The location of Hidden Falls Park in St. Paul was an ideal natural background for a pairing with photographer Tyler Rayburn. On a sunlit afternoon we captured all the strength and energy of a young woman, fiercely presenting L’avenir in a new depth and light.
We can not get over the beautiful series captured by MPLS photographer Aminda Villa. Set in a historic Minneapolis apartment complex adorned with vibrant vintage furniture. Everything about the photos exudes sultriness and sensuality. You can see the full set of images here.
Model : Nicole Peelman | Ignite
Hair + Makeup + Styling : Jen Des Lauriers
Jewelry : L’avenir
Photographer : Aminda Villa
I am (not so) patiently awaiting the arrival of these images taken with the lovely Jenna Mahr. Magic happened with the final look of our 60’s inspired shoot. The hair, especially the lashes, got bigger and the Rolling Stones radio got louder as we strived for a little acid trip dance inspiration.
Creativity, something taken for granted all to often. We are trying to take time each and every day so sit back and fuel our creative side, and what better way then with the pieces that we have in our stash of working materials. From intricate amethyst brooches to carved lucite buckles we’ve been hoarding a lot of goodies and we are not sorry about it.
The alluring nature of dark smokey rhinestones can’t be resisted. We have been collecting intriguing pieces like this for years, making sure to keep a hefty handful for our personal collections… can you blame us? Have no fear, we did keep a few amazing bits for you. A few of these came to us perfectly aged and nicely smokey, others we gave a little attention to bring out their naughty side. Each one is poised and ready to become something new and entirely different.
Maybe it’s the unseasonably warmer temperatures of late that have got me feeling all warm and fuzzy. Late January can be a brutal time of year, draped in darkness and dreariness, but what is speaking to me is sweet and light, ladylike and bright. Here’s a little pinspiration for your mid-week fluff.
Sometimes Sundays are the best days for a little creative action. In the PNW office we spent the afternoon highlighting prints from Artifact Uprising of photos from our recent Seattle shoot. Their luscious superfine timeless quality papers not only makes us super-geek out but they took the images to a whole new level. We managed to take a few snaps via iPhone between minutely tweaking and detailing jewelry for hours on end.
You can always follow us on Instagram for the up to date and super current play by play. Always helpful and always on hand, the lovely Kate Anderson of Kate&Design came over yesterday, made me breakfast and helped me set up scenes all day. * end shout out and thanks Kate *
In Minneapolis, Jen was so busy making people up and hair styling her little heart out she only had time for a few pics. We can’t wait for more!