EDITORIAL | “RAPPERS AND ROCKERS”
Words by: Jill Rothstein
I was born in the 70’s, but stylistically, I was raised in the 80’s. And so, I had been dreaming of doing an 80’s inspired shoot forever. It finally came to fruition when I combined creative efforts with the dream team of photographer/ director, Josh Rothstein (my husband!), hair stylist, Corey Tuttle, makeup artist, Camelia Sealy, and prop stylist, Elizabeth Engelhardt.
We had been looking for a colorful piece of street art to shoot the rap group shot on. Fate intervened when I was introduced to Brooklyn Boulders. It is a 22,000 square foot rock climbing facility in Gowanus dripping in gorgeous street art. Perfect venue. I wanted to keep the models’ looks fresh and modern, but with a clear nod to old school hip hop style. Iconic brands like Adidas and Timberland had to happen. As for accessories, a gold lame fanny pack from American Apparel for her, long gold pendants for the boys by H&M, and a bowler’s hat, like the ones the Beastie Boys would wear, and we were all set.