After our weekend of teaching The Blogcademy at Patina came to a close, we were all feeling a little low. It was hard to come down off of the time we’d spent at their Bushwick warehouse surrounded by the best in vintage furniture, typewriters and stacks of books, expertly curated at every turn into fabulous vignettes.
Luckily, it was only a matter of days until we caught a train back to Bushwick for a little posing on their vintage wares. Just around the bend from the Jefferson stop, Patina specializes in renting out their arsenal of goodies for weddings and events. If you have something in the works, they’re your folks â€” I’m positive your guests would rather lounge around on fancy velvet couches than plastic folding chairs any day!
Gala looked right at home in her natural habitat. After seemingly dozens of colors and cuts over the years, we’ve all decided that this is her perfect hairdo.
I was the last to get my hair and makeup finished so I saw the set a little later than the rest of the crew. When I turned the corner, I was completely blown away — essentially, a full living room was set up on the street. A tufted pink velvet couch stole the show and was accented by a croquet set and the creme de la creme, a minty vintage camera.
I took full advantage of the champagne, sipping it daintily. But, never one to be upstaged, Gala had the idea to pour it directly into Kat’s mouth. You can imagine how that worked out!
If we weren’t on a tight timeline, I would have gladly lounged around with my crystal goblet all afternoon, surrounded by the stunning florals. Alas, there was a surprise waiting for us right around the corner…
One location wasn’t enough for the overly ambitious Patina crew â€” as soon as we’d finished shooting, we were led down the block to another set! This one featured a mix of quirky art hanging from a cyclone fence. You’d never know that directly behind us was an auto body shop.
I’d never seen Gala wear this dress before but it was love at first sight. I actually tried it on before the shoot and it fit perfectly â€”Â maybe she’ll get sick of it someday and will it to me! Hey, a girl can dream.
Dress, Paper Dolls
Boots, All Saints
Bracelets, Forever 21
Shoes, Vivienne Westwood
Dress, Tracy Reece
Heels, Alice + Olivia
After two sets, the girls ran off to change but I had other plans in mind. Back inside the confines of Patina, I’d zeroed in on my favorite find in the whole space: a duo of green chairs. If they had been for sale, I would have found a way to have them shipped home on the spot. There’s such charm that weaves through this collection of vintage pieces and I’m glad that Patina is a refuge for them.
A huge thank you goes out to Patina for coordinating this shoot alongside the totally ace team they assembled: