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torn - styled by rachel

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rachel holes up at home on a rainy day to deliver some moody, broody looks for us this week.

you do prop styling and set design. does your interest in clothes influence your work?  

most definitely. for me it goes hand-in-hand really. my background is in fashion and so it's always been a sort of building ground for me. i'm always aiming to be a bit playful, a bit weird, never too serious, you know. i get a lot of inspiration from textures, colors, shapes. i'll put something on one day and be like "i love this vibe, i need to reformat this look into a cute still life" and then i'll rip up that top and give it a second life as a backdrop or something like that.  

what in current fashion is exciting you?

i'm really into this soft, worn, earthy renaissance look that's going on right now. i've always been into the peasant vibe so i am very pleased. i am really behind what the younger new york labels are doing. some really refreshing and weird/extremely beautiful stuff is happening. a favorite right now is vaquera! you go, girl!   

what was the inspiration behind this shoot?

i did this shoot at home in my apartment. it was fun to plan out different vibes for the different rooms we shot in. i'm all about the vibes! we listened to a lot of alanis morissette because we were feeling nostalgic and it was raining. i think both her sensitivity and temper translate into the photos. it was a very moody day!


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