Working in NYC is always exciting. The flower district is a rush, getting the flowers from one place to another is always somewhat challenging without a car, and the selection is so different than what we get in LA. I usually set up shop in my hotel room at the Bowery, fill my bath tub with vases and let the flowers take over. I had the pleasure of traveling out this winter to shoot with Alpine Swim and collaborate on their campaign because I not only love their suits, I love the motive behind the company and the founder Olga, and Creative Director Kim. Providing flowers when working with Alpine, is such an amazing way to showcase my work because I have somewhat free range. I am typically given a color palette to stick within and a general theme, and the rest is left up to me. Having clients that trust my work and creativity are the best clients! We shot at this incredible castle in Yonkers that was literally TO DIE FOR!!!!
A little about Alpine ...
"Women struggle with self love and body confidence everyday and sometimes loving your body how it is right now can be easier said than done. Life is too short to be uncomfortable in your own skin. And although it may sound cliché, it’s important. Alpine Butterfly Swim was created to inspire women to wear that sexy swimsuit and love yourself while doing it. In 2015, after realizing that finding swimsuits (that were also flattering!) for my plus size niece was nearly impossible, I was inspired to create a brand that didn’t forget about all of the women who are above a size 8. Alpine Butterfly Swim officially launched August 2017.
Alpine Butterfly Swim is an all-girl powered company catering to female empowerment and body positivity. Alpine is made for women by women. I am determined to help girls of all ages who may be struggling with self confidence. With your support, I hope to revolutionize the plus-size industry by creating a world where women of all sizes feel beautiful in a swimsuit. Together we can continue to inspire and support each other because I believe that women are always stronger together.
Alpine Butterfly Swim is a plus-size, luxury swimwear line designed and founded in Venice Beach, California. In her free time, Olga enjoys getting involved with charities, mentoring young women, drinking wine, and spending time at the beach with her husband and two children, Valentino and Eloise."
Here are the gorgeous images from the shoot, shot by Kimberley Gordon.