Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Chill in the Air...

Hello Lovelies~

I hope this week finds you doing well out there! There is so much going on here, I scarcely know where to begin. Let's begin with the latest business news, shall we?

To start, in anticipation of the holiday season, I am loading STAG up with some truly great vintage items just perfect for gift-giving! Knick-knacks, men's items, some women's items, vintage Christmas decorations, oh yes! We are getting in the spirit over there. Among the great items are the two things below: a vintage pair of men's Nantucket Red slacks (nothing says "New England Prep" like those) and a great vintage wool Arrow plaid camp shirt. (There are a lot of camp shirts in the shop right now, actually, so if you're in the market, swing on by!) Plus, from Thanksgiving to December 20th, I will be posting gift ideas over on the STAG Facebook page straight from the STAG inventory, so follow along if you don't already.

What else? Oh! I was recently asked to shoot a piece based on the Rocky Horror Picture Show to go into a calendar that benefits Rocky for a Cause, an organization that donates its proceeds to benefit Equality Maine, which is a LGBT political advocacy organization. I got Dr. Frankenfurter and I was completely flattered to get the star of the show! The entire calendar was females only, so I found a wonderful female model who was very comfortable strutting her stuff in a freezing cold abandoned building for the cause! Haha. It was such a fun day. Take a look at some of the shots. She's great, no?

I also did a shoot recently for the Ollo Hair Salon here in Portland, Maine. This terrific group of ladies needed some shots for their new website, and I came to their aid. Ha. What a fun shoot this was! So much beauty and style and so many laughs. It was a complete pleasure. And they're delighted with the results! So, another happy client. If you're local and in need of a style tune-up, stop by and make an appointment and tell them Jessica sent you!

I am so very lucky to have a completely eclectic group of talented, interesting and intelligent friends who have such interesting hobbies and pastimes. Among these friends, is my good friend Timothy, who just recently got his pilot's license! He has been asking me to go up with him since summer and both my schedule and the weather haven't cooperated. Until this past weekend! We went up for an hour right at sunset and as the shots below show, it was truly one of the most breathtaking experiences I've had in recent memory. I'm a very lucky girl, you guys.

Okay. Enough business for this week! I have found some amazing things I want to share with you all. First, I stumbled across Telegramme Studio out of the UK last week on Pinterest and I'm embarrassed to admit, about an hour and a half later, I managed to pull myself away from their sites! Wow. Completely impeccable design on every level: their website, their work, their Instagram feed, you name it, it's perfect. Plus, they have gig posters and greeting cards that are drool-worthy and that's not all! They have Christmas cards too... Goodness. All hand-done letterpress. Just. I'm in love.

And let's end with this amazing thing: GPS shoes. What? That's right. These smart looking loafers have a GPS tracking system in them. Plus, there are lights and directionals and a map on the leather soles. I can't... I know they're for boys, but I want all of the things. Badly.

Until next time: unpleasant dreams...

Monday, November 4, 2013

Things That Go Bump in the Night...

Hello Lovelies~

I hope this Monday finds you all doing well out there! Things here are so busy and so good I scarcely know where to start. Let's start with some business! I was recently hired to photograph a lovely couple on one of the prettiest Fall days we've had up in Maine this year. The light was perfect, they were delightful and they were very happy with how their shots came out. Winning all around! Here are some of the shots from that day. Such fun.

What else? Oh, I was also hired to do promotional photography for a local salon's website this past weekend. Those shots will be ready next post, but this group of women is so fun, I had to share this outtake of one of the owners. (This shot is totally her in a nutshell and I smile every time I look at it.) Such a rocker. Amazing.

And now that Halloween is behind us, the holidays are just around the corner! In light of this fact, I have found some amazing clothing recently for STAG that I will be adding for vintage gift-giving to the special men (or women) in your life! So many great things coming soon, including this group of vintage men's leisure shirts from the 60's and 70's and winter tweed! Including an entire vintage women's tweed dress suit (the coat is shown below paired with that amazing purple tie). I'm making it super easy to find beautiful, signature pieces for your loved ones this year, right at the push of a button!

But it's not all work and no play here. This past weekend, my friend invited me to a Halloween costume party and it was such fun! Every single person dressed up, which makes it so much better, don't you think? A couple of my favorite people came as well and their costumes were creepy-awesome. Take a look! Love it.

Until next time: unpleasant dreams...