Elizabeth Suzann’s spring line was released yesterday, and it’s all so good: lots of silk and linen, jumpsuits and kimono style jackets and deceivingly simple dresses. And the new lookbook is out too, which I was really excited about seeing. Last month I got the chance to go down to St. Augustine to work with Elizabeth’s team and style for the shoot. Anna Tucker shot the photos and Madison Bosworth modeled, and the sun was out the whole day, and it really couldn’t have been any better. We drank sangria and walked around the old part of town, dodging tourists and scouting out quiet photo spots.
Elizabeth’s collection reminded me a lot of French beach clothes from the ’20s and ’30s. The long dusters and wide-legged silk pants gave me Seeberger vibes, so I knew I had to steer the styling in that direction somewhat. Using pieces like Elizabeth’s pretty amazing Gamma Folk necklace above helped modern it all up.
A few days after getting back, I was reading a biography on Diana Vreeland and came across a story about how she, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, and a young Lauren Bacall all traveled to St. Augustine to shoot an editorial for Harper’s Bazaar. They took beautiful photos, some of them in the exact spots Anna and Elizabeth chose to shoot at. But in the end it rained and it was wartime, the trains were full, and all Diana Vreeland wanted was to get out of St. Augustine. For us it was the opposite. We didn’t want to leave the warm sunshine to head back north to Nashville.
Here are just a few photos from the lookbook. You can check out the rest—plus all the pieces in Elizabeth’s new collection—at her site . . .