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.
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.
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
Most, if not all, photographers we love have a signature style. Dana Pennington is no exception – his shots stand out for their uniqueness in terms of light and contrast. From serene gardens to edgy alleyways to even a simple room, his backdrops always seem to make for captivating canvases on which our girls stand out. We love the way he illuminates each model in his shots, immediately drawing the audience’s eye on them. Check out some of our favorites below. Thank you, Dana for your awe-inspiring work!
Photographer – Dana Pennington
Obviously, we could never come close to replicating the iconic work of Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Edition. Idolized by girls and guys alike (understandably), the SI Swim covers have long been a coveted spot for aspiring models worldwide. So, we decided to make this dream come true for a handful of the lovely ladies of Nous Models in an exclusive photoshoot for Nous Zine titled – what else – Nous Illustrated!
As a token of our love and appreciation for the famous SI Swim signature looks, Nous Illustrated is a fun expression of the growing talent here at Nous Models that we are amazed by every day. Captured by one of our favorite photographers Bogdan Morozovskiy, this featurette aims to inspire you to go for the gold. We hope you love it as much as we do!
In the dead of winter- is there a better way to pass the time than to dream of summer? In your day dreaming endeavors… we’ve got the best of the best inspiration for you: a batch of some of our all-time favorite swim looks!