Allison Kirwan in the "Who Needs Trails" mini skirt from FW15 on her way to StyleWeek Swim!
Kelly [Sheridan, Set designer] and I went back and forth on inspo for the lookbook set for a while until we came up with the idea of this wall. We definitely wanted to keep it simple & only build something that would accentuate the clothes, not take the spotlight. Kelly spent the whole night before the shoot building this intricate and massive backdrop piece-by-piece on location.
AFTER A LONG WHILE OF INSPIRATION SEEKING, MUSIC SEARCHING, STORYBOARDING & PREPARATION - THE PINI SS16 CAMPAIGN VIDEO WAS FINALLY SHOT! IT IS AMAZING WHAT CAN BE CREATED WHEN WE ALL COME TOGETHER.
THE SPRING SUMMER 2016 CAMPAIGN VIDEO BOASTS A PERSPECTIVE WHERE WALLS COLLAPSE AND YOU ARE GIVEN THE CHANCE TO PLUNGE INSIDE THE WORLD OF A PINI GIRL. WITH HER MAGICAL CHARM, ELIZABETH TAKES US THROUGH A SERIES OF SPECTACULAR MEMORIES THAT SHE HAS CREATED WHILE WEARING THESE LUXURIOUS GARMENTS. HER HYPNOTIC BEAUTY LEADS US THROUGH THESE MEMORIES TO AN ENSEMBLE THAT HAS YET TO BE WORN, AND IT IS UP TO YOU TO IMAGINE WHERE THIS LOOK WILL LEAD HER.
THE PINI WORLD IS ALL ABOUT DRIVING WITH THE TOP DOWN, PALM TREES IN THE SUN, FEELING LIKE YOU'RE FAMOUS & LIVING WHILE WE'RE YOUNG.
VIDEOGRAPHER: GREENE FILMS, BEAUTY: HOLLY DALTON, HAIR: KAI KUMALAE, SET ASSISTANCEL JESS LAMBI, MODEL: ELIZABETH BENNETT ELITE MODELS NYC, TBW MODELS
IT WAS A FUN TIME.. THAT'S ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW, Xx PINI
MODELS: DYNASTY MODELS & TALENT HAIR & BEAUTY: PHILIP DIPALMA SALON LOCATION: INCONTRO
A couple of months ago I was sitting in my studio, lounging around trying to get something out on to paper. I had my radio on a mix that I was skipping through every now & then. A song came on that I'd never heard before, it was incredible, I got goosebumps. After a few minutes of listening I popped the artists name into Instagram & the artist's profile came up. I took a chance & messaged her, describing how inspiring her music was...
Fast forward to last week and she's standing on stage at the Hotel Cafe Hollywood in one of my pieces - an embellished silk tank made just for her.
It's an incredible feeling when you know there's artists out there in the same boat as you are, and they're there to support you. There are a lot of young artists in the world working hard to make their dreams a reality, and the greatest thing that we can do is lend each other the support and love we all need.
Thank you, Lenachka, for wearing PINI!
check out her music at www.lenachka.com, iTunes & Spotify.
Before I learned how to sew I would spend hours illustrating, and here are a few of my college assignments, mood boards and illustrations that I did on my own!
A surprise to anyone attending StyleWeek Northeast on February 19th, PINI held a micro-installation with looks from the FW15 Line! Veteran PINI girl, Cassidy, along with newcomers Kate & Savannah displayed three show favorites at the Flaunt Boutique Accessory Showcase. Here are some images of the girls at SWNE!!
Step & Repear photos compliments of Mark Ouellet Photography
A huge thanks goes to Emily, VP of JAVA Skincare, for thinking of us when it came to finding the perfect dress[es] to take with her to The 57th Grammy Awards Ceremony!
Here are some images of Emily & one of her dresses, walking around in their natural habitat (Sun, Palm Trees & the Wollywood Walk Of Fame)!
As Mady & I found our way down to [a town that I never even knew existed] Pennsylvania, the sky turned gray and the air grew thin. This definitely set the tone for our project with a team from Global Management 101, and a School-skipping pair of witchy teens were brought to life in this Editorial Story for Raine Magazine. Here are some Behind The Scenes shots to tide you over until the images are released!
Our team met [very, very] early for beauty prep. After a couple cups of coffee and a short while of primping, we found our way to the Roger Williams Botanical Gardens. It was incredible how much excitement set in for all of us as we walked into the enormous greenhouse. Beautiful colors and gigantic palms surrounded the pathway throughout. It was a very steamy (in every sense of the word) day, and we snapped some great shots!
Can't wait to share, Xx
On sunday, Emily & I found our way to Horseneck beach for the SS15 preview campaign. The sun was high, there was music playing from all over & beachers tanning in the dunes. It was the most beautiful day of the summer thus far. We walked behind the dunes for a while until we came to a quiet, grassy spot. Em started to pose in front of a mound of sand, her hair wind blown from the drive & her skin already rosy from the sun. We shot her in two playsuits for a bit and then ran to the beach to lay out before the sun was gone. What a peaceful and fun day with a friend. Xx Pini
PS: Read our interview with Schön! Magazine and view the editorial!
After weeks of preparations, Flaunt Boutique is finally open at The Arcade Providence! And I'm super grateful for the cutest little PINI section that will carry never before seen styles and exclusives!! You have to come visit!
In this blog, I will be giving you an inside look as to what happens in the PINI studio leading up to the runway show! I'll be able to answer questions and give sneak peeks as to what's in store!
Yesterday, as soon as I got a text saying that a package was waiting at my door, I rushed home as quick as possible. I was recieving my first ever manufactured sample!! I opened the box as fast as I possibly could, this was like Christmas morning and my anxiety was about to be relieved!! As I opened the box, I'm sure it was written all over my face, I was thoroughly confused. Pulling what felt like a hula hoop out of the cardboard packaging, My anxiety began to come back and panic struck!!
After a bit of thinking to myself and some long, deep breathing, I realized - it's just a sample, this is supposed to happen. This process is completely new to me and I have to understand that 'Rome wasn't built in a day', and neither was a couture dress. So off I rushed to my studio to make notes and changes to the sample for the manufacturer to revise.