1.03.2011

Ellen Rogers meets the Great Depression

60s Tunic: Delightful Dozen via Annie
Vintage Headpiece & Collar: Thrift
Vintage Coat: Blue Suede Shoes Antique Mall
Skirt: AA
Tights: Zara
Vintage Loafers: Saver's

I didn't get to talk much about the new layout the other day, but I wanted to make sure I took the time to thank Tabitha Emma for her help with the balloon graphic and Jake for answering all the tiny design questions and opinions I asked along the way! It's quite refreshing to enter the new year with a new layout, and it's given Corey and I a renewed energy for our photo adventures. Thanks to everyone who has written to tell me that they like it. It means a lot to us!

One of my goals for the new year is to strive for quality over quantity with my blog content. My school schedule will be the heaviest it's been since starting the blog, and I may not have extra time for tumblr or even to post some of my favorite collections, but I promise to keep posting outfits when I can!

Another goal I have for the new year is to start experimenting more with photography and photoshop editing. I figure since I have all the tools I need I might as well start using them! Today's set was inspired by the always amazing analog photographer, Ellen Rogers. Her experimental darkroom techniques are really exquisite, and though I'm just a photoshop fraud, I couldn't help but try my hand at her style of work.

This was the first time in a looong time that I had to use my tripod. Corey was unavailable that day, and I had an itch to go take some photos. I was going for an Ellen Rogers meets the Great Depression thing here, hence the title and the really dusty looking pictures!

50 comments:

Q's Daydream said...

Stunning Starr! These are just lovely. I adore that old house!

Cait said...

These are so beautiful, you never fail so inspire me!

Do you use Lightroom? I've just started using it, it was quite annoying to get used to but now I would totally recommend it.

Happy New Year x

Emily said...

These are lovely! Can you spare some secrets on what filters you used on Photoshop to get these effects? I love this style, and would love to implement it into the photography I do as a freelancer/as my hobby as well as my job :)

Beatrice said...

oh how I love this post!! the styling of Annie's dress is just perfect! so cute ^,^

Vicky said...

Amazing outfit. Love the coat and the collar x

Fi Fi said...

Adore the collar on your top. So cute. Love the new layout and design too good work x

The Cat and The Cow said...

These are stunning!!!! I love your use of the vintage collar! This is such a great location to shoot and you look beautiful!

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

This is all so extremely gorgeous!! My goodness I love this outfit!!

Crystal Lee said...

Really cool photos and I love the new layout.

Nico said...

Oh, you look so pretty! and these photos are stunning.

Honor said...

I love the edit, it's very obvious yet somehow subtle, that doesn't kae sence though... :)

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

This is a delightful look, a great use of that tunic I've seen making the rounds, and absolutely fantastic photo editing. You really have one of the most creative and readable blogs out there. Oh, and I love the balloon!

Becky-May said...

i love the collar! such a wonderful look :)

BM

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The Flower Girl

X

Amber Blue Bird said...

these photos came out beautifully, kudos to you

northwest is best said...

Beautiful photos, and I love your new layout! It's so sleek and the balloon is cute. I look forward to seeing what else you have in store for 2011!

Sarah said...

Your pictures are always so beautiful.

Tilia said...

Love the lace collar below the peter pan collar, it gives a nice effect.

Linden blossoms in my tea

Amanda, The Upside of Wonder said...

I am so in love with this outfit Starr. And if you plan on experimenting with Photoshop, I can't even imagine how much better your pictures will be...they are already so amazing now! Great shoot lady :]

xx

lady liquor vintage. said...

What an adorable collar! I really love the coat too, a gorgeous outfit.

xoxo.

Britty said...

you look wonderful and gorgeous! everything is so nice i really like that collar very nice and the tunic looks great with that skirt!!

KristiMcMurry said...

Love the photos and REALLY love the new banner.

Carmen said...

Such lovely photos, the collar is really pretty!

Carmen Ri

Martina Gallo said...

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Laura @ The World Looks Red said...

PERFECT PERFECT PERFECT!! Wow, I love that blouse so much, not to mention your coat! You look amazing, dear.

Sarah with an "h" said...

Uh, this is awesome. I love the top and the lace collar! Very cute.

And your new layout is very cool. Makes me really wish I had access to better resources here to remake my own layout. Alas, I shall have to wait until I return to Texas in the spring.

:o)Sarah
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Helena said...

so pretty and I agree, quality over quantity is key

Bryce said...

i love this outfit so much! That tunic with the collar is just beautiful!

A Little Brighter said...

Wow Starr!! These are absolutely incredible and that outfit is to die for! Incredibly envious of your photoshop skills (although you do it so well you make it look like film!)

Ayesha x

Shy, Chesterfield said...

Beautiful pictures, inspiring as always!

Shy

Maria said...

beautiful layout :)

Casie Jean said...

that jacket is brilliant, and the lace detailing on the tunic is too lovely x.xx
Casie Jean

avalonne lou summers said...

Happy New Year!!! Great new layout, Starr! It suits your personality and style perfectly. I do adore Tabitha Emma's work, she is quite a talented illustrator. These photos are so great and I love that thirties influence. The photo editing is lovely. I can't wait to see what 2011 will bring us!

Lucy, Dear Fish said...

Oh Starr you pretty lady, this shoot is just gorgeous! I love that collar and your photoshop experimentation is wonderful! Your new layout looks great. Happy New Year my dear!

Luchie said...

stunning!

.Alyspank said...

Positively lovely! The doubled up collar is a refreshing look, and you pulled it off well!

Extremely envious of your photoshopping skills- because your photos always look amazing!! I love how you were able to achieve something similar to the effect that Ellen's photos have. Any tips you'd like to share with the program? I've got it on my computer, but anything other than cropping and enhancing I'm completely clueless! haha

Alyssa

Ilaria, Il filo di perle *vintage* said...

fabolous photos!...and you are really lovely..

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Pola said...

Amazing blog!! I love your pictures!!!

Holly Springett said...

Beautiful shots, love the white shack/barn as the backdrop - and love the Great Depression ere look that you've created!

Carys said...

I love your blouse, and the colours in these photos are amazing!!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

pooja elangbam said...

dark n lovely
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Amethyst said...

<3

Jenni said...

Love the new layout--the balloon graphic is so cute! Your coat is beautiful, and these pictures look great.

Rosaspina Vintage said...

Oh my my, look at you!!! Starr, you're a dream :)
The outfit is lovely as usual (that collar is a real treasure) but the atmosphere and the lighting, and the colors in these pictures are just amazing. Great job!
Ale

vintagereflection said...

Amazing coat!!! x

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

I absolutely love your new layout, Starr! And you look stunning! I'm super excited to see your outfits in 2011 - you're always an inspiration! xo

va said...

hope this doesn't annoy u , but your look reminds me of zooey deschanel , the actress . Your eyes are pretty too ! nice photos

Orphaned Apparel said...

Stunning images!

Jessica Guzman said...

wow, that collar is amazing <3

Carrie's Clothes said...

Your shirt is beyond cute! Love your vintage style.

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The Body Electric said...

Love this shoot! The house, the tatted lace collar...love, love, love!