Month: March 2011

Painfully Trite Twitter Tweets for 2011-03-27

  • Just had the stunning realization that a peanut butter and pickle sandwich is best served open-faced. #
  • Painfully Hip SPRING EDITORIAL: Wherein I dress a recent Bazaar cover model in a $6 outfit. #
  • Styling and organizing a 8 model shoot tonight. Gonna need beer. #

Painfully Hip 2011: Spring / Summer Trend Editorial

If you know me, you know how exciting it was for me to put thrift store clothes and seconds-from-the-grave candy apple platforms on a recent Harper’s BAZAAR cover model. Have you ever felt preemptively intimidated by a 16 year old before?
Yeeeah, I mean …me neither

I could also mention that this editorial was thrown together in less than 24 hours, but I won’t. The inspirations ranged from “punk” and “tomboy” to “feminine 1940s-60s silhouettes,” with sources from American Apparel to St. Vincent de Paul… all with a decidedly juicy color pallette. Our team was perfection and we had a blast.

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Jeanne Johnston model spring 2011 vintage trend american apparel crinoline petticoat

Photos by Matthew Priestley
Written and styled by Amber Mortensen, Painfully Hip
Model- Jeanne Johnston, FORD
MUA – Lizzy Marsh
Hair – Amy Freudenberg

Special Thanks to Abraham Cooper, Jasmine Jarrett and Matt Wade at American Apparel, Tucson.

Painfully Hip in My Hipsters: Swimwear Season?

This post brought to you by Express. All opinions are 100% mine.

This time I’m just going to skip my obligatory “not sorry I live in the desert” disclaimer and just go ahead and say it. “I’m thinking about swim suits!  

Ooh, that felt nice. 

Just as that whimsical sentence entered my brain, I got an email from the folks at Express that included a link to their women’s swimwear section. To check out my new suit and find out how to win a $200 Express Gift Card, read on! Continue reading Painfully Hip in My Hipsters: Swimwear Season?