Sometimes just stepping into a physical space can inspire creativity. And that was the case with my shoot for TGS collective. What is TGS? It stands for The Gypsy Shack Collective, a modeling agency and creative collective based in L.A. whose focus is on representing models without any measurement requirements and bringing together creatives to create killer content.
For this shoot, the backdrop was a Spanish style casita in Silver Lake. What I discovered looking back is that sometimes the synergy of what you want to achieve and the physical space can complete the look and really bring the overall vision to life. So when I saw pictures of this location and its eclectic decor of retro California mid-century modern furniture, mixed with asian elements and Mojave prints, surfboards, cacti and a picnic table draped in bohemian accessories, I knew it was perfect for the 1970’s-inspired look I had been starting to cultivate in my wardrobe. I brought a few different looks but this one just really seemed to come alive for me once I was in the casita. And thanks to Alex Morehouse, photographer and TGS founder for capturing my 70s moment. So my go-to’s to complement the retro vibe of this space was this boho top with embroidered flare-sleeves from Alice + Olivia, some oh-so seventies flare jeans by Pilcro at Anthropologie, and a suede tasseled belt bag from See by Chloe.
GET THE LOOK: THAT 70’s VIBE
And, that’s what I love about creating concepts for a shoot is considering all the creative details to create big picture vision and story. You can be inspired by your destination too. This look is great for a weekend vibe that I’d like wear to the vintage-y Melrose Flea Market or just shopping on a Sunday. Do you need somewhere to wear this look or any of the looks on Artfully? No, that’s the point. Artfully aims to show you that if you can imagine it, you can do it. Clothes can take you back in time and into the future even by helping you envision your goals. That job you want: dress the part. Those dates you want to attract, wear what makes you feel good and approachable. Think about color and texture in this regard. More importantly dream and have fun. Virtually all fashion is a nod to what came before. So look to different eras the 60s the 70s whatever is calling to you and make it your own. I hope looking to the past for inspiration can also help to move your fashion forward. See you next time! Another time, another place. (wink, wink).