Friday, December 23, 2011

Charmschoolvintage.com


Hello there! If you're wondering why I haven't posted in a couple weeks, it's not that I've forgotten about you, I've just been working on a new, spiffier website/blog for the holidays.

Come visit us at charmschoolvintage.com and let me know how you like the new site.
xoxoxo

Friday, December 2, 2011

FEV sneak peek: Dana Falconberry

For our most recent Femme et velo shoot this past Sunday, I was thrilled to shoot one of my best friends and one of the most beautiful women I know, the super talented musician Dana Falconberry. I love making Dana model for me (check out this previous Dana's Picks post on the blog) and I love making her play dress up, so this was just another Sunday afternoon for us. Dana's music is all about the beauty and wonder of nature, so  it seemed appropriate for the boys and I to packed her and my old red cruiser into the van and take off for the woods. 

Zach and Mike are always going on long bike rides through the country, so we headed for a little spot they'd found towards Manor...

Off we go!


I have the most stylish photographers.





I mean, come on, right?





Ah! Love this girl!





Just hangin' out under the bridge, is all...








Us and the buzzards.





We found this beautiful property...


It was still green.











I like this shot a lot.














Sometimes we shoot and we could be anywhere, but I felt very Texas today.














This look was my favorite.


















Dana's new album cover, perhaps?





Oh, to be alive!


Don't be mad, Zach, we'll shoot again next week.


Such a wonderful model!


Looks good, guys. Can't wait to see Mike and Zach's photos come Monday!

xoxoxo

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Forbidden Vices

`I had the best Sunday ever... Waffle brunch at my house? Check. Femme et velo photo shoot with my beautiful friend Dana Falconberry? Check. Turn the Swan Dive into an opium den with seven hot hussies in tow? Double check! 

Allyson and I, with the help of Summer Lawson from Black Swan Theory Vintage, styled up some of my favorite trashy ladies with teased wigs, smokey eyes, and barely there vintage underpinnings to evoke the atmosphere of an Oriental drug den for this month's Vintage Vivant. Whether you were too baked to make it out, or too high to remember the evening, here are some photos of everyone enjoying their vices. This amazing party is always the last Sunday of the month, so come out and play with us!
xoxoxo 

Here are the harlots:
 Erin, Fiona, and Shelley...



Sarah, and her absinthe cocktail



Drea



Blakesley



Jordan



That hair!



Tracy and her opium pipe



Allyson, the wig wizard herself



Love these wonderful ladies
xoxox



Damn, girls.



Decadence.




Debauchery.











Off duty harlot







Me looking tired, Drea looking darling



Drea and Diamond, who just happened to have 
this gold cigarette holder lying around.




Our cocaine coquettes were the only fabulously attired bunch. 
There were so many amazing costumes that night, including..

Drew, with his intravenous absinthe drip



Colin and Angel, in full Imperial Court attire



Love all this red




Absinthe fairy, in a custom wig from Coco Coquette



Lovely Miss Summer and her man



What a babe, Jackie!



Elizabeth, looking stunning




Becky and Margot 
(love these girls)



Another gorgeous green fairy



Lovely Marley



Nora, setting the bar high for all who enter



Shayne and Joshua,
what a stylish pair



Steampunk absinthe camelback.
Wish I'd thought of that.



Angel in Devaki's amazing fur-lined photo den




Weston darling, you have something in your mustache.



Raven came in the most amazing Chinese dragon outfit



Gina, otherwise known as Gin Seng, who showed up with Kitty...


... and this amazing get up on under her coat.



And pot leaf panties.



I don't know what this is, but I love it.



Scott, getting slapped around



Photo time




Sick and Professor Reese Gray,
singing the night away




Amelia, you're a vision, nose bleed and all.







Hostesses



Frannie as Snow White, about to perform






Oh my!

And forbidden apples for the whole audience!



Ladies and gentlemen, Billy Beasty



Happy Birthday, Sara!



You, sir, have out glittered me. Time to call it a night.

Hope you all had fun, and see you next month!