Art for Art’s Sake and a little labor on Labor Day!

We took a small hiatus this summer to work on a variety of projects but we’re back and having some fun to boot.  While many people were enjoying Labor Day at home, I had to pleasure of doing a little art direction and styling to create some amazing photographic art.  Working with photographer  Brian DeSimone and friend / co-stylist Hillary Rocker of Tallawa Collection, we took over Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s Wythe Hotel to create an artistic series of love, murder, and mayhem.  Hair was done by the lovely Nylza Yepez, and makeup by the incredibly talented Ruben to create both beautiful and some slightly scary looks.  And the model?  Of course the star of the show was NY’s quirky burlesque dancer, Hazel Honeysuckle.   Check out Hazel below in an adorable video she did for Gravure Magazine and some fun behind the scenes photos below.

HAZEL HONEYSUCKLE / Dir. Anna Palma & Van Alpert from GRAVURE on Vimeo.

AND FOR THE BEHIND THE SCENES MOMENTS FEATURING HUMBERT AND LO… Beautiful skyline view of Manhattan from the Wythe Hotel’s Loft Hazel Honeysuckle in Humbert and Lo! image_9 Nylza and Ruben working away at Hazel’s hair and makeup image_12 Think Pink! I love the bright pop of pink color to go with Tallawa’s printed jumpsuit image_15r I love Hazel’s fierce manicure with my vintage sterling silver jewelry from the 1950’s / 1960’s. Humbert and Lo goes back to black for Fall…a sneak peek here on Hazel with the new collection available soon! we summon thee gold… Makeup is art.  Check out Ruben’s work! and Humbert and Lo’s Printed Silk Charmeuse and Chiffon Cami! Stay tuned for the finished photo story…it only gets better! Love, A.J.

ava smith in numéro n°136 september ‘12 photographed by viviane sassen

ava smith in numéro n°136 september ‘12 photographed by viviane sassen

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Amanda Lear by Herbert Tobias

Amanda Lear by Herbert Tobias

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Valentin Serov, Portrait of Henrietta Girshman, 1906

Valentin SerovPortrait of Henrietta Girshman, 1906

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SPEAKING OF COLOR…

How gorgeous are these palettes?


Emily Griottes


I'M A.J. AND I LOVE:

MODERN DESIGN,
VINTAGE DETAILS,
EVERYTHING OLD,
INFUSED WITH THE NEW.

I AM A GRAPHIC DESIGNER
TURNED FASHION DESIGNER
TURNED LOVER...
OF ALL THINGS CREATIVE.