THE LOCATION: As a New Yorker, my eyes are instinctively driven to rise upward and relish in an overdose of glass and cement, while my hair acts like tentacles to move me throughout my crowded city. As a Washington, DC transplant, I tend to feel like the buildings and streets here are like long graceful strokes on a paper, rather than an EKG reading.
One of my most favorite buildings here (retail spots not included), is the Historical Society of Washington, DC, originally the Carnegie Library, located at Mount Vernon Square. Constructed in Beaux-Arts style architecture, I am obsessed with this building that echoes of Grand Central Station and the New York Public Library. Its mood ring-like facade lets me believe that this building has a mind of its own and that it is always thinking. Needless to say, the corroding gray walls and beautiful etchings made this an idyllic scene for a winter outerwear style shoot.
THE LOOK: While I have never been skiing (it is on my to do list, so let me know if there are any takers out there), this will be the first thing I pack for ski slope inspired style. If you follow my instagram or blog, you know that finding a beautiful neckline whether in a chunky necklace or an evening gown is like thrill seeking for me. That is why I love this winter jacket. It does every bit of the work. You just need to find your favorite shade of red lipstick, and a statement ring so they can fish your arm out of the jacket in case it gets lost from all the self-cuddling.
Yani volunteered herself to us and this was my first time going under the brush of a professional makeup artist. Definitely a huge change from my policy of minimalism (lipstick + maybe eyeliner), but playing dressing up was certainly a fun experience! 🙂