So you’re probably thinking that the photos above look a tad bit different than what I usually post. That’s because this shoot was styled and photographed by my incredibly talented friend, Jacque Lombardo. Jacque and I met on her first day at our advertising agency and we soon found mutual comfort and joy in each other, despite both being assigned to a horrible project. I’d like to think it was fate! And to be quite honest, Jacque had an instrumental role in helping me get started with this blog – so I’ll forever be in her debt and appreciate her unparalleled kindness and expertise. Jacque was also the one who shot the first couple of looks for Brown Paper Doll before Jason took over the photography reins.
Recently, she mentioned she wanted to shoot me again, this time to create something more editorial. I told her to do whatever she wanted, and I was on board! For this shoot, we chose a formal Veronica Beard gown, my navy faux-fur stole, simple nude sandals and my new favorite earrings, designed locally in NYC.
While this hair and makeup definitely isn’t an everyday look for me, I thought it was great to be pushed out of my comfort zone and experience a different side of fashion and photography. Actually, I felt like I was in an episode of America’s Next Top Model where the girls get styled for a high-fashion shoot! While I’m no model, I did my best in Central Park and felt like the setting was perfect to highlight the bronzy, nude tone of the dress. And I’m pretty proud of us, because believe me when I say this was probably the coldest day of the year in New York! Brrrr! Despite being reserved for formal occasions, I feel like the gown is a great addition to my wardrobe, as it’s glamorous but simple enough to be in style for years to come.
While Jacque and I don’t work together anymore, it was great to collaborate on this fun shoot. So thanks for pushing me out of box and into the park…freezing as it may have been!