Click, Click, Click, Flash

A couple weeks ago, I talked about how this was a super busy, but super encouraging, time of year for me and my sewing.  The biggest event I was hinting at in that post was something I did later that very same day:  my first ever photo shoot with clothes from my very own line!

I've overloaded this post with behind-the-scenes photos, so I'll leave my description brief:  IT.  WAS.  AWESOME.  Kate Ignatowski, a local NYC photographer, brought together a talented hairdresser, two preciously sweet and lovely student models, and my designs for our little romp around the Upper West Side.  We shot at the Museum of Natural History, on 75th Street, and in Central Park.  You'll see that Kate, Janice, and I were all bundled up with coats and scarves and huddling under umbrellas for the obvious reasons:  it was cold, and it was rainy.  Those poor models!  But seriously, what troopers.  They didn't bat an eyelash and stood out there with bare legs and arms as long as was needed.

This was an exciting, fun, learning-experience filled day for me, and I enjoyed every second.  See the bottom of this post for info on all these talented people, as well as the clothes that you see!  (And Kate's professional pictures coming soon!)
Photographer:  Kate Ignatowski
Hair:  Janice Latorre
Models:  Rachel Novick and Lilly Alanah
Clothes:  Dottie Adele

And here's everything you see:  Heart-Shaped Waistband Skirt, Polka Dot Top (sold out), Roses Skirt, Blush Pink Maxi Dress, Pleated Polka Dot Skirt, Lace Back Blouse, Peter Pan Blouse, Printed Shorts, Sweetheart Dress, Mustard Sweater Top (coming soon!)


  1. How exciting! Can't wait to see the photos!

  2. Wow, how exciting to have a professional photo shoot! I'm looking forward to seeing the photos. Congrats!

  3. This is so awesome! Can't wait to see more!

  4. you're totally awesome. I'm so glad we are bffs.

  5. I can't wait to see these photos Valerie!!! How awesome! (And in my neighborhood. Also cool!)