Behind the Facade

summer style


Enjoying the last blast of Summer in Los Angeles!

These were taken by one of my favorite photographers, Natasha Wilson. I had been wanting to work with her for awhile and after this shoot we ended up collaborating on a Dwimmer neckwear shoot years later. I love the way Natasha captured the lighting and motion at the charming Madeline Garden tea house in Pasadena, one of my favorite LA haunts~

Madeline Garden has a fascinating history. You would never guess by its whimsical European aesthetic, but in the 1940s, Albert Einstein is rumoured to have resided there and worked in a secret underground office while researching atomic energy. The building was also used as the Navy Undersea Research and Development Center.

More recently, the venue was featured in the fourth episode of the hit series Mad Men.

I love a fun crop top, especially when it comes paired with the perfect skirt. This outfit is one of my go to Summer looks for rooftop parties and daytime excursions.

madeline garden
laurel style

Laurel wears L’atiste By Amy skirt and top



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