I really enjoy the process of putting together a fantastical visual story. I love the late nights spent in a champagne haze, dreaming up ideas, hoping to top whatever we’ve conjured up before. I love the manic days of running around town, trying to source the perfect clothes and props and accessories. I love seeing every little puzzle piece fall into place, as the vision starts to coalesce into something concrete. But it never becomes really real until the true muse is tracked down, till we find the girl who best exemplifies the character in our heads.
Every season there is a fresh influx of beautiful girls, each of whom beguiles you somehow ~ be it with a winsome gaze, languid limbs, an athletic attitude, groovy moves or an astounding sense of coolitude. You obsess over every one of them, but no one girl is right for every story. It’s like falling in love ~ when you know, you just know. Here is a peek behind the scenes, as we recently looked for (and found) the disgraced-princess-becomes-queen of our dreams.|PHOTOS| by Carly Piersol for Ann Street Studio