Taylor Sterling for Encourage Vintage

May 8, 2019

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Today my vintage edit for Encourage Vintage has arrived! This was such a fun project. Not only did I get to work with one of my best friends, but we got to play dress-up with amazing vintage clothing.

If you didn’t know, Em is an amazing photographer (who’s been featured here a few times). She recently launched a passion project, Encourage Vintage. I love the mantra behind her brand: encourage women, encourage sustainability, encourage vintage. Something I’m in full support of.

Vintage Lover

I’ve always had a love of thrifting and vintage. In middle school and high school it was all I would wear. One of my favorite memories was my middle school graduation outfit. I got it from Wasteland in San Francisco (I felt so cool). It was a kimono-style dress in hyper-color flowers. I wore it with neon yellow fishnets and black combat boots. It was quite the look. I’m thankful that my parents we’re OK with letting me be me.

In high school, I hardly ever wore dresses. I remember a boy in my class telling me I’d be prettier if I wore girlier clothes, which only fueled my fire to dress even more how I wanted. My uniform was thrifted purple polyester grandpa pants, high-top Vans and graphic t-shirts I found at Goodwill. Gradually, I did end up wearing more feminine pieces, but it was because I wanted to. This is now how I typically dress: a lot of very casual, sporty clothes mixed with feminine delicate ones.

I hope this collection if a reflection of that, that the clothes feel accessible. We wanted the pieces to work seamlessly into your contemporary wardrobe. There are various sizes and a few amazing accessories that you better snag before I do!

Big thanks to Ashley Kelemen of Studio Etincelle for helping us create these photos! Film & digital photos by Em.

Shop the collection here. You can also listen to our groovy spring playlist inspired by the edit here.

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Em’s features: There’s No Place Like Home, Creativity Through Film Photography¬†
My art direction work with Em: There’s Magic For Everybody¬†

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