Motel Rocks Takes Chicago: Part Two

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These photos were shot in a famous chocolate shop in Chicago called Leonidas. The hot coco and macrons were so fancy, I love the way they bring your entire order out on one tray with sprinkled chocolate.

Then we headed back to the Dana Hotel┬áto shoot a little more in the lobby. I love everything about the Dana. If you have been following my blog for a long time, you’d recognize the decor. I threw my 21st birthday here, as well as a handful of other parties and photoshoots. It’s really cool that now, I’m at the point in my career where they’re sponsoring my stay. It speaks a lot to how far I feel like I’ve come in two short years.

I am enterally thankful to everyone that made this awesome week of shooting and blogging possible! Stay tuned for Motel Rocks Takes Chicago part three tomorrow!!

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clothing by Motel Rocks

photos by Kohl Murdock

makeup + hair by Katy Ramirez

The Ace Hotel

rachel lynch - vintage - ace hotel - tumblrrachel lynch - vintage - ace hotel - tumblrrachel lynch - vintage - ace hotel - tumblrrachel lynch - vintage - ace hotel - tumblrDuring fashion week, Shooka and I stoped by the Ace Hotel to visit our friend Justin. He and I both moved out of Chicago around the same time. In Chicago, Justin owned the most amazing gallery in Wicker Park. He held gallery openings and shows that really gave the most relevant artists in Chicago a voice and a place to display their work. Since then, he’s moved to Los Angeles and started collecting vintage clothing. He’s always had the eye for eccentric and amazing pieces. The first time we ever shot (back in 2010 maybe?) he dressed me up in some awesome threads!

He’s going to be traveling a lot more now between NY/LA and hopefully will start selling his clothes at the Williamsburg flea or opening a store of the like.

It’s amazing to grow up with artists around you and watch them develop and change as well. I hope you guys enjoy these few film photos of me and my #1 girl dressed by the lovely, Justin Markin.

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