Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Manhattan Vintage Show February 2016

I have recently had the opportunity to photograph and style a curated collection inspired by FX's tv show Fargo for the Manhattan Vintage Show.

February 5th & 6th

Model: Lucy Ageeva
Hair & Makeup: Yusuke Okita
Photography & Styling: Laura Okita 
Indoor location and Special Thanks to: Cherry Izakaya

Out takes shot on film

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Recently on Instagram

Recent Pictures from Instagram. xo Have a lovely week

@BenefitCosmetics, @WildfellHall, @BesameCosmetics, 
@PatMcGrathReal, @YukiHayashi89, @Shuhei0125

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Skiing Colorado

I'm back from the holiday break and back to work. Living in NYC, I always love a chance to get away and go home to Colorado, especially when there is so much fresh powder. This year while home at Christmas, I found my dad's old Moonboots from the 70s along with vintage skis and poles. 

I can't get enough of shooting in film. I love the colors and textures of film, as well as using the old cameras. Each camera feels different, different is size, different shutter buttons, different focusing rings. Vacation was a perfect time to play with a variety. This shoot was inspired by the pinup ski girls hitting the slopes in their bikinis. The gorgeous scenery and 70s inspired styling felt right out of a Bond movie, but no high speed ski chases for me!

While I was in Colorado, I wanted to get some pictures of this beautiful old barn before it gets taken down. Its always sad when these special old buildings give way to new, but I love getting a chance to preserve them in pictures. The barn was shot on a Hasselblad using 120mm Portra film.

Above: Digital 

Above: Hasselblad 120mm Portra

Above: Leica 35mm Cine Still film

Above: Hasselblad 120mm Portra

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Christmas Dress

So excited to be going home to Colorado for Christmas. Ive been different places for the holidays, but there's nothing like home. This year we have a lot of cooking planned, a trip to the mountains to George Town and maybe a little vintage shopping and a photoshoot too. I got this dress last year at my favorite spot in Boulder, Goldmine Vintage. I always have to walk through my Alma Mater campus and visit this store on the outdoor mall. My lipstick was gifted from Besame Cosmetics. Its the Red Hot Red and is one of my favorite new shades. Can't wait for the all the seasons treats and to ring in the New Year! xo

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Brooklyn Fox Lingerie

 Bordelle Orient Belle

Model Genevieve Liberte
Hair Shuhei Kadowaki
Make up Ayaka Nihei
Photography Laura Okita 

L'Agent Estella 

Kenan Morgan Retro Silk Tap Pant 

La Perla Tulle Nervures Carioca 

Fleur of England Amor

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Vintage Secretary Dress

I found this dress at the last Manhattan Vintage Show. Its one of those fun pieces from the late 70s/80s that seems vaguely inspired by another decade. I decided to pair it with 1920s hair and makeup which makes it feel surprisingly modern, or perhaps with all the vintage trends on the runway, not so surprising. Cant wait for the next show in February! 

I am also excited to share that I was chosen as one of the winners of the Lookbook Halloween Contest. You can read my interview focusing on vintage fashion here

Photography Laura Okita