Month: February 2016

Magic Carpet Vibes

Model Amber Flowers takes a magic carpet ride back in time wearing treasures from our vintage clothing trove! We are Rock n’ Roll bohemes and we loove jewel tones, rich textures and mixing it up with pieces from the 40s thru now!

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Amber is styled in all vintage and thrifted finds. “Eek” you say…”but those poor wee minks”… Well.. before you throw red paint on my furry friends with their precious little faces.. talk to your great grandma..because its antique. I know the heads weird people out, I suppose I could alter it and clip them off so we aren’t reminded that it was once a living breathing creature with feelings too, if that makes you feel better. But really we are essentially being “green” and we are actually helping the planet by shopping vintage.  Everything in our shoot is recycled fashion, handmade and sourced from local charities. The 70s striped ruffle blouse with gold metallic threading and off-center buttons that extend high on the neck is bold, feminine and handmade. No-one at the party will be wearing the same shirt. It looks great mixed with a floral skirt of the same tones and a suede color block mod/hippie era belt.

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bohemian fashion blogger photographer heather van gaale in vintage editorial with model amber flowers

Below Amber wears a 1950s genuine leopard fur coat. Yes, it’s really real. We are Bohemians, we love authentic! We don’t do fake or “faux”.  Maybe you weren’t that upset over grannys petrified varmint accoutrement pictured above; everyones grandma had a fur stole. When it comes to big cats though..whoa.. watch out. I understand, it ain’t right! I don’t support hunting cats nor do I long for exotic furs. I inherited the coat from my grandmother and because of CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) it is illegal to sell even vintage leopard furs. Sooo… I’m stuck with it. Oh poo. Rather than have a medium perform a seance and try to bring it back to life or release my hoarding tendencies and actually give it away, we store the heirloom lovingly… in 1 of my 7 closets. Amber rocks it with 90s purple crushed velvet leggings, a vintage Kiss tour tee, a tangle of silver and antique glass bead necklaces and a delicious pair of 1970s glam rockstar platforms.

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bohemian rock and roll hippie blogger photographer heather van gaaleFor this look,  Amber wears a slinky green slip dress, and to make it more rock n’ roll glam and less “night at the theater dahling”, we added contrasting red fishnets, a green leather and brass studded blingy belt and a glass bead choker that we embellished with a gold star.

 

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Photographer: Heather Van Gaale

Model: Amber Flowers @ambersflowers

Hair and Makeup: Amber Flowers

Wardrobe: Speaking Bohemian. Contact us for purchase or rental.

Amber is also available for makeup and styling.

If you would like to shoot at our Orange County bohemian lair, it is available for rent. We can accommodate small and large crews.

 

The Creature From the Blue Lagoon

In the heart of the jungle (at our Orange County residential studio compound) we pay homage to the 1950’s horror film The Creature from the Black Lagoon.   Wearing a mix of hard black leathers and antique french lace we photograph the amphibious lagoon creature that frequents our pools, model Amber Flowers. I do admit that Amber is much more representative of Kay (the gorgeous synchronized swimmer bombshell) and I am more like Gill Man (scaly & mesmerized by pure beauty), but for this story, Ambers seductive allure represents the mysterious lagoon creature that many have come to believe to be an anomaly.

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Above Amber wears wet sexy ass black Rock & Republic shredded denim with a custom made wrap around bikini top that can give cleavage to the tiniest of titties (my fave). She also wears a handmade vintage belt with fringe and scalloped edges that looks awesome against her bare belly. Her scarf is macrame which was died black for the shoot.

Below Amber wears a thrifted vintage 80s high-waisted Wilsons Leather skirt that was chopped into a mini.  Around her neck she wears remants of antique french lace.  The belt is from my large stash of vintage belts, its an extra wide Argentinian gem made from leather, horse hair and adorned with genuine antique coins.

topless model tropical editorial shot by fashion photographer heather van gala

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As you can see Buddha is a huntress and thinks she is a cat. She has just snuck up on Amber to pose for our jungle shoot. I think she is a good sub for a jaguar prop.

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For the next looks we used a vintage lace kerchief as a sexy wrap around and a hard-core spiked collar that I saved from my punk days. Oi!!

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Model Amber Flowers @AmbersFlowers

Lighting Assistant Eric Helmle

Photography Heather Van Gaale

If you would like information on filming at our secluded lagoon  in Orange County  please contact us for rental rates.  We can accommodate small and large crews.

Model Amber Flowers is also available for fashion styling and makeup.