6.20.2010

Etsy: Man vs. Woman

You may remember a while back when I posted about Evita's blog, The Creme de la Crop, I said I had a photoshoot very similar to one of hers in mind. You know the one where she modeled as both the guy and the girl before collaging the two together as one photograph? Well, I'd been planning this shoot for a long time before I saw her post but just hadn't found the time to execute it until now. I think seeing someone so young and talented pull it off as well as she did actually motivated me to finally get around to mine.



As soon as I thrifted this pretty red dress, I knew exactly what I wanted with these photographs. Even though I thrifted the dresses separately, they seemed like an identical match for this sort of project. The red dress was so girlie and sweet with it's thin seersucker material and puffy shoulders, and the navy one was so masculine and charming with it's full shirt pocket lined with a red and white polka dotted handkerchief. Anytime I pictured the two together I saw the famous country couple armed with a pitchfork and two blank stares, but rather than doing a direct rip off of that piece I wanted to keep thinks kind of playful. I knew the man had to have something in his hands, and I knew exactly what I wanted it to be.



That's where the banjo comes in. These outfits seemed appropriate for a front porch banjo party, so I pulled some strings to get a banjo for the day. It's really sort of a miracle I was able to get one! I casually mentioned it to one of my sisters friends just hours before the shoot, and he was like "I can get one for you". He left and was back in thirty minutes with the banjo of my dreams! I'm so grateful for that though. I don't think I would've liked these photos the same if they didn't have that prop.


katy


Next time I think I'll make it more obvious by actually putting the man in pants, but I'm satisfied with the results from this shoot. Didn't Katy do a great job of playing both roles!

Both dresses are available in my shop too!
Lady In Red Seersucker Dress
In The Navy Hankie Dress

30 comments:

Meghan said...

How gorgeous is your model?? That red dress is so beautiful, and of course, you did an awesome job on the photos!!

sarah louise said...

I love the two dresses together, nice photos!

And omigah I want her hairrrr.

Sarah Louise
http://www.tzipporit.blogspot.com

FESI-FASHION said...

I just discovered your blog and I really love it, you both look so cute!

xx fesi-fashion

Rebecca said...

I love your photo shoots! I like the whole concept and it works really well. The red dress and the red lipstick looks so pretty. And you're right the banjo just makes it all even better!

rachelfabiano and kortneycooper said...

everything about these is seriously amazing! i am in love.

party.

Meggstatus said...

I always look forward to your little photo shoots, they are always so pretty to look at. I would be honored to model for you. Although, I think the couple thousand miles between our home bases would put a damper on things.

Hannah said...

Wowsa, these pictures are beautiful! And the idea behind them is so clever.
You're right, the banjo makes it.

I think you did the American Gothic couple proud.

Daria Hlazatova said...

lovely look! and banjo party sounds so cool!

Jilliebeanie said...

Gorgeous photos! Lovely dresses!

kathy said...

These are great photos. I don't think i would have realised it was the same model if you hadn't pointed it out, she looks so different in each dress x

Lo said...

this turned out really lovely! The banjo is one of my favorite instruments.

I also really liked your bonnaroo post. I was so sad I couldn't make it this year. Your description depicted it perfectly.

MarieBayArea said...

brilliant! your model is gorgeous

Denise said...

I just passed by your blog and gosh I love it in an instant! I like vintage shops too!!!And I think both of your dresses in this post are great!:)

HOPE YOU'LL LIKE MY BLOG TOO!

Simone's Closet

April said...

Wow. She doesn't even look like the same person. That red lipstick is just gorgeous on her. Great photo shoot. :)

Justice Pirate said...

The red dress!!!!!! I would have purchased it if it were my size, but it is just gorgeous. these photos are really great and I love the banjo!!!

CrystaL* said...

Both of these dresses are so cute! You always have such wonderful photos as well. I need to get me some models!

Sidewalk Chalk said...

What a great idea for a photoshoot! That red dress is stunning.

rachel / Red Lips Vintage said...

dang, your model is so beautiful! i love these photos...well done, doll.

megan at Transmission Me said...

This is absolutely amazing Starr!!! You blow my mind with every post!!

Zoe said...

Such a great idea for a shoot! It's official-- I'm inspired!!! Gorgeous photos!

Your blog makes me smile,
girlwiththeflower.blogspot.com

Krislyn said...

how beautiful model... her makeup is impeccable.

Ashley said...

Wow! I love this shoot! Really creative!

Darling L said...

I can't decide wether I love more the amazing polka dot red dress or that banjo! You girls look awesome! :)

Rosie said...

She is too freaking pretty! I love these photos!

DearBeatrice said...

you always have such lovely and cute photoshoots! ^.^

Little Garcon said...

I know this has been said, but your friend/model is so ridiculously pretty, I just love her face! I am such a creep.

Love these photos!

Sara, Swing The Day Away said...

Such a neat idea! The red dress is darling. :) I've been wanting to learn banjo for a while now, but never really have the money to buy one. :\

B said...

That was the same girl? She is especially gorgeous as the girl but I love the bad-ass banjo playing. I could imagine the stompy twangy music in the background.

Brilliant shoot, Starr!

I'm quite in love with the red dress.

B from A plus B

Caitlin Shearer said...

i'm impressed by your gorgeous model! such a beauty!

Le Cerf Noir said...

This collage" idea is wonderful! I like the dynamic. I'm hoping you will do more!