Last Thursday, the swimwear issue I styled for Vita.mn hit newstands and online. It was my fourth swimwear cover for Vita.mn, and I think the 19th cover I've styled for them. That being said, I think it ranks as one of my favorites to date.
In the copy I wrote introducing the spread, I discuss my inspiration for the shoot:
"This summer, take a trip to the decade of glamour, decadence and disco. The spring/summer 2011 runways paid tribute to the 1970s -- and so has this year's swimwear. For Vita.mn's swimsuit issue, we found inspiration in the muses of Yves Saint Laurent, the house of Missoni and the socialites of Studio 54. Whether you're lounging poolside or on a Lake Minnetonka yacht, these '70s-inspired swimwear looks will sail smoothly with the addition of sheer, colorful layers and of course, accessories, accessories, accessories."
Vita.mn online also has some additional images not featured in the print issue:
As well as a behind-the-scenes video, in which I discuss the inspiration for the styling of the shoot:
Spring Fashion 2011: Brights of Spring
Gayngs: Let's go to the prom!
Spring Fashion '10: Stadium style
Holiday fashion 2009: Holiday drama
Fall Fashion 2009: Take it to the Street
Swimwear 2009: The beach is back
Voltage '09: Reloaded
Spring Fashion 2009: Style in bloom
Holiday Fashion 2008: Silver & bold
Fall fashion 2008: Season of change
Poolside fashion 2008: Back to the beach club
Summer Concert Fashion 2008
Hot for the holidays: Holiday fashion 2007
Fall Fashion 2007: Go gray
[All photos by Carlos Gonzalez for Vita.mn]