Makeup Artist – Sheena Davis Instagram.
Stylist – Uly Gold Instagram.
Looking for a new look to rock this summer? Well, we have just the solution! This past week our girl, Alyssa Miller, launched her modern take on western-wear, collaborating with Understated Leather. We couldn’t be more in love with the results and knew we just had to share it with all of you! For those that want to learn more about her collaboration, we have good news. Upon the launch, Alyssa sat down with W Magazine, offering all the exclusive deets on her new line. View the full interview below!:
AM: Jen, who owns and operates Understated Leather, and I became close friends and just started chatting about it casually and eventually decided to collaborate. It’s been a dream to work with my bestie on my first collection.
W Magazine: What was your inspiration for the collection?
AM: I was very inspired by Nudie and Roncelli suits, and western wear in general. I loved the idea of having a few pieces of the same collection and being able to wear them together as suit wear, throwing a jacket on with jeans, or the shorts with a classic white button up tied at the waist.
W Magazine: From music to modeling, you’re a multi-hyphenate. Did you always plan on venturing into design as well?
AM: I wear many hats, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Having been a model for so long I learned a lot about clothes, design, and style. So I think it was a matter of time before I started working on my own designs. I didn’t realize exactly how rewarding it could be to see your concepts go from mind to paper to being born into actuality. I loved the process. I imagine it will be even more so seeing all the beautiful women of the world actually wearing them.
W Magazine: Take me through the design process with the Understated Leather team. How did this collaboration work?
AM: Jen was amazing, she was very hands off and let me conceptualize the entire collection and every piece I wanted. We then worked with a designer on fit. We worked very hard to make sure that every piece was as flattering and flawless as possible. I relentlessly pushed every detail, the pants I am particularly proud of. A good suede pant is very hard to come by—I know because I’ve searched endlessly. So I’m proud to say I think we made the perfect pair.
W Magazine: The collection seems to be based around the brand’s Texan roots. Was this intentional?
AM: With both Jen and I being based out of Austin I think it was impossible to avoid. We both love and embrace western culture and are inspired by it every day out here. I wanted to find a way of meshing city wear with Texas country cowboy wear. I want to take a bit of Texas with me everywhere I go.
W Magazine: What would you say is your signature touch in the collection?
AM: The embroidery is to me, what makes this collection so special and spectacular. It reminds me of something you might find on a vintage piece. Something that if you were to find in a vintage shop you might die from excitement.
W Magazine: You also styled the campaign—what is your styling philosophy?
AM: In this case it was less is more. I used only vintage white blouses and t- shirts from my vintage collection for Pilgrim, a bit of a signature of mine. The great thing about this collection is that it really speaks for itself, it didn’t need much.
W Magazine: You took a three day road-trip to West Texas for the campaign. What was that like?
AM: I wanted it to feel like a journey, like an adventure, and it was one. We almost ran out of gas on a country road with nothing around for miles. We talked for hours, we shared our stories and offered our advice. We almost peed our pants while waiting for the next rest stop, then ate all the crappy convenience store snacks and drank wine straight from the bottle at night. We shot when we came upon something interesting that helped tell our story. We shot when it felt right, and when it didn’t, we didn’t. It was perfect.
W Magazine: Do you feel your friendship helped shape this collection?
AM: My friendships shape everything I do, but this one in particular especially. Jen offered me a safe place to design my first collection and Harper offered me a safe and open collaboration in image making as well. Having been in the industry for so long I know how hard that is to come by. To be able to speak freely about what it is I want and need to convey and to have Harper be so receptive was truly a gift. Capturing an exact mood, a feeling, is incredibly hard to do and I would never have been able to do it with out them.
W Magazine: Who are your style icons?
AM: Bianca and Mick Jagger, Françoise Hardy, Pattie Boyd… too many to count.
Shop her collection at Understated Leather by clicking here.
Looks and sounds amazing, right? Peep below to view more shots from her launch!:
What’s our thoughts on Barbara‘s latest spread with Alison Su, you ask? Well, let’s just say it’s nothing short of breathtaking! Alison absolutely killed it with catching Barbara’s sporty chic side (dressed in the latest trends from Lime & Vine), all while using the contrasting element of California sunlight to capture her more softer glow. I mean, who else looks this flawless on a basketball court?
Want to see the genius for yourself? Check out the full shoot below:
Behind the scene shots:
Summer has only just begun, but we’re already looking forward to Fall after seeing Lily McBeath‘s recent lookbook for English Factory. Lily appears enchanting in each shot. We are obsessed with their fall color palette!
In review of English Factory’s ’17 Pre-Fall line, they have successfully paved the way for the days ahead of us, adding a contemporary spin on our favorite classic designs. Whether abstract or figurative, linear or floral, the English Factory excels at being timeless. It is their goal to create a lifestyle brand that emphasizes the beauty in simplicity, while creating clothing that can be worn time after time.. and we must say, they are doing a great job at creating their vision. We love all the magic that has accumulated in this shoot!
Want to see more? Scroll through the full lookbook below!:
America, land of the free, and home of the fashionistas is the best way to describe our All-American girl, Paige Watkins‘, newest shoot for Planet Blue! The blonde bombshell appeared absolutely radiant in her beachy setting, reminding us what it means to be the quintessential All-American girl.
Love what you see so far? Check out the rest of the shoot below and witness fireworks!:
Pretty magical, right? Browse some more sweet looks from Planet Blue below!:
Hello Summer Twenty-Seventeen! Thanks to the beautifully crafted clothing by Monoreno, we can finally put our winter jackets away, and embrace the magic that is this fruitful season – all in style! Jocelyn, with her girl-next-door essence, shined brightly in Monoreno’s lookbook for their 2017 Summer/Pre-Fall line, making admirers out of all of her onlookers.
For a little background information on the brand, since its start over a decade ago, Monoreno has made its mark in the fashion world by collecting inspirational and timeless styles. They embrace free-spirited women, who are drawn to the brand’s unique aesthetics. With a mixture of vintage and bohemian edge, Monoreno continuously rethinks the contemporary trends with its beautifully crafted clothing, having cherished the bohemian lifestyle and its traditions.
This season, whether you’re staying local or wanderlusting around the globe, Monoreno is the perfect garment-friend to flaunt yourself in. It’s light and comfortable feel compliments numerous summertime occasions, making this brand very versatile!
Like what you see so far? Unfortunately, this brand is wholesale-only, BUT it is held in multiple boutiques nation wide… like this one! 🙂
To see more magic, take a glimpse at the full shoot below:
Leave it to bombshell Kendall Harris to turn what most would look at as a misplaced set of leafy items into a super-glamorous beauty editorial! The artistic genius behind the camera is Lorraine Young, who has once again outdone herself, as Kendall appears absolutely original, organic, and vibrant!
This unique approach to beauty is something to admire, with a risk-taking force that brings out not only the lit-from-within glow from the model, but from the artist themselves. Each intricate placement of item/color pops, making it aesthetically pleasing to glance at. Art isn’t art unless it makes you feel something, and after looking over this shoot, our love for Spring has been revived!
All in all, we couldn’t be more obsessed with how this shoot has turned out. Take a peep below to see why!:
MUA – Debra Macki Instagram.
Hair – Sabrina Rana Instagram.
It’s no secret that Chanel has heavily influenced the fashion industry over the past century, so what a cool honor it was for our Nous girl, Bridget Setterlee, to be able to take part in a spread wearing their recent beauty line! From having a wide variety of trendy lips tones, to introducing us to their pigmented shimmery eye-pallet (it absolutely dazzles in the sunlight), we adore Chanel’s artistic vision for summer twenty-seventeen!
Looking for the perfect daytime lip wear? This ultra-hydrating Rogue Coco lipstick carries tons of neutral-to-pink tones that will compliment any elegant vixen! Also- finding yourself needing a little more color on your complexion this summer, but are worried about the hazards of tanning? This Les Beiges bronzer offers a healthy glow sheer to keep the tan on your skin, without the hassle!
To view the full spread, take a peep below:
More products used on Bridget During this shoot that we adore:
Love doesn’t even begin to cover it on how we feel about Camryn & Moe‘s latest shoot with photo guru Megan Taylor! Megan is an artistic genius when it comes to establishing light & organizing coloration in her photos. Each shot feels to hold an elaborate story paused in time, which is something we deeply admire!
Additionally, this shoot brought into perspective some of the upcoming styles for Summer 2017. It seems that off-shoulder crop tops, deep v-neck sundresses, and denim with fridge is the go-to for all your seasonal festivities (How cute!). The chosen makeup style also reflects the current trend that is sweeping the world: highlighter! These girls absolutely stunned by illuminating/enhancing their naturally gorgeous features, making vixens out of both of them.
Something else to note is the trend of embellished chokers. Our style forecast says that one will see a lot of this throughout the rest of 2017, and we’re not complaining! It’s a unique advancement from the 1990’s strappy chokers, modernizing an old-age fashion that we have long adored!
Want to see more? Scroll down and see the rest of Camryn and Moe’s shoot with Megan:
MUA – Sonia Resh Instagram.
Hair – Tracie Nguyen Instagram.