A couple months ago, I had the pleasure of working with the BEST online shoe retailer that the internet has ever known... Solestruck! They recently released the offical video Lookbook and catalog, featuring dozens of looks from Los Angeles to Portland and everything in between. To capture the campaign's roadtrip theme, they rented out an RV and drove all over the coast, photographing and filming models who represented the aesthetics of different cities. I was invited to rock some platform sneakers and kick the desert dust for the city I rep best: Las Vegas! Here are some screen shots of me and fellow model Emma Sargeant from the official ON THE ROAD Lookbook!
If you haven't spied 'em yet... these are the teasers and official video Lookbook!
Being a part of this project was the most incredible experience ever for me. The crew had high energy, and everyone pulled out all the stops (including a massive straw cape that made me look like a posh scarecrow!) The creative director, Ty McBride, is a genius when it comes to coordinating a shoot... he really knows how to inspire a pose with quips like "give me a snarl like 'you're not my father and I can do whatever I want!'" And I wish I could have our stylist, Anna Branch, on hire for the rest of my life. The club-inspired outfits she pulled together transcend brilliance. Rainbow shorts with leopard tights and a quilted bomber jacket... none of this is stuff I could have thought of myself! She's a lean mean stylin' machine. Our videographer, Matthew Ellis, was one of the funniest people I'd ever met. Within minutes of stepping into the RV and talking to him, I was doubled over with laughter. Nothin' better than working with people with the same sense of humor as you! He also had riveting stories about a near-death experience in Japan (and nonetheless wasn't afraid to film the models while sitting on the hood of our moving RV!) Last but not least... my main girl, Jessica Frieling, the Lookbook photographer. I met Jessica over the summer while filming a music video for my best friend Jessi's band The Ruckus. Jessica does it all - makeup, hair, photography, videography, acting, and singing. She's an artistic powerhouse and I am so unbelievably proud to say that she is not only my collaborator, but she's my friend. Everything about her is awe-inspiring; from the fact that she drove all the way from Arizona to work with our team in the desert, to the insane photos she snapped and how comfortable she made all of us feel behind the camera. Jessica is more than an artist, she's a hero. And I know that you'll be seeing so much more of her and her incredible work over the years! Thanks so much to Solestruck for this AMAZING opportunity!!!! Hope everybody loves the finished product as much as our team enjoyed creating it.
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