May 14, 2010

Bicycles & Blue Eyeshadow

It's been some time since I've done a Not A Model photoshoot, but the wait is over!

My latest non-model is my cousin Laura. Our Dads are identical twins but we don't seem to share a resemblance. Some people say we look alike, but I don't see it. She's inherited the envious green/blue eyes that run in our family and a larger than life smile. Her fashion sense is a little bit quirky and always colourful. She can pull off big earrings, bright patterns and you'll never catch her walking into a room wearing the same outfit as someone else. We were inseparable growing up (in Italian families cousins aren't those people you see twice a year) and I can't remember a childhood memory where she wasn't right by my side.

She also has the coolest bike. When I first rode it, I panicked because I couldn't find the brakes. She yelled from across the road, "Push back on the pedals! Push back on the pedals!" Huh? I'll stick to my handlebar brakes please. 
The trends I focused on were bright eyes and bold, colourful lips. Just little bursts of colour on the face that are perfect for Spring and the approaching summer months. But really, who am I kidding? I just needed an excuse to photograph that bike.
Is there ever an item, smell or sound that when you see, taste or hear it you're immediately sent back to your childhood? Check out Dopey below. I swear as soon as I saw him I was transported back to backyard sprinkler scorchers and Olsen twin sleepovers.
Thanks to Laura for enduring the terrible, windy and cold weather for the shoot. Much appreciated!

If you ever want to be featured as my next non-model, don't hesitate to ask. I love hearing from you, shoot me an e-mail at:


  1. Laura looks amazing!
    And super cute bike! I don't even know if I remember how to ride one! So sad.

  2. Great shoot and killer bike!! Love the picture of the bike and the flowers :) Laura lookin good:)

  3. Can little be one of your non-models one day? Or maybe he's too young????? lol

  4. Thanks everyone! Of course Little can be my model, he's my #1!