1 – Bumble and Bumble “Surf Spray” – This essential is something I’ve found in just about every hairstylists’ kits on photoshoots to create that easy breezy beachy hair without a trip to the beach.
2 – K.Belo swim top and bottom / Beth Lauren bracelet / Jessica Simpson hat (at TJMaxx)
3 – Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer with SPF 20 – Get flawlessly even skin, even while at the beach with this moisturizer with light coverage.
4 – Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics “Lip Tar” – This product was introduced to me by my makeup artist friend (with some famous clients like The Roots), Maria Scali, who got me hooked on this all natural, yet saturated line of lip color—which is perfect to get some color on you for those scorchers that you don’t want to wear much makeup on your face.
5 – Xhilaration Watch – For only $12.99, this could be the perfect watch to wear to the beach or at the risk of getting splashed by the pool.
6 – Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment in Rosé – This is the grown-up organic version of Chapstick. It not only soothes chapped lips with natural ingredients (stop eating those chemicals on your lips!!), but it protects them with SPF15 AND gives you a little rosy tint too—a MUST in your beach bag.
7 – Volcom “Fooled You” beach cooler bag – Fooled you is right. This cute bag doubles as an insulated cooler to keep your picnic at the beach or park cool. Cool!
C&C California tunic / Gap tee / Zara pants / J.Crew bag / House of Harlow 1960 sunnies (similar online) / Havaianas flip-flops (similar online) / vintage jewelry
I was ready for the beach when I got a few pieces—courtesy of my new favorite swimwear line, K.BELO—just in time for my weekend getaway to a Maine beach house. Sadly, it was a bit too cold for my bikinis, but I still managed to put my cover-up/tunic to good use while walking on the beach!
BEAUTY TIP: To get a quick and easy bun ‘do like mine, try this…
1 – Pull hair into high ponytail, but don’t pull the last loop completely through
2 – Take the loose ends that are not in the elastic and wrap around the base of the ponytail
3 – Secure with U-shaped bobby pins (that preferably match your hair color)
4 – Pin the remaining hair in the loop down in a bun formation and marvel at your new easy style!
I’ve been away from home for the past week, working on a shoot in Boston and for a weekend getaway in Maine. These are just some of the behind-the-scenes of my week:
1 – What the front of a mannequin may look like when you’re photographing the back. #Insta-Tailor
2 – This is what I spend last weekend doing. I know you’re jealous.
3 – Shopping spree at TJMaxx. Too bad none of it was for me.
4 – Dinner at Lucky’s in Boston with the talented Lana Soussan of GYPSIES + DEBUTANTES (spotted on DAILYCANDY today!). I now have arm candy envy.
5 – My new swimwear c/o K.BELO–too bad it was too cold to wear this weekend in Maine!
6 – So much for a boat ride.
7 – The perfect lobster dinner for a gal with a severe shellfish allergy.
8 – I could get used to this kind of life…now back to the reality of a city girl.
Photography: Ehren Joseph
Styling & Art Direction : Liz Teich
Makeup: Maria Scali
Hair: Charlie Taylor
Model: Marcella Sbraletta
Production: Mindy Dulberg
Designer/Owner: Diane Belgrod
I’m so excited that recent work is finally published, as it seems like it’s taking a year for everything else to. I’m especially excited about this shoot I did for K.Belo‘s summer 2012 swimwear collection, which will soon be out in boutiques around NYC and major swim retailers like Great Shapes.
I already placed an order for the two-tone bandeau suit, which can be worn multiple ways, as well as the suit from the last shot. I will have lots of fun mixing and matching them this summer and pretending that I have about 8 new swimsuits as a result.
No, you will not see me in these on Dear Andi. I think our Brazilian bombshell did a fine job modeling them.
“Andi” circa early 1960’s.
Go figure that the birth of the bikini and my mother happened at the same time. Of course the bikini’s popularity rose in the 60’s with its appearances in James Bond and surfer flicks. So my mother, who followed a pack of surfers in a van across country to California during this time, followed suit (too punny?).
I recently styled the lookbook for K.Belo‘s summer 2012 collection and thought of this amazing image of my mother when she briefly modeled during that era in a classic polka dot bikini.
K. Belo’s designs are based on vintage swimwear with fabrics aptly from Brazil, including an adorable polka dot bikini that you can mix-and-match to make it your own. I can’t wait until the new collection of swimwear is out in stores…and beach weather, for that matter!
Normally, I am not able to post any behind the scenes from my shoots until the final images are released. Lucky for you, the amazing swim shoot I just worked on for K.Belo swimwear just had its behind the scenes shots posted to their Facebook page, so I couldn’t resist sharing the making of our fun St. Tropez in NYC shoot…
K.Belo SS’12 swim top and bottom; Jessica Simpson hat and Vince Camuto shoes (both at TJMaxx)
H&M ring; Beth Lauren bracelet.
On Liz: Free People top (similar); J.Crew tank; DKNYC pants (Marshalls, similar online); Seychelles sandals (similar); House of Harlow sunnies; etc… watchband bracelets; wood bangles (Nordstrom Rack).
On Marcella (model): K Belo swimsuit; Nine West shoes.
Charlie Taylor (hairstylist)
Maria Scali (makeup artist)
Ehren Joseph (photographer)
Diane Belgrod (designer and founder of K.Belo) wearing E.Kammeyer headband pulled for the shoot.
On Liz: Paul Smith cardigan (similar); hat from TJMaxx.
On Diane: Jessica Simpson hat (TJMaxx).
Summer is just around the corner and you’re going to want to get your hands on these adorable swimsuits with fabric from Brazil, but made in NY. Stay tuned for images from the entire collection of the K.Belo summer 2012 swimwear collection…