STYLIST SYLVIA HOLDEN TAKES US ON A STROLL THROUGH SPRING FASHIONS INSPIRED BY CHILDHOOD MEMORIES & BRITISH OCCUPIED INDIA
THIS SHOOT IS ABOUT SPRING; AND SUNDAY CHURCH.
As a child, I remember the first sign of spring was not the buds on the trees, but the women who began to walk to church in their wide brimmed hats and colorful floral dresses. With this in mind I sourced bold colors in jewel tones and fuschias and paired them with hats, because damn-it a lady should wear a hat now and again.
COVER & RIGHT // Jimi 4 GUREJE Green Gold Silk Dress; Victor Stevens Glass Mosaic Snakeskin Bangle; Vintage Rosina Ferragamo Schiavone Green & Black Cap-toe Pumps
Jimi 4 GUREJE Lace Drop Balloon Batik Dress; Leah Creations Philadelphia Vinyl Police Earrings; Light Star King Necklace adorned with Swarovski Crystal; Vintage Hat
DAMN-IT A LADY SHOULD WEAR A HAT NOW AND AGAIN
Jimi 4 GUREJE Petal Print Blouse; Jimi 4 GUREJE Jacquard Masquerade Pants; Light Star King Quartz Crystal Noose Necklacesl; Vintage Hat & Shoes
batik, floral prints and
contrasting colors ARE A PART OF MY CHILDHOOD MEMORIES
Jimi 4 GUREJE Embroidered Damask Gobi Hat; Solo Creations Bead Earrings; Gucci Silk Scarf; Amparo 3 Sport Vest; Jimi 4 GUREJE Jacket in Jacquard; Light Star King Silk Rope Bracelet with Swarovoski Crystal; Stylistâ€™s own Sequin Boy Shorts & Necklace
Sohung Designs Gold Lame Print Dress; Jimi 4 GUREJE Hand Dyed Striped Jersey Scarf; Kyoko Honda Pink Amethyst Chain Necklace
—and they just so happen to be on-trend. Add in some punk elements: funky chains, too many necklaces, and oversized earrings made of old records, and it’s utter transformation and renaissance from the church days of my childhood to the brunches of my Brooklyn life now.
BUT TRUTH BE TOLD, WHILE WE WERE SHOOTING OUR PHOTOGRAPHER ADRIAN WAS CHANNELING A COMBINATION OF
THE KENTUCKY DERBY AND BRITISH OCCUPIED INDIA
Amparo 3 Band Bottom Sheath Dress; Jimi 4 GUREJE Batik Green Print Skirt; Cheryl Johnston Painted Clutch; Leah Creations Philadelphia Vinyl James Brown Earrings
PHOTOGRAPHY AND SET DESIGN CARE OF ADRIAN BUCKMASTER. HAIR & MAKEUP CARE OF THE LOVELY IRENE DELGADO. MANNEQUIN SERVICES PROVIDED BY HEIDI GAUDET. AND YOURS TRULY, SYLVIA HOLDEN HOLDS COURT ON FASHION STYLING AND PRODUCTION. For more information on Jimi 4 GUREJE, Solo Creations & Leah Creations Philadelphia visit www.gureje.com; Kyoko Honda, www.kyokohonda.com; Amparo 3, Sohung Designs, and Cheryl Johnston can be reached through www.sohungstore.com; Victor Stevens, www.eastvillagemosaics.com and last but certainly not least, Light Star King, lightstarking.etsy.com