The Window Shopper: Behind The Scenes

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See the original post on NWAFashionWeek.com and {click} for all the photos.

Photography:  Mallory Berry| web | fb | insta | email

Hair: Taylor & Lindsey of Guillotine Hair Lounge| [web | fb | insta | 479.582.8770

MUA: Kory Tyler Simpson @ MAC  | web | insta | email

Stylist: Payton Bridewell | web | fb | insta | email

I was incredibly lucky to find a few really talented people that all got along and liked working together. We were united by love for fashion and community. These wonderful people helped me on many of the shoots.

Mallory & Kory actually worked with me on my wedding day. I was pretty thrilled anyone that dealt with me as a bride wanted to work with me again. I literally cannot say enough about these amazing people. And yet, I don’t have the words. So very thankful.

Guillotine (Taylor + Lindsey)
Guillotine Hair Lounge had literally opened their doors a couple of weeks before we began (January 2013). The first time we worked together, Taylor said to me, “I don’t know you yet but I will love you” and the feeling was mutual. Guillotine is downtown, right by the Striped Pig. It’s easy-going and the fridge is stocked. We drank champagne and sat on the porch. I’m hooked because they fun as hell to hang out with and are also freaking good at doing hair. Lindsey was actually Taylor’s student and T handpicked her when she opened the salon.
Taylor has been doing hair for 13 years, nine of which were spent educating. She was the artistic director for wella usa as well as education leader for the Paul Mitchell school in little rock for the past five. She loved her position teaching, but desperately wanted to get back to nwa and is about to celebrate the year anniversary of being back one year.
Lindsey moved to Fayetteville less than four months ago. She recently finished her classes with imagine: a Paul Mitchell partner school in LR. She then worked at an educational focus salon in Russellville. Both Taylor and Lindsey told me how focused they are on learning, improving and education in general. And they practice that. They’re always describing the steps of what they’re doing.
Taylor told me she’d always wanted to open her own space, “I wanted it to be different from other salons. I wanted natural products but with creative license.” Guillotine carries evo care and pravana color. She wanted the salon to be as much a place to chill out, chat and have a cocktail or read a book. I can tell you that vibe is already prevalent. I’ve turned the place into my dressing room and they didn’t bat an eye. Taylor said, “I want it to be a team atmosphere. I want our clients to feel comfortable going back and forth between everybody that works there. Which is also very different from conventional salons. What this does is it allows us to focus on the client, instead of focusing on our individual paychecks. What’s not to love about that? We love doing any kind of session styling! We also do trainings on everything from extensions, to color formulations and placement, to curly girl cutting and precision cutting. We also do lots of webinars! Our passion is education, first and foremost. We are lucky to be in an industry that promotes learning and growth, why not capitalize on that?”
Kory Tyler
Kory told me his love affair with cosmetics started seven years ago. He picked up an eye shadow brush and hasn’t put it down. There is an absolute art form and an incredible amount of talent involved. The face is the makeup artists’ canvas. Kory works Mac but has been gaining momentum (and a reputation for excellence) enough to outsource / freelance. While k loves sharing a client’s vision for their look on a special occasion, he ultimately wants to create his own cosmetics line.
Interview with MGB
The Window Shopper: Tell me a lil’ about you?
Mallory: I’ve always been heavily involved in the visual arts, inspired by beauty, aesthetic, simplicity and nuance. From playing with my parents’ film cameras and polaroids when I was younger to making friends pose for me during high school, I’ve always been fascinated by the ability to preserve an instant, an expression, even a feeling. I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to study beneath two major photographers, Steve Newby from Dallas and Steve Nozicka in Chicago; following this I began my business, seven years ago, primarily in portraits. I try to keep my images organic and airy and I am influenced by the raw qualities of film photography. I approve neither of under-editing nor over-editing, so I strive to present images that contain a hint of ideal while maintaining their core purity and nature. But I’m also no stranger to edgier imagery with artificial lighting if I feel it’s best for the subject or message.
TWS: Why fashion week?
Mallory: In addition to a desire to support local shops and designers, I am enamored with conceptual shoots, stylized sessions, and editorial photography; I knew any involvement in fashion week would be rewarding. Northwest Arkansas has so many incredible and talented individuals, and I was excited to collaborate with some of the best! Plus I love my lil Payton doll.
Mallory, Taylor, Lindsey and Kory have worked their asses off for me and the window shop with a goal of helping people in need in our community and promoting collaboration among local businesses. There is such a wealth of talent in our area.

What I Wore: Baby Blue

what I wore: dress – vintage parade from cheap thrills, necklace – 30s vintage (a present from my hubby) found @ mae’s, platforms – go jane *please excuse the (clean) laundry in the background…it was late

Last night I went to the Shop Local night of the inaugural Northwest Arkansas Fashion Week. I have to say, I was really impressed and am now so excited about Friday night when some of my favorite boutiques will be showing. Obviously we don’t have as many designers as a big city would, so the shows are all philanthropic and benefit local charities. I’m really proud of the great work that went into making this event happen and I can’t wait to see how it takes off!
The two beauties in the picture have blogs as well! Check out http://lovecity.tumblr.com/ and http://renegadegarden.com/

Blog Crush: 5 inch and up

I recently happened upon Sandra Hagelstam‘s extremely inspirational blog – 5 inch and up. Aside from her obvious love of heels, she is devastatingly beautiful, she has great taste and often features budget-friendly items. The Finnish beauty also includes readers in her new projects, travels and favorite finds. Check her out.

All photos from 5 inch and up

News & Thanks

Hello friends! I realized today that my blog is a little over two years old. I missed our birthday, it was in March (3/18). It’s hard to believe I have been posting that long. I’ve really come to love the blog and all the people I’ve reconnected with because of it. I started a blog because I believe it’s so important to hone in on what inspires you. It helps you stay enthusiastic and hopeful. Plus, you always feel inspired!

Today the blog officially transfered over to thewindowshopper.org. If you look for prettypay you will still find me so no worries! Thank you all for the continued support, the kind words and most of all, the friendship. If you’d like a peak back at one of my early posts, click here.

Love,

Payton

11 Items every man should own for Summer

all Michael Bastian

The Essentials from Mr. Porter got me thinking about what every guy has to have to survive Summer and look fly doing it. Here are my recommendations. Bonus – the best men’s style sites: Valet Mag, Kempt, Gilt Manual, A Continuous Lean, Mr. Porter Journal, oooo

Casual Jeans

Marc by Marc Jacobs Medium-wash Straight-leg Jeans

A Summer Blazer

Richard James Cotton Blazer

A Bowtie

A Straw Hat

Swim Trunks

Limoland Multi-coloured Swimming Trunks

Boat Shoes

Shorts

Linen-Blend Chino Shorts by Incotex

Sunglasses

Bernardo

Chinos

Maison Martin Margiela Biker-style Chinos

A White Tee

Yves Saint Laurent Cotton T-shirt

Flip Flops

PS by Paul Smith Leather Strap Flip Flops

Now, if Summer would just get here.

Sources: pictures are linked to source.

 

I’m Flattered…

I have exciting news! A local lookbook/blog called StyleBy.Me asked me to be a local voice for them, posting once a week. It’s a very cool idea and I’m thrilled to be a part of it.

For a little background, “StyleBy.Me is just that; your style, by you, for you, displayed for your city to see.  With StyleBy.Me, you can browse through the latest styles from real people within your community, showcase your own personal style, and be inspired!”

Today they published my bio as seen below.

By Payton Rosenzweig
Blog: Miss Payton
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Payton Rosenzweig has been wearing high heels since the age of two. She was brought up in Fayetteville, Arkansas with two younger brothers by a very stylish mom. In her youth she refused pants and wore vintage to school dances. After graduating from Tulane University in 2007, she moved back NWA but is still involved in a love affair with New Orleans. Payton has always loved cosmetics and now works in the beauty industry for a mass brand. As of late, her blog prettypay, has gotten over 1,000 views per week and is focused on fashion, style, music, food, décor and beautiful things. She is newly engaged to a very handsome young man and they are planning an August wedding. She loves champagne, hats, dinner parties, fresh flowers, platforms, live music, dresses with cinched waists and bargain hunting. Payton tries to find inspiration in everything she encounters and always likes to dress for the occasion – whether it’s the theater or the rodeo.

Payton tends to gravitate towards classic feminine silhouettes by Chanel, ODLR and Prada but also likes to switch it up with menswear, vintage and utilitarian. Her favorite styles right now include strong shoulders, peter pan collars, cigarette pants, cat-eye sunglasses, dapper men and (as always) reinvention.

The blogs she is most inspired by are The ManRepeller{this is glamorous} and Dustjacket Attic.

 

Pleasing Pink Decor

When most think of utilizing pink in home decor, they gravitate toward images of something concocted by strawberry shortcake meets Miss Piggy meets fairy princess. That’s not always the case. While it does tend to indicate a feminine touch and is not necessarily right for an entire color scheme, when done right it can be breathtakingly lovely. I love the fabulous girliness of a pink couch or pink wall. I’m not sure Ro would go for the mirrored bed covered in lush blush but he might be amenable to a few touches here and there.

The more I look at these rooms laced with pink, the more I love it. Most of these lovely images were found via {this is glamorous} which I must say is my very favorite blog out there.

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Images: {this is glamorous}, la belle vie, la belle vie, the decorista