beauty is in the eye of the photographer


For today’s post, I want to take a short pause from the fashion / styling and music talk to touch on a component of Velvet + Vinyl that is one of the driving forces of our mission.

While this blog focuses heavily on fashion icons, rising rockstars and an array of girlbosses, at the core, this blog is intended to empower women. And this week, I had an epiphany about empowerment.

Once a week, our V+V girl gang gets together for an informal photoshoot. This week, when coordinating photos for my Ode to Coachella post, I got together with Melissa and the photos for this piece exceeded all expectations I initially had.


Among the 100+ photos we took during this shoot, this one is admittedly my favorite. It’s made an appearance on almost all of my social media accounts for one primary reason: it makes me feel beautiful.

In a world that hushes the waves of confidence we experience as women, I think it’s important to honor the moments and images that highlight the things we love about ourselves. So, for today’s blog post, I asked Kristin and Melissa to send me the pictures they feel most beautiful in.

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At V+V, we want to start a conversation that empowers women to feel beautiful and to be proud of that in a humbly unabashed way. For Melissa, Kristin and me, we all are inspired by fashion and our favorite music, and that’s where we draw inspiration that influences our expression of style.

To cultivate this kind of a community, we want to see the photos that make you feel beautiful. Please share your photos with us on Instagram by tagging @velvetnvinyl and using the following hashtag: #VVbeautifulgirls. We can’t wait to see your posts!

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