BOHEMIAN ROYALE

Bohemian Royale by Spell & The Gypsy
Bohemian Royale by Spell & The Gypsy
Bohemian Royale by Spell & The Gypsy
Bohemian Royale by Spell & The Gypsy
Bohemian Royale by Spell & The Gypsy
Bohemian Royale by Spell & The Gypsy
Bohemian Royale by Spell & The Gypsy
Bohemian Royale by Spell & The Gypsy
Bohemian Royale by Spell & The Gypsy
Bohemian Royale by Spell & The Gypsy
Dolly

When I got the email from Lizzy at SPELL months ago, asking if they could do a lookbook shoot in my downtown loft in Nashville.... and then proceeded to ask me to style and art direct it.... I was in shock.  I've been obsessing over and pinning SPELL lookbooks for years, and here they are, asking ME to be a part of their newest fall collection shoot BOHEMIAN ROYALE (-it just dropped last night!). It was like a dream come true.  I'm not going to lie, it was overwhelming, and out of my comfort zone for sure.  It was a lot of work, but worth every second. It was the absolute worst possible weather on the day of the shoot, tornado warnings, thunderstorms and torrential rain...oh my! But I had a dream team working with me, Anja Konstantino is this perfect angel that completely left me speechless as soon as the lens turned on her. Graham was a rockstar to capture such incredible photos with such awful weather conditions.   Kelley Ash, who is a complete girl crush of mine, kicked ass with art direction and styling... it was rad to watch a pro! Kali Kennedy was on hair and makeup and not only did she make Anja look flawless, she was assisting Graham Dunn and kept spirits high by playing DJ all day.  Rhian Elise is my bud and extra pair of hands, I was so completely grateful for her. We had some furry friends with us that day too. The wolves were so fitting for the majestic stormy vibe of the day.. and my kitty baby Dolly kept hogging the camera and all the gals.  I could write on for hours on this whole experience, but I wont. It was so much build up and stress to the moment, and then the day came and I got to meet some of the best most talented people. Skip forward a few months and to see the end result - in my city, in my home - the feeling is indescribable.  Even though I'm sad that hubby and I are moving out of our sweet little loft in a few weeks, I get to go back and look at these photos forever..... so that. :) 

~Leah Hoffman