styled by A.TRAN: DIMPHY


last week i styled a test photo shoot with Richard Guaty for New York Model Management & had the best time! the majority of the clothes were pulled from my personal archives (time to ship more of my wardrobe from home!), and from stores around soho.

here are the final photos that are used on the agency's website for model, Dimphy, along with some behind-the-scenes shots i took, and finally a short clip Richard recorded at the end of the shoot.

love it! can't wait for our next project.
corset, bra, & sweater: h&m

alexander wang bra, alexander wang booties, sequin shorts, lace cover, & accessories: stylist's own
3.1 phillip lim leather shorts & vintage fur jacket: stylist's own
[behind the scenes]

photographer: richard guaty
hair/makeup: dominique farina
stylist: anna tran

Chris Brown Likes His Pants Below the Ass

On Tuesday (Jan. 25) the sexy singer was spray painting some art in the streets of West Hollywood. When Chris bent over  he revealed his tight black underwear that was basically outlining his ass, i think its safe to say he's wearing boxer briefs. 5 pictures inside!

Pictures: Ultimate Chris

Alex Pettyfer Poses in his Underwear

Since everyone is talking about Alex Pettyfer i decided to make a post about him. I picked out just a couple of photos of 20 year old actor posing in his underwear back in his modeling days, enjoy!

My Valentines Desktop

Jackpot. The Shabby Shoppe offers FREE calendar templates made for your desktop. Is this not amazing? It's totally amazing. They have one for every month. And as you can see, they are adorable. I love that they're like a digital scrapbook page. How fun would it be to make a mini calendar? Even a full size calendar for grandma and grandpa? EVEN sending family the JPEG's or PDF's so they can put them up as their own desktop picture! I know, I just think these are awesome. You do need to have photoshop elements, I believe. I could be wrong. Go check it out though.

Delineator Magazine - 1888 Ladies Costume and Toilette

Looking at these I was thinking about storage. These are dresses and hats are huge and must have had to hung in some sort of closet. And go into suitcases. And all those trims! How did this work? Wouldn't things get crushed? And did you just have an army of laundresses?

This is Butterick 2387, also shown below.

This "Ladies Toilette" - a Basque and a Walking Skirt. Don't miss her bird hat!

RAG & BONE: genius guerilla advertising

so the boys of rag & bone came up with this completely out of the box innovative idea. how do you get the most brand recognition, have most of new york city do the work for you, for the least amount of money?

first, you hire four supermodels to take pictures of themselves in their own rag & bone collection: sasha, lily, abbey, and edita.
then you start a contest, with the winner being able to attend the rag & bone fall 2011 fashion show in new york: print out said photos taken by the supermodels, plaster it all over the city, take pictures of yourself doing so, and submit to rag & bone.

then you wait.

i mentioned this to my roommate steven, and you know what he said to me after i explained?

"omg. look what i grabbed while walking past FIT?"
he actually saw one of these printed photos and tore off the bottom piece because he thought it was kinda cool.

see? brilliant. he had no idea what it was for, yet it was intriguing enough for him to physically go up to it and think how cool it was.

guerilla advertising. just brilliant.

i need to think more outside of the box.

to submit your entry & for more info, click here.

Eric Dane Waistband Glimpse

I know these pictures are a bit old and I've always been wanting to post these up so enjoy these pics of Eric Dane showing off his hot bod and his 2(x)ist waistband. 4 pictures inside!

Pictures: Socialite Life

i suppose ..

i had an inspiring second week in new york.
looking forward to the next two.

[lamixx maxi skirt, ralph lauren button up, vintage belt, dolce vita jagger booties]

photography by d. gonzales

French Braid? Yes. Or No.

Okay. Nothing special. I just thought it was cooler than a normal french braid... cause it was to the side... ? ha ha!! I haven't washed my hair in... four, five, five days. I'm getting it dyed and cut tomorrow, SO OVER DUE! So it's pretty nasty. Don't judge me! Anyway. I think I'm going to start putting pictures and maybe even some videos if any of you want, of different, cool hair styles and some tutorials. I've always wanted to put together a little picture book for my girls (if I ever have any!) of different hair styles that we have done or want to do. Because doing hair isn't hard, it's coming up with the idea that makes you end up straightening it everyday!

That's not a hair style. Oh that's just a cute little Bosty!
Ah, there's those three teeth he's had for the last three months.