Free the mind and the body will follow…
Woke at 5 am to see the sun rise on Lake Michigan this crisp autumn morning.
Fall 2013 Portfolio Work
Photographer: Bill Tyler
Stylist: Maggie Cressman
Assistant Stylist: Amanda Mills
The first 4 pics of this series are the completed photos by the photographer, the rest are iPhone pics taken behind the scenes on location, the shore of Lake Michigan thirty minutes north of Milwaukee. Pictures taken by the stylist @magc1010 and assistant @sunshine_acid
(To see the full shoot, visit www.billtyler.com)
It’s amazing to see how much time and attention to detail goes into editorial fashion photography. Every hair must lay right and every wrinkle adjusted so as to not distract the viewer with minute details. Assisting on this shoot, I got to handle some superb garments that I wouldn’t dare sport casually. I love seeing the behind the scenes come together in the end after the final editing is over. It truly takes a team and I was fortunate to get to work with some really kind people on this shoot.
I am working on some wintery shoot ideas now//stay tuned.
Sunshine Acid Designs
When putting together this, her second Femme Adorn Vintage collection, Amanda Mills of Sunshine Acid Designs envisioned a wearable line that combines the bold colors and rich textures of the 60’s and 70’s. These unique and beautiful items range from daytime casual to formal evening attire.
Photographer: Mike Krukowski
Wardrobe Stylist: Amanda Mills of Sunshine Acid Designs
Hair & Make-up: Nola Kahn
Model: Sinceree’ Dixon
An awesome blog post by Sheila Teruty of So Passè vintage, whom I have the honor of working with for the second time on this beautiful and well orchestrated vintage runway show. This gives a small glimpse into the spirits behind each collectors line for the show. One of the best parts is that each line of clothing featured in the show is available at a Milwaukee-based brick and mortar boutique. We think local, we think sustainable living, we think repurposing and bringing new life to the past because they just don’t make things like they used to.
This show is taking place Sautrday, November 23, 2013 at the Hamilton cocktail lounge, Milwaukee, WI. Doors open at 9, fashion show starts at 10:30p.
See you there in your finest,
Sunshine Acid Designs 2nd runway debut, showcasing a collection of Fall/Winter RTW vintage fashion, all collected by Sunshine Acid Designs owner Amanda Mills.
The stylist and fashion curator, who co-founded Riverwest’s Cocoon Room, will present the third installment of her vintage fashion show at The Hamilton Saturday.
Sunshine Acid Designs is proud to be apart of Femme Adorn Vintage Fashion show for the second year in a row. I will be showing fall/winter vintage looks from the 60’s-80’s styled entirely with unique midwestern vintage finds. Looking very forward to this Saturday!
A Saturday afternoon impromptu photo shoot planned by my friend & stylist mentor Sheila Tetruty, led to these candids. Our friend Jon is a genius when it comes to vintage cameras and polaroids. My inspiration for this shoot was 80’s Brookyln: Acid wash, bold patterns and a splash of gold chain. I’ve been collecting and building a vintage wardrobe for quite some years and now am taking my first steps into the world of styling. Using items that I had on hand at my gallery & boutique space Cocoon Room, and finding perfect backdrop in our back alley, we set the space for this shoot.
More images & styling to some from Sunshine Acid.
Stylist: Amanda Mills
Model: Rosalee MacKinnon
Photographer: Jon Anthony Syverson
Getting ready for tomorrow night!! #gallerynight Stop by from 7-10p to see a showcase of fashion photography from 5 local artists. #mke❤️ (at Cocoon Room)
Timothy Westbrook presents: Paleontology of a Woman
"Dinosaurs are cool because they’re not fossil fuel!"
"Fossils are the new black!"
"Fossil fuel is so out of style it’s extinct!"
"Building the inspiration for the fashion show “Paleontology of a Woman” is like piecing together unmarked bones to complete a fossil. Inspired by 1887, the year of the Triceratop’s discovery, which is theorized to be the last standing dinosaur, which makes her the youngest relative of fossil fuel, to be showcased in this collection as plastic bags, to be woven into material for many of the looks. Much like an archeologist reclaiming as much as a dig site as necessary, Timothy’s urban mining will lead to a fashion show featuring clothing constructed out of soda cans, bed sheets, vintage wedding gowns, plastic bags, curtains, discarded fabric, and wire hangers. There will also be dinosaur masks inspired by those of Broadway’s Lion King inspired."
I was thrilled and grateful to be a part of this wonderful event held last night at the Milwaukee Public Museum. Timothy Westbrook brought his designs to life in a whole new way! I was picked to be a collaborating artist & jewelry designer in this show because my work focuses on recycling and reusing materials that would typically be discarded and the use of mostly natural fibers. We got to build a display right in front of a giant Mammoth skeleton. It was truly something to behold. A few of my pieces were also worn in the show by the models who did a great job of capturing the essence of the Cretaceous Period. Dramatic sounds and theatrical style performance really set this show apart from a typical runway show, and the museum was the perfect back drop. A one of a kind experience.
The models pictured wear original Sunshine Acid Designs neckwear
Brand new business cards!!
Sunshine Acid Designs new neck pieces// the black one is made from recycled leather & a vintage belt, and hand beaded for asymmetrical detail. The brown leather vintage stash pouch has been turned into a neck piece with recycled chain & leather strap. Each necklace is approximately 26” length and hangs midchest. UNISEX #sunshineaciddesigns #recycled #vintage #redesign #handmade #jewelry
all pieces available cocoonroommke or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org