Sunday, November 16, 2014

dream girl





























photos  Johan Santos
art direction & styling  Ashley Ording
hair & makeup  Katherine Sterrett
model  Emily Theobald

I'm so pleased to finally share these photos with you from a recent collaboration with a few favorite folks. I have had colorful seventies visions in my mind for a while and it was fun to create dream outfits for this dream girl, Miss Emily Theobald, using all vintage pieces from my own collection. I'm lucky enough that my 9 to 5 just so happens to be styling too, but it's wonderful to step outside of that zone for a day and really have some fun. I hope these collaborations keep on coming!

P.S. I am selling a few of the vintage pieces used in this shoot, including the entire first outfit, the lace trousers, the orange ruffle dress, the gingham skirt, and the orange lace blouse. Email me at hi@ashleyording.com if you are interested in more info!

Friday, November 14, 2014

unintentional flamenco vibes





blouse  vintage
skirt  suno

Freshly cut hairs and a glimpse into my guest room, which I haven't yet shared photos of because it has quickly turned into a massive second closet / office. The embroideries on the wall all belong to my boyfriend, who has quite a thing for flowers, boats and birds. The little framed number resting on the fireplace to my right says "Clarity is Such a Fucking Rarity" and was a birthday gift from me to him based on lyrics to an old rap song he wrote. Oh, and my outfit wasn't intended to be a nod to flamenco dancing but those sleeves don't lie.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

falling into place







A few photos of the main living area in my apartment, which I'm still rearranging constantly because I can't help myself. It feels mostly complete, and definitely cozy. The new chartreuse velvet couch was won at an Anthropologie silent auction last week and makes a good buddy for my other velvet couch. Is there such a thing as too much velvet? Maybe don't answer that. Now I just need a few more giant plants in here and I'll be good!

Friday, October 24, 2014

pink on pink








photos by Darcy Rogers

sunglasses  anthropologie
dress  asos
brooch  vintage
sandals  dune

Saturday, October 18, 2014

the denim surprise


coat  vintage
blouse  vintage
vest  vintage
jeans  gorman
shoes  vintage
bag  vintage

This is the first pair of actual jeans that I've worn in years. A funny moment indeed, but naturally I picked a pair covered in weird flowers. I'm certainly not going to become a denim convert any time soon, but I must say these are a fine (albeit surprising) addition to the wardrobe, and I find myself gravitating towards the more ripped up boyfriend style jeans when making outfits at work. Something a bit different for a change.