Photography by Ashlee Mintz
I’ve collaborated with my friend Ashley a few times in the past as she has been our host for Main Line Fashion Week. If you’re not familiar with Ashley she is a stylist and blogger based here in the Philly burbs and also known as @mainlinefashionista. I love Ashley’s genuinely sweet personality and her appreciation for vintage fashions. A few weeks ago an idea for a vintage inspired Christmas party popped in my head. I knew Ashley was the girl I had to work with on this project.
I texted Ashley on my way to SC for Thanksgiving and she immediately said she was in. We had a week to pull it all together and with many bumps along the way, I might add! First the original venue we wanted to shoot at was booked, then we had a sick makeup artist and our go-to vintage boutique was too busy to be a part of this fun shoot. However, we somehow managed to pull it all off and ended up working with the best team ever!
Ashley styled our outfits with Revivals putting me in an Alice & Olivia number and herself in vintage Dolce & Gabbana. Her inspiration for my look was Audrey Hepburn and I’d say her look was a little more Grace Kelly (or Megan and Betty Draper as I like to think). Heather from Something You On Site gave me the most magical bouffant updo and cat eyes while styling Ashley with big curls and a bold red lip.
I decorated our table with a few pieces from White Horse Fabric & Design as well as a mix of vintage pieces from my own collection. The deep hues in the table cloth with a touch of gold accessories perfectly reflected off the candlelight to set the mood. I finished the table with some greenery to tie in the rustic barn setting.
I’d say all in all it came out perfectly, especially for pulling it together in less than a week. What do you think?