Oh hello beautiful Spain, how we miss you. We are back in NYC, and all we have left from summer is a fading tan, and some photos. Luckily we knew Spain would be one hell of a photo opportunity and made sure to link up with renowned photographer Maria Simon, and UK make up artist Lauren Buckley for a #NYitGirl photo shoot.
Maria has photographed spreads for Elle Magazine, FHM, Marie Claire and more, and has even captured celebs like Lady Gaga and Craig David, so we would be lying if we said we were not nervous. That being said we can't begin to stress how down to earth, talented and easy going both of these ladies were. We both agreed this was our favorite shoot to date, and although we are not models, they sure let us feel like we were (for about an hour ;D)
We decided our theme for this shoot would be whimsy. There is something elegant and innocent about white lace and cream colored net, which is what Saman wore from For Love and Lemons (this is discounted on Gilt). Sana on the other hand chose an off the shoulder C/MEO COLLECTIVE romper in ivory, with pearl embellishments from Intermix. The looks we were going for were light and effortless, with the focus on attention to detail.
One of our favorite accessories this summer were handmade straw hats we had made custom in NYC. These hats served a dual purpose: protecting our skin from the harsh UV rays of the Spanish sun, and looking chic at the same time.