Category Archives: Fashion Character- The Tomboy

Inspired By…

…’Girls Standing On Lawns‘ by Maira Kalman And Daniel Handler, 2014.

Maira Kalman and Daniel Handler sifted through MoMA‘s archive of old snapshots and found a lot them had to do with the same theme- girls on lawns waiting for a family member or friend to take their picture. So, they selected some favorites and got busy- Kalman with her illustrations and Handler with his prose to accompany them.

For me… I got busy photographing Kayla sitting on the lawn. :)


Fashion details- Tie-dyed shirt and sneakers with cotton shorts are all model’s own.

(Photo- Martha Browne. Model- Kayla)

Hawaii Five Oh


Fashion details- We Are Handsome silk shirt and Paul Smith red floral top.


 Acne Studios silk shirt, Tommy Hilfiger top (part of a set) and Gucci denim jeans.


Fendi shirt and H&M bikini bottoms.


Alturzarra top and skirt.

(Photos- Josh Olins. Styling- Clare Richardson. UK Vogue, April 2015)

Trademark- Spring 2015

trademarkspring015-optFashion details- Long sleeve sweater with gradient buttons and side tie skirt (top left). Slightly flared pants and pleat front top (top right). V-neck sheath dress (bottom left). Woven plaid dress (bottom right).

Dark Denim


Fashion details- Denim jacket & trousers with chambray shirt and sneakers.


(Tintype photography- Tif Hunter for Toast, Spring 2015)

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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)

Bag It


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