Our style is inspired by past decades.
The 60’s, 70’s and 80’s were iconic! Hannah is usually inspired by the 60’s and 70’s, while I’m more inspired by 70’s and 80’s menswear. While we have our inspirations and our own distinct styles, we don’t know the first thing about fashion. We take to Pinterest for style help just like everyone else, and are completely dependent on visual references for creating looks. We dress for ourselves- for fun!
Speaking of fun… Hannah loves to play dress up.
I mean, we’ll be walking through the mall and she’ll be drawn to the most out-there pieces of clothing because she thinks they’re “fun”. She does this knowing that she would wear it once, if at all. I used to look at her with question marks all over my face, but then I realized that not everything needs to be appropriate or casual. Sometimes, clothes just need to be fun.
We teamed up with local photographer Meg Remien, owner and creator of Raven & Crow, for this amazingly fun photo shoot. Hannah and I were psyched for this opportunity for several reasons, but we were most excited to be photographed together. We have never been photographed together before professionally, or even casually, so this was a first for us.
If we want photos, we usually have to use the good ol’ self-timer or we just snap photos of each other.
Another reason this was so amazing for us was that we got to be photographed on 35mm film. Film is something special to us. I have no experience with film, but I’m fascinated by it. My parents used film to capture a lot of my childhood as well as my sibling’s childhoods. Film was a childhood fascination for me. As my age and creative abilities increased, it became more and more interesting and beautiful to me, so this shoot was an amazing experience for our first film photo shoot.
In the early stages of Hannah and I’s relationship, I obsessed over film cameras, I talked and talked and talked about them, until we randomly found a cute Pentax ZX-30 at a Goodwill. This Pentax camera was actually our first joint purchase as a couple. We bought it for $12- less than the cost of the batteries we had to buy for it. The point is, we love film.
But anyways… here’s our super-vintage-colorful-seventies-film look book!
Hannah: Vintage Celine suit and sunglasses provided by Meg Remien.
Don’t forget to check out our last post where Ariana discusses her struggle with anxiety here!