Thursday, October 20, 2011

Weekend in Havana

I recently had the opportunity to model some hair accessories made by Andy's Eye Candy. Andy makes some of the prettiest hair flowers out there, which made it very hard to choose which ones I wanted to wear! I decided to go with a set of her fruit clips, as I didn't have anything quite like them in my arsenal of hair flowers. She sent three different clips--one made with a banana, papaya, and apple; one with an orange, starfruit, and peach; and one delightfully over-the-top pineapple! These clips are large, colorful, and fun, and I think they make for a refreshing twist on what to wear with your Hawaiian outfits. For the shoot I did with Atomic Age Pictures, I decided that the only way to go was to put together a Carmen Miranda-esque outfit, so I paired a vintage yellow and white polka dot tie top with rumba sleeves (from Matilda's Vintage Closet), a brightly colored cotton plaid sarong (from a vendor at VLV last year), and grass green Remix platforms trimmed in 1940s fruit shoe clips (an eBay find). A matching fruit brooch (from a local antique shop) and a bevy of Bakelite bangles (the carved butterscotch bracelet was a gift from my dear friend Annie--it belonged to Lana Turner) finished off the look; add in a banana tree and an orange grove and your have yourself a "Weekend in Havana"!

Amanda Lee


  1. what stunning photos. The colors remind me of the Cadburys flake ads. The first photo is my fave.x

  2. Vibrantly-gorgeous-Fiesta-fruit-cocktail-fantastic! The delicious colors make me wanna rumba & samba! Betty Grable in Havana of my fave movies.

  3. Oh La la. . .What a Pin-Up !
    The Art of Fashion . . .so colourful, Artistic Look. . . Cheers
    Viva i Colori, Viva la Vita . . .W le Pin-Ups!
    Ciao dall'Italia
    Greetings from Italy by fellow Artist Aurè