In 1964 and 1965 New York hosted the World's Fair at Flushing Meadow Park in Queens. The World's Fair was and still is a celebration of technology, music, food, and culture. My father, who must have been at least fourteen or fifteen years old actually played in a band at the one of the theaters. The story goes that he borrowed one of my grandma's wigs (getting the hair that big those days required the use of wigs) and sang songs from The Rolling Stones. According to my dad he sounded like Mick Jagger and I believe him! I so wish someone had a recording of his voice or a video-how neat would that be to see!! Ahhhh my dad singing-swoon!!!!
I have seen this park a dozen or more times but I had never been inside of it. So I decided that it would be amazing to do a 1960's themed shoot at a place that meant so much to my dad and also a place that was filled with so much history.
This is a view of the park-The Unisphere and the Observatory Towers (they were also seen
in the film "Men in Black") were my background. The park was gorgeous that day and
the trees (I love trees!) were just stunning. It really was a beautiful day for a shoot!
I worked with Christina Marotto Photography and with Veronica Vintage who does my hair and makeup--what an incredible team we three make. The shoot was hard work for all of us but so much fun-these two girls were a blast to hang out with!
I wore a beautiful 1960's light green dress which was given to me by a sweet friend named Swing Sister. She really helped make my shoot extra special and I am so grateful to her!!! So much work and planning goes into a shoot especially when it is on location. I borrowed the cardigan, belt, and crinoline from Veronica Vintage and the second and third dress were borrowed from Brittany~Va Voom Vintage.
I borrowed authentic 1964-1965 World's Fair pamphlets from my father-I actually bought them for him years ago. They were so neat so read through. How fun must it have been to see all that culture and technology in a pre-internet world!!
As you all know, making a shoot a successful one takes a team of people. My children slept over my dad's house for the weekend, my husband (even though he was exhausted) drove me to my Veronica Vintage's house for hair and makeup. And then all the prepping that had to go on about a month or two in advance. I am so grateful to all those who helped me have an amazing and successful shoot. Honestly, this is my best shoot to date. I have grown so much as a model in the past year and this is the shoot I felt the most confidant!
Before I get to share with you some photos, I have a say a HUGE thank you to my photographer, Christina Marotto and my hair/makeup artist Veronica Vintage. Seriously-they were just amazing! I learned so much about posing and what works for my body and what doesn't-ahhhh I loved it!!
So without further adieu, here are some of my photos from my 1960's World's Fair Shoot!
So what do you all think? My team is amazing right? I am one very, very blessed and lucky Bunny! I truly am. And I still have more to share-you will see them in the coming month. I will give you a tease-birds are involved!! hehe
If you are interested with working with me, my photographer, or my hair/makeup artist, just simply click on the links I added above. My photographer also has a limited time only ad on Living Social. Go check her out!!!
I have another special shoot coming up in late October. It is turning out to be a 1950's shoot but I am still working on the themes. It will be my most challenging shoot to date because the hours will be insane but oh my-I know it will be all worth it in the end!
I loved sharing my 1960's inspired shoot with you. I also hope you feel a little inspired to put yourself in front of a camera too. It is an amazing experience-I love it!!!