Friday, October 7, 2016

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Friday, August 19, 2016

Chicago the Musical at Summer Stage

Join me at Chicago the Musical's SummerStage concert on August 31st! I’ll be dressed in my 1920s best!

Instagram: Chicago the Musical

Instagram: Summer Stage 



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Photography Laura Okita 

Friday, July 22, 2016

Design Scene Magazine: A Wait for Winter

Photographer: Laura Okita
Model: Lexie Felderman, Wilhelmina Denver
Fashion Stylist: Georgia Alexia Benjou
Makeup: Liz Wegryn
Fashion Assistant: Lauren E. White
Hair Assistant: Christine Anderson

“A Wait for Winter”

The Row sweater and pant, Lawrence Covell, Antonio
Massarutto bronze Organica cuff, Ora et Labora,

Nili Lotan dress and sweater, Lawrence Covell, Chanel vintage
haute couture shoes, stylist’s own. Antonio Massarutto bronze Smalto Sasso Nero
ring, Ora et Labora,

Vintage gown, Meek Modern Vintage, The Woods wood bead and
diamond necklace, Goldyn,

Missoni vintage sweater set and Matsuda skirt, both Wardrobe Works, Maison Martin Margiela boots, Max,

Saint Laurent blouse, Max, Barely turtleneck, Garbarini, 10 Crosby Derek Lam pant, Moxie,  Native +
Nomad leather wrapped antler necklace, Goldyn, Chanel vintage
haute couture shoes, stylist’s own

Ulla Johnson dress, Max, Vintage shearling coat, Wardrobe Works, Earrings and boots, stylist’s own

Marni top and skirt, Lawrence Covell, Turtleneck and boots,
stylist’s own

Thursday, June 16, 2016

The Jazz Age Lawn Party 2016

There is one event every year that really is "all that jazz", Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra's Jazz Age Lawn Party. You may have missed it in June but dont fret, its so the bees knees that once a year isnt enough. This two day jazz festival is held one weekend in June and once again in August on the scenic escape from NYC, Governor's Island. 

The festivities include some of my favorite things; vintage shopping, vintage cocktails by St Germain, swing dancing lessons, tons of great food, performances by Gregory Moore and The Dreamland Follies, Roddy Caravella and The Canarsie Wobblers, Queen Esther and so many more, picnicking on the lawn and maybe drifting off for a quick afternoon nap under the breezy trees.

This year I photographed the party in digital, 35mm, some expired and medium format film. Its all mixed together and I hope you enjoy! Pictures really arent enough to convey the spirit of the afternoon, but we hope to capture a moment, So, dress in your 1920s best, board the ferry and transport yourself into the past with me. 

Photography: Laura Okita

This year I wore my vintage 1920s cloche hat and did my makeup inspired by one of my favorite runway looks of all time, the Dior John Galliano Couture 2007. My favorite Miu Miu glasses have such a 20s feel but kept my look modern. My dress and kimono were also both vintage from the 1920s.