Amanda in deadly gorgeous House of Matching Colors Dress, rhinestone hand chains from Indian jewelry store on Broadway & 29th, tinsel harness, clips from the dollar store.
Mattie in DIY-ed hairclips, Electric Love Light top, neckpiece from Ebay, Rodarte Van Gogh skirt, Margiela shoes
We really want to start pushing ourselves to produce and style our own stuff rather than just static outfit posts in front of our weird converted tenement building next to the construction site and the garbage cans. It's also really empowering, in the sense of creating yr own media and fashion images that aren't slick and overproduced, but also in the sense of just
creating (even if its imperfect) rather than waiting for Katie Shillingford to scoop us up in her Gareth Pugh clad arms and ask us to work with her at Dazed (ideal scenario, tho).
We're really inspired by our neighborhood Two Bridges, which is one of the last untouched Manhattan neighborhoods. It's decidedly un-hip with plenty of unintentionally fabulous weirdos traipsing around. The sidewalks overfloweth with day-glow silk flowers and other strange dollar store wares intermingled with cellophane wrappers and other wayward garbage. Amanda and I have been ruminating on this photoshoot for a really long time-- something inspired Two Bridges and its strange prettiness alongside what some may deem tacky & cheap. We had this idea in our heads about alien ghost geishas who could only shop at the dollar store but turned it out anyway. We were somewhat ill-prepared for this shoot and didn't accomplish everything we had in our minds' eye, but this is just our first crack at the concept. We have some really cool things in the works that we're beyond psyched for, so check back!