We debuted the first Look Book for Eve in Eden just a few weeks ago, and talented photographer Eric Rose has shared with us more images from that lovely day – enough for a second look at what’s to come from Eve in Eden. This collection of images is so filmic and reminds us of glamorous silent film era brides, a theme no doubt amplified by the beautiful theater in which these photos were taken. Enjoy!
This look book was shot at The Crystal Ballroom by photographer Eric Rose with models Annie Montgomery, Haley Robison and Lyla Rokoff. Art Direction by Cindy Rokoff. Styling and set design by Carlie Armstrong, Jesseca McCloskey, Brehan Todd and Marika Emerson. Hair by Jessica Adams, Makeup by Marta Heitz. Gowns by Urchin Redesign and Eve in Eden vintage. Jewelry by Acanthus, Ay Marieke, Brehan Todd, Demimonde, Jesseca Anne, Kiowa Rose and Sahlia. Shoes provided by Solestruck.
We’re pleased to debut our second Eden Look Book – just in time for Holiday!
The concept: off Kensington’s swinging High Street, and into the artists studio go two muses – one light, one dark… possessed with the eccentric allure of rock star girlfriends, rivaling the strength of Gaelic warriors, the dark glamour of high priestesses, their closets heaped to the brim with opulent furs, tweeds, silks and sequins, bodies stacked with glittering metals and stones…
“…A silver sword by an ancient ford was my gift from this child of the trees…” Painting by Alexander Rokoff. On Haley: Vintage “Harper” blouse, $78. “Divine” green agate and onyx necklace by Brehan Todd, $199. “Triple Serpent” necklace by Jesseca Anne, $65. Vintage “Hollis” tweed skirt, $42. On Annie: “Hel” earrings by Jesseca Anne, $45. Vintage “Autumnal Daphne” dress, $145. “Woven Conversation” necklace by Sahlia. “Torched and Tied” necklace by Sahlia. “Metropolis” necklace by Jesseca Anne, $95. “Pharoah” ring by Jesseca Anne, $45. “Prophecy” rings by Jesseca Anne in black (one worn on each hand,) $30. Silver sequin belt on loan from stylist Ryan White.
“…Torch girl of the marshes, her kiss is the whip of the moon…” Paintings in progress by artist Alexander Rokoff. On Haley: “Noir Princess” hat by Brehan Todd, $54. Vintage “Silver Geometry” cocktail dress, $85. “Rosette” necklace by Kiowa Rose, $550. “Prophecy” ring by Jesseca Anne in green, $30. On Annie: “Coral Byzantine” earrings by Jan Michaels $108. Vintage “Chestnut” fur coat (shown in second photo,) $145. Vintage “Peach Bellini” dress, $135. “Coral Fascination” necklace by Kiowa Rose, $95. “Madeleine” long pendant necklace by Brehan Todd, $112. Vintage magenta velvet ribbon (used as belt.) Vintage “Creme de Cocoa” belt, $36. “Noir Armor” cuff bracelet by Brehan Todd, $82.
“…Chariots of silk she rode, stallions of gold she owned…” On Annie: Rhinestone earrings by Brehan Todd, $108. Vintage “Madrigal” wrap dress, SOLD. “Elouise” statement necklace by Brehan Todd, $175. “Cyborg” necklace by Jesseca Anne, $65. Brass cuff bracelet by Mishakaudi, $42. “Wish Upon a Star” cuff bracelet by Brehan Todd, $70.00. “Prophecy” ring by Jesseca Anne in green, $30. Druzy ring by Jesseca Anne, $50. Vintage Butterfly in glass apothecary jar, $68. Gorgeous George the Peacock, $1800.
“…A mask of jade I shyly laid to thy form of finery – a root of star, baby…” On Haley: Vintage hat on loan from stylist Ryan White. Vintage “Shake Senora” blouse, SOLD. Vintage “Liesel Dancing” vest, $38. “Cairo” necklace by Kiowa Rose, SOLD. “Prophecy” ring by Jesseca Anne in black, $30.
“…Oh Debora, always look like a zebra, Oh Debora, always dressed like a conjurer…” Painting by Alexander Rokoff. On Haley: Vintage Red Fur hood, $52. Vintage “Catalina” dress, $185. “Mandala” necklace by Pure Jewelry, $260. “Sterling Silver Crochet Cuff” by Pure Jewelry, $680. Vintage tambourine, $78. Jeffrey Campbell Lita Boots provided by Solestruck. On Annie: “Louisa” chandelier earring in green agate by Acanthus, $96. Vintage “Osaka Noir” silk robe, $165. Vintage “Belle Felicidade” sequin leotard, $66. Vintage Turkish necklace, $95. ”Biba Primavera” necklace by Brehan Todd, SOLD. “Nagini” cuff by Urchin Redesign, $165. Boots and socks, Annie’s own. Oscar the vintage papier-mâché Zebra, $185. Vintage wingback armchair, one of set of two, $325 each.
“…Take me down to Sensation Boulevard…” On Annie: “Hanging Gardens” earrings by Jan Michaels, $110. Vintage “Moi Aussi” dress, $68. “Hanging Gardens” necklace by Jan Michaels, $85. Black and Aqua Fringe necklace by Kiowa Rose, $145. “Arachne” crocheted cuff, $68. “Noir Armor” cuff bracelet by Brehan Todd, $82. “Pharoah” ring by Jesseca Anne, $45. On Haley: “Golden Shield” earrings by Ay Marieke, $60. Fur vest and vintage sequin shorts on loan from stylist Ryan White. Vintage “Pointelle Peaks” strapless top, $38. “Wish Upon a Star” necklace by Brehan Todd, $72. “Maria” necklace by Jesseca Anne, $65. “Freder” bracelets by Jesseca Anne, $60. Bangle bracelet set by Jesseca Anne, $45. Druzy ring by Jesseca Anne, $50.
“…The Huntress stands, with peacock hands she’d take me to where she’d lie…” On Annie: Vintage tulle and peacock feather veil, on loan from stylist Ryan White. Sterling silver cross earrings by Pure Jewelry, $280. ”1000 Cranes” dress by Ms. Wood, $1300.
“…Like a white star, tangled and far, Tulip that’s what you are…” On Annie: Vintage “Madcap Coral” cloche, $42. ”Biba Primavera” necklace by Brehan Todd, SOLD. Annie is surrounded by assorted Vintage Suzani pillows, made exclusively for Eden by Lees Lamar.
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Many incredibly talented ladies and one (incredibly out-numbered) man lent their hands to making this shoot a success. We were happy to include some familiar faces from our Fall 2011 Look Book: Annie Montgomery, the photographer then, is the model now. Former behind-the-scenes photographer Anja Verdugo acted as lead photographer, models Consuelo Wise and Marika Emerson helped style along with last year’s stylists Brehan Todd and Jesseca McCloskey. And of course, proprietress Cindy Rokoff furnished the incredible vintage goods, props and acted as Art Director.
Art direction: Cindy Rokoff
Lead photographer: Anja Verdugo
Behind-the-scenes and detail photographer: Carlie Armstrong
Models: Annie Montgomery and Haley Robison
Hair: Jessica Adams
Makeup: Firiel Harbin
Styling and set design: Ryan White, Jesseca McCloskey, Brehan Todd, Consuelo Wise, Marika Emerson.
Shoes provided by Solestruck PDX.
Caption quotes are Marc Bolan (T. Rex) lyrics.
The Contemplative by Alexander Rokoff
Last year’s trip to the woods to shoot Eden’s very first Look Book was a really magical day for all involved – marked by kinship, collaboration, a truck full of easygoing ladies, wilderness exploration, fancy clothes and jewelry and lots of champagne. Naturally, we’re really keen to get most of that same team back together (along with a few new faces) to produce a second Fall Look Book!
The photographer from last year’s shoot, Annie Montgomery (who’s also the talent behind one of our favorite jewelry lines, Pure Jewelry) will be one of this year’s models, shot in turn by talented photo team Anya Verdugo and Carlie Armstrong (Anya took these lovely behind-the-scenes photos last year.) We’ve got a handful of people working behind the scenes, including several other Eden jewelry designers and shop girls, and the whole thing is being handily orchestrated by proprietress Cindy.
What about the location? We’re very excited to be packing up our gypsy wagon and heading east to the Falcon Art Community artist studios. Artist Alexander Rokoff has kindly agreed to allow us to use some of his beautiful large-scale oil paintings to add some incredible dimension to our wild-posh aesthetic. Care to see some of our inspiration? We’re thinking feathers, fur, soft velvets and shiny, shimmery fabrics plus heaps of flowers, fruit – a cornucopia for the senses, if you will.
Blogs like My Daguerrotype Boyfriend and F*ck Yeah, Victorians are always inspiring us with their excellent scans of early photographs of dapper fellows, darling children and pretty dames, and we’re excited to announce that we’ve recently received a large collection of vintage tintypes, featuring long-ago images of babies, children, married couples, brothers, sisters and little old ladies.
Find our full selection of tintypes available here in our web store and in our brick-and-mortar shop. Interested in learning how to make your own modern version of a tintype? If you have a smartphone, you can, using these instructions (via Instagram.)
Sweet summer days, as fleeting as they can be in the Pacific Northwest, often fuel our desires to get out of town, near or far. Consequently, we’re currently taking a lot of inspiration from a fantastic book at the shop: Early Travel Photography.
Compiled from the photographs of Burton Holmes (1870–1958), a man who spent his life traveling the world during an era when world travel was neither as efficient nor as common as nowadays, Early Travel Photography presents what would have been a first look for many Westerners and US natives at the world beyond their homeland.
Holmes took lengthy tours of regions of the world and, upon his return, toured the states giving lectures and presentations on his “Travelogues” (a term he coined.) Thanks to his hand-tinted photographs and the early films taken by his crew, Holme’s “Travelogues” were a smash success, and allowed Holmes & co. to repeat the process of far-off exploration and homeland exposition over and over again.
Holmes home in Chicago became filled with souvenirs from his voyages, he received a star on the Hollywood Boulevard, made several travel films for Paramount Pictures and wrote several books. Despite achieving quite a level of fame and success for his day and age, Holmes had this to say about life experience:
“The only things I own which are still worth what they have cost me are my travel memories… the mind-pictures of places which I have been hoarding like a happy miser.” – Burton Holmes
A well-traveled life, indeed. A few of our shop girls are travelers in their own right, too. We’ll be expanding on this theme here on our blog to present them an opportunity to share memories of their journeys in the coming months. Stay tuned!