When planning this campaign with El Vaquero, aka EV Boots Italy, we knew it had to be someplace dreamy and also edgy. The Badwater Basin salt flats in Death Valley, CA became the vision for this shoot, and though the conditions were rough and not many people have shot there because of it, that didn’t stop us.
You can’t really be prepared to spend a long day of shooting in the brightest part of Death Valley. Luckily it’s not as hot in winter, only being approximately 80 degrees, but it was still an insane day. We buckled down like the desert nomads we are, bringing our top game to make this campaign come to life as we had envisioned. This is probably the most hard core modeling I’ve ever done. Lunges and leaps and running, running, running… under the desert sun and dressed in lots of leather. All my previous ballet trailing and late workout routines really paid of in this moment. We probably downed 40 water bottles and definitely left feeling very salty, with salt crystals in and on just about everything!
Hand made in Italy, EV has done an amazing job pairing necessity with a bit of edge in their designs, in a fashion forward trend that their boots are known for. You really won’t see anything like this anywhere else, which is why I’m excited to be working with them further on more projects to come!
And stay tuned for the last outfit from this campaign, it had so many beautiful photos I had to dedicate a whole blog post to it!
All Boots: EV Boots Italy
Khaki Dress: Mura Boutique
White Blouse: Spell Designs
Leather Fringe Jacket: For Love & Lemons
Black Hat: Yestadt Millinery
Taupe Tee & Denim Shorts: provided by Stylist
Black Mini Dress: Ooh La Loft
Black Sweater: provided by Stylist
Moto Jeans: Revice Denim
Olive Hat: Iron & Resin
Kimono: provided by Stylist
Grey Hat: Lack of Color
Belt: Love Strength
Grey Tee & Jeans: provided by Stylist
Crochet Shrug: Andi Bagus
Black Maxi Skirt: YFB On the Road
Black Crop Top: PYLO
Black Fringe Suede Scarf: Motel Rocks