Hollywood Gold

1st April, 2013

Hollywood, to me, is all about fantasy. It’s lights, camera, script, actress ~ action! It’s truth and it’s lies and it represents a coming-together of diverse artistic specialties like no other industry in the world. It is fascinating. In my simplified vision, there are two reigning archetypes ruling this scene: the silver screen queen and the rock n’ roll rebel. The Marilyn Monroe-esque ingenues, and the Jerry Hall brand of beautiful bad girls. Of course, it’s the latter that really revs up my imaginative engine. I love a troublemaker.Conversely, my friend and creative partner Jamie Beck is all about an unspoiled sweetness, and I believe it’s this dichotomy that makes us a great team. If we agreed on everything it wouldn’t be as interesting! So, when we were out in LA for the Oscars, we decided to duke out our differences in our favorite way: through fantastical fashion photos. We cast actress Estella Warren in the dueling roles of our respective dreams: the starlet and the siren.

Because of our work with LoveGold, we were allowed unprecedented access to the Fred Leighton archives ~ a candy store of historical red carpet memories. I pulled iconic, classical pieces originally worn by Jackie Kennedy for Jamie’s story, plus a tougher chic assortment for the version you see here. I was imagining Talitha Getty partying across Marrakech, the cover girls of the Roxy Music world, and of course, of Jerry Hall on tour with the Rolling Stones in the seventies. She’s a girl for whom the road is home, the one who can break any bad boy ~ but can never herself be tamed. Luxury, for her, is the only option, and no metal matches her fervor quite like gold.
|ABOVE + BELOW| Badgley Mischka jumpsuit and gown, worn with Fred Leighton jewelry (those amethyst earrings date back to the 19th century!)|ABOVE + BELOW| Sachin + Babi dress, Fred Leighton cuffs (previously worn by the great Tilda Swinton at the 69th Annual Golden Globes!)|ABOVE + BELOW| Gucci gown, Fred Leighton necklace from the 1950s|ABOVE + BELOW| DKNY dress, Fred Leighton earrings (created in 1875) and Victorian choker|HOLLYWOOD GOLD| starring Estella Warren |PHOTOGRAPHY| by Jamie Beck & Kevin Burg |STYLING| by Kelly Framel |HAIR| by Sam DiVine |MAKEUP| by Patty Bunch for Benefit Cosmetics |JEWELRY| by Fred Leighton |LOCATION| Chateau Marmont

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  • http://theoccasionalindulgence.blogspot.com/ Naomi@TheOccasionalIndulgence

    Gotta say, I love the sweet starlet version the most!

    The Occasional Indulgence

  • http://pinksole.com/ Rachelle

    gorgeous editorial, she’s so pretty.


  • Iliyana Licheva
  • http://www.facebook.com/alma.falconemolinelli Alma Falcone Molinelli

    this girl is just so beautiful and love the way she looks! the nude outfits are awesome! xo, Alma


  • http://twitter.com/momcounsel momcounsel

    i thought the model was you until i kept looking at the pics and saw your model info at the bottom!

  • http://eversofashionablykate.com/ Fashionably Kate

    This is AMAZING. Love this shoot. Such great styling.

  • julie

    I’m so happy to see her again! she looks gorgeous in her thirties! makes me feel better about my own age : )

  • talisa
  • Dress To Cook

    Gorgeous! Brilliant photosoot, my favorite image is with the black dress at the door, perfection!

    Dress To Cook Blog

  • Denisa

    Wow, amazing pics. Have a great day.


  • erica jensen

    So beautiful. Love all the gold.


  • http://www.fashionsnag.com/ Fashion Snag

    These are beautiful photos!


  • http://twitter.com/biancagrogan Bianca Grogan

    Love the photos… I think that you two are great together! http://www.shopperstherapy.blogspot.com

  • http://twitter.com/vwlblog Luba Dimitrova

    You are really a perfect team ! Love so much this work ! It is super classy !

    XX Luba

    Boyfriend jeans, pearls and stripes in my look today

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  • http://www.farandwildjewelry.blogspot.com/ abigail lind

    love the idea for this shoot. i can’t enough of rebellious ladies, even moreso when they’re clad in gorgeous jewels! that victorian choker is especially gorgeous.


  • Sincerely Sammie

    Those photos are completely and entirely stunning!


  • Ashley

    These are freaking gorgeous. I feel the same way about Hollywood

    xo Ashley


  • http://www.passportsandvisa.wordpress.com/ passportsandvisa

    I love the tassle necklace. That’s so up my alley and perfect way to dress up a simple dress.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lanciacoriandoli Lucrezia Fausti
  • tangoella

    the gold necklace looks so good with the peach color outfit. Enjoy all the photos.
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  • Lindsey

    Love the jewelry. Very beautiful shots

  • http://www.fancyalterego.wordpress.com/ Heather P.

    Such a beautiful shoot! I like the idea of using the two iconic Hollywood “identities” to show off the gorgeous jewelry! Also glad to see turquoise making a comeback…always liked it, but it was hard to find it in a way that wasn’t so “Arizona Tourist” style.

    Hope you’re having a great Monday!

  • http://twitter.com/VintageDanielle Danielle

    Absolutley stunning and to see both sides of Hollywood glamour is a brilliant idea.

  • Manita

    Such glamourous pictures! Love the shoot!


  • Xenia Kuhn

    At some pictures she looks like you. Same eyes! :)))

    [Lifestyle blog] fashionrolla.com

  • charlotte tan

    Glamorous and utterly gorgeous pictures! Love all the looks


  • http://saraleasofia.blogg.se/ Sara

    Beautiful pics!!

  • Lubna

    Such an incredible photoshoot! Perfectly styled and the makeup is so Hollywood!


  • http://www.men2hire.co.uk/ Male Escorts

    she is hot…loved are seductive looks

  • Anhen

    Wow… the shots are undeniably hot!! Like a true high end photoshooting!! Loved the intro text so classy!!


  • Beckermanblog

    WOWOWO!!!! soooo gorgeous!!! You did the best styling!!! She is Canadian you know! awesome!!!!! lol
    LOve you to infinity and beyooooond!!!
    your sistas xox

  • Mica N

    hollywood gold, in stunning gold cuffs …


  • Mina

    Interesting choice to shoot Estella Warren, with her barely-there career and horrible nose job. Have to say, the spread highlights the dark side of Hollywood just by having her.

  • http://www.EatStylePlay.com/ Eat.Style.Play

    I love it! This is great styling, and very fun pics!

  • http://twitter.com/KellyAnnNYC Kelly Ann

    Oh my goodness, what absolutely stunning photos!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  • sara

    thanks for share.....

  • tanya dempsey

    So so so so beautiful!!

    T xx

    November Grey

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  • www.schmid.cc

    I love the bronzed look – especially for Spring and Summer.

  • Chic Trends

    The model is absolutely beautiful and her jewelry pieces are to die for! Great job on the editorial, enjoyed it very much.


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