Capture the essence of individual expression, freedom, and friendship this summer in fashions inspired by bohemian festival-goers. Go from sunrise to sunset in these relaxed, layered looks.
Production & Styling: Liz Petoniak + Samantha Casale
Photographs: Michael Fornataro
Shot on location at Lewis Family Farms. Hair by Elizabeth Conti of La Pomponnée Salon and Spa. Makeup by Claire Wesolosky of Studio Booth Spa & Salon. Modeled by Abbie Straughn, Cheyenne Cummings, Megan McNally, and Taylor Lyden of Docherty Talent & Modeling Agency. Also featuring Berkley, the Shetland Sheepdog.
TAYLOR / Deepa Gurnani crystal headband, $86, Kristi Boutique. 4 Love & Liberty “Saffron” maxi dress, $350. Hobo The Original “Sarah” bag, $158, Footloose at The Galleria.
MEGAN / Keller gold earrings, $110, Yeni. Nikki Montoya breast plate, $152. Nikki Montoya “Amulet” necklace, $89, Footloose at The Galleria. Free Bird by Steven “Crosby” boots, $285, Littles Shoes.
CHEYENNE / Raen “Luci” rose gradient sunglasses, $255. Deepa Gurnani hair clip, $48, Kristi Boutique. Chan Luu chain necklace, $190. Alice + Olivia tank, $297. Gypsy 05 tie-dye pants, $176, e.b. Pepper. David Galan white purse, $430, Yeni.
ABBIE / Chan Luu dress, $369. Vin Baker “Hanna” bag, $360, Footloose at The Galleria.
ABBIE / floral crown designed by Carmel Vandale of Mt. Lebanon Floral. Jane Diaz necklaces, $205-$235 each, Yeni. Uno de 50 cuff, $185, Footloose at The Galleria. Cindy Urbach Designs black bracelet, $375. Israeli “Worry” ring, $150-$295, Yeni. White stone ring, $65. Ribbed ring, $20, One Brilliant.
MEGAN / AG “The Bonnie Destructed” shorts, $168, Kristi Boutique. Velvet by Graham & Spencer tank, $88, Footloose at the Galleria.
TAYLOR / Chan Luu floral blouse, $288, Kristi Boutique. Walnut bangle, $24, The Picket Fence. Uno de 50 “Hail Cesar” cuff, $145, Footloose at the Galleria. Flower ring, $20, One Brilliant. Birkenstock “Milano” sandals, $120, Littles Shoes. Instruments, Ten Thousand Villages.
CHEYENNE / Citizens of Humanity white denim jacket, $194, e.b. Pepper. Free Bird by Steven “Stone” bootie, $199, Littles Shoes. Chan Luu wrap bracelet, $198, e.b. Pepper. Jane Diaz bangles, $298, Yeni. Jane Diaz rivet bangle, $90, Yeni. The Pretty One blue rhinestone bracelets, $30 each. Tai pewter and pearl bracelet, $51. Buba London pewter and rhinestone bracelet, $214, The Picket Fence. Pewter ring, $20, One Brilliant. Djembe drum, Ten Thousand Villages.
ABBIE / Odd Molly “Wearever” Jacket, $298, Kristi Boutique.
TAYLOR / floral crown designed by Carmel Vandale of Mt. Lebanon Floral. Andrew Marc brown leather moto jacket, $495, Footloose at The Galleria. Periwinkle stone ring, $78, One Brilliant.
MEGAN / Velvet by Graham & Spencer vest, $138, Footloose at The Galleria. Merchant Society bangles, $22 each, The Picket Fence. Vaalbara leather fold-over bag, $168, Kristi Boutique. Leather and gold ring, $20, One Brilliant. Keller gold ribbed ring, $175. Israeli “Worry” ring, $150-$295, Yeni.
Pick up the July 2014 issue of WHIRL for seasonal styles, warm-weather accessories, & much more!
behind the scenes of our summer fashion feature
When seeking inspiration for WHIRL’s summer fashion feature, I was immediately drawn to the idea of recreating the experience of summer’s biggest music festivals, like Coachella and Bonnaroo. Fashions at these events are much more “chic” than “hippie,” and the fashion industry now sends photographers to snap photos of the festival’s most stunning event goers. In turn, those photos have been filling our Pinterest boards and influencing our summer wardrobe. Plus, what screams summertime more than live outdoor music shared with great friends?
DAY OF THE SHOOT
We rescheduled our original shoot date due to rain, and luckily, the clouds cleared to reveal beautiful sunshine when we arrived at Lewis Family Farms two days later. It took more than two hours of hair and makeup and 10 WHIRL staffers and interns to bring to life the vision that Graphic Designer Samantha Casale and I had worked on for so long. The natural lighting was stunning, the models really worked it — even with the dropping temperature towards the end of the evening — and we were thrilled with the photos that Staff Photographer Michael Fornataro snapped. We all shared many laughs in the back of the pick-up truck and John Deere Gator while farm owner Jane Lewis and her son, Michael, took turns transporting us to different locations across the 92-acre farm.
SPECIAL THANKS TO
Docherty Talent & Modeling Agency for sending us four beautiful girls — inside and out. We’re pretty sure real friendships were formed while they played BFFs for the day!