Fall 2013

Photography: Justyna Fijalska
Model: Montana Olean
Styling: Annie Bukhman

Summer 2013

Photography: Alex Bukhman
Model: Annie Bukhman
Styling: Annie Bukhman

Spring 2013

Photography: Alex Bukhman
Model: Annie Bukhman
Styling: Annie Bukhman

Holiday 2012

Photography: Alex Bukhman
Model: Annie Bukhman, Montana Olean
Styling: Annie Bukhman

Fall 2012

This shoot was a project. I had collected all these vintage table cloths (we only ended up using two of them for the shoot) but I wanted to use them as a sort of border for the shots. So for the actual shoot we spread out the cloth and I laid down on it. We realized that Alex couldn’t just stand on the ladder to take the shot like we had planned because it wasn’t the right angle. the camera has to be directly pointing down on me with no angle. So he rigged up his tripod on top of the ladder, with his tool box attached to the end for leverage (so it wouldn’t tilt forward), and used the remote to snap the pic. As far as editing, I was defnitely still learning to to edit and color correct; and really heavy into photoshop filters (shrug and eye roll).

Photography: Alex Bukhman
Model: Annie Bukhman
Styling: Annie Bukhman

Summer 2012

Photography: Annie Bukhman
Model: Montana Olean
Styling: Annie Bukhman

Spring 2012

This collection I started getting more into dyeing .. (and photo filters).

Photography: Alex Bukhman
Model: Annie Bukhman
Styling: Annie Bukhman

Early Spring 2012

Oh wow this lovely collection. This whole shoot / collection was very valentine’s day inspired.  I feel like I really bloomed as a designer during this time. I had moved on from the idea of using repurposed materials exclusively. But I still was making everything in small batches, only purchasing 1 yard of fabric at a time. The golden silk fabric (the fabric I paired with the peach leather) I actually used the back of the fabric! The correct / or front side was super bright and ugly, but I saw the back side and fell in love with it. This was before people were really using metallics, so the fabrics I was using made the designs really stand out as fresh and unique.

 

The dyed scarves were made with this pretty tedious technique I decided to try. They were made of white crepe de chin silk, then I would dye them in this very specific way (normally done with paper) and then apply dye with a brush to certain areas, creating the most beautiful designs. In hind sight I should have made a few, then had fabric printed from those, instead of selling the originals. They were so time consuming to make, I couldn’t offer them for very long. You live and learn!

 

Photography: Alex Bukhman
Model: Annie Bukhman
Styling: Annie Bukhman

Fall 2011

This is the collection that I really progressed into working with leather. I was still sewing everything on my little $100 home sewing machine. (I was breaking needles daily). The metallic pewter colored leather was hand painted by me. The first in a series of hand painted leathers that I would go on to create. This collection also introduced the ‘2- faced’ fold clutch. They all had leather on one side, and repurposed fabric on the second side. I also started getting into some jewelry around this time, here I was desperately trying to recreate the ‘love actually’ heart necklace (that necklace is so good, right?!) I used all vintage components, I really love the outcome.

 

I set up the camera in my bedroom and a used a remote to take the shots.

 

xx -Annie

Photography:Annie Bukhman (tripod & remote) 😉
Model: Annie Bukhman
Styling: Annie Bukhman