Fall/Winter Look Book - The Story Behind It

 

My inspiration has been mostly from galaxies and space. Each collection is different in the sense of what inspiration was the basis of its creation. I've been having dreams of being in space and the beauty of it all. Sometimes that's just how it happens: I wake up in the middle of the night or in the morning with an idea and turn that idea into something tangible and real.

Originally, the photographer and I had planned to use a projector to project constellations onto the space we'd be shooting, but after much consideration, we decided it'd be best to keep it simple and elegant. Perhaps I will use that idea for a future collaboration. Each piece from the new collection has a name that defines the idea behind it. The materials I've been mainly using in my new collection and have been in awe of are pyrite, labradorite, moonstone, and black onyx. I have always been a gold kind of person, but in my newest collection I have been utilizing a lot of sterling silver in my pieces. When I was a young girl, I was an avid reader and the qualities that always appealed to me were that of strong beauty, boldness, and uniqueness. A lot of my edgy pieces have been in sterling silver which is mostly why it is one of the most-used materials in my latest collection. 

In my latest look book, I envisioned a model that was beautiful in a unique and strong way, bold and daring with the jewelry she was wearing, and one to seek adventure through the galaxies. She possessed an air of innocence but an understanding of the world that made her strong. Her beauty had an ethereal quality (almost fairy-like). There were two looks for the shoot: the first was to portray the ethereal beauty with a 60's make up look (the dawn of women's rights and equality). I'm not ashamed to say that I've been binge-watching Mad Men and may have had a little inspiration from the show to throw a little 60's look into the photo shoot. I have to say, if it wasn't for the crew I had, this would have never been possible. The MUA was Alondra Shields and the hair stylist was Jaz Beasley. Both worked together to perfectly duplicate the vision I had and transform the model into that character. The model, Kylee Poling, from Elite Model agency, was one of the most brilliant models I have ever worked with. Not only was she able to make it go right to make it to the shoot only an hour after it was originally scheduled (the first model had bailed last minute), but she had definitely exceeded my expectations. Each look only took a few minutes because the photographer, Paris Duff, was able to capture the shot and Kylee was able to confidently show off the jewelry in her set character.

The second imagine shown above was my favorite look from the shoot by far. Something you'd see in a Vogue fashion magazine, this look portrays the confidence and boldness I wanted for the shoot. The materials I have focused on only using in my pieces have been 14k gold filled and sterling silver. They are materials that possess the quality of a Barney's or Tiffany's jewelry piece. I have always been allergic to metal jewelry which is one of the main reasons I have strived for such high quality. An article I read on Forever 21 and Target jewelry is another reason that has pushed me to make pretty but not toxic jewelry. You can view that article here

All in all, this was my first official look book and a successful one at that! I am excited to start planning my Spring Collection look book and have many ideas already. I just have to get in that mind set and it will all fall into place. View the Fall/Winter look book.

 xoxo,

Hannah Frost

Ladygunn Issue #9 Launch Event

After meeting the editorial director of Ladygunn magazine, Heather Seidler (such an inspiration), she decided she wanted to use some of my jewelry pieces for the VIP gift bags at the Ladygunn Issue #9 Launch Event. Of course I was interested and happy to get to be a part of the event. Each piece was hand picked for the celebrities/VIP guests attending the event.

The event was a success and over 800 attendees came throughout the night. I attended with a few close friends and had a blast. Kitten and Neon Hitch both did amazing performances at the party and put on a very good show. Neon Hitch had one of the best stage presences I had seen yet. 

The celebrity guests that had attended the event and received custom Hannah Frost pieces included publicists, media, industry influencers and celebrities including comedian Eric Andre from The Eric Andre Show, Holland Roden, Shane West, Shiloh Fernandez, Robert Pattinson, Jillian Barberie, Tyler Shields, Rumer Willis, Lydia Hearst, Erin Ryder, Renee Olstead, Charlotte Ross, VH1′s Amy Paffrath, Nolan Funk, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Connor Paolo, Max Landis, and Alex Turner from Arctic Monkeys. I was informed that a few of the celebrities had been raving about the jewelry pieces they were given and didn't want to take the jewelry off. 

All in all, it was an honor to be a part of this event and meet new people! You can read more about the event on Ladygunn's website here.

xoxo,

Hannah Frost