I love this little story. I think it illustrates why we love making this magazine.
Anne Siems (who we invited to make the illustrated fashion story for issue 17) has just sent us this amazing painting she has made, inspired by the photo story in this issue of Small.-The shoot is Wilderness Queens- photographed by our photo editor Steve Visneau and styled by Christine.
Anne Siems' story in issue 16 of Small....it just occurred to me....maybe the little Bunny with the deer antlers was the subliminal inspiration for the Wilderness Queen antlers. Also, maybe the earthy colors of Anne's paintings inspired the props by Sarah Tippetts.
It's my favorite time of the year when we start to see all the designer spring look-books in our inbox. This is the best part of working on the mag...I get to pour over each beautifuly styled page and start making a list of what I am going to feature in our next fashion editorial. First up on the list are these dreamy dresses by Tutu Du Monde. Designer Andrea Rembeck is the mastermind behind these hand-made, hand dyed one off couture garments inspired by an old world feel, crafted from soft cotton, tulle and silk topped with feather sequins and beads. Expect to see Tutu Du Monde in the next issue of Small! I will continue share with you all my favorite spring 2011 collections over the next couple of weeks!
Some outtakes from the shoot we did in a black and white photo booth in a mall over the weekend. The shoot was inspired by Andy Warhols snapshots of the factory girls, like Edie Sedgwick, taken in photo booths.The girls in our story are best friends and had so much fun jumping in and out of the booth. They self directed the whole thing.
If you are into the photography and art made in photo booths here is a great website that documents just about everything that has ever gone on in one and even where you can find an old machine near you.
Here's a few behind the scenes shot from our autumn fashion editorial. New issue will be out this week!
(That's Aften & Steven modeling some beautiful Les Zigouis pieces)
We are planning ahead and starting to organize a shoot for the winter issue in Copenhagen. Monika Elena recently sent us these location shots and is going to photograph the story. If you are a Scandinavian designer and would like to be featured in this shoot we would love to hear from you. Send us a link to editor(at)smallmagazine.net.
Here is a bit more about one of our favorite new ideas from last year. Brooklyn based husband and wife team, Dennis and Kelsey started Stomping Ground after volunteering to take the school photos at their daughter's co-operative nursery. By involving the kids and letting them bring something of themselves to the session, they discovered the school photo could become a treasured image that really captures the child's spirit. The nursery school parents were so happy with the portraits Dennis and Kelsey realized they were onto something. 'We’ve found the way to bring high quality children’s portraiture to people at an affordable price is to create the work in the child’s world -- in school. And because of the economy of scale, we are able to offer great prices,” says Kelsey.Stomping Ground’s focus is on schools whose administration wants to offer parents an alternative to the status quo. The photos are unlike any “school picture” you’ve ever seen. Stomping Ground shoots on clean, bold backgrounds and their portraits
honor the individuality of children. “We treat kids with respect and collaborate with them,” says Dennis.
Stomping Ground offers Open Studio Days throughout the year for the public where mini-sessions can be booked at a discount. They have one coming up May 22nd and May 23rd in DUMBO Brooklyn. If you are going to be in New York you can visit their website to book your half hour mini session at a discount. Dennis also accepts private commissions for family environmental portraiture.
When: May 22nd and 23rd 9.45am- 4.30pm
Where: Rabbit Hole Studio, 33 Washington Street Dumbo.
Please visit information page on their website to make a booking.
Our New York editor Jasmine Astronomo-Berger just got back from styling Smalls' first video shoot and sent us these behind the scenes shots. Heidi Hartwig was the director,Shawn Regruto and Bob Geile did the camera work, the talented Elisa Jimenez did the art direction, Matt Kim and JIllian Leigh Federman were the awesome and tireless production crew and siblings Jovi and Torin Bosch modeled.
team spent two days filming. The first day was at different locations all over
New York City. The second day they headed up to Westchester area north of the
city where they were lucky enough to be able to shoot at at a friends' gorgeous home- well...more like a mansion- they have named Bayberry. We are so excited to include film in Small magazine for the first time.
Check out the whole film in the Summer issue out later this month.
Inspired by all the floral prints designers are working with this season, I pulled tons of floral frocks and accessories and our fabulous prop stylist Sarah made masks adorned with flowers and leaves. Steven Visneau photographed these beauties in local vegetable garden here in Dallas.
Check out the story in the summer issue of Small coming in May.
I love location scouting, it is basically just 'looking around' which is always one of my favorite things to do. These are from a beautiful afternoon drive looking for somewhere to shoot the spring story for the magazine (coming out later this week!)
Behind the scenes for Summer 2010 shoot. Grant Cornett photographed for the northern Spring and Summer in the Australian southern Summer over Christmas. We spent the week at the beach shooting local kids - mostly just being kids. It was a beautiful spot on the Mornington Peninsula and it was great to be able to shoot in the correct season. Usually we are trying to make cold weather look warm and warm weather look cold!
Small Magazine photographer Grant Cornett is visiting Melbourne, Australia from New York to shoot stories for the spring and summer issues 2010. If your child (ages 4-7) is interested in modeling or you are a small independent designer and would like to have your clothes featured in these shoots and are able to ship immediately please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We can't show you too much but here are a few pictures from a very wintery shoot shot by Christopher Auger-Dominguez. Jasmine Astronomo-Berger was the stylist and Dana Curtis did hair and makeup and Daisy Payero volunteered her time and talent to help to put together the set. You might remember Christopher's work as he was the photographer behind the super hero shoot earlier this year.
Look out for the whole story in the Winter Issue coming out at the end of this week.
Photos courtesy of Aracelis Diamantis
Some photos from little mechanics shoot in in the Works MFG shop in the industrial area of Brooklyn over the weekend. We had the children in a metal fabricating shop working with the tools and the motorcycles, which they all loved. It was a cool, rainy day and we were working with natural light. The gloom was perfect for a fall shoot and unexpected on an August day.
Look out for the final story in the Fall issue of Small. You can subscribe here to get every Small in your inbox free as soon as it comes out.
Picking up clothes for the tomboy shoot coming up in the machine shop. First some gorgeous knitted legwarmers, sweaters, hats and scarves from Ouef's studio near the Gowanus Canal in industrial Brooklyn. Its is in an old textile factory and had gorgeous light and high ceilings. Then back on the train and onto Williamsburg. Sweet William is a perfectly arranged space with interesting tableaux everywhere you look. The owner, Bronagh selects beautiful independent lines. It was hard to choose but eventually we left with things from Nico Nico, Dagmar Daley, Finger in the Nose and Talc. Sweet William has an online store so you can shop there from anywhere.
Next we went to the city to pick up denim jeans and jackets from Earnest Sewn's Litl Earnie kids range. Thier shop is just next to the new highline park designed by my favorite architects, Diller+Scofidio. The park was once an elevated train line and it winds through Chelsea like a strip of prarie, under and next to all kinds of great buildings. It is fun to wander it or just to sit and watch the parade.
Some photos from our final photo shoot for the Summer Issue of Small. Grant Cornett photographed five beautifully red headed kids in Redhook, Brooklyn. You can see the finished story in the latest issue of Small coming out tonight.
Small Sales- Ses Petits Mains
Ses Petits Mains is having a sale on their beautiful Tallulah Dress. Enter the code Tallulah at check out for 25% off. Offer runs through to Memorial Day.
A few scenes from Sunday's shoot on the roof of Studio FourB in Harlem. It was a beautiful day with lots of kids, fun outfits and, unexpectedly, a fairly strong wind that kept blowing the backdrop over. New York based photographer Christopher Auger-Dominguez, managed it all in his super calm style and the shoot came out great. Christopher also shot our Small Threads photos last Winter and this story will be in the Summer issue of Small coming out May 20th.
Small Shops- Kicokids Sample + Blowout Sale
May 8th and 9th
Hrs: 10am - 7pm
Location: Kicokids Chelsea Market
75 ninth avenue (between 15th & 16th st)
NY NY 10011
We spent the day visiting studios and pulling clothes for the next Small Summer shoot. It felt like the first real day of Spring and it was so inspiring to see all these amazing designers.
Dumbo, Brooklyn - Kit + Lili studio overlooks the Brooklyn Bridge. We picked out bright pattered dresses and skirts in pinks and blues. Dropped into Pomme just up the street to see their lovely retail space and get some ideas for future stories.
Garment District, Manhattan - Next we went to Wovenplay's beautiful studio space for hand printed and hand finished imaginative play clothing. The century old Tinsel Trading Company is across the street so we picked up some trim to make accessories.
Back to Brooklyn, Park Slope + Prospect Heights- Winter Water Factory for original printed tees and dresses, then to Corduroy Kid to pick up the last few items. Monica Willis owns Corduroy Kid and has supported Small from the first issue. You can see the shoot Monica and her partner Hugh did for Small here. Finally, time for an ice cream at The Old Brooklyn Parlor.