You know how sometimes you just want to feel super glamorous like you don’t have a care in the world and no one can touch you? Come on, I know you’ve been there! Well, thankfully I run with some highly talented and creative folks, and one of them totally let me live out that dream for a day.
In case you’re not aware, I have a side hustle selling Gatsby headbands on Etsy, the store is called With Love From Rigby. I like to call them “everyday Gatsby,” headbands because they can be dressed up, worn as part of a 20s costume or just worn with everyday wear! I’m taking things a little more seriously than I have in the past, and decided a lookbook would be the perfect thing to revamp the shop and introduce some brand new styles. For this particular shoot, we went with a “modern Gatsby” feel and I couldn’t be happier with how the photos turned out.
Stephanie Drenka is one of the most talented people I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting, and her willingness to help my vision come to fruition was a total dream come true. We opted for the dreamy white background of her studio, complimented by some Gatsby-inspired decor and all of the models wore black and gold. Jaclyn of Pretty Petals, Natalie of The Fashion Hour and one of my oldest friends, Chelsea all offered to model With Love From Rigby Gatsby headbands and I can’t imagine a better group of ladies to work with. How gorgeous are they?!
Bubbly was a MUST for this photoshoot….you know, for the sake of accuracy….yeah, that’s why! 😉
Of course, I decided this was the perfect opportunity to go all-out glam so even though it was 100 degrees outside, the fur coat made an appearance. My AMAZING flapper skirt ended up pairing perfectly with a sequin top that I almost sold to Plato’s Closet earlier that week! Probably the first time I’ve ever been thankful they didn’t take something of mine haha. Both the skirt and top were purchased secondhand – something I HIGHLY recommend! You get a great bargain + it’s green + you’re helping someone else out. I rounded out the look with simple earrings and my favorite Valentino knockoff shoes (less than $70 at DSW!)
Gatsby Headbands: With Love From Rigby, The Violet ($20; exact + discount code below) | Shirt: Secondhand ($15; similar) | Skirt: Secondhand ($36; similar; similar) | Jacket: Secondhand ($75; similar; similar) | Shoes: DSW ($70; exact) | Lips: NYX Simply Vamp in Enamored ($6; exact)
If you like these Gatsby headbands and want one for yourself, you can check out my Etsy shop here! I’ve set up a special coupon code for my readers that will get you 25% off – just use the code ‘valerybrennan’ when you check out!
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