March 2012 (1st Ever!) Monthly Editorial: Spring Classics Get a Shot of Throwback

One thing that first lead me to becoming a blogger was my love for fashion editorials. I remember wanting to 'save' each editorial I have ever loved in magazines on to my desktop and into a folder for future reference.  I would look up the specific magazine, month, volume, and viola, there it was!  On top of finding what editorial I initially wanted, I would also find these amazing bloggers who were expressing their personal style in their own photo shoots! I figured why not?  I wanted to take chance at making my own fashion editorials too. I looked at it as an opportunity to allow myself and the many talented and up-and-coming people I know,to gain experience and beef up our portfolios.

The first monthly editorial comes at a very pivotal time of the year: the days are slightly warmer,  we've set our clocks an hour ahead, the first signs of Spring are beginning to appear and everyone is anticipating what summer has in store for 2012.  It's a great time for networking and catching up with old friends. In fact, Spring is a perfect time to recreate and make things new again; whether it's a song you haven't listened to in a really long time or an awesome dress you've neglected for the past 8 months (or a couple years) but still love, it's always nice to bring out something nostalgic and make it new again. This month's featured boutique, Highway Robbery Vintage, is the perfect example of recreating old things into new.  The oh-so-adorable Southside boutique is making waves as Pittsburgh's newest  hip-vintage goldmine (read more about them here). The setting for the shoot is one of the most well-noted record stores on the East Coast - Jerry's Records in Squirrel Hill which was named one of Rolling Stones "Best Record Stores in the USA" in 2010. This season it's all about mixing the old with the new and enjoying the things you love and have loved for a long time! Enjoy! 

The Girl at the Record Store 
 In Mint Condition - 60's Mint Shift Dress $29, Floral Beads and Spike Necklace $39   
It's all about lace this season -especially in Spring's pastel colors.  Contrast the ladylike  look of lace with strappy sandal heels to avoid a matronly look!

         Lounging Around - Gimbell's Off White Crew Neck Sweater $24, 90's Chic Mom Shorts $22  

                           The Boss - Jerry Weber has been selling records for over 33 years.  His all-vinyl approach to music has      kept classic music of all genres alive and kicking in the Pittsburgh area rather than a thing of the past. Jerry's Records is one of the most highly noted record stores in the East Coast. It is home to over 1 million albums and "12 singles on top of 45's, EP's, and 78's.  It has listening stations to sample out any album you'd like, and they're even known to give out a few "mystery crates" of miscellaneous records.  This June, Jerry's Records will be hosting "Vinylpalooza" at the Irish Center of Pittsburgh, where there will be over 50,000 records, $1 LP's, and a large selection of $1 Soul/Funk 45's.

                             Top Shelf - Spring weather can be quite unpredictable!  Have the best of both worlds (warm temperature with sudden rainstorms) by pairing a cozy wool sweater with shorts and killer boots like these!
The Listening Station - 70's Violet Floral Blouse $18
"Idol" Hands - 60's Color Block Open Front Cardigan $22


My Amazing Team for March!! 
Sarah Powers (model) 
My dear friend Sarah Powers is a woman of many hats. She has been modeling since she was 14 years old, has traveled almost the entire country (she was once a stewardess), is an official Motley Crue band-aid, and is one the most fun and loving Mommies in the Burgh! She has been a friend for almost 6 years and has been an inspiration to me since the day I've met her!  She is one of the strongest, most intelligent, creative and carefree people I know.  

Robert Hester (Photographer) 
Robert Hester officially got his start in photography in the summer of 2001, as a staff photographer for the Computing Workshop at world-renowned Carnegie-Mellon University. Some of his digital pictures were put in a feature page called, Robert Hester's Photo Journal. The page chronicles the various activities, as well as take an inside look at a day at the workshop at the workshop's CMU Summer Computing Workshop website. The experience at the computing Workshop led him to take a non college-credit course on digital photography at CCAC Boyce Campus in Monroeville, PA in the winter of 2002. Robert also took a college-credit course on photojournalism, and basic photography, at CCAC Boyce in the winter of 2003. He also had the opportunity to teach a digital photography course to some students of the Computing Workshop at CMU that summer. Since then, Robert has been taking pictures of just about anything you can take of. From landscapes, to people from all walks of life. As well a city skylines of Downtown Pittsburgh, and Cancun, Mexico. To see 

Joshua Sean Rudy (Makeup Artist/ Asst. Creative Director)
     Josh has been doing makeup for almost 5 years now.  On top of his amazing talent for makeup artistry, he is also a professional tattoo artist and piercing specialist.  His major personality and flare for style is extremely unique and undeniable.  Josh has worked on many fashion shoots, hair shows, music videos, and fashion shows around the Pittsburgh area. It's only a matter of time til this kid gets his own show!! 

Samantha Rezk (Highway Robbery Stylist) 
Samantha Rezk likes chunky rings, baggy sweaters, and trail mix. She has been a freelance stylist for a few years and enjoys the creative end of the fashion industry. She is currently approaching graduation at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and is eager to see what is next for her career. Her style is bohemian eclectic and it’s perfectly undone, yet somehow fits all together. If you’re looking to learn more about the free-spirited, fashion lover, check her out on her personal style blog 

***If you would like to work on a Monthly Editorial with me, be it modeling, styling, photography, makeup, or something I haven't thought of yet, please email me at***
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