Category Archives: Fashion Character- The Classic

Double Stripes


Fashion details- Canvas orange/gray sweater worn over J.Crew blue/cream nautical shirt with classic khaki trousers.

(Photo & Styling- Martha Browne. Model- Danielle)

Fashion Character Photo


The Romantic c. 1950

Bag It


Fashion details- Gap paperbag-waist pants with moss-stitch sweater .

A Fashion Favorite- Blue And White

Oh…the beauty of blue and white. It really is hard to beat. The two colors look great on everyone- men, women and kids. A simple wardrobe of pieces can be bought inexpensively. And every year you can easily add to it. For this small photo shoot I did just that. I pulled from my own closet a few favorites and mixed in some new blue and white purchases. (click images to enlarge)


Fashion details- Ralph Lauren sweater. Necklace and ring are model’s own (left). Drawstring trousers & cotton jacket, Gap white ribbed t-shirt, blue rope bracelet, silver anchor earrings and LL Bean striped hat (right).


LL Bean hat with Macy’s blue and white swimsuit.


LL Bean sailor shirt, Old Navy white shorts and nautical slip-on Vans (left). Ikea towel, Vans and Ralph Lauren sunglasses (right).


Blouse from Goodwill.


Gap collarless tunic, drawstring trousers, LL Bean hat and wire fish earrings.

(Photos & Styling- Martha Browne. Model- Danielle. Shells- Paper Pizazz)

Fashion Character Photo


The Country Girl c. 1910

Tie One On


One of the best accessories to have is the classic and inexpensive bandana.

Then&Now- Go West

Then- The book ‘Hard Twist,’ written by Barbara Van Cleve with her black & white images, was published in 1995. Spanning over a decade, Van Cleve traveled the wild west states- Montana, Wyoming, New Mexico and others. Instead of photographing cowboys, she focused her lens on their female counterpart. Her portraits capture these hardworking yet tender women ranchers at their best.

Portraits- Kim Davis, CS Ranch, 1986 (top right), Melody Harding, Bar Cross Ranch, 1986 (middle left), Kim Davis, 1986 (middle left) and Dee Dee Dickinson, Vermillion Ranch, 1993 (bottom)


Now- Ben Weller’s color images have a similar western flavor. Shot at the Zapata Ranch in Colorado for UK Harper’s Bazaar, March 2015.

Fashion details-  Gucci knitwear & jeans (top left), Miu Miu taffeta/silk mix ruffled blouse & brocade skirt (middle right) and Ralph Lauren silk shirt & leather pants (bottom left). Hat and boots are model’s own.