Thursday, May 29, 2014

A Sneak Peek at our Barkfest at Sniffany's photos!

While we wait patiently for our ah-mazing photographer, Seriously Sabrina, to work her magic on our Barkfest at Sniffany's photos, I thought I would share a little sneak peek and talk about how Holly and I achieved our paw-sitively fabulous Audrey Hepburn look! We loved spending the day with Sabrina and my mom running around one of New York's most iconic areas and playing homage to Holly's namesake :)

Sabrina has some Serious photography chops (pun intended), as you can see from this teaser photo she posted on Facebook last week! I can't wait to share the rest of the photos soon!

Photo courtesy of Seriously Sabrina photography.
To copy Audrey's classic style from the film, I used a sock bun form as a base and wrapped pieces of my hair around it to create a structured bun (held together by approximately 6,000 bobby pins). Audrey topped hers off with a sparkly broach, but to make our approach more modern and whimsical I turned to my incredibly talented friend and fellow Chihuahua Mommy Molly, who custom made me not only a fabulous sparkly bow to top off my top knot, but also a sparkly black and white coffee cup cozy to give a nod to Audrey's 5th Avenue coffee break in the film!
You can now buy the black & white cozy and the bow in Molly's Etsy shop, Jumping and Jellybean
I wore an old dress from Banana Republic (similar style here), pearls I picked up at the Albuquerque Museum, a Chanel charm bracelet, and Christian Louboutin pumps. Holly wore a Smoochie Pooch sweater from Petco's winter collection that is now sold out, but we are loving the classic black & white pattern on this dress for a similar look!

My mom captured this shot of our complete ensembles as Holly and I set up for a fun pose.
I was concerned about achieving Audrey's classic black cat eye from the film because I have eye allergies that have caused me to wear very little eye makeup, and thus my eyeliner skills were a tad rusty. I also am very self conscious about my hands (I know, it's weird) since my years as a horseback rider and as a pottery & photography enthusiast in high school has made them less elegant and ladylike and more weathered. Luckily, the answer to both my dilemmas came in my Spring VoxBox courtesy of Influenster*, which included my all time favorite Kiss Everlasting French glue on nails (I have long relied on them to create a chic, elegant French manicure look when I have no money and no time for a mani, which is always), and Rimmel Scandeleyes Retroglam Mascara, which in it's name alone promises a retro chic look perfect for emulating Audrey (and, I am happy to report, has not caused a single issue with my very sensitive eyes)! When paired with a winged black eyeliner that took more tries than I am willing to admit, they provided the finishing touches to my Holly Golightly style and really helped me feel in character on camera.

I can't wait to share more details on our experience from the day and of course, more photos!!!

Another picture from my mom in the cab on the way home. Being this chic is exhausting!
Until Next Time, Darlings!

*I was provided with these products to test courtesy of Influenster.

12 comments:

  1. This is SO cute! Breakfast at Tiffany's is one of my favorite films. You really embodied Holly Golightly's effortless style in this shoot <3
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    1. Thank you!! We had such a great time and can't wait to share the rest of the pics!!

      Thanks for stopping by :)

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  2. Those pictures are so cute!! Holly looks like she was having a great time.

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  3. As a pet owner and classic movie fan, this is PERFECT! Too cute.

    Best,
    Julia Ann, www.ohjuliaann.com

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    1. Haha why thank you! We had such a great time and I am so excited to see the rest of the pictures and share them here :)

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  4. Your dog is so cute!! I wish my dog was as cool and fashionable as yours :)

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    1. Aww thank you Jessica! I think she's adorable too, of course, but we also had a great photographer!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. This is too cute! Can't wait to see the rest :D

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    1. Thank you Ingrid! I can't wait to share :)

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