Curiouser and Curiouser (Behind the Scenes with Deconstructed Design and Charm School Vintage)

Deconstructed Design, Charm School Vintage, Shari Gerstenberger, Jennifer Blair, Jen Blair

As a supplement to the Deconstructed Design jewelry spread I shot in May, I lifted a handful of photos from Charm School Vintage on Instagram – taken on the day by proprietor and stylist Shari Gerstenberger and flagrantly re-blogged here for their sheer wonder and coolness.

(I rarely take pictures of my own while working, and so I am always extremely grateful when someone else thinks to do so.)

The ensemble you see here is probably my favorite look from the shoot – a bit Black Swan, a bit “Dark Alice,” and very in line with the savage-beauty approach of Deconstructed Design founder Kelly Young.

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For pricing, purchasing, and more information regarding Kelly and her work, please visit Deconstructed Design on Facebook.

Finally, for your listening enjoyment: Summon a certain mood by cuing up Black Cat by Brit psychedelic-electronic outfit Broadcast, and allow the late Trish Keenan to serenade you from beyond the Beyond.  (Oh, my ears and whiskers – how sweet it is!)

Deconstructed Design, Charm School Vintage, Jennifer Blair, Shari Gerstenberger, Body Chain

Deconstructed Design, Charm School Vintage, Body Chains, Shari Gerstenberger

I wonder if I’ve been changed in the night?  Let me think: was I the same when I got up this morning?  I almost think I can remember feeling a little different.  But if I’m not the same, the next question is, who in the world am I?  Ah, that’s the great puzzle!

– Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

All photos, wardrobe, and styling, Shari Gerstenberger, Charm School Vintage; Jewelry and body chains, Kelly Young/Deconstructed Design; Hair, Lauren Dewalt/ ROAR Salon; MUA, Ivy Dinan/ROAR Salon.

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