some velvet morning

9th January, 2012

I’ve long felt lucky to be building a life out of endeavors that excite my imagination, and to collaborate with an ever-changing cast of conspirators ~ each of whom teaches me something unique. But I’ve never been happier than I was when abandoned in a grandiose beach house with Jamie and Kevin and a trove of cool clothes. We established a quick camaraderie over two favorite things: working hard and telling stories in images. From there, we immediately, giddily glided down the same rabbit hole: we ate and dressed and dreamed and drank and talked and planned and shot and laughed and lived together. Together, we felt we could make something special.

Visually, we wanted to go somewhere new, to whisper our shared secrets to you. Things can get a little strange out in California; all that lingering light plays tricks on life. Pods of dolphins slip into sight; birds sing, unseen. The shackles are gilded and the cages palatial. Yet the colors are lovely, and there’s always the promise of escape on the PCH…

PART II { photos + cinemagraph by Jamie Beck + Kevin Burg (follow Jamie on Twitter!) // styled by + featuring Kelly Framel // clothing, jewelry + interiors by Kelly Wearstler (you can also follow her on Facebook and Twitter) // hair by Sam DiVine // makeup by Kristee Liu // CLICK HERE to revisit PART I of this series }

  • Moloko + Honey

    holey moley these photos are mesmerizing!
    x Moloko & Honey

  • kira

    Amazing photos darling! Great post as usual

    Love it!

  • Marta

    Love! And I love the makeup and your nails. What color is that?

  • kitschy

    Hello, gorgeous! I really love these shots.

  • Jessica Kane

    Omg Kelly, this is a game changer, you just made your star so bright nothing will dim its glow. So amazing.

    Much love, from a curvy fashionista & professional blogger, < - plus size style blog <- #1 plus fashion network

  • Britt+Whit

    Kelly you are sooo gorgeous! dying over the pink coat shot! you look fabulous!

    love from San Francisco,

  • Honorata

    GEORGOUS!!!your best photos ever!!!

  • Rebecca Jane

    These are all so beautiful! The styling and feeling of the shots as well as the garments, you look amazing!

  • fifi

    wow! the photos are incredible!

  • From Suns To Moons

    Kelly Wearstler is one of those rare artists who can transcend their main medium (Tom Ford's "A Single Man" is another example). I've seen her first collection up close and it is nothing short of remarkable: polished, perfectly tailored, and wonderfully whimsical.

  • Brittany Sage

    Absolutely amazing! You look stunning. That looks like a dream come true!

  • Michelle Jiafang


  • Kiah Torres

    WOW! My mouth is still hung open! These photos are ridiculous! Simply gorgeous! I am really loving all the fabulous shoes! Kiah

  • Kaitlin Mattingly

    wow these are the most amazing photos ever. so in love with how glamorous they are

    xoxo katlin

  • Grace

    OH MY GOSH. YOU ARE A GODDESS. And a sexy one at that! You are beautiful, lady and I love the moving taxi picture with the fluttering of your skirt!



  • monkeyshines ♥

    stunning styling!


  • The Fancy Teacup

    Words cannot express how remarkable you look! So glad to see another batch of wondrous work from the incredible Jamie Beck. So amazing. x

  • Brigita

    You did such a great job together! The clothing and photography is out of this world perfect! You like like a sexy goddess that has nothing to do while she awaits her husband home – a wife that plays a dress up EVERYDAY! 🙂
    xx Brigita

  • Ericka

    GORGEOUUUSSSS PHOTOS! I love the ones with the blue one-shoulder dress! so chic!

    All the Best,

  • Marie Martell

    Wow! Just absolutely stunning! What an amazing post! Love your blog!

  • Hija @ work

    Absolutely gorgeous! Love it!

  • *Glam Chameleon*

    Magnificent, gorgeous, extraordinary, divine, stunning… there are no words to describe this beauty!:)

  • FashionFlirt

    wow these photos are simply STUNNING! You look so so beautiful! 🙂

    Love your blog, check out mine:

    kisses, Jasmin

  • kaitlyntru

    These are so incredible and awesome!

  • grandeur manifesto!

    Absolutely gorgeous photos! Lucky you!

  • Mary Ann

    Beautiful pics Kelly!

  • Juliane @ C’est moi à Paris

    Absolutely amazing! I am blown away!

  • Miss Molly

    ok wow. i am speechless. incredible!

  • Alexandra

    Ouh, sexy mama!

    Luv your pics, it's so pretty.

    Alex @ Harvested

  • My Fashion Juice

    I super love these shots! I am so fond of your cinematographs and I've been trying it out myself (though I still need to practice more and get a better software to do it). So lucky you get to shot at Kelly's Malibu home. It looks magnificent!

  • Angie

    you're so flipping gorgeous and photogenic! i love that each shot has such character and flavour to it, not just simply a pretty picture of a pretty girl

    pandaphilia style

  • La Petite Olga

    So gorgeous!! The pictures are so amazing!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

  • La Boheme

    I'm sooo happy and sooo excitedly jealous of you! This is a girl's dream come true, isn't it? Two of my fave girls collaborating…well done!


    this is so amazing what a fantastic collaboration, congrats on all your success you are beautiful! and i love love the cinema-graphs you've been doing!

  • Jen

    You. Are. Ridiculously. Beautiful. Future generations are going to be looking at these photos like we look at style icons past! Amazing work.

  • Prêt-à-Penser

    Every photo, every shoot, is absolutely amazing.
    Congrats to you, and the awesome photographers!


  • Michelle’s Style File

    WOW! These are wonderful!!


  • Aleen

    Every single image is just better then the last! Amazing x

    Lousine Adelia

  • Styleclouds

    WOW! The photos are amazing and you look absolutely stunning! xo, Christina

  • Bridg

    wow these images are so stunning! 🙂 you look amazig=ng kellY! xx

  • Urban Jungle Fashion

    Woman, you have outdone yourself in this amazing post!

  • Opheeee


  • lafemmealamode

    WOW, those pictures are amazing!!! Simply stunning!

  • Domonique Wilson

    Too many favourite's to choose from. Each are creatively inspiring in their own way!Love!

  • Lauren E Thompson

    stunning collaboration. absolutely love the makeup.

  • Rox

    totally love it!!

  • Philippe Philippe

    wow just like the best pictures I 've never seen !!

    yiou are really amazing =)

    kiss from switzerland !!

  • letizia

    amazing pictures, a bit far from my life and my world but they're still gorgeous, love the leo shoes, gorgeous, also I know I couldn't walk with these…
    Look like photos from a magazine!


  • TripsTreasures

    Amazing photos, could be a perfect editorial. Love all the accesories and that house must be so beautiful !
    spring trends

  • TripsTreasures

    Amazing photos, could be a perfect editorial. Love all the accesories and that house must be so beautiful !
    spring trends

  • Susie

    Oh Kelly!! This is all too, too divine. Each a stunning work of art. Congratulations on your beautiful words and such an enchanting collaboration!!

  • Plami

    Gorgeous pictures! I am stunned!


  • Emy

    I'm completely inspired by these shots!! Jamie and Kevin sure know how to capture you beautifully!!! I seriously cannot get over how gorgeous you look in ALL of these shots. I hope these collaborations keep comin' because you made every kelly wreastler piece look even better than it already does!!
    Have a great week 🙂

  • The life after

    Amazing pics!! You look lovely!! your gif are always the best!

    The Life After

  • Suzi Maynard

    The way you write is like poetry in motion! Love the photography too!
    Suzi x

  • pia

    wow what a wonderful shoot, so many great interesting photos
    great job


  • marcella

    I'm speachless

  • Tanja van S –

    These pictures are absolutely beautiful…. great shooting

    Tanja – or via Facebook-Page

  • Nimue

    Great shots! and I so adore the snake-print booties your wearing!

  • Samantha

    Wow great photos! Your gifs are always my favorite 🙂

  • soffi

    you should be a top model!

  • Hillary

    God! I love the song, "Some Velvet Morning"! Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood are to die for! By the way, tha's an amazing headboard, and you look stunning in all these photos!

  • Sarah

    So beautiful, I absolutely love these!

  • StreetLounge

    Wow, first and last photos are ABSOLUTELY gorgeous!!

  • yvo

    you are beyond gorgeous!

  • stylish fox

    Absolutly perfect! Amazing photos ! You are beautifull

  • Exquisite Daydreams

    Beautiful pictures!

  • The Salvage Snob

    AMAZING!!!!!!! Love the way you mix patterns, seems so effortless!!!

  • Mona


  • Tracey Magpie Style

    Love that first blue dress, the cut is fantastic. You look fab in all the pictures. How fun!

  • Arstcrylique

    Super gorgeous!!!

    Sara Ottavia C.

  • Juliana

    You are gorgeous!

  • Ishara

    amazing foto's, your face is remarkable very nice

  • Angie

    beautiful lady! I like the moving one! And the eye makeup is amazing xoxo


  • Lisa Griffin

    Gorgeous!!! So pretty, especially that hot pink suit, love!
    in dramatic fashion

  • victoriadiazs

    you are absolutely stunning! and the pictures are fantastic not to mention that all the outfits are amazing!

  • ELA

    That´s great!!! 🙂

  • Nari-Elle

    Amazing pictures!!!


  • M-J Obsessions

    You are a living art!!! This is beyond amazing!!

  • Snazzy Dollface

    Every shot is completely amazing!

  • Lace and Tulle

    OMG!!! amazing photos!!! love them all!! you look amazing!!

  • thenauticalwheeler

    Amazing! You did such a great job!!! From Brooklyn with love ~jen

  • GiGi Reed

    These photos are literally breathtaking and should be on the cover of magazine. PERFECTION! 🙂

  • Chelsea Donaldson

    These photos are all wonderfully incredible. They look like a beautiful magazine editorial. I especially love the animated one with the cab!

  • Annet

    ♥♥♥♥♥♥ oh shit! ♥♥


    Wow again! Such beautiful pictures!
    I'm glad you're back ♡

  • Annabelle

    What a great spread! Beautifully done. And I love that blue dress at the beginning and the outfit at the end.

  • indulgenceissimple
  • The Pocket Stylist

    Incred!! I adore the color of the first dress. And all the shoes are stunning.)

  • ClosetConfections

    These shots are absolutely FIRE! Seriously, you guys did an incredible job.

    Much love,

    Closet Confections – A Sweet Personal Style Blog

  • Emijaa Jaaemil


    Stay blessed.

    Emijaa Jaaemil

  • Erin

    Part 2 is even better than part 1. You look gorgeous! The whole collaboration is brilliant. Congrats!

  • Botany’s Desire

    Amazing work. Perfect styling and makeup

  • DY

    WOW. These shots are amazing, your eyes are so hypnotizingly beautiful.

  • little yellow apple

    I am blown away at the beauty of these photographs. Your makeup and hair are flawless! Every piece of your wardrobe is styled to perfection and Jamie and Kevin can do no wrong with their photographs. You are beyond stunning and these photographs truly capture the "get way Cali" experience. Well done!

  • Els

    amazing, gorgeous, beautiful, breathtaking photos! xxx

  • Bravoe Runway

    WOW Kelly! Is there a part III??? I love the picture of the cab driving by and your skirt fluttering in the wind. The pictures are all gorgeous, and you mix prints incredibly well!

  • Caitie

    O.M.G. these pictures are ridiculously beautiful… so inspiring… keep doing what you do!


  • Caitlin

    I dont know which I like more – part 1 or part 2!! The pictures are amazing!!

  • Gawgus things…


  • Meaghan

    Beautiful photos! I especially love the one where your skirt flutters from the taxi driving by. SIIIICK!

  • Caitlin

    These photos are incredible!! Beautiful styling.


  • Audrey

    These photos are stunning (as are you!)

  • Rachael

    Kelly Wearstler couldn't have chosen a more compelling muse. I often get bored when scrolling through a long line of blogger photographs but each image of you is fresh and interesting. You could add a dozen more and I would be equally enthralled. You perfectly encapsulate the Wearstler spirit!

  • Hena
  • rachel kirk peterson

    beautiful, beautiful photos!

  • Daisy

    WOW these photos are stunning!!!!<3

  • Keisha Ervin
  • Prim and Pimp

    amazing photos! you look gorge, and the motion picture is so cool


  • Amy

    gorgeous shots! you look beautiful, I love the makeup too!

  • Frances O@TheFashionHive

    Wow!! Speechless!!!


    incredible… idk what to say really

  • Style Footprints

    These are just stunning…absolutely stunning!!

    Love your blog.

  • Amélie

    Wonderful ! I like those stones jewellery.

  • My Dressy Ways

    Amazing, every single one. So hard to pick a favorite!

  • Dress and Dish: Lana

    ha ha I never have heard California described like that! That is awesome.

  • Marian
  • Gina Michele

    These pics are breathtaking!!! Great job to all involved!

    Gina Michele
    Crochet Clouds

  • Andrea

    Seriously, these pictures are fantastic!!! I love everyone of them!! Gorgeous!!
    Wonderful and Marvelous

  • Molliee

    oh my gosh! these photos are exquisite!!! love every last one of them and you are stunning!

  • Meena

    Wow…such stunning pics!!

  • Deborah Piana Agostinetti

    Wow!!! Amazing pictures!

  • Erica

    These photos are STUNNING!

  • House of Avandan

    I love, love, love the first dress.

    A jewelry blog.

  • FashionFlirt

    As a blogger, a post like this is my DREAM.
    lovee, Alena

  • FJ

    WOW! I love everything about this post. all the outfits and poses awesome.

  • Dani

    Pure Magic!

    The photography is outstanding and the styling is sublime!

    I have a strange fealong this blog is getting even better (if that is even possible…)

  • Aubrey and Melissa

    Could you be any more flawless? These are without a doubt the most beautiful photos of you we have seen, always so inspiring!

  • Sandra Merino

    amazing! stunning!!

    you look fantastic in the photos! so pretty and sexy!

  • Shubana

    Beautiful shots ! The first one sure sets the tone! Awesome x

  • Freya

    I've never commented on your blog before, I find it via Refinery29 when they mentioned you in a recent article. I think you know how to style yourself quite well, and whoever your photographer is really knows what their doing, but I think you could go even further and refine your posture in these photographs. The picture of you on the swing is very representational of what you describe your experience in Cali to be: easy, glamorous, aesthetically beautiful. But in many of the photos you're very deliberately looking at the camera, even when running up the stairs or sitting next to the statue, or laying on the marble table. I feel like your trying for like a Kate Moss effect, which is very effortless & sexy, but you come across a little more forced & deliberate. Hope this is helpful to you in your endeavors.

  • Anonymous

    very nice

  • thecriminallyexpensive

    That blue velvet is surreal! Mesmerizing…You have done it once again!


  • David Diaz

    Your eyes are to die for! 😀



    wow!!! breathtaking, the blue shoes, the bed, the one eye pic…again wow!!!, 🙂 chev

  • leesicam

    The photography is stunning as are you! Congratulations.

  • ADJ

    these are outstanding. i think you need to do more modeling. really outstanding.

  • Erica

    wow, this may be my favorite of all of your posts. absolutely stunning photos.

  • Roxanna

    Great post and stupendously beautiful pictures. Gorgeous play on prints and textures :).

    xx Roxanna

  • Supal

    Seriously, Jamie is freaking amazing and you're o beautiful!!

  • Shandrese/Natalia

    I think it's every girl's dream to be abandoned in a fabulous house on a beach with amazing photographers and racks and racks of awesome clothes 🙂

    So glad you're living the dream!!!

  • Bebe

    wow. absolutely breathtaking.

    every element is perfection. you look beautiful as always, the setting and decor is, of course divine, and the clothing and accessories are equally amazing. thank you for sharing.

    xx, Bebe

  • Candice

    You have always been gorgeous, and these just show off your knock-out beauty. Simply stunning, Kelly!

  • Carly

    Just wondering what color/brand of nail polish you are wearing. The photos are beautiful!

  • Morgan

    love the nail polish!

  • Affair with my Closet

    W-O-N-D-E-R-F-U-L ♥
    Great pics! Fabulous! Lovely…
    Kss ~.~
    Flavia Alessandri

  • Anonymous

    the clothes and every are FAB esp the shoes, but i do feel you might be a bit too commercial looking for shots like this. it doesn't seem natural

  • isaobeso

    I'm really impressed with how unique the styling resulted… congratulations!

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  • jin

    these photos are AMAZING!!!!! esp the second to last one!

    xx jin @ her imajination

  • WearAbouts

    You definetely could not get any more beautiful. That photographer is FANTASTIC and you are absolutely BREATHTAKING

  • Ami

    Stunning! Never seen anything like this photo series. These are amazing artwork.

    Also, I love your nail polish color, here, the one that looks sort of like gunmetal. What is it, please, if you even notice the 151st comment?

  • Cathy


  • Linda

    beautiful dresses! love your ensembles

  • Sophia

    The text really describes these photos so well. They are something else. You are a natural beauty and these photos are just so authentic. Mesmerizing. <3

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  • Tracy
  • The Photodiarist

    Such breathtaking photos!

  • szWaczka

    photos are wonderful I could still watch and watch

  • tarafilliana
  • Lizzykeene84

    Your blog has completely transformed. Everything looks so amazing, congrats to you!

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