Fear and Loathing at The English Hotel
While there was no mesaclin or sheets of high power blotter acid (just your typical lychee martini) I felt like I was channeling my best Raoul Duke in the lobby of Las Vegas’s English Hotel. Ashley Myers and I set out for our typical adventure day of cocktailing and photographing. Ashley had been wanting to check out this new hotel, and when we arrived the owner generously welcomed us to shoot and even offered us a tour of the rooms. The plush orange velvet couldn’t be a more perfect backdrop for my $7 vintage sequin cocktail dress which no one has wanted to alter (apparently sequins kill sewing machines so a few safety pins did the trick for this shoot) and my newly acquired vintage yellow cowboy hat from Wellema Hat Co. Inspired by my current musician crush, Laura Leezy, I went full power clash with these colors.
Bunnie imitating Bunnie!
Photography by Ashley Marie Myers
Make a wish
For the three short days we were at the Madonna Inn, I felt like we made it our home. With each room so uniquely decorated we had three completely different fantasy worlds to play in. We had the late night bar all to ourselves, and even got a private ghost tour of the grounds. You can feel the magic as soon as you walk onto the property. Right away Angela and I started shooting in our own personal spiral staircase cupola in the center of our room. Our dear friend Clare Bare handmade the most beautiful lingerie and kimono that inspired these beautiful film shots.
Magical wishes, bunnies!
Photography by Angela Izzo
I’ve always had a fascination with pin up culture (I was Bettie Page for Halloween no less than five years in a row) and of course anything rock n roll western, so merging the two in the studio with Marc Alt was a photoshoot dream. The inspiration for it all came from this epic repurposed gun holster designed and hand crafted by Chris West. Who needs a purse when you have a gun holster as an option? Paired with some of my very favorites from Planet Cowboy, Clare Bare, Shannon Noelke Metal Arts, Boho Lizzy & Manam.
Swing it, bunnies!
Photography by Marc Alt
Gun Holster Purse Chris West Originals / Black Cowboy Hat Planet Cowboy / Black Rhinestone Boots Planet Cowboy / Black Satin Set Clare Bare / Mesh Bodysuit Manam Fashion / Rings Shannon Noelke Metal Arts, Boho Lizzy