Blue Hydrangeas and Dress Soaking

I spray painted these huge hydrangeas today in the wind. They tried to get away from me, but alas, I finally scooped them off the ground from rolling in the wind! Also, I've been soaking vintage dresses that will be for sale soon at Paulie Antiques! It's been so rewarding to see all of the stains lift!
love, polly :)


bath time

Strange habit of mine: I probably take at least one bath every single day. Last week I took THREE baths in one day! I know I'm stressed out based on the amount of baths I take. It's so nice to sit there and relax when it fills up (especially in the winter time!) It's kind of a guilty pleasure. Do you have any guilty pleasures that kick in when fall begins?
love, polly :)

Fall Flow

Just some photos from a walk with Hannah last week. The leaves around here are making me take long runs almost every morning. The crisp air makes me feel like creating! How does it make you feel?
love, polly :)

Behind the scenes of the Paulie Antiques Fall Lookbook Photoshoot

All photos taken by the astonishing Nathan Adhikari. Thank you to all the models and photographers who helped on the Fall Lookbook for Paulie Antiques! I couldn't have done it without you! To see the real lookbooks, click here and here! There is also a lookbook video I made!
love, polly

Costume Designing Once Upon a Time in 1977

We started filming Once Upon a Time in 1977 two weeks ago in Champaign at the White Horse Inn. It's a new film I'm working on directed by Chris and Anne Lukeman of Kill Vampire Lincoln Productions. You might remember when I costume designed Once Upon a Time in 1972... if not, here and here are a couple of the behind the scenes posts.... here and here and here is the trailer.
 This film is a sequel to the 1972 film. Thanks for taking a peek at our adventures in film making!
Me adjusting the main character Jon's outfit and my suitcases full of accessories.
 Chris Lukeman, the director and writer.
 Me chatting with the cast about costumes!
 First seven photos taken by Celine Antoinette Photography. Remaining photos below taken by me.
 Some of the costumes for the film waiting for extras!
 Our pimp-bots!
 Haha. Hannah took this picture of me eating carrots on set. Thanks, Hannah.
 SHOES of the main characters.
Jon and Maggie: the two of the main characters in costume.
That's all for now... but I did take a cute "behind the scenes video" as well. We will see if Anne and Chris let me share it before the film releases :)
Also..... many many thanks to my wonderful friend Stanley Lee of Le Shoppe who let us borrow from his amazing shop. WE LOVE YOU!
love, polly :)


Paulie Antiques Fall Lookbook by Nathan Adhikari

Here are the photos taken a couple of weeks ago by Nathan Adhikari of my Fall Paulie Antiques Vintage Lookbook! I am so excited to share these!
Models: Jessie Whitman, Clara Byczkowski, Nora McCarthy, and Hannah 
Photogarpher: Nathan Adhikari
*all clothing, accessories, and props provided by Paulie Antiques
ALSO... see the photos of this same lookbook by Anna Longworth!
click here to see the lookbook video
love, polly :)