Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Central Park in November




Its November! The summer went by so quickly, and here we are almost at Thanksgiving. I can't wait for the pumpkin pies, candy canes and egg nog. Fall on the East Coast seems longer than in the Rocky Mountains. Its similar with cooling weather, changing leaves and that feeling of the ever approaching holidays, however, the tress and landscape is much different boasting a greater variety. I don't venture up to Central Park very often, but I wanted to catch all the orange, yellow and red leaves trickling down to their grassy beds for winter. There were so many people taking pictures of the beautiful scenery of the park, over bridges, under huge shady trees and all along the ponds. What really makes Central Park special is the enormous buildings peaking out over the tops of the trees, lurking in the distance, always reminding you of New York City's urban grandeur.

I want to bring back more strongly vintage inspired looks. I was going through a short time where I listened more to what some other people said more than what I knew was in my heart. I love vintage and I love dressing up. I love taking on a character. It is my passion. I want to encourage anyone reading my blog to stay true to who you are and what you love. Don't listen to the majority, don't listen to negative voices. Believe in your self and be who you are. Be the best you that you can and don't compromise your art or your passions, dreams or your secret hideaways for anyone else. 


I take all my own pictures (Photography Laura Okita)







I got this dress from my dear vintage guilty pleasure Wildfell Hall Vintage. While I was getting it ready to shoot, I took greater notice of the details. It was hand made and very well done. I couldn't help but wonder who made it, where was she going to wear it. How did she accessorize it? I thought about all the time it took to press each seam, to match up the pin tucks and finish the hems. Thats what makes vintage so much fun.

The shoes are my first item from Prada that I have ever owned! Ever since I started reading fashion magazines in high school, and I would see the Prada ads, I wanted Prada so much. Now I have my first pair of shoes. I found them at Amarcord Vintage Fashion.






31 comments:

  1. The draping on this dress is incredible. I'm always so impressed with your photography. You have a wonderful artistic viewpoint. You look like you stepped back in time. I'm also impressed that you were able to set a scene in Central Park without capturing all the crowds:) What time of day did you take your photographs? Lovely!

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    1. Thank you! I was there in the afternoon, I just had to do a little exploring ;) There was a rat scurrying around next to me at one point!

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  2. I love these pictures - beautiful Autumn colors!

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  3. So lovely! Your hair, your dress, your photography skills are all fantastic!

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  4. Laura, the vintage look suits you so well! I think we all go through those phases where we start to get more influenced by what other people are saying, but it only serves to remind us how much we love what WE love. You look stunning here! That dress is really incredible, and your hair and shoes are so perfect with it! I love these photos and your outfit. You are a true beauty.
    xo
    Kristina
    www.eccentricowl.com

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  5. This is so beautiful! And you're very right, we have to stick to what we love. I went through the same phase, glad to be back wearing what I really love.

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    1. Thank you! Maybe we all go through it at some point :)

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  6. It's all terribly spectacular and you look as gorgeous as ever but I can't seem to take my eyes off that dress!!
    It's such a work of art! An ode to the female figure.

    And of course you're right. Ultimately, we only ever have to justify anything we do to ourselves. So it is only our inner voice that really counts when making decisions.
    I love seeing you do what you love. The results are always so amazing!

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    1. Thank you so much. The dress was such a great find. I really love it.

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  7. Oh Laura! This has to be one of my favorite outfits of yours! AHMAZINGGG!! You look so beautiful and that dress is a superstar - the draping! OOOOOOHHH!!!

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  8. That's a phenomenal dress, i knew it was 1940's the moment I spied it. You look stunning in it! And I love your hair and make-up, the general feel of these photos. Another fantastic job Laura, keep up the wonderful work and like you say, keep on doing what YOU want! P x

    www.porcelinasworld.blogspot.com

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  9. I'm happy to hear you're so enthusiastic about vintage styles! You create such amazing and inspirational images, so I'm personally pretty happy that there'll be more vintage looks from you to drool over.
    This dress is truly stunning, and I love the gold and taupe pieces with it.

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  10. You have such exceptional vision - I love all your characters :-) And I'm so envious of your killer wardrobe :-)
    Ive lurked for a bit but I'm such a fan that I should prob say HI! :-)

    (actually I'm em_originals on IG and I think I found you via there)

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    1. Hi, Thank you, and thank you for saying hi! Nice to meet you.

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  11. I love that you're staying true to your roots. Also I worry, are people assuming you don't the your own photos? It seems to keep cropping up with emphasis

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    1. Thank you. I have had some struggles establishing my work. I only credit the photographer on each post, sometimes I have worked with guest photographers in the past as well.

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  12. This is really a stunning outfit, what an incredible dress! And so beautifully paired with the shoes (Prada, omg you lucky one, and I was happy to afford some 2nd hand Louboutins) and the fur stole.
    ~ette (www.parvasedapta.ch)

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    1. Thank you! Ooo Louboutins sound amazing ;) xo

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  13. Fantastic photography, and OMG what a beautiful dress!!! <3

    xx
    Hanna
    http://ledolcewonderland.blogspot.com/

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  14. Gorgeous photos and you look absolutely stunning. Also gorgeous dress and adoring the shoes, just Stunning!
    You remind me of Adrianne Ames in this photos. :)
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  15. So beautiful and elegant dress Laura!!! Congratulations also for your amazing photos!!! Have a nice weekend, kisses from Italy,
    Eni

    http://eniwherefashion.blogspot.it/
    https://www.facebook.com/eniwherefashion

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  16. I just came across this post, only like two years later...and I just have to ask, what is that stunning dress made of?!

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