, Fortnight Lingerie, Heart of Gold Designs, She and Reverie and stylist own

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Behind The Scenes / Three Little Honey Bees

If you follow me on instagram, then you probably already know I styled another editorial with Gerald last weekend. This shoot was slightly reminiscent of the first shoot I ever did with Gerald, The Anderson Sisters, and I really cannot wait until we can release the photos, it was a truly wonderful shoot. The day was spent at High Park with Gerald working his magic, the beautiful Annya art directing, Holly Kurmis of Hot Makeup making the gals look even more stunning with hair and makeup, myself styling some gems and of course the three honey-haired beauties, Mila (Peggi Lepage), Lauren (Spot 6) and M.K. (Anita Norris Models).

Normally when I style shoots I tend to use a lot of vintage that is either from my personal wardrobe or from my shop, but this time around I wanted to feature some independent designers and shops. I had pieces from Samantha Pleet, The Aspen Tree Vintage, Fortnight Lingerie, She and Reverie, Heart of Gold Designs and of course my personal stuff. I think the mix of vintage and new looked awesome together, and I especially love how the matchy-ish yellow and white outfits turned out.

Into It, Intimates / Fortnight Lingerie SS’14

10402512_727633857278763_1454697453866578159_nMost intimates I own I have either thrifted or found at a vintage shop, but I have to say, good quality vintage under garments are not easy to come by. So I began to look for intimates that looked and had a vintage feel, but were actually new. Enter, Fortnight Lingerie, designed and manufactured here in Toronto (416 represent!) and the first independent brand of lingerie that I owned a lovely brassiere and pantie set from. Fortnight sort of began my obsession of searching for other independent lingerie brands with a similar aesthetic. Fortnight has a lovely, soft feminine vibe with incredibly durable craftsmanship. You can really wear their lingerie. When I wear my set, I never feel like they might get damaged. That’s important to me. While I own plenty of delicate intimates that I love dearly, they are mostly for show. Both are good, but if I am going to pay a pretty penny for a garment, I want it to be worth it, ie., get it’s wear and not fall apart in the process. The great thing about this brand is that it’s the sort of intimates you can wear under your clothing quite comfortably, but they have some great brassiere with enough coverage and cool color combinations that, if you so choose, you could wear a shear top and treat the bra as an outfit detail. It’s simple, feminine, quality pieces with just the right amount of interesting detail. I’ll always be a fan of this brand, not only because of my affinity to Toronto-made garments, but because you can really trust in the love and care that goes into each piece.

My favourites (from the newest collection): Luna Longline Champagne set, Vega Triangle Bra, Vega Longline Sky set, Mira Longline Peace/Sky set

*lookbook shot by Arden Wray

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Come on get down with the sickness (Richard Cheese version)

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Well, I came down with quite the illness – one that I am all too familiar with. Since always, I have had issues with my god awful tonsils. They are incapable of doing their job (which is to fight illness) and leave me, at least 4 times a year, totally bed ridden, sounding like a weird frog, and unable to consume anything. This time around wasn’t quite as bad, since I managed to avoid needing emergency care for severe dehydration.  However, it looks like the end is near (hopefully). I have an appointment to see a specialist about having these stupids removed from me. It could solve my never-ending problem, or it may not…but it’s worth a try in my humble opinion.

I felt well enough today to get out of bed and snap some photos. They were very as is though – no make up, hair freshly washed/unbrushed, and wearing some of my very favourite underthings by Fortnight Lingerie (okay, that’s not as is, I put those on for the photos). I figured, if I’m not feeling well, why not just shoot myself the way I am at this very moment, no fussing, just a pale sick gal and her pretty (toronto-made!!) lingerie.

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Bra & Panties: Fortnight Lingerie via The Future of Frances Watson

 

 

 

Fortnight Lingerie

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Disclaimer: I’ve totally posted about Fortnight before, but I realized the other day that it was to my old blog, and I felt like it was strange that it deserved a Larkspur post, since Alex and I both love this brand, and it’s Toronto based! 

Fortnight is a longtime favorite of mine  – I discovered them when I was shopping at The Future of Frances Watson a couple of years ago, before I even lived in Parkdale, or knew how much I would love it someday. The fact that they are a Toronto based company makes the label that much closer to my heart. This is not actually their most recent collection (you can check it out here, though!), but I love this lookbook because they named all the pieces after some of my favourite songs. And without being creepy, this model is one of the most beautiful people I’ve ever even seen!

For a list of retailers, check out their website!

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