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vain and vapid – winter 08/09

as promised, here’s what I’ve been up to:
I’ve just finished shooting the Winter 08/09 collection for Vain and Vapid. it was SUCH an incredible experience. a few months ago, after completing a set of custom garment tags for Julie, the talented designer behind Vain and Vapid, I proposed the idea of shooting her next collection. despite being half way around the world from each other, we collaborated to shoot the Winter 08/09 collection.
after multiple emails back and forth, patiently waiting beside my mailbox for packages with new garments, planning the location for each outfit, and braving the rain that is oh so typical of Portland, I am so SO pleased with the outcome.
the model and friend of mine, Leslie Butler, did an amazing job. she’s a natural behind the camera and surprised me when we began our first shot in the lobby of the Ace Hotel. despite being nervous, she rocked it. and the photos show.
Julie is an amazing gal with a lot of talent. first up in her shop tomorrow will be a few of the Rivington dresses. check out Julie’s blog for updates. there are more garment shots to come, so stay tuned!

and thank you Julie for the amazing opportunity!!!
{from top to bottom: Rivington Dress, Crosby Dress, Harrison Skirt}

37 Responses to “vain and vapid – winter 08/09”

  1. Casey said:

    i was thinking it may have been something like this!! congrats! the photos look amazing, as do the clothes! you have such a great talent with the camera. keep it up!

  2. i'm Carrie, lovely to meet you… said:

    wow! congrats on this, the photos came out lovely! what a fun project.

  3. paula said:

    those are wonderful! love them. how exciting. oh, and the clothes are beautiful too.

  4. i'm Carrie, lovely to meet you… said:

    wow! congrats on this, the photos came out lovely! what a fun project.

  5. i'm Carrie, lovely to meet you… said:

    wow! congrats on this, the photos came out lovely! what a fun project.

  6. i'm Carrie, lovely to meet you… said:

    wow! congrats on this, the photos came out lovely! what a fun project.

  7. i'm Carrie, lovely to meet you… said:

    wow! congrats on this, the photos came out lovely! what a fun project.

  8. i'm Carrie, lovely to meet you… said:

    wow! congrats on this, the photos came out lovely! what a fun project.

  9. Aran said:

    the dresses are way cool and you did such an amazing job of capturing the style… fabulous alyson!

  10. chelsea said:

    Alyson. These look so very amazing!! Seriously. I was floored when I saw them.They are so natural but perfect.

  11. Catherine said:

    oh how exciting , what a great opportunity. They look fantastic and the clothes are gorgeous!

  12. lindsay. said:

    i want, i want, i want! i will be buying as many pieces as i can get my grubby little hands on, thanks in equal part to the fantastic designs and your beautiful images. congrats!

  13. ambika said:

    Congrats. It looks fantastic. (Love the Portland Ace…)

  14. Stephanie said:

    These look terrific – great job!

    Her clothes are SO beautiful, and so well-made.

  15. Joanna Goddard said:

    absolutely lovely! i adore that little bow!

  16. Robin said:

    Alyson, I love all of them! I’m so impressed. You are a natural at this.
    That would be such a fun thing to do!

  17. Courtney said:

    What amazing and beautiful work- the clothes AND your photography! Congratulations!!

  18. jenny gordy said:

    awesome! great job, alyson! the photos are beautiful. what a good idea.

  19. benz said:

    The shots are all so pretty and really enhanced the already lovely clothes :) congratulations!!!

  20. laceyJ. said:

    Well done! So beautiful

  21. UNIFORM Studio said:

    they’re all just beautiful!

  22. notebookdoodles said:

    oh my goodness!
    great job!!
    such nice photos.

    i really love the skirt with the bow!!
    so adorable.

    *sb

  23. simplesong said:

    amazing! you did such a great job! congrats. and her clothes are soooo lovely.

  24. girlontheave said:

    great job on the photos…the styling is beautiful and the setting is so apt. love the soft feminine feel of the photos:)

  25. Cheryl said:

    These are lovely photos. Nice job. I especially like the picture in the lobby and the shot of that awesome little black dress and tights.

  26. odessa said:

    wow alyson! these photos took my breath away. you are so talented. if i wasn’t so broke right now i’d definitely buy one of those dresses.

  27. Astrid said:

    these shots and the clothes are amazing!

  28. Every Little Counts said:

    i have been waiting for the new vain & vapid collection, and now combined with your photos i totally want to be this girl and own every piece.

  29. Emilia Jane said:

    I’ve already told Julie how much I love that Harrison skirt and outfit but I do! I love it! The photos are amazing!

  30. Apt. #34 said:

    super cute – can’t wait to hit up the shop!

  31. Kate said:

    Oh my, huge congrats! These are so lovely. I knew you were a talented photographer but this confirms that even more!

  32. Roberta Jane said:

    The pictures look amazing and I love her clothes!!! Congrats!

  33. Sarah said:

    Oh my gosh! How incredibly lovely!! Congrats on excellent work!!

  34. sulu-design said:

    ALYSON!!! How fabulous… These photos are just stunning. You must be so pleased. Congratulations on a job beautifully done.

  35. Alya said:

    Beautiful work.. the clothes, the styling and the photography.. everything is gorgeous! so professional!

  36. the girl documentary said:

    wow!!! love these photos! amazing job!!