Menswear Test Shoot

Earlier this week, Nicholas and I got together with Oscar - a friend of mine from my drama school days - for a menswear test shoot. When we were planning this shoot, we knew we wanted to do something bold and graphic, with strong shapes and angles, so we decided the Walt Disney Concert Hall was the perfect location. 

For those not familiar with the Walt Disney Concert Hall, it was designed by architect Frank Gehry to resemble a ship with its sails at full mast. Its stainless steel panels reflect the California sun, and are one of the most recognizable landmarks in the heart of downtown LA.

We really enjoyed shooting this one - and as luck would have it, supermodel Jourdan Dunn was doing a shoot there at the same time. Great minds, huh? Check out our photos below. (Fashion credits at the end of photoset.)

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Fashion Credits
Look One - Baseball hat by TOPMAN, Kimono by American Apparel, Leather Leggings by H&M
Look Two - Hat is Vintage, Kimono by American Apparel, Shirt by TOPMAN, Harem Pants by Forever21, Monkstrap Loafers by Cole Haan
Look Three - Blazer by John Varvatos, Oxford Shirt by Band of Outsiders, Flannel is Vintage (worn at waist), Kilt by Gap, Monkstrap Loafers by Cole Haan
Look Four - Polo Shirt by Uniqlo, Bracelet by Mateo New York

Photography by Nicholas Galli. Makeup and Styling by Erik Anderson.

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Laundry Day

Hey kids! Hope your weeks are all off to a good start... I feel like so much has happened in the last 48 hours it couldn't possibly be Tuesday already!

Yesterday Nicholas and I had the ever-dreaded laundry day. Ugh. To be honest, the only thing I like about doing laundry is the vibey laundromat we go to here in LA. So, while waiting for our delicates and unmentionables (and about 500 pairs of calvin klein briefs) to tumble-dry, we had an impromptu photoshoot.

Don't you just love when inspiration strikes in the strangest places? Tell me about some of the unusual places you've had a shoot and send me a link to go check it out! I'd love to see.

PS - I know this isn't the most glamorous post on the planet, but tomorrow I've got some really cool stuff planned. Including the first-ever #MOGBLOGDIY Stay Tuned!

SPRING LOOKBOOK

Hey guys! Thought I'd share with you all a little something my boyfriend Nicholas and I shot last week. I've always wanted to challenge myself to create a number of looks from just a few key pieces, so here it is.

20 Pieces. 10 Looks. 10 different occasions to wear them to.

The key to success here was using clean, simple, classic pieces - what I'm referring to as #thenewclassics - to create some really great looks. I used a mix of high-end and casual brands (and even snuck in a few of my own designs) to create accessible looks for any occasion you may have this spring. 

Let me know how I did in the comments below - and share with me if you've ever done anything similar. I'd love to check it out.

the looks (clockwise from top left)

spring wedding 1, 4, 13, 17
lunch break 5, 13, 18
weekend warrior 7, 9, 16, 19 

day at the park 7, 10, 14, 20
gallery Opening 5, 6, 14, 18

sunday Brunch 5, 15, 20
Headed to yoga 2, 8, 11, 16, 19
Cocktail hour 2, 4, 13, 17
studio workday 6, 12, 16, 20
Laundry day 3, 10, 13, 20


THE PIECES 
john varvatos blazer
Allsaints leather jacket
Erik anderson linen jacket
4 JCrew oxford Shirt (white)
jcrew oxford shirt (blue)
6 gap Chambray shirt
vintage flannel
american apparel zippper hoodie
james perse crew neck sweater
10 erik anderson cut and sew tee
11 Alexander wang muscle tee
12 gap crew neck tee
13 blk denim jeans
14 gap boyfriend jeans
15 H&M Chinos
16 h&M Leather leggings
17 Cole haan monkstrap shoes
18 Cole haan lace up oxford shoes
19 Nike free run sneakers
20 Chuck taylor Converse

**also styled with rayban aviators, rayban wayfarers, and erik anderson leather lunch bag