As Valentine’s Day looms just over the horizon, our vintage-lovin’ hearts feel that the best way to celebrate is with a very special one of a kind collection! Adding intrigue to iconic style, the new one of a kind stylebook, which launches tomorrow, was shot at Pennsylvania’s largest history museum — the Senator John Heinz History Center.
The six floor, 275,000 square foot History Center features both long-term and changing exhibit space and covers over 250 years of Pittsburgh history, from pre-Revolutionary War battles to legendary Steelers match-ups. In addition, there’s a museum-within-a-museum — the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum — and the Library & Archives section, which is a scholarly resource documenting over 250 years of history in Western Pennsylvania.
For our shoot, the stage was set to capture the ambiance of an old-time train station with our lovely leading lady setting off to meet her long distance paramour for a romantic rendezvous. Once our model’s hair was set in Veronica Lake-esque waves and her lips were stained a stunning shade of scarlet, the stylists set to work perfecting the vintage and retro-inspired wardrobe.
The elegant ensembles contained pieces from the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s, as well as a mix of new items. By pairing circa 1960′s dresses with ModCloth’s own retro accessories, such as the Lovely Lady Pumps in Fergie, or Victorian-inspired, but new frocks, like the Cameo Appearance Dress, with vintage accents, such as chic cream gloves, our stylists created superb samples that showcase how to mix and match the new with the old for style that’s as one of a kind as you!
An abundance of vintage props were used, as well, including various luggage and a classic glass Coca-Cola bottle, which added an air of authenticity to the “olden day train station” set.
This photo shoot was one of ModCloth’s longest, clocking in at around 8 hours, but once every picture was perfected, the photo team packed up their equipment, and headed back to the office. From there, the photos are edited by our talented designers, and co-Fashion Writer Annie begins the process of creating copy, such as titles for outfits, for the always lovely stylebook that you can check out tomorrow!
If you happen to have your eye on an ultra romantic one of a kind item that’s featured in the Long Distance Love stylebook, be sure to keep an eye on our vintage section February 3rd – 10th. Your sassy selection should arrive just in time to be your Valentine!