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This past month I shot an eco-conscious beauty shoot with Gilles Bensimon for Above Magazine - a Vanity Fair-style mag for Avant-garde environmentalists. It took place on a beautiful beach - but unfortunately one located at the tip of Long Island in the middle of winter. Submerged in freezing cold water isn’t my ideal shooting condition - but hey, since when do I call the shots on these things anyway? :o) Despite the cold temperatures, I must admit the opportunity to shoot outdoors was invigorating.

I love how Gilles sat right down in the cold water.

The curious case of the dancing dog!

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Some editorial shots from ABOVE…


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A little behind-the-scenes look at our Coco Eco Magazine shoot focused on environmentally-conscious fashion.

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Here I am prepping before my shoot with the VERY Style Guide. If you’re in London or Paris - pick up one of the latest (conveniently pocket-sized) copies, which highlights a lot of the cool shops, restaurants and hangouts in cities around the world. I was shooting for the New York City edition. They asked me to put together some of my favorite hangouts, which I was more than happy to do. And the team and I got to shoot a little video for you prior to the cover shoot with some behind-the-scenes action with my Schwinn, “backyard,” and all my own clothes. I got to sport my handmade hand-painted dress equipped with cockroach (yes I said cockroach) by an old design label called Yuma Topeka, organic jeans by Del Forte Denim, Charmone Shoes, and some great crocheted scarves by Projekt - a woman’s weaving project in South Africa.

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End of Summer Styles

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The first signs of autumn are just setting into the city. The sun is warm but a cooler breeze is entering the scene - perfect for a carefree, airy shirt like the one below. I found this vintage 1960s embroidered batwing belly-baring blouse at Amarcord. It stayed on the window mannequin for at least a week before I was bold enough to go and get it. Absolutely fine purchase for about 40 bucks! I paired it with a vintage gold necklace I inherited from my great grandmother, beetle ring (that Abby and I both own), Replay jeans, vintage Replay belt, and antique floral print Charmone shoes, which are super comfortable as far as heels go.

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Had a chance to speak in Australia and sign some Style, Naturally books when I was there. You may notice a little ruddy color to my face in the last shot. I was yelling out to the crowd for eight minutes or so before the power went back on in the microphone! Hey, you can’t let a little setback stop you!

 

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Style, Naturally in Hong Kong!

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I met up with my friend Fannie in Hong Kong, who encouraged me after much discussion, to go and visit a Page One bookstore to see if indeed my book, “Style, Naturally” was there. Not only was it there - it was right in the front of the bookstore! We caused quite a stir with passerbys and customers when we started to snap a few shots.

This came out in the South China Morning Post Sunday edition a few weeks later.

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Oh my, you MUST watch this news video from Campbell Live in New Zealand. Firstly, I look like a wreck, but secondly, it’s funny as all hell. It’s really one of the finest, funniest pieces of news reporting ever…borderline Onion but all real.

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