for one day every month, a group of us gather for our homepage photo shoot. sometimes there's a loose theme in mind, sometimes we wing it; but it's always fun. often we utilize the lovely and talented members of our own beacon's family to style, photograph, and model. in february we were fortunate enough to collaborate with two young emerging artists living in brooklyn. photographed by our own sandra esther ciriello, our new friends elise peterson and armina mussa were the fresh faces of february at beacon's.
washington, dc transplants, elise and armina are now living in a sun drenched apartment in bed stuy, where we did our shoot. their very different, but equally eclectic bedrooms are joined by french doors, which when opened create the perfect photo studio.
original art, vintage magazines, tapestries, records, found objects, not to mention lots of amazing clothes, line the walls of the girls' bedrooms. both stylists, elise and armina are the first models to completely style their own looks.
In honor of Valentine's Day, we asked Beacon's Closet regular and NYC matchmaker Amy Van Doran to share some of her thoughts on love, her personal style, and finding happiness in the big city.
photographed at amy's work space at the Oracle.
Visit Amy's website to get on her Rolodex, and go to The Donna every first Friday for her monthly "(Speed) Date my Friends" dance party.