Here are some behind the scenes shots from our upcoming lookbook shot on location at Edgewater Park. We are so excited for everyone to see the results!
Sean and Danielle both doubled as photographers for the day.
Jen live instagramed the entire day! (follow us on instagram @Dredgers216)
“I’m taking a picture of you… taking a picture of me… taking a picture of you!”
Our very talented models, Samantha and Tom, most likely freezing to death.
We’re super stoked that we drilled some holes and hung our new seamless with chicken wire in our studio! Tomorrow we’re doing our first ever photo shoot with humans in DU clothing. Yayo!
Here is a shot of Dana working on patterns for the F12 DU Private Label collection in the DU studio. If you look closely you can see button hole marks, a neckline, and an armhole. This shirt is going to have mystery pockets in a universe of mysterious mystery.
I’ve always been inspired by vintage photographs from Ivy League campuses. Their effortless layering, mixture of prints and textures, and all around cool poise. I used these photos for inspiration for two Dredgers Union “urban collegiate” looks.
(Source: The Trad)
The ladies look is a layered, early spring style. Perfect for chilly mornings and sunny afternoons. Start with a good base, like the Shiloh Dress, it has a soft lining and fun skirt. Throw a lightweight flannel tunic on top. Our Dredgers Union Plaid Tunic is the perfect layering piece, and with pockets it’s also incredible practical!
Add a horizontal striped cardigan to mix up the prints, and add that effortless preppy look. Add easy accessories, like a necklace and clear frame sunglasses.
For the guys, I layered some crazy things together to get that easy going, college look. Start with a lightweight short in a fun color, like these RVCA shorts available in the store. Add a long-sleeved shirt, maybe even with a hood. Put a brightly colored plaid over it, this teal Dredgers Union Plaid Woven would work perfectly. Put a loosely tied silk necktie with it, because…why not?
Add a thick hooded sweater, chambray backpack, and geeky readers…and you are ready to go!
These are the final looks: Casual, and straight-off-campus cool!
Another great project has come out from our friends Hallie and Eric from shark&minnow and TedxCLE. It is called THE CLEVELAND REPORT.
Below is a blurb from their site and a link to the survey. Please help by taking 3 minutes to complete this survey. See the desciption of their latest project in their own words, below:
“ <<In the recent years there have been a number of studies done. Most of those studies have been done by research firms and many deal with population density or land use. What’s missing here? In our opinion, it’s the voice of the citizen. The voice of the people that choose – despite oftentimes how Cleveland is represented in the media, the ups & downs of the local economy, and many other factors – to make a life here.
The Clevelander Report is being conducted by two Clevelanders who chose to return – citizens themselves. The report will be used to help, amongst other things, encourage others to realize the benefits of making a life on the Northcoast. Our hope is that data can be used by City/County officials as well as civic organizations to guide their efforts in a direction that addresses the wants & needs of current Clevelanders & potential citizens.>>
This report has the potential to be the most comprehensive study of Clevelanders conducted in the last decade. It is not a census – what makes this different is that this study focuses on attitudes towards Cleveland. Not just where you are, but why.
We could use your help in the following ways:
Take the survey (here).
Encourage others to take the survey.
Promote through your social networks, email newsletters, etc.
Let’s drive our city’s future, based on real ideas, from actual citizens. Thanks in advance for your help (and not judging us on the highly impersonal mass email)!
Hallie & Eric “
I took the survey the other day and it didn’t take any time at all, I can’t wait to see some of the results of this.
I haven’t had a chance to really post since this past Sunday’s BBB event held in the event space at DU. I have been busy in NYC on a Buying trip, but I just had to share a few pics from the bridal event as it was a GREAT SUCCESS! To be clear, it was not a Dredgers Union event. The event was conceived by, organzied by and hosted by the lovely ladies of SOMETHING WHITE bridal shop in Independence Ohio.
They did a great job, there was a tremendous turn out and the vendor selection was fantastic. Another great Cleveland event we were proud to be a part of! Thanks ladies and Congrats!
Our friend LT stopped in for a little costume help. He needed his “America Eagle” costume to come to life. He brought the parts, and Dana from the DU assembled this masterpiece. Go America!
I only just “stumbled upon” (double entendre !) the amazing CLOSET VISIT, but I am already addicted! The Artist/Photographer, Jeana Sohn, visits the closets of some notoriously stylish women, then essentially seems to play dress up photo shoot with them! I think it would be such a fun exercise to take one’s own wardrobe out of their closet, put it onto a rolling rack in a different setting and put inspiring outfits together like you were styling a shoot and not just getting dressed for work in the morning. Sometimes, staring at the same assortment in the same dark closet day after day can be so uninspiring, but seeing these women’s closet’s makes me wonder what kind of outfits I could pull together with my own wardrobe. Perhaps it’s my old days of being a stylist that make this particularly alluring an exercise to me, but I cannot help but imagine it.
Well Jeana has recently taken it to the next level by collaborating with another artist, Claire Cottrell. Together, they have turned these ‘dress up photo sessions’ into dreamy short films.
Check out their first collab: Closet Visit No. 1 :
Mathilde, their latest video, which I have included below, is this sort of Lolita meets Alice and Wonderland meets Virgin Suicides dreamy little video.
originally spied the Closet visit series on Honestly WTF blog.
Awhile back one of my best friends, Hannah, who is a Photographer currently based here in Cleveland, came in to shoot some images around our office and design studio. She just quietly moved about taking images stealthily as we went about our business. These are the resulting images. I meant to post this months ago, but admittedly the file got lost in the insanity that had for the last several months, been known as my computer desktop. Having finally organized and thus found said file, I would like to share this unique perspective now.
More of Hannah’s photography can be found on her website: