PHDC: Wingflash Snowstorm Pt. 2


Photos by Ryan Mihalyi
Models – Asher Caplan, Ashley Geiger, and Sandra Solial
Jewelry by Laura Kepner-Adney, Wingflash Designs
Hair by Addam Moreno, ISO Hair
Makeup by Lauren Malanga
Styling by Amber Mortensen

Get an eyeful of Wingflash Snowstorm Part 1

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PHDC: Wingflash Snowstorm

I love working with jewelry designer, Laura Kepner-Adney of Wingflash Designs. Nevermind the fact that her prolific collections consist of the most gasp-worthy, covetable objects I’ve ever ogled, she’s actually grateful to me when I borrow them for extend periods of time. Sometimes I think I must have secretly assassinated Hitler in my past life.

In addition to the jewelry, there were a lot of things that made the following shoot awesome. And that brings me to yet another reason I love working with Laura. She comes up with these genius ideas about snow machines and a Painfully Hip 20% OFF everything (until June 30th 2010) if you mention this post! The male model, however, was my idea.
You’re welcome.

Photos by Ryan Mihalyi
Models – Asher Caplan, Ashley Geiger, and Sandra Solial
Jewelry by Laura Kepner-Adney, Wingflash Designs
Hair by Addam Moreno, ISO Hair
Makeup by Lauren Malanga
Styling by Amber Mortensen
Special thanks to Abraham Cooper for his assistance, Lauren Malanga for going on a mad hunt for white mascara and saving our lives, and Adam Lehrman for being late to a wedding in the name of this shoot.

You’ll want to check out Part 2 of this shoot up tomorrow… but only if you’d like to see the aforementioned models in various states of undress.

I thought so.
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PHDC Mixed Prints

My team and I loved the outfits for our Mixed Prints story so much, we decided to use them again to shoot Paige, this straight-to-the-top 14 year old model, who rocked these duds to their maximum rockability. This girl was obviously born to be a model. She and her size 11 tootsies! I had to make a rush trip to Marshall’s and Ross on my way to Phoenix to get some basketball player-sized shoes for her. But oh the results!

Photography – KailasPhotography.com
Model – Paige, FORD
Wardrobe Styling – Amber Mortensen, Painfully Hip.com
Hair – Jenny Strebe
Makeup – Jordan Dudgeon
Jewelry Designed by Laura Kepner-Adney, Wingflash Designs
Outfits 2 & 3 designed by SapphireCordial.com
Shoes from Marshalls and Ross
Everything else is vintage

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PHDC: Stars and Garters

One of the first sections I ransack at thrift stores is the oft-overlooked lingerie section. Besides romantic escapism, lacy onesies and bustiers can also function as pretty camisoles when worn with a high-waisted skirt and shrunken blazer. A detailed nightgown can be easily shortened into a sweet mini dress or top.

Partially shot in the historic Hotel San Carlos, this PHDC shoot features vintage lingerie, chunky modern jewelry by Diana Deaver, fine, semi-precious jewelry by Laura Kepner-Adney of Wingflash Designs, and shoes from Marshalls and Ross. You can also spot my backless “Edie” dress by Sapphire Cordial.

Photography – Kailas
Model – Lauren, Ford Models AZ
Wardrobe Styling – Amber Mortensen (me)
Hair – Jenny Strebe
Makeup – Jordan Dudgeon

Jewelry Designed by Laura Kepner-Adney, Wingflash Designs and Diana Deaver

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One Dress Three Ways: County Fair Chic

Remember how your mom would dress you and your four siblings the same when you all went to Universal Studios or a three legged chili cook-off or something and you’d hypothesize profusely about looking like buncha tools? No? Well, I was getting some vivid childhood flashbacks on Diana’s birthday. After we surprised her with a bedroom mini fridge (so she could do her two favorite things at the same time – eat and sleep), we kidnapped her to a secret location custom designed for nausea-inducing amounts of fun.

The good ol’ county fair. Diana’s only clue was a stipulation that she wear one of these identical graphic floral sundress which apparently none of could resist for $1 at the Buffalo Exchange Outlet. Admittedly, it should probably have interfered with her already decided on leopard print “birthday headpiece,” but she wasn’t going to let that stop her. It was her motherfucking birthday and we were going to be just fine in our obnoxious headpieces, 5 inch architectural wedges and stiletto heels, thankyouverymuch.

The following is a step by step example of How to Look Like a Bunch of Tools in Matching Outfits.





(photos by Ciaran Harman)

As we walked in, one security guard told us we looked like “those girls from the 1920s” while his friend exclaimed “SUPER DIVAS!” We were profoundly flattered. I’m pretty sure Diana hasn’t taken her leopard print birthday headpiece off since.

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Let’s Get On With It

…Annnnd we’re BACK, from our regularly scheduled, annual late spring “break” where I, in no particular order, have a stupidly dramatic month, go on a minor bender, cop an inspirational epiphany, and reinvent Painfully Hip. With vigor. Last month treated me like its redheaded stepchild, but I am ready to rise from the rubble in a foliage of flames. So I apologize for the pause in our regularly scheduled programming, as we are conniving to to re-launch next week – with a new look, new logo, and well yes, a new attitude.

There will be not only more photo shoots styled by yours truly, but I am taking it all to the next level. We are out to make some real art this time, no foolin’ around, by collaborating with local artists and fine art photographers. My goal is to generate some legit dumbfoundery.

First off, the lovely, and nauseatingly talented Kristin Cofer of Hiss and Hearse, has offered her next-level graphic design services to bless this page with a brand spanking new masthead for our re-launch next week! Here is my new business card, featuring the last sweet logo she made for me:

Thanks, Kristin!

I would also like to thank divine men’s fashion website, Definitive Touch for honoring me as the very first female in their holyshit! Lifestyles section alongside the likes of Allen Schwartz of ABS and Örjan Andersson of Cheap Monday. Apparently, I’ve not known humility till now.

photo by Krysta Jabczenski

Thank you for reading and see you late next week after our makeover!

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