Who dosen’t love classic black and white?! Last Spring, I was inspired to style a black and white shoot that showed a dichotomy between masculine and feminine. My vision was to combine juxtaposing elements like leather with tulle and a masculine tuxedo jacket with a girly skirt. Of course, when I shared my inspiration with my creative industry besties and members of in WHITE, they took the idea to ANOTHER level! Before I knew it, Tony of Datura: a modern garden was dreaming up a leather riding crop wrapped in flowers and collaborating with Candice of Jubilee Events to create a rocking tablescape! Our friends at Valentino Tailors created a custom tuxedo fit specifically to the measurements of Jamie, our model. We pitched the concept to Well Wed magazine and they jumped at the chance to team up with us to feature the shoot in their Spring issue, which just hit newsstands. The next step was to find the perfect venue. We landed on the New Haven Lawn Club because of the graphic black and white floors and the incredible art deco architecture that created the perfect back drop for this artful shoot. And true to form, the infamous Carla Ten Eyck captured the entire vision beautifully!
*Photography: Carla Ten Eyck
*Styling: Beth Chapman | The White Dress by the shore
*Event and Table Design: Jubilee Events
Venue: The New Haven Lawn Club
*Makeup: Jennie Fresa
Hair: Terri Coon for Timmothy Pamment
Floral Design: Datura: a modern garden
Film: Vintage Cinema
*Lingerie: Beneath the Gown
Custom Tuxedo: Valentino Tailors
Gloves: Carolina Amato (available at The White Dress by the shore)
Feather cape: The Wedding Dresser
Models: Maggie, Inc.
When we post our shoots, it is rare that we provide a glimpse ‘behind the lense’. Our team always has a blast when working on shoots togther and this one was no different! Above are just a few shots of us creating the ‘magic’ and having a quite a few laughs while doing it! A great big smooch to a fabulous team for creating this beautiful shoot and bringing our creative vision to life! For more behind the scenes footage and to hear the inspiration for shoot, watch the video.