February 20, 2017

Inspired By Vanity Fair’s Hollywood Issue

Sydne Style and los angeles fashion bloggers take inspiration from vanity fair hollywood issue for influential shootHaving started my career in entertainment, awards season always holds a special place in my heart. When I was E! Online’s Hollywood Party Girl, I used to cover the parties after the big award shows. Now as a digital influencer, I get to recreate the glamour.

Ok, let me take a step back. A couple of days before I left for New York fashion week, my friends Diana and Elaine texted me asking if I wanted to do a photo shoot inspired by Vanity Fair‘s Hollywood Issue. Take inspiration from one of the most coveted magazine covers of the year? Obviously my answer was yes!

Fast forward to the night I came back from fashion week. I caught an earlier flight home and my girls told me Vita Liberata was on board to bring the shoot to the next level: hair, makeup and a golden Hollywood glow. I woke up the next morning exhausted but completely exhilarated.

Diana and Elaine pulled a bunch of dresses from Michael Costello and thanks to my Insta fam, I decided on this embellished mermaid gown. I wanted my makeup to blend in with the sparkling details of the dress so we did a metallic smoky eye with neutral lip. As for hair? I was majorly inspired by the Old Hollywood waves of my two favorite actresses on the cover: Natalie Portman and Amy Adams. When we were done, I literally felt like an Oscar!

Sydne Style wears Michael Costello strapless mermaid gown with embellishment for old hollywood glamourSydne Style joins los angeles fashion bloggers for vanity fair hollywood issue shootSince the thought behind the shoot was to put a social spin on the classic Hollywood issue, I wanted to make sure to include the handles of all the girls involved.  From left to right, allow me to introduce you to “The Social Edition:”
@grasiemercedes / @elizabethkeene / @kathryneisman / @sydnesummer / @dianamadison / @elshanesworld / @tayehansberry / @makeupbyani / @makeupbylilit / @iamrachelmccord / @iamfashionlaine

Sydne Style shows how to get old hollywood waves for retro vanity fair styleSydne Style wear Michael Costello mermaid gown for oscars hollywood styleSydne Style shows the best gown shapes for curves in mermaid ballgownPhotos by Leo Deveney

Dress: Michael Costello
Ring: Kendra Scott
Makeup: The Artist Monet
Hair: Kelsey Thalken
Tan: Vita Liberata  Body Blur “Latte”


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  1. Natali commented:

    Oh wow!!! This is so impressive!!! Astonishing photos and you’re looking like a true diva in that gown!

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    • Sydne Summer commented:

      Thanks so much Natali!

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  2. Lisa Valerie Morgan commented:

    Love this shoot you did! Such a fun idea!


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  3. Kim commented:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this photoshoot. I know this is an old post, but I would’ve loved to know what designer the other ladies wore.

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