One of the last projects I worked on before leaving LA was a film shoot with my talented friend Sarah who I met through Brandy Melville. Between my internship and retail job, I feel as though I hardly had time to go to the beach this summer, and so when Sarah asked if I wanted to style and take photos in Malibu before our opening shifts at the store one Saturday morning, I had to agree. Part of not having a car this summer meant that my LA radius was fairly small. Since I mainly commuted to and from work, into downtown Westwood for groceries and dinner, and occasionally to Santa Monica when I had a day off, I'm so happy I was able to see Point Dume before I left the city.
I think Sarah's photography is powerful because she collaborates almost exclusively with her friends, and so she seems to understands what the subject wants to see on the other side of the camera. The tones in these photos are ethereal and ephemeral since they were all shot before 7am.Knowing that I would appreciate the dreamy, ambient beach backdrop, Sarah suggested I wear clothes in whites or cream to cultivate a softer aesthetic. The overcast softens the edges of each picture so that they seem almost intentionally blurred; that effect is certainly a byproduct of the film medium but I like to think think that the salty ocean fog also had something to do with it.
In each of the looks here I pulled from my modest collection of vintage pieces: the high-neck top and skirt are both from Instagram (@minimalismvintage and @mercyvintage), I bought the pink tulle slip at a flea market in San Diego, and my bikini bottoms are from Target.