…or so it seems. For the past two and a half months I have been drowning (in the best possible way) in lookbooks. I am extremely lucky to have a job that allows me to be creative (and by that I mean sit in front of Photoshop for 12 hours straight) on such a regular basis. Lookbooks, while completely stressful, life consuming and a little insane, are so much fun…especially when I get to work with such incredibly talented people.
The first lookbook we released was a collaboration with Zoe Boutique, The Dog Park and The Sugar House Day Spa and Salon. The four of us came together to make up Cobblestone Runway, and we have plans to put out lookbooks biannually with the help of the Alexandria Marketing Fund. Our first lookbook featured three local bloggers and some adorable puppies (who are up for adoption…tempting, I know). While the shoot was a little hectic, the photos turned out beautifully (all thanks to miss Susannah from Alumbra Photography) and I’m so excited to work on the next lookbook!
Then, because we’re a little lookbook obsessed, we decided to shoot another one a week after we released Cobblestone Runway. We wanted to do something a little more conceptual, and we loved the idea of hiding the model’s face so the focus was on all the beautiful shoes and accessories. Susannah, our go-to photographer, did such an amazing job with the photos (which is no surprise…she is so amazingly talented!) and this is definitely my favorite lookbook to date.
I really, really enjoy working on these lookbooks. They allow me to grow my graphic design knowledge, and playing on Photoshop for hours on end is one of my favorite activities. I have learned so much and working on these lookbooks has given me a newly invigorated love for graphic design.
I’ve added a few of my favorite shots from these previous lookbooks below….I really can’t get over how talented Susannah is. I want her to photograph my entire life!!
No joke, this pup almost came home with me.
This skirt from Zoe Boutique (similar here) is the perfect skater skirt!!
This photo might be my favorite–this window seat overlooks a beautiful backyard with a pool and gazebo. Now if only I could afford this amazing Sotheby’s home…
Also, special shout out to our male model, Chase. He was such a good sport and even helped us carry heavy boxes at the end of the day! Charles, congrats on the start of your modeling career…I have a feeling you’ll be hearing from Tom Ford soon.
“Reading” my favorite Jane Austen novel, Sense and Sensibility.
Phew. Time to take off my heels and grab a big glass of wine…we’re through with lookbooks for now, but don’t you worry! Come fall we’ll be planning all new ones…we just can’t help ourselves!