10.26.2010

Chenal Mountain


Photography/Styling by me!
Model: Mitzi Griffin

This is the photo shoot I worked on with Mitzi and Matt last weekend. When I was planning it all out, I couldn't stop thinking about this video from Vanessa Bruno. I'm such a fan of the work that she and director St├ęphanie Di Giusto create together, and it's only amplified by the presence of the ever-so-charming Lou Doillon and Valentine Fillol Cordier – plus the music is really great too. I think I must have watched the film 6,492 times before I finally thought about Chenal Mountain.

I used to go to the top of Chenal Mountain a lot when I was younger, but my visits have decreased more and more over the years. I was introduced to it when a guy I was dating took me there to shoot skeet with him and a couple of his buddies. It was the first and only time I ever fired a shotgun!

It's probably the real reason I thought to use a shotgun with that 30's muslin dress, but when styling the look all I could think about was Annie Oakley and Granny from the Beverly Hillbillies –a much younger and prettier version of her, of course!

I wish I would've gotten more shots of the orange coat with the apple, but I really wasn't there to take the photos. Matt took care of that while I helped hold the lights. These shots were the only ones I could squeeze! The apple idea was loosely based on this photo from the Orla Kiely S/S 2003 lookbook and this scene from Dennis the Menace. Pretty random stuff, huh?

26 comments:

Gracie said...

These photos are just MAGNIFICENT! I love love love them!
So american... the colours are just great... the forest shot, the model is beautiful, clothes are perfect, posing, composition, everything! I always liked your photos of yourself but I've never seen any of your photography of other people - I'M IN LOVE!

Harlow Darling said...

The photo with the shotgun is AMAZING!!!

Rebeccak said...

who would have guessed muslin goes so well with guns? Nice work!!

vogueish said...

oh..those are amazing shots...the apple holding....great....
great inspiration..too!!!!

Kelly Lauren said...

in LOVE with that last photo. you're a talented stylist, missy!

A Little Brighter said...

Oh wow! these came out so well! I thought it was a lookbook until I saw a piece I remember you thrifting!
Amazing work!
All kinds of beautiful!

Ayesha x

April said...

I loooove that poncho in the last one.

Ally,The Vintage Valley said...

wow, these are amazing..you did such a good job that last image is my fav

amanda said...

so gorgeous! you have such a gift :)

Katy said...

What a beautiful shoot!

The Drifter and the Gypsy said...

These are so beautiful, you did such a lovely job styling and photographing the shoot.

Justice Pirate said...

I love the gun shot a LOT. definitely has that annie oakley feel mixed with that granny from bev. hillbillies. hehehehe. wonderful job.

anja louise verdugo said...

You did a seriously awesome job, I love the colors and the mountain setting! You should definitely do more of these when you can. :)

Amber Blue Bird said...

the photos are brilliant. I had never seen that video before and you can definitely tell it was used for inspiration, just lovely

Sarah with an "h" said...

These are seriously amazing, Starr! I love the shotgun photo. Awesomeness. Pure awesomeness.

:o)Sarah
www.restlessromantic.blogspot.com

SillyLittleLady said...

These. Photos. Are. Phenomenal. Simply breath taking. I *love* that one in the tree, its perfect :D

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

These photos are so amazing, Starr! You are truly truly talented!

Lovely Day Lost said...

lovee the photos and the third photo looks great she like a feminine badass with that gun

Rebecca said...

These are brilliant. I love the random mix of inspirations behind it too. The one of the pylons is interesting and I love the one with the apple, it feels like a film still.

flapperborntoolate said...

These are amazing! I love the photo with the shotgun.

Kristin, Golden Hearts Loves Vintage said...

Beautiful photos. Magazine worthy.

Hannah said...

I love the photos Especially the one with the apple!

Ginger Snap'♥ said...

I love the cape at the end.
the photos are really nice, love all the colours

http://www.gingerrsnap.blogspot.com/

Rhiannon said...

Starr, you're seriously a styling champion! I love love the theme here . . . all the clothes go with the background so much, and that last photo is too pretty!!

Megan said...

The photos and styling here are absolutely beautiful... I'm in love with them! You did such an excellent job.

Maria Confer said...

Stunning Starr. You did such an amazing job with both the styling and photos. Now I wish I really had carried Cole's shotgun in my Annie Oakley shoot.

xx
Maria
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