December 3, 2013

Mayflower Supply Co.

Photos by Courtney Brooke Hall

This is the reason why this blog has been silent for over a month—I have been working on opening up my own online shop! It's finally here, and I am thrilled to share the fall look book with you.

Wearing vintage is not only is this an affordable and economic way to dress, but it's also a way to connect to the past. My father grew up in Massachusetts and spent his college years out in Western MA working on a farm. For as long as I can remember he's worked with his hands, and believed that if you’re going to do something, you better do it right. I think that idea of quality and pride is something so deep rooted in American culture, especially the clothing manufacturing industry that was so prominent in New England during the industrial age. Those values are the cornerstone of Northeast culture and a big reason why I look to vintage. It’s a connection to my family’s heritage (which dates back to the Mayflower in 1620!).

I handpick all of Mayflower Supply's vintage focusing on classic pieces with sound construction. I hope you love the unique but wearable pieces, and start bringing vintage into your everyday wardrobe.

You can shop the fall look book online now.

Photographer: Courtney Brooke Hall
Stylist: Emily Theobald
Model: Emily Theobald
Special thanks: Greg Wasserstrom, Christopher Schwaber

October 15, 2013

Boone Hall Plantation

Photos by Greg

Shirt and bag: thirfted
Skirt: Steven Alan
Shoes: Madewell

If you follow my Instagram then you already know that I've been in Charleston, SC for the past ten days. Greg got a new job, so we decided to take a much needed us-only vacation in celebration. We've been wanting to visit Charleston for a long time. There's so much history (the Civil War started there!) and Rhiannon, Lauren and Kennedy have posted so many beautiful photos that I wanted to go just to see the colorful federal buildings and southern piazzas.

In addition to the lovely city, we knew we had to visit some of the amazing plantations in the area. The very last big house we visited was Boone Hall. We skipped the house tour and instead opted to explore the grounds ourselves. The highlights were definitely the Slave Cabins and the famous Avenue of Oaks, which you may recognize from The Notebook (the house served as Allie's family home). I really loved strolling around the gardens—lots of folks said Charleston was experiencing a "second spring" and the gardens definitely reflected that.

September 26, 2013

Mona Fall 2013

Photos courtesy of Mona

Mona's latest fall collection is a perfect combination of spooky and sweet. This season designer Moriah Hemed was inspired by Tim Burton's classic creepy movies like Beetle Juice and Corpse Bride. The juxtaposition of creepiness against Mona's sweeter silhouettes are just like Burton's movies—slightly off putting, but a wonderful compliment to each other. The collection remind me so much of the shoot I did at Macpelah Cemetery, and I could definitely go on some fall adventures in these outfits. Maybe a trip to Arnold Rothstein's grave?

You can shop Mona's fall collection online now.

Photographer: Yifat Vercik
Styling: Anna Karpunov
Hair and make up: Hen Zarum
Model: Chen Sherer