Rebecca Minkoff Wes moto jacket, Sister Jane feather-print pants (similar here), Nasty Gal bikini top (similar here) and Hideaway Panama hat, Satinato sandals (bought in Brazil). Shot by Erica Lavelanet in Montauk.
When I was little I loved to raid my mom's closet with my sister and play dress up. Even if the heels and outfits were too big for us, or we had lipstick smudged all over our faces by the end, there was something about playing around in someone else's closet that sparked the imagination, stimulated our creativity and gave us a feeling of pure, unadulterated joy.
This shoot, lensed in Montauk during my quick weekend getaway at the beginning of this month, essentially stemmed from the same place. I raided Erica's suitcase and dug out this fun hat and moto jacket, both of which seemed to pair perfectly with the swimsuit and breezy pants I was already wearing to create a look that was equal parts festival, cowgirl and just plain fun. Shot in the dry dunes leading to the shore, one might imagine that we were in a desert somewhere, instead of only a few yards from the sandy beach. Personally, I'm loving the results! Not to mention, we had such a blast shooting.
Cheers to never being too old to play dress up!