My introduction to Dreamers and Drifters happened during the warm summer months. I happened to follow the brand's instagram page and (unknowingly) had entered/won the weekly "free bikini Friday" giveaway. The bikini I was gifted was a bohemian dream, and I immediately knew I wanted to collaborate with Verity, the beautiful brains/designer behind the brand. We started collaborating towards the end of summer and last month S and I were finally able to bring our dreams to life.
When I first saw the Winter 2015 collection I immediately thought of the 70s. The forest green wrap jumper was reminiscent of a DVF wrap dress and the Tokyo top? The print appears to have been lifted straight from the St. Peppers' album cover! S and I packed everything up and took it to our favorite seventies-esque escape: Shaver Lake. The cabin we stayed at has an amazing staircase/hallway that came complete with a shaggy orange carpet, wood panel wall covers and vintage "Smokey the Bear" posters. Cue the records and pony beers!
I'm lucky to have a guy who came with an awesome vinyl collection (and by awesome I mean heavy in the seventies.) Every Sunday S and I play our favorite records while cleaning our apt, road tripping, or enjoying time with friends. Our Crosby player is compact and it's folding ability makes it perfect for traveling (it even fits in the milk crate we keep our vinyls in!). My personal favorites are ELO and Lana Del Rey (I know I know... not seventies) but for this shoot we were swaying to Jimi xo.
S always says there's a magic to records, that whenever the room needs a new energy, the record seems to end. We take it as a cue to flip, shift gears, or move the party elsewhere. At the cabin we took it as a cue for an outfit change.
The four outfits we shot at the cabin all reflect a piece of the seventies I've romanticized in my head. The first outfit, featuring the Cross my Heart Knit, was inspired by Nancy Sinatra. I tried to imagine what she would be doing on a winter vacation... Cozying up in a warm cabin with dreamy eye makeup , big hair, and sleeves that are just a bit too long. For the second outfit (featuring a jumper from Dreamers and Drifters), I channeled Jerry Hall with loud prints and glamazon poses.
The brown hues of the third outfit drew me straight to Woodstock. It was an outfit made for a floppy hat and birkenstocks... an outfit that was trendy but comfy. It's an outfit that can be worn for hours while getting lost at a music festival. The fourth outfit, and possibly my favorite, stems from my love for the Beatles and Bridget Bardot. The Tokyo top just screams St. Peppers to me (pattern wise) and the cut of the top gives it a youthful, playful feel. I teased my hair into a baby "Bridget" bump and danced myself dizzy getting lost in the Jimi Hendrix experience.
I've been watching Almost Famous while editing this post, and the 70's journey almost feels complete. Start your own seventies fantasy with the Dreamers and Drifters winter collection, and if anyone asks, Penny Lane made you do it!
Top: Cross my Heart Knit
Pants: Coming Soon
Jumper and pants: Dreamers and Drifters (Coming soon!)