Photographed by Dondee Quincena
Borrowed from the Boys
One of my favorite photographers to work with is Dondee Quincena; not only for his incredible talent but it’s a day filled with amazing creatives and lots of laughs. I love editorial shoots. We mostly shoot lifestyle, so it’s fun to change up the feeling and mood and give our readers something different. I’m sure you’re wondering what makes a shoot editorial over lifestyle or commercial, well I tell you. An editorial shoot is more about mood and vibe then about the clothing itself. The models typically strike unnatural poses and the clothing, lighting, hair and makeup are typically more dramatic. Lifestyle photography is about catching someone in an “everyday” scenario, like walking down the street or hanging out (staged of course). Commercial… Well it’s generally a cute girl doing cute things while selling a product.
Online sites typically feature more lifestyle or commercial photography, ourselves included. It is mostly in print that one encounters editorial photography. We want our readers to have the best of both worlds, giving you something special and different to enjoy. Mixing it up makes each of us think a bit about what we like. Do you ever think about the mood you might convey with your outfit? Rachel Zoe has been famously quoted saying “Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak” and Tom Ford says that, “Dressing well is a form of good manners”. I’m sure there is a lot of truth to both thoughts. Either way, our styling team had fun with Dondee Quincena’s “Borrowed from the Boys” editorial.
Shirt Dress: Jane Says (coming soon) Blazer with Leather Trim: Rag & Bone// Blouse: Equipment from Blue Eyed Girl// Pants: Vince from Blue Eyed Girl