Sounds obvious, right? I haven’t posted though because I’m happier photographing a client in a gorgeous outfit with a big, pleased smile on his or her face than being the one in front of the lens. But I do tend the find perfect gems and little treasures so I’m going to share – this time it’s your shopping consultant in her custom denim jacket.
While working for one of my clients, I was in the Custom Leather Shop in South Orange, New Jersey. I was with Benita, the all-star designer and saleswoman discussing the right nose for a shoe and the punch pattern on the toe, when suddenly I looked up to find the most beautifully embellished denim jacket. Rafael the owner and Benita do amazing work and they had purchased the jacket from Zara with gold stud embellishments, in a snug fit and perfect Quilt blue. Then they worked their magic and my shopping consultant eye fell upon it! They had overlaid the front pockets and the panels below it, as well as the cuffs with a dyed python skin in a color that matched the denim yet highlighted the differences in their textures. They had also echoed the shape of the button on the pocket with circles and the v-shape of the pocket with a pointed ladder-like pattern that swept down the front.
Very slimming and uber cool! Here’s me, your shopping consultant, at the train in South Orange after working with a client in NYC.