Thursday, September 30, 2010

Armani Shirt

  Vintage shops and thrift stores...Oh how we love them!  A vintage shop is full of vintage treasures, hand picked pieces that may or may not tickle your fancy. A thrift store is full of stuff. 
A cornucopia of things, any thing.  Some old, some new. You never know what you might
find and sometimes when the Thrift Gods smile upon you, you find a gem. 
That diamond in the rough,  “ I can’t believe I just found a .................... treasure”.

This vintage silk Armani blouse is one of those thrift store treasures. Rescued from a thrift store 
and relocated to Aria’s closet. This thrifted treasure makes her smile every time she wears it.  

  model - Aria     photos - Zorian 

Pic 1-2  Thrifted Armani blouse. Levi jeans. Vintage Coach bag. Vintage jewelry, sunnies and hat. 

Pic 3-4  Thrifted Armani blouse. Vintage lucky cutoffs ( with 4 leaf clover exposed pockets :) 
Vintage sunnies. Report Signature oxfords. Vintage lace vest. 

Pic 5  Thrifted Armani blouse. Vintage Le Gambi’s. Vintage jewelry, sunnies and bag. 

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A Fishin' Tail

  Aria,  learned to fish about a year ago. She had never fished before and had always found
it quite intriguing.  The idea of catching your own food, ruff and tough survival stuff. So
when we moved to the sea learning to fish was at the top of her to do list.

She spent countless hours a day at the local fishing spot,  with the real deal crusty fishermen. 
At first she was “that girl” actually she was the only girl. She was in the way and couldn’t bait
her own hook or tie her own knots. Day after day,  rain or shine she was there with her
trusty pole in hand.  She became an eye bandit. Carefully watching these expert fishermen,
with each cast, each bait of the hook, each knot. She soon grew on those crusty fisherman,
learning,  at their feet, like a grandson would,  the secrets of these seasoned sportsmen. 

  This is a shot of her catch, a “Bonita”, (Bonita means beautiful in Spanish) on the day before Thanksgiving.  A front had just come threw and the fish were biting! The Bonita were running and all the serious fishermen were out hoping to land one. Getting a bite was the easy part, landing a fish, that is where the skill comes in. Bonita are like bull dogs, they are a medium sized predatory fish related to the mackerel and tuna family. They are ferocious fish who hunt in packs and like to eat and run. When they hit and run, if your hook is in their mouth, the line screams off the reel and you had better hold tight!  This particular Bonita ran her up and down the fishing Pier!  She wrestled patiently with him for 20 minutes,  a vigorous game of tug a war!  She was one of three people who actually landed a Bonita that day finally earning her “Serious Fisherperson”  merit badge.   

  fisherperson & model - Aria     photos - Zorian 

On Thanksgiving day she was back for more! Out in the rain she landed this beauty. One of our fishing buddies Tao, who is an amazing fisherman and sushi chef offered to show us how to sushi fillet her catch. He explained how Bonita is a staple like tuna in the Orient. For Thanksgiving dinner Aria made Sushi, all we could eat fresh from the sea caught with her own two hands sushi!!   and it was amazingly delicious :)

Check out Aria's Blog, Here.

Pic 1-2  Thrifted khakis and hat. Vintage linen oxford and belt. Hanes boys tee and
polarizing sunnies, Walmart. Sperry Topsiders.  Bonita, Gulf of Mexico.

Pic 3  Thrifted khakis and hat. Thrifted,  Banana Republic sweater.   Sperry Topsiders.  
Reel & Pole by Penn.  Bontia, Gulf of Mexico.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Feathers & Lace

  model - Aria     photos - Zorian 

  Vintage ostrich feather jacket.  Vintage vest and pants.  
Original Cravat set, by Aria.  HI-TEK sunnies, Ebay.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Willson's Antique Goggles Circa 1900's

  model - Aria      photos - Zorian  

Vintage leather shorts. Vintage silver lace bustier. Vintage leather gloves and derby. Antique crystal door knob cane. Antique Willson's goggles. Report Signature oxfords.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Knight Sky

Color capture, manipulated in Lightroom. 

   model - Aria     photos - Zorian 

  Vintage leather coat and pants.  Distressed leather flight helmet.  
Vintage shirt and tie.  Pleaser boots.  Sunnies,  HI-TEK,  ebay. 

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Steampunk Cravat

  Hard Sun, natural light. 

  model - Aria     photos - Zorian 

    Vintage top hat.  Vintage shirt.  Vintage brocade jacket.  Vintage leather pants.  
  Vintage distressed boots by Zorian.  Vintage jewelry.   Chantilly Lace cravat, cuffs, scarf by Aria.
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Friday, September 17, 2010

Band Jacket

  Color capture, manipulated in Lightroom. 

  Only the above image was shot with a:  Sony, DSC-W350, with fill-flash.  
All other images where shot with a Sony Alpha A700,  CZ 24-70 f2.8 Lens and no flash.

  model - Aria     photos - Zorian 

Original Band Jacket by Aria.  Vintage bustier, crinoline and band hat.  Pleaser Victorian boots.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Antique Lace Top

  Color photo, manipulated in Lightroom.  
  model - Aria     photos - Zorian 

  Antique Victorian lace top.  Vintage slip dress.  Vintage belt and jewelry. 

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Band Hat

  Color photo modified in Lightroom. 

  model - Aria     photo - Zorian 

  Vintage band jacket and band hat. 


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Romantic Apocalypse

  Color exposure, redone in lightroom. 

  model - Aria     photos - Zorian 

  Vintage band jacket. Vintage top hat. Vintage bustier, crinoline and tights.
Antique Willsons Goggles, circa 1920's.
Pleaser Victorian boots. 

Monday, September 13, 2010

Calvin At The Beach

  model - Aria     photos - Zorian 

  Vintage Calvin Klein jeans.  Vintage woven leather top.  Vintage Fedora. 

Sunday, September 12, 2010