All these pretty things

Posted on February 23, 2013
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{various something blues, available here}

Remember that photoshoot I mentioned in a previous post? It was for Ciao Sposa, the new bridal accessories line by Ciao Nina. Nina O’Neil, who makes, finishes, and/or sources each piece by hand, is a homegrown talent who spends her workdays at the National Gallery of Art and has built an impressive business for herself on the side.

The day of the shoot, blushing nonbrides gathered for the affair. We got pretty, wore white gauzy things and cooed over Nina’s pieces, which are vintage-inspired, fashion-forward, feminine and wonderfully original. Who wants to look like every other bride?

Here are some of my favorite shots and/or pieces.


{Cream and silver headpiece}


{Pale blue crinoline veil}


{Honolulu headpiece}

Sandals, sunglasses, enormous ice cream cone: check.

Posted on February 1, 2013
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A friend and I are taking off to Puerto Rico for the weekend. Why not?! Sand, surf, a new bikini. The above photo has me so deliciously in the mood! Can we have more contemporary beach fashion photography like this?!

Here are some more retro beach fashion photos–enjoy!


This one is amazing. Couldn’t that be Karlie on the right, in Prada/Miu Miu?!