Monday starts a new round of Femme et velo photos, this time taken with my dear friend Jenny Woys. The story of my friendship with Jenny is pretty much a Ryan Gosling movie... I spotted her from across a crowded room, took one look at her shoes, and it was love at first sight. Since then we've have a great time collaborating on a fashion show for her blog Champagne Derelicts, the Dreaming in Color show earlier this month, and other fab projects, so it was only a matter of time before I persuaded her to model for Femme et velo. This girl has style and substance in spades and I'm so happy to have her involved!
All the clothing is available from Charm School,
so let me know if you want a little part of the shoot for your own closet.
If there's anyone to make riding a bike look glamorous, it's Jenny.
Especially a sparkly gold cruiser, on loan from my co-worker Charlotte!
What this shoot really needed was peacocks, so we went to Laguna Gloria.
Birds of a feather
A photo of Mike, taking a photo of me
We got so lucky with the light through the trees
Doesn't she look like an angel?
Next stop, Mount Bonnell.
Jenny was such a trooper.
Not only was she riding in sky high Jeffrey Campbells the whole time...
...we put on a winding mountain road with oncoming traffic and said,
"Have at it!"
What a pro...
...making it all look so effortless.
Every time I looked back at Zach he was in a new surprising, and amazingly photogenic, position.
This portion of the shoot was probably my favorite,
thanks to the vista and the perfect dusky light.
Jenny made this skirt as part of her costume for our Dreaming in Color show.
It's enormous, and even more beautiful up close.
What a babe.
My new favorite modeling command is, "Pretend like you see a bird!"
We tried to squeeze in a few more shots before we lost the light.
The view up here was gorgeous.
Love her face here.
And that's a wrap!
After the shoot, I took Jenny and Zach to the Austin Chronicle "Best of" awards party,
where we ran into...
Amelia! Celebrating her win for Vintage Vivant!
We had some refreshments...
(what a handsome guy)
...put on our dancing shoes...
...had some laughs...
...all in all, a wonderful time with wonderful people!
Thanks so much to Jenny for being so lovely and such a good sport,
and Zach and Mike for doing that thing they do so well.
Be sure to check out the new photo on FEV on Monday!