Jena’s Custom Python Proenza Schouler PS1

December 19, 2011  |  Amy's Friends, Inspiration, Streetstyle, Trends

If anyone in Chicago was going to own a custom python snakeskin Proenza Schouler PS1 handbag, it would be Jena Gambaccini of ChiCityFashion. It was a blast to finally photograph Jena with her new bag last weekend since I was one of the first people she told right after she won the CharityBuzz auction. She was very secretive about the process, which made her announcement last week so much better. As part of the prize, Jena flew out to New York to meet with Proenza Schouler designers Jack McCullough and Lazaro Hernandez to design her bag. The final product is a purple python bag with black python accents and a neon yellow silk interior. A dream come true, right? And all the money was donated to charity. Jena is one of the raddest and down-to-earth fashion lovers I’ve ever met. It’s not only because of a mutual love of neon colors, it’s because she kicks ass at life. I couldn’t wait to share my photos of her holding her custom PS1 with my readers!

Michael Kors x Amy Creyer Collaboration

I am so excited to share with you my latest corporate collaboration with the one and only American sportswear icon Michael Kors! This project has been in the works since early November, but because I had family in town for a whole week it threw the scheduling off. And that whole “full-time freelance” gig combined with 3:30 p.m. sunsets makes shooting street-style feasible only on weekends for me now. I just finished up shooting Sunday evening with Jena Gambaccini, and had the extraordinary pleasure of working with Andrea Kerbuski and Chelsea Lavin earlier in the day. I love how each of these girls were able to integrate Michael Kors designs seamlessly into their own unique styles.

This project is designed to promote Michael Kors’ Bag Alert, a fun interactive slide-show illustrating the way real everyday people rock Michael Kors handbags. Along with my friends Chelsea, Andrea, and Jena, I also photographed a few strangers who were already carrying Michael Kors bags. Make sure to check them out and please vote for me! In order to see this you have to “Like” Michael Kors on Facebook first, so make sure to click the thumbs up button to gain access.


FCC Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Michael Kors.


Andrea of Blonde Bedhead

December 12, 2011  |  Amy's Friends, Bloggers, Streetstyle

Click on over to Andrea’s blog Blonde Bedhead to see the rest of the photos I took of Andrea this weekend. More to come here on my blog too in a separate post that will feature Chelsea of See Lanvin and Jena of ChiCityFashion!