Styled By Bella: “Colorblast Photoshoot With Model, Lindsey Brown”
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of styling plus-size model, Lindsey Brown, for a photoshoot. You may remember Lindsey from modeling for me for my CBS Interview back in December and she was also one of last months features for “Curvy Girl of the Day” on my blog. So she and I teamed up with Beau Monde Agency’s photographer, Kermit Gresham. Kermit is like family to me and we have worked together on many, many projects so we just click on set and our shoots always come out fabulously. Lindsey is a professional model, signed with MSA New York, so she knew exactly what to do on set without any instruction. Her work speaks for itself, just take a look:
For the first look, we went for a ‘Fun in the Sun” kinda attire with the short-shorts and neon colorblocking trend. Lindsey’s entire outfit is from Dots and was only $81 total for EVERYTHING. (Who says you can’t be trendy and frugal). When Lindsey first came to me with the shoot concept she specified “lots of color’. So that’s exactly what I gave her. We went shopping the day before the shoot and I picked out this outfit for her and once she put it on, my vision was complete. I wanted to take loads of color and bring it all together with one main accessory. In this case it was the shoes and bangles. I wanted at least one accessory to match something in her outfit. So I had the shoes match her teal tee shirt and her belt, shorts and sheer overlay shirt to match the bangles. It came together rather nicely I think!
Outfit Breakdown: (All items from Dots)
Teal t-shirt: $6
Sheer shirt: $9.80
Wedge Sandals: $24
Bangles: $6.80 each set
Next up was a “High-Glamour Color Look”. Lindsey and I just so happened to walk in to Ashley Stewart as we were shopping and this hot-pink pleated jumpsuit just jumped out at me upon first glance. I instantly thought about the color turquoise going with this. I remembered that I had purchased a multi-strand turquoise necklace and bracelet set last year, coincidentally also from Ashley Stewart, and I felt that would give it that pop of added color that we were looking for. Not even knowing that Lindsey had these gorgeous Purple Mossimo Pumps from Target in her car already, it was a done deal. (Sidenote: I fell in love with her pumps so bad that I ran to Target to grab them and I luckily found the last pair in my size, yeaaaa me!). But as I stated above, it’s always an accessory to bring the outfit together. Check out the oversized turquoise butterfly ring. I knew it would come in handy some day, lol.
Pumps: $29.99 from Target by Mossimo
Necklace and Bracelet: $35 & $25 Both from Ashley Stewart (2010)
Butterfly Ring: $14.50 from Ashley Stewart (2010)
For our third look we pulled from Lindsey’s own closet. This is her orange maxi dress and indian print belt. Once again, she also had this pair of beautiful shoes already in her possession and I went and brought me a pair too afterwards, don’t judge me, lol. The shoes are also Mossimo for Target and according to Shanda Freeman of ‘Shanda Says‘, these Mossimo sandals are a dead-ringer for her $1,000 Prada sandals.
Orange Maxi Dress and Belt: Lindsey’s Own
Ring: $5 from H & M
Bracelet: $3 from Earrings Plaza (NYC)
Now for our final look we went for a “Purple Rain” theme. Fringe is a new trend for this spring so we took this electric purple tunic and wore it as a dress. I paired it with her same turquoise Target sandals from above and threw in a large bracelet with some purple and turquoise accents in it. The dress is a showstopper on its own so minimal jewelry was needed. Just look at her twirl in action in the pics!
Ring: $6 from H & M
Bracelet: $16.50 from Ashley Stewart