Sydney Page Style: A Vintage Shoot

SamDixon-Vintage2webWardrobe (stylist’s own): dress – vintage / fur – H&M / earrings – Clothes Mentor Short Pump / cocktail ring – no brand

A few weeks ago I did a portfolio shoot with a few other Richmonders. We all have day jobs (lawyer, barber, etc.), but love the creativity that comes with photography, make-up/hair, modeling and styling. The shoot was put together in just under a week and as I pulled clothes from my own closet, it was clear that the shoot would be full of vintage influences with great textured pieces.

SamDixon-Vintage5webWardrobe (stylist’s own): top- vintage / skirt – thrifted/ bracelet – thrifted necklace worn as bracelet / heels – Aldo 

This gold number was one of my favorite looks, probably because I could easily see myself in this exact outfit! While on set, I was asked if these were all pieces I had collected just for shoots or items I bought for myself and the answer was no and yes. When I shop (thrift, consign, etc.) I am drawn to items with a clear vintage look to them, usually full of pleats, sequins, beading, or something that is just plain fun, regardless of size. I then have designs on altering a piece that is too good to leave behind to actually fit, which usually never happens. So then these pieces inevitably become a part of my “collection,” which works out nicely when there’s a shoot to style.

SamDixon-Vintage6webWardrobe (stylist’s own): dress – Kersh, from Plato’s closet/ cape – no brand, from Baggio Consignment 

I can never get enough of simple looks full of drama. Cameron’s hair was perfect for this shoot: a little bit of crazy, lots of volume. But in a shot like this, dramatic hair and one good clothing item are all the accessories you need.

SamDixon-Vintage8webWardrobe (stylist’s own): dress- Kersh, from Plato’s Cloest / jacket -thrifted / shoes – J. Crew from warehouse sale

Do you know how excited I was to pull out this red vintage number? I had just gotten it altered (taken in at the waist, sleeves slimmed, shoulders still need to be done) and knew it was the perfect compliment to the vintage looks I had pulled. I paired it over a grey Kersh dress (yes, the likes of those sold at Eurotrash that I found 2nd hand) and another item that’s made its way into my collection: lace up J. Crew heels.

I had a great time styling this shoot. Can’t wait for more to come!


Photographer: Samuel Dixon

Model: Amanda Kaiser

Make-up Artist: Cameron Dibble

Stylist: Sydney Page Lester


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