‘English Roses’ get an edgy upgrade with leather and spikes.
The historic Hay-Adams Hotel with its dark wood and glittering leaded glass windows provided an ideal Old World backdrop for Washington Life’s holiday fashion photo shoot, titled “English Roses.” Models Kathleen McGonigle (pictured) and Courtney Hoff — friends who’d gone to the same high school — were game to go back in time in flouncy silk gowns and braided updos.
Photography and Art Direction: Violetta Markelou
Assisted by Yassine El Mansouri and Michael Butcher
Wardrobe Styling: Stara Pezeshkian, THE Artist Agency
Assisted by Stephanie Dyer
Hair: Jody Rusnak
Makeup: Kelly Muse using MAC Cosmetics
Assisted by Lauren Dew
Manicure: Titilayo Bankole
Models: Courtney Hoff and Kathleen McGonigle, Modelogic Wilhelmina
Videography: Martin Lourd Philippe