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Twinkle, Twinkle

I shot one of my all time favorite shoots a few weeks ago for the new issue of Rue Magazine. With the brilliant help of stylist Kate Riney & and prop/set designer Jess Hammer, I was able finally able to bring to life a long time ideal of re-creating an iconic papermoon image. Model Franki Holton wears a dress by Eva Franco


Paper moon photo booths were popular attractions at fairs & carnavials startng back in the early 1900s. I have scoured the internet collecting some of my favorites, while looking for the right oppoutunity to shoot my own. In the 70's Peter Bogdanovitch directed Paper Moon, one of my all time favorite films, based failthfully on a terrific book called Addie Pray. I even named my childhood cat Addeline after the main character.


So from these bits of inspriations archived in my brain and the creative go ahead from Rue's editor Crystal Gentilello, we created a star themed fashion spread. The beautiful hair & make up was created by Dina Gregg for Aim Artists. Above Franki wears a bralet by Claire Pettibone Heirloom Lingere & sparkle cardigan by Orla Kiely. Necklace and earrings from Mr.Kate and headpiece made by Jess Hammer.


One of my favorite shots that didn't make the spread, shot in the parking lot of my local Big Lots. Wearing an Orla Kiely swimsuit with cardigan, bracelets & hat by Trina Turk, scarf Barney's New York.

See the ones that did by clicking here!



all photos (except vintage papermoon montage) & content © Lara Rossignol

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Reader Comments (8)

WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW! SO gorgeous! You just nailed the papermoon ideal. Beautiful model, make up, cloths and lighting! So very in awe of your talents!
March 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFrancis
Just amazing! I saw the cover yesterday but had not had a chance to check it all out. I also love hearing how you come up with your ideals.
March 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCandace Sparrow
Fantastic ideal! Love your work.
March 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJane Elliot
Really amazing work!
March 20, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersonya fry
March 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterApril Mann
Ah! I always, always enjoy looking at your photographs! So dreamy - Paper Moon...loved it as well. Keep it up!
March 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMariana
So good!
March 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGeorge Daise
Ooo, gorgeous paper moon photo. I was so intrigued with the film when I watched it as a girl, one of my fave films too.
April 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMadeline

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