The models off duty series has always been a favorite of mine. I couldn’t count on two hands the number of times I have woken up, needed ideas on how to dress for the day, and turned to the “off duty” looks the babes at Free People have to offer. As silly as it seems, I know many of you can relate. They just have that way of making everything look effortless yet chic. I told the girls behind the blog that I’d love to get involved shooting the models off duty looks, and when they gave me the go, I was eager to start. Each morning this week I skipped my way over to the alley outside of the photo studio anxiously waiting for the cab to pull up, and an inspiration to step out. I loved how genuinely sweet and stylish each of the girls were this week and had a blast shooting them. To make things a little fun, I asked some of the models a quirky question while shooting to give them a voice beyond the beautiful pictures we get to see in the catalogs. Take a peek of the girls that slay the “I woke up like this” look we all love to see.
Aline made my Wednesday morning with fun poses and an outfit I could see myself living in. Skinnies, a flannel, and some rad shoes. It was awesome seeing her sport a pair of American flag converse… check out the DIY American Flag Converse we did earlier in the week! I asked Aline what her “spirit animal” was, and she answered, “A bird, so I could fly around anywhere and everywhere.” Sounds pretty free to me!
Amanda was the first model I shot, and couldn’t of been more welcoming. I fell in love with the way she played with textures and color. The soft nude/pink silk skirt paired with a basic charcoal tee added a the perfect feminine touch. I asked Amanda what her favorite flavor of ice cream was, and she answered with a chuckle, “peanut butter.” I couldn’t agree more.
Monika simply reeled me in with Rolling Stones tank. This look seemed to cover both comfort and cool… lounge pants are always a great call. I asked Monika what her “go to” outfit was and she answered with “A pair of jeans, comfortable t shirt, and Converse”.
I was so excited when Sheila pulled up. She’s one of my biggest muses, and her style is incredible. Britt and Sheila decided to pose together before they headed into the studio for the day, and their outfits totally worked together. I really loved the unexpected pops of color and punk vibes each of them had, they were the perfect looks to end the off duty shots on a good note.