Friday, April 3, 2009

Bust Magazine Shoot

I've been a little busy lately (and honestly, in a bit of a funk), but I'm finally getting around to posting the behind the scenes photos from my shoot with Bust! The shoot took place on Tuesday, at Karine's (the photographer) apartment and then in front of the library. We shot three (and a half) different outfits, but I only have two to show you. Catherine joined us and took these pictures - thanks, Catherine! She wrote more about it on her blog, so you can read a little more about it, there. She even referenced how much I tripped, while walking around. I wish I could blame it on the heels, but I just can't walk, in general. I stumble all over the place; my ankles are constantly giving out on me. It's gotten so that I'm not even embarrassed anymore...I take a few spills now and then and just laugh it off.

This is me, trying to do a mini-leap and still maintain a nice expression. Not quite! Hopefully some of Karine's photographs caught me looking a little more normal.

Me, Karine and Lisa (from Bust). Sometimes my eyes disappear when I smile.

We got stopped by a foreign news crew, who asked me if this was the new American style. I don't even remember my response. I just giggled a lot. Now they're going to think that everyone leaps around in ruffled skirts and trips in their heels.

We ended up going back to Karine's apartment, again. She wanted to shoot something with sequins, because of the pretty back lighting.

I had to throw something together at the last minute, because I hadn't planned on using the sequined vest. While I was pretending to be a model, her little dog Nico was hamming it up in the background. Having animals around definitely lightens the mood. It also didn't hurt that Karine was by far the nicest, easiest photographer to work with. I'm looking forward to working with her again, in the near future!

Overall, the shoot was a lot of fun. Lisa and Karine were great, and Catherine was a huge help. Catherine and I had a nice lunch and Bobby came to meet us, afterward. That's when the day took a turn for the worse. Dun dun DUNNNN! He got a parking ticket AND got impounded. We walked up to the car, as they were hooking it up to the tow truck. The guy was a total jerk and wouldn't even explain anything. It also bothered me that he had the doors open and was fishing around shady. To make a long story short, we followed it to the impoundment lot. Two hours and $300 later, we got the car back. Woooohooooo!

There were signs posted that said, "Picture taking prohibited!" I sure showed them!!!

Bobby was relieved to get the car back. I was, too, but I also wanted to punch that guy in the face. I know it's his job, but he seemed to really enjoy ruining someone's day. Rude, rude, rude!

Oh well, all is well that ends well. At least we got it back!

-Keiko Lynn

p.s. Outfit Details - I almost forgot!:
1) Vintage top (altered to fit) - Fellsmere Inn (I bought the entire estate's vintage clothing)
Tiered ruffle skirt - Postlapsaria (I made it)
Tights - I've had them since high school
Heels - nine west
Vintage Bag - Hourglass Consignment

2) Vintage top - thrifted
skirt - postlapsaria
sequin vest - thrifted
tights - h&m
shoes - jeffrey campbell


  1. You look so, so, so great. And I love the ruffle skirt!

  2. you look adorable...thanks for sharing these!

  3. I am loving everything you're wearing! Absolutely fabulous. Especially the white ruffled skirt!

  4. I love your outfits! I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who rolls my ankles all the time in heels. With that said, why do us girls who are 5'7" need to be wearing heels anyway?

    Sorry to hear about the parking ticket. I can't believe you had to follow the tow truck.

  5. Oh man, that first skirt is FABULOUS and the whole outfit is amazing as well!

  6. Wow, the outfits and photos look great! It sounds like so much fun too.
    Can't wait to see it in Bust!

  7. looks amazing, and like so much fun.. sucks when people like ruining your day... i try to avoid contact with people as much as possible! haha.

    you look fantastic :)
    brooke xx

  8. white tiered skirt and red tights. omg! love them! that outfit is my most favorite. gonna be tough to top that look <3

  9. you always look gorgeous and you're a good make up artist!

  10. You look fantastic! I love that first outfit especially. I hope you'll add skirts like that to your shop soon! You know I'd buy one. :)

  11. Your ruffle skirt is adorable, I also like the red colour of your tights.

  12. I love both of your outfits. I am especially in love with the layered skirt!

  13. Bust is one of my favorite magazines, so I'm excited that you're going to be in it! I love both outfits, especially that blue sequined vest.

  14. Awesome! BUST is my all-time favorite magazine ever. Can't wait to see your feature!

  15. These Bust shots look great. So happy that you decided to use the vest, its so pretty and the lighting is perfect. Lovely.

  16. The red tights really pop against the white skirt and black shoes. You look lovely.

  17. Heard about you through some other fashion blogger friends (some of the above) and am so happy to have found your site. You're adorable and I love your style!

    Adding you to my links!