Working with Stacie of Duchess and Lion has been a dream. She is kind, funny, and confident. Her calm nature makes her so easy to work with. When talking to her about her upcoming line, she was juggling a lot - she ended up just sending me a text "I am giving you full creative control, I trust you". I was equally excited and nervous. I wanted to do a good -no, GREAT- job for her. When her items arrived just two days before the shoot, I was nervous I wouldn't have enough time to plan something beautiful for her. But, her work is so unique and full of inspiration all on its own that as I pulled out each piece I began to already see how I wanted it to be worn. I originally hoped to have more boys in the shoot, but they became unavailable at the last moment - I just wanted to showcase how unisex these pieces can be. I remember when I first met Stacie, we were talking in my kitchen and she said "I just want my clothes to be played in and be apart of their childhood" - which I think is showcased so well in this line. The designs this season are some revivals of old classics and of course some new additions. I can't pick a favorite, I keep thinking I can, but I can't. I got that reversible vest for Will and plan to pass it down to Nora. I'm sure I'll have one (or two!) of each item if I can get lucky enough to snag them before they sell out.
Here are the shots from the shoot. Liz Williams of lizzyography.com was the talented photographer. She arranged for us to have this incredible car for the shoot. In many ways, it was my favorite feature in the shoot (aside from the clothing). I loved working with Lizzy & I love to style kids! They are just so cute and do such unexpected things! We shot at my family cabin in Sundance, Utah. This location is so secluded and lush, I really wanted to showcase the fall line in a "colder" feeling environment- and shooting in July makes that challenging. I think it came out perfect.
Duchess and Lion Fall launch 2015 comes out Aug 13th! Enjoy!