12.04.13

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when chantal asked me what ideas i had for our next style shoot, i started dreaming up this film shoot inspired by anna karina’s film “a woman is a woman.” french new wave is one of my biggest inspirations and i really wanted to recreate it. my boyfriend agreed to be in the shoot with me and was a really good sport.

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we always start the process by pulling inspiration images. then we sort out the wardrobe options & location. for this shoot, we had a couple of key accessories & props we wanted to have: a trench coat, red tights, a sweater and vintage lingerie. luckily most of that we already had. and of course, we needed the brunette wig. nicole picked up this one and gave it a cute haircut right before the shoot on my front porch. we didn’t need every detail to be exactly the same, just reminiscent. this was a ton of fun to be a part of, so happy to watch the shoot come to life.

 
 

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this shoot definitely made me question whether to switch up my hair color in real life too. it might be a nice change…

chantal shot medium format & black and white film. it created the perfect 60′s vibe.

 

we found arian’s outfit at zara. i love the options they have for men…

 
 

one of my favorite scenes in the movie is when they do these funny poses in the street…

 
 

photos by: chantal anderson 
hair by: nicole gehweiler
styling by: joanie cusack
more style posts: right here

* disclaimer: bri emery inc, along with its company designlovefest  and any subsidiaries does not in any way endorse the use of tobacco. the use of tobacco was simply for story telling purposes and used purely as a prop in this shoot. 

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  • 1. Wendy Norman  |  December 4th, 2013 at 5:44 am

    This disclaimer cracks me up. :) Love this shoot!!

  • 2. Theresa  |  December 4th, 2013 at 5:48 am

    This is such a fun photoshoot! You will look great whether you come on over to the brunette side or stay blondie! The 2nd to last picture is hilarious!!

  • 3. Dana  |  December 4th, 2013 at 5:49 am

    Sooooo good. You look good with brown hair.

    warmly,
    dana

  • 4. Lynn  |  December 4th, 2013 at 6:25 am

    The disclaimer! Bahahahaha! I live in Paris, where no one has gotten the memo that smoking is bad for you, but get this, their life expectancy is longer than ours…

  • 5. kelsey  |  December 4th, 2013 at 6:35 am

    this is gorgeous! love the styled shoot and you look gorgeous with brown hair
    ladies in navy

  • 6. Chelsea  |  December 4th, 2013 at 7:03 am

    You look gorgeous Bri! I think you would be amazing as a brunette. What a fun shoot!

    xoxo,
    Chelsea & The City

  • 7. Stephanie Sterjovski  |  December 4th, 2013 at 7:10 am

    Love these! Beautiful job xx

  • 8. Annie  |  December 4th, 2013 at 7:19 am

    these pictures are fab – I love the funny poses especially! The dark hair looks v.cool. Anna karina is such a babe

  • 9. kristin  |  December 4th, 2013 at 7:21 am

    love love these images.

  • 10. Stefania  |  December 4th, 2013 at 7:26 am

    Tremendous! Time and again, your work is uber-inspiring (not to mention beautiful)!

  • 11. Amanda @ A Hammer & Heels  |  December 4th, 2013 at 7:27 am

    This is kinda awesome! It’d be fun to do just for a fun with my boyfriend so we have some cute fun photos together.

    hammerandheels.blogspot.com

  • 12. Celia  |  December 4th, 2013 at 7:29 am

    YOU are amazing! These are fantastic. :)

  • 13. Jensen  |  December 4th, 2013 at 7:33 am

    OMG. This is the best style shoot you’ve done so far. Everything about it is just perfect.

    (And totally for the color change if you decide to do it!)

  • 14. KAIT  |  December 4th, 2013 at 7:35 am

    you disclaimer cracked me up. love everything about this and impressed that you convinced your guy to participate! nicely done :)

  • 15. Rebecca  |  December 4th, 2013 at 7:44 am

    Those last 3 photos are just awesome.

  • 16. Hayhay  |  December 4th, 2013 at 7:50 am

    You should dye your hair! So gorgeous!

  • 17. Amelia  |  December 4th, 2013 at 8:18 am

    love! you guys are such a gorgeous couple. and the brown hair really makes your eyes pop, looks beautiful on you.

  • 18. Valerie C  |  December 4th, 2013 at 8:30 am

    AHH, the ones at the end are so, so fun. your man is a good sport! haha

    xo http://www.lilyonfillmore.com

  • 19. Meredith Adams [Brilliant Light Photography]  |  December 4th, 2013 at 8:31 am

    Love love LOVVVVVVEEEE! This is perfect. And that haircolor looks GREAT on you.

  • 20. Jamie  |  December 4th, 2013 at 8:58 am

    This is perfect. And oh my goodness, I want an Anna Karina wig like that (aside from being smart, cool, badass ladies – French newwave actresses have the best hair – Karina, Deneuve, Bardot, etc.)

  • 21. laura redburn // cardboardcities  |  December 4th, 2013 at 9:02 am

    LOVE these! i love them all but the one with you holding the flower is my favourite!

  • 22. Shelley @ThatGirlShelley  |  December 4th, 2013 at 9:14 am

    Very cute shoot. I love the hair color on you!! It makes your eyes (color) pop!

  • 23. In a Trendy Town  |  December 4th, 2013 at 9:17 am

    It seems you like so much 60′s and 70′s.

    http://inatrendytown.blogspot.com.es

  • 24. Vanessa Mael  |  December 4th, 2013 at 9:34 am

    Gorgeous! Your creativity is so inspiring!

  • 25. Elicia Bryan  |  December 4th, 2013 at 9:36 am

    Stop it! You are freaking adorable. That hair! Those clothes! Too much.

  • 26. tracy  |  December 4th, 2013 at 9:36 am

    so. very. good.

  • 27. Jackie  |  December 4th, 2013 at 9:38 am

    Oh these are so beautiful! Have you ever seen For Lovers Only? It’s a film set in France by the Polish brothers done entirely in black and white with a sixties vibe. It’s one of my faves – I think you’d really like it.

  • 28. Sunshine+Design  |  December 4th, 2013 at 9:53 am

    Super hot post! For such a blondie, you really look good as a brunette. The disclaimer is hilarious. Smoking really does make a scene more glamorous.

  • 29. Rachel  |  December 4th, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Oh! LOVE it! So inspired. Would be a fantastic engagement shoot theme. Thank you!!!!

  • 30. Loli  |  December 4th, 2013 at 10:06 am

    OY! Yes! One of my favorite style shoots produced by your team. I love the first photo and the last couple of posed shots. So whimsical and fun. I was just thinking about french noir today for no particular reason and then checked your site and , voila! Great job. I also can’t wait to hear the reviews on at-home blogshop. I would have secured a spot if i hadn’t just spent all my money traveling abroad for holiday. yikes.

  • 31. Victoria Smith  |  December 4th, 2013 at 10:12 am

    awesome all around and i gotta say, the dark hair looks smashing on you, dahling. like your disclaimer, too. ;) xo

  • 32. nora  |  December 4th, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Obsessed! What a fun and gorgeous shoot.

  • 33. Daisy  |  December 4th, 2013 at 10:36 am

    I LOVE these images!! MAkes me want to cut my bangs like that! Hehe.

  • 34. Ago  |  December 4th, 2013 at 10:47 am

    This is awesome!

    Since we have a baby girl now and family lives 9000km away we have to make constantly photos of us for them. After the 3rd shoot it gets boring if you don’t spice it up. This theme is a great on for our next family shooting.

    Domo arigatou for the instiration!

  • 35. Angélique  |  December 4th, 2013 at 11:14 am

    You are so pretty Bri! I love the atmosphere of those photos…

  • 36. Claire  |  December 4th, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    these photos bring so much warmth and playfulness to an otherwise freezing and still day. must watch this movie now, thanks for sharing your inspiration!

  • 37. maggie  |  December 4th, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    You look AMAZING as a brunette!

  • 38. giulia  |  December 4th, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    i love love love this! you look amazing in that color, but honestly, you look amazing all the time:) those two black and white pictures kill me and the outdoor pictures with the red tights make the most adorable christmas cards!!!!

  • 39. Claire  |  December 4th, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    p.s. where oh where did you find that lingerie???

  • 40. Mari  |  December 4th, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    This was the best part of my day! Great post :))))

  • 41. Kia  |  December 4th, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Ohh what a wonderful photoshoot <3

  • 42. caitie  |  December 4th, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    this photoshoot is absolutely gorgeous! you also look amazing as a brunette!

  • 43. Marta @ What Should I eat for breakfast today  |  December 4th, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Suche a great fun, love it!

  • 44. Jamy  |  December 4th, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Such a great shoot. So very fortunate you are a lovely blonde and brunette. Amazing.

  • 45. Christina @ Hair Romance  |  December 4th, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Love this shoot! You really captured the mood of the film. When I first saw your instagram I thought you had changed your hair – it really suits you! Keep the wig and have the best of both worlds xx

  • 46. emily  |  December 4th, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    girl! your hair should have been that color yesterday! :)

    p.s. LOVE the disclaimer. right on.

  • 47. Jade Sheldon-Burnsed  |  December 4th, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    This… is too good. I think you should seriously consider becoming a brunette.

  • 48. nicole b  |  December 4th, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    super adorable! love these!

  • 49. Holly  |  December 4th, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    You look so fabulous as a brunette! And wow, that green sweater looks great with the hair. I might have to get one in that color now.

  • 50. Tanya  |  December 4th, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    love the concept and the way your shoot turned out. Super french and chic, you look Fab. love your confidence and super supportive boyfriend.

  • 51. Erin Radler  |  December 4th, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    I try to refrain from commenting on your blog obsessively, but oh my god, you are a beautiful genius. I LOVE this. God damnit, I love this. Nice work, Bri!

  • 52. Stacia  |  December 4th, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Such a fun inspirational shoot. Your eyes look amazing!

  • 53. Alana - Paper Planes  |  December 4th, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    I LOVE those eyelashes…I can never get that heavy, think look just right

  • 54. Emilka for Event  |  December 5th, 2013 at 1:37 am

    I really love this one!!! Great idea and great models :)

  • 55. Sally  |  December 5th, 2013 at 2:45 am

    This has got to be my favourite of your style posts yet! It’s so fun and super stylish, and these shots are gorgeois. Also, you reeeally suit brunette!

  • 56. charlotte | the vintage vogue  |  December 5th, 2013 at 5:52 am

    this is so rad. very mad men. I’m so happy that your man is willing to shoot with you. such a great guy

  • 57. aubrey  |  December 5th, 2013 at 11:22 am

    You look AMAZING with brown hair too!! Loved this.

  • 58. Jessica Large  |  December 5th, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    This might be my favorite of your shoots! I love the photo of you with the big white flower and also the b&w ones of you and Arian.

  • 59. laura w.  |  December 5th, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    Thanks for the shirtless Arian pic! What a treat for the ladies! :)

  • 60. Alex  |  December 7th, 2013 at 12:19 am

    Um WOW. The photos look like fun and are kind of gutsy, too. Had to scroll up because I did not know that first pic was you. Hot Damnnn. And you guys are going to print, frame, and forever keep that last shot right?

  • 61. kirsten  |  December 7th, 2013 at 10:03 am

    these pictures are gorgeous!

  • 62. Jessica Wray  |  December 7th, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    GOSH! I love everything about this! You make one lust worthy long-lashed 60′s pretty !

  • 63. Andrea  |  December 8th, 2013 at 6:47 am

    Love this! And you should keep the wig! You look awesome as a brunette but you look great as a blonde too. Keep the wig and never have to choose!

  • 64. s h e r r y  |  December 9th, 2013 at 11:42 am

    These are AMAZING! I think you look great as a brunette.

  • 65. m a r y  |  December 10th, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    CHANGE YOUR HAIR COLOR – it looks so great on you

  • 66. Sandra  |  December 11th, 2013 at 12:04 am

    Awesome!

  • 67. Kimberly O  |  December 12th, 2013 at 12:48 am

    What a wonderful, inspired (as always!), photoshoot. You and Arian look wonderful.!!

  • 68. Mrs D  |  December 20th, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    This looks like so much fun! Love it when you do 60s style shoots.

  • 69. Bailey  |  December 22nd, 2013 at 10:52 am

    What a fun idea!!! You guys must have a blast thinking these things up! :)

    Bailey

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