Fashion Photography

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A daydream that turns into a real-life lookbook? Sold. That’s exactly the scenario that played out once we laid eyes on Paige’s recent shoot for Planet Blue. The California-cool brand created a scene that’s everything our dream day at the beach include: think killer shades, chunky, bold accessories and breezy rompers. Oh, and did we mention there are also some retro roller skates involved? Keep on scrolling.

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If you seem to notice more fashionistas wearing denim than usual today, it’s not by coincidence: April 29th marks the 16th annual Denim Day, a campaign created by the feminist activist organization, Peace Over Violence (aka, the original girlbosses), headquartered right here in Los Angeles.

The inspiration behind the campaign came from a group of women wearing jeans to the steps of the Supreme Court following the appeal of a rape conviction in 1990. For those unfamiliar to the case, an 18-year old was picked up by her 45-year old driving instructor for her very first lesson. But instead of learning the ins and outs of parallel parking and left hand turns, a beautiful young girl suddenly became the victim of sexual assault when her driving instructor took advantage of her. The story became even more appalling after the judge assigned to her case ultimately ruled against her, stating that since she was wearing tight jeans, she had to have been involved in removing them–thus leading to consensual sex. Denim Day was thus created in response to the outrage over this verdict and to draw much-needed attention to the fact that wearing tight jeans is not an invitation to sexual violence against women.

After bringing awareness to this particular case and uniting people in support of survivors everywhere, Denim Day LA soon caught wave and quickly expanded into a national movement: Denim Day USA. Its reach turned global last year after its exclusive partnership with GUESS, the iconic lifestyle brand famous for its trendsetting denim and noteworthy ad campaigns. As Denim Day’s Official Fashion Sponsor, GUESS spreads the message behind the campaign with storefront windows, social media posts and even in-store pledge books that invite shoppers to join the movement by signing their name and committing to wearing jeans on Denim Day.

Today, GUESS Headquarters in LA and NYC also hosted official press events at the company’s corporate headquarters to unite everyone from politicians like LA Mayor Eric Garcetti, fashion news outlets like Nylon Magazine and GUESS models like Charlotte McKinney together to raise awareness around violence issues. To show our support, we’re bringing you this stunning editorial from Tereza looking quite gorgeous in some Guess Jeans of her own. Girls rule.

Take a look at Tereza’s portfolio and follow her on Instagram.

Photographer – Alvin Nguyen with JP Reps

Stylist – Heidi Meek with Opus Beauty

Makeup – Anna Branson with The Rex Agency

Hair – Crosby Carter Management 

Manicure – Pilar Lafargue 

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With rainbow colored rooms situated against postcard-worthy desert views, its easy to see why the The Saguaro Hotel Palm Springs is a mecca for dreamers and music fans alike. And for those of you unbeknownst to its multi-colored frenzy, this ultra-rad photoshoot will provide you with a glimpse into the dreamworld that Diane and Lyzy got to experience in their Coachella Spread for Palm Springs Style Magazine.

Decked out in some of the most coveted threads (re: killer MinkPink shorts, and stunner Dior sunglasses), the girls re-defined the definition of Coachella style with each photo. Read on to see what else we can’t stop California dreamin’ about. And if afterwards you’ve suddenly come down with a severe case of FOMO about missing out on this infamous weekend away in the desert, allow us to be the bearers of good news: you can watch killer performances by FKA Twigs, Azealia Banks and more all from the comfort of your parent’s couch through CoachellaLive.com. Rock on.

 

Read more Palm Springs Style here.

Diane Murtha / Lyzy Adler

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Much like applying mascara while operating a moving vehicle, accessorizing an outfit is a combination of skill, the right products, and many a failed attempt. But the end result is well worth it: a basic tee can be brought to life with a bold necklace, while a simple dress is instantly awakened with the touch of a killer belt. And every day wear is given a dose of style when you have the right bag on your shoulders. But with all the choices out there, it’s easier than ever to feel overwhelmed – the classic gateway feeling that enviably leaves you resorting to your tried and true pieces. But girl, those were so last season.

Enter Linea Pelle to the rescue, a fashion brand that is anything but your normal accessories retailer. It’s infusion of Southern California roots mixed with high luxury design equals a uniqueness that will leave you feeling (and looking) extraordinary. Britt Koth showed us how it’s done in Linea Pelle’s Spring 2015 Lookbook, fittingly shot in an elegantly understated desert locale by photographer Troy Jensen. Britt looks gorgeous as ever in some of the chicest accessories we’ve ever seen, from a cream colored crochet dress that is transformed from day to night with the touch of a great belt, to the classic jeans and tank top combo that is given new meaning with a statement bag.

Read on to find out how to accessorize similar to our favorite styles from the shoot. Note to self: climbing trees in dresses and heels may be harder than applying mascara while driving.

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Photography Troy Jensen.

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Don’t envision yourself cruising down the Pacific Coast Highway with your hair blowing in the wind anytime soon? Not to worry: all your West Coast desires will be fulfilled when you watch this adorably awesome video starring Faith Picozzi and her boyfriend Filip, shot and directed by photographer extraordinaire John Huba. Based in New York and repped by Elyse Connolly, John recently escaped the East Coast chill to warm up by shooting alongside the California coast, and we really can’t blame him. Watch as the real life couple drive down the coastline with the top down in a convertible Mini Cooper, frolic along Venice Beach trying on heart-shaped sunnies, and eat sweet potato french fries by the beach – all while the sweet, melodic voices of The Everly Brothers’s “I Kissed You” play in the background. (Swoon). Just a forewarning, though, we’re already experiencing major FOMO – and we actually live in LA.

John Huba WEBSITE / INSTAGRAM

Faith Picozzi PORTFOLIO / INSTAGRAM / FILIPANDFAITH

 

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Long are the days of decorating a shoebox pink and red and anxiously awaiting for it to be filled with your classmate’s (and secret crush’s) Valentines. But even though you may have outgrown those elementary school surprises, the youthful spirit of this holiday can still be incorporated into your -dare we say it- adult celebrations. After all, growing up means getting to do something much more fun and flirty anyways.

We dare you to indulge in what YOU like on the day devoted to L.O.V.E. A fanatic of books? Make a date with an indie bookshop in your town and hide away in a velvet chair reading Nicholas Sparks for hours (just don’t forget to stash a ton Kleenex in your purse). A nature girl? Grab a disposable camera and head to that new hiking trail you’ve been wanting to explore; this old-school option will give you a much needed vacation from your current iPhone camera app while adding in an element of surprise, making it that much more fun to develop later.

Whatever your choosing, this photoshoot by Ericka McConnell starring Khloe will inspire you to tap into your inner-child and fulfill all that your heart desires. Its whimsical, romantic undertones are the perfect backdrop for daydreams of love this Valentine’s Day- whether that means for yourself or a special someone. And if all else fails, that Michael Kors shoebox in your closet could make for a nice D.I.Y. project.

Photographer Ericka McConnell

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