Most people know I like a dramatic look…especially in my editorial shoots, but something I haven’t talked a lot about is my passion for vintage clothing. Something about the craftsmanship, the detail and the special-ness of clothing from times past is lost in this new world of fast fashion. I have long collected vintage dresses and coats and have recently begun to start to collect a little again. I search all over, and when I saw this amazing bright violet hued vintage designer dress by Victor Costa for Neiman Marcus, my heart stopped. The rich royal color spoke to me and nothing short of an ultra dramatic location would do this piece justice.

Luckily in San Diego we have no shortage of beautiful landscape. I have long wanted to shoot at what is known by locals as the Ho Chi Minh trail in La Jolla. This hike is known for its narrow and slippery pathways filled with otherworldly formations created naturally by wind and water. The dress and location turned out to be a perfect marriage, and with the amazing artistic eye of photographer Nevena of Marigold Studio, these photos are among my favorite ever taken.

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~ SG

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