Hanalei Reponty makes a Splash for Wildfox White Label

White label is all about girls who belong in the ocean!

Of course it was the natural thing to cast Hanalei because she is a real life* mermaid and pro surfer!! with an uncanny resemblance to Darryl Hannah, she is almost a real life Madison from the film "Splash" It seems like all girls were obsessed with that movie, the long, crimped blonde hair, a beautiful woman eating lobster with her hands, the ability to memorize languages in just seconds…who wouldn't want to believe in mermaids??

Since we can't breathe under water, surfing and swimming is as close as it gets, so we celebrate the surfer girl in a magical way...a pastel pretty, feminine mermaid way.

The Spring collection really conjures up girls of the sea, and Hanalei  is the ultimate sea baby. Enjoy!

SS 2014 WHITE LABEL

Photos by: Mark Hunter

Photo edit by: Kimberley Gordon

Makeup by: Carlene K

Hair by Anna Lee Fiorino

Modeled by Hanalei Reponty

 

*a human mermaid

 

Wildfox Fall 2012, Star Crossed Lovers

Romeo and Juliet survive!

Hey lovelies! I am so excited to finally release our fall look book, we have been sitting on it for months and it was just so much fun to shoot. Our clothes are usually quite over-sized and unisex, so a lot of our guy friends wear it! It was really fun to show how the clothes look so cute on guys too, the boys came in from London and were just a dream, Real life Romeos! Here is a little memory story and some insight into our inspiration

"It’s 1997, Emily and Kim are writing notes to each other in math class cracking up over goofy drawings and ridiculous crushes. They’ve just started High School, Kim is wearing a floral dress over pants, a hoodie and striped Adidas sneakers, Emily is in an outfit from Contempo Casuals, her favorite new velvet skirt clashing against Spice Girl platform shoes. This year they might get over their crush on Leonardo Di Caprio, but after Baz Luhrmans 1996 hit, Romeo and Juliet, Leo’s been pretty unforgettable. They daydream of becoming Claire Danes in the role of Juliet, Leo kissing you under water in a fountain, pouring his heart out, and it’s painful. Will any boy ever love them as much as that, they wonder? After school, in the evenings when their homework is finished, they anxiously await a new episode of the Real World, reality TV at it’s peak, the characters makeup free and yelling over lazy roommates, it’s as 90’s as it comes. As you grow up you don’t acknowledge the things that will shape who you are, that will define your tastes and create lasting impressions, but looking back it’s easy to see just how influential even the most mundane activities were, your era’s entertainment can change how you look at things. These girls loved it all in the 90’s and were inspired every day by so many things, The real world, Romeo and Juliet, Leonardo Dicaprio, 90210, The Spice Girls, Adidas, Delias, Skater Boys, Winona Ryder, Reality Bites, Alicia Silverstone, Aerosmith, braided hair, shell necklaces, Spring Break, Ren and Stimpy, Sunflower dresses, Diet Pepsi, Britney Spears, Hanson, The Macarena, River Phoenix, Love Line, MTV, Judy Blume, Karaoke, the list goes on forever. Today the girls live their dreams while designing clothes, they use their 90’s experience and adoration to create a collection based on High School, the feeling of walking the halls, binders under arm, daydreaming of kissing Romeo."


The story of "Romeo and Juliet" was a big deal for Emily and I in High School.  We met when we were 12 at a summer stock camp, acting as Mole and Toad in “The Wind in the Willows”, so theater was a driving force for our friendship. In High School we read the tragic, beautiful Shakespeare play and it seemed so logical that Romeo would kill himself over Juliet, at only 15 those things seemed to make sense, "of course he wanted to die over his one true love! Of course he drank the poison!" We were dramatic, lanky, swooning teenagers, lost in love and our own small tragedies of American adolescence. We lived for drama, for the stage, for acting and our friends, and when Baz Luhrmans translated Romeo and Juliet perfectly by casting Leonardo Di Caprio and Claire Danes, he made us all weep in the theater. So began the obsession, a Star Crossed Lover haze... the dream of Leo.

Now, 29 years old, things look a tiny bit different. When we read Romeo and Juliet we find ourselves second guessing the young characters judgment, “You are 16! You have only known each other a few days! Don’t do drink the poison! NO!!” We find ourselves wondering what if? What if these two kids actually survived!

Fall 2012 is based on this alternate version of the Star Crossed lovers, the Capulets and Montagues; best friends who got away! A road trip through Italy, a 90’s extravaganza of Italian inspired clothing, a dream of roses and Cherubs, emerald green, gold, pink, turtlenecks, and giant, romantic plaid dresses! Would R&J have lasted over time? Or would they have realized, inevitably, that it was just a fling and their teens are meant for road trips, stories, late nights, skinny dipping, strip poker, falling in love with everyone you meet, and most importantly best friends forever, getting over breakups and learning all about what makes you happy!

Photos: Mark Hunter

Models:

Nicola Haffmans

Liza Yermalovich

Jake Cooper

Jacob Young

Makeup: Carlene K

Hair: Tyron

Styling: Kimberley Gordon, Emily Faulstich, Meredith Leyerzaph

 

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Even Cowgirls get the Blues, WILDFOX, SS2012

SHE WAS 16 SHE FELL IN LOVE WITH A COWBOY SHE HAD A PALAMINO PONY

THEY LIVED FOR ADVENTURE HE BROKE HER HEART SHE WENT WEST

SHE BROKE THE LAW

 

 

"Kissing is the supreme achievement of the Western world." -Tom Robbins, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

PHOTOS BY EMIR ERALP
STARRING
OLGA MALIOUK
ALI STEPHENS
CHRISHELL STUBBS
CHANTAL STAFFORD ABBOTT

MAKE UP BY CARLENE K
HAIR BY ANNA LEE FIORINO

STYLING TEAM
CASSANDRA KELLOGG
EMILY FAULSTICH
KIMBERLEY GORDON
MEREDITH LEYERZAPH

EDITED BY KIMBERLEY GORDON
POLAROIDS BY EMILY FAULSTICH

CONCEPT BY EMILY FAULSTICH & KIMBERLEY GORDON
MADE POSSIBLE BY JIMMY SOMMERS

Wildfox Couture’s Spring 2012 collection is a nod to the western film genre, encapsulating its movie stars like Faye Dunaway and Clint Eastwood on set in costume with big hair, cowboy boots, prop guns strapped to their hips, and the romanticism behind spaghetti westerns of the 1960’s. Designers Emily Faulstich and Kimberley Gordon say, “We drew a large part of inspiration from the eloquent, romantic book by Tom Robbins, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues – which is littered with incredible euphemisms and powerful insights into the lonely but astonishing lives of outcast cowgirls. Robbins reveals the power, pain, and humor behind the life of a solitary cowgirl with words that are moving, touching and hilarious. We hope to have captured the same feelings with our new collection.” 

Spring graphics are inspired by vintage style western t-shirts and western gothic romance with crosses and guns, cow skulls and birds, and old sayings in western fonts. The color palette is an array of soft pastels focused on lavender, baby blue and baby pink, with splashes of Desert Sun neon yellow and Cactus Cooler tangerine.

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