Working with Imogene, Ben and Sandy was truly a gig to remember. Immy and I worked side-by-side for a couple of weeks locked in motel rooms, cars and motor homes between pit-stops at vintage stores and Swingers. Immy and Ben were here from Australia on a Great American Adventure, shooting for Oyster (where Imogene is Fashion Director) and a campaign (and roadtrip) for Levi’s and I was along for the ride. I loved every minute of it except maybe the time I came running to her because I found a bug in my bed and all the Aussies laughed at me but damn it, I’m phobic!
Imogene is a brilliant stylist and I had so much fun while learning so much from her. That’s something I haven’t been able to say in a while, truthfully. She’s a master with accessories and favors indie designers which makes her a girl after my own heart. There’s also an element of street culture in her work that is so authentic and not forced and she breathes attitude into everything she touches. Immy is the type of honest-to-goodness “cool” that so many try (but fail) to emulate – it was intimidating at first, but that faded quickly after a few goofball moments and blasting old school hip hop on K-DAY. Can’t speak highly enough about this woman. I hope she gets back to Cali stat!
As for this shoot for Oyster, I just love how it turned out. Amazing what a small, but mightily talented crew can churn out. A welcome reminder that a huge budget and craft services are a luxury but by no means a necessity. I can’t remember all of the credits (you’ll have to pick up the mag for those) but I know the Rorschach skirt is by Dion Lee, gold bar belt by Gucci and the first black patent look by Olima.
Oyster is simply killing it with their editorials (and the articles are quite good too!) and I highly recommend you all pick up the issue. The cover of Meghan Collison alone should sell you.
And you know I couldn’t resist slipping on those sky-high boots and I’m proud to report I didn’t topple over in them. The shoes plus an outtake below the cut!