I can't imagine a cuter way to end the Summer season than by re-visiting our very first Nadinoo Muse Rhiannon from Liebe Marlene Vintage for a much needed catch up and to see her skipping through the US countryside in all her favorite Nadinoo's from our Summer collection.
Since our last chat you have been a busy bee and opened up your own online boutique ‘Silent Sundays’, how did this come about?
I sold vintage on Ebay and Etsy for years and loved it, but over time I started to love new clothes by independent designers just as much as vintage, and people around me convinced me to just go for it and open a shop that could sell both. Things didn't really start happening until I got Jamie Hopper on board. She's the best photographer in Atlanta (my words, not hers!) and we worked together a lot on shoots and really had a similar aesthetic, and I knew she'd be perfect to open up an online store with.
I love your concept shoots for Silent Sundays, do you have a mood or theme each season when you buy pieces for the shop?
Thank you! Usually it's just based around the clothes we already picked. We tend to subconsciously pick similar new pieces to sell, though . . . . last season it was a lot of blues and yellows and whites, and this fall we have a lot of darker colors and separates, lots of things in silk . . . It's pretty much just inspired by whatever we want to wear at the moment.
What has inspired you this Summer, either work or play?
Play, for sure. I had kind of a lousy summer, breaking my arm at the beginning of it and getting surgery and being stuck in the house a ton, so I was always wanting to get away somewhere. Vacations are my favorites for choosing outfits for anyway . . . I actually saved up my Nadinoo pieces for the first trip out of town we could take--they were too pretty for everyday Atlanta outings.
Looks like you had so many fun days out taking these photos, can you share a little about where you visited?
My parents live in Tennessee just outside of Nashville, and it's so gorgeous there in the countryside that every time we visit we get tempted to move there. On our first day we went to an old 19th century plantation home called Elm Springs that's always quiet and peaceful whenever we visit it. It's situated on rolling hills and fields, and there's even an old cemetery on site. Then we took some photos in the countryside just a mile or two away from my parents' home in Columbia, Tennessee. My dad and Drew ride their bikes all over the area, so Drew always knows the best farms and fields for photo-taking. On our last day we went to a place in Nashville called the Loveless Cafe, which is an old motel/cafe from the 1950s that lots of country music stars have visited over the years. I ate biscuits and wore the Pixie Counting Planes dress and got to spend some more time with my mom before we had to go back to Atlanta.
What has been the highlight of your Summer or a something you are looking forward to?
The highlight had to be the trips out of town I took. In July Jamie and I went on a big vintage-hunting trip through Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana, and I got to see New Orleans for the first time, which was exciting. I loved going to Tennessee since it was the first trip I took once my arm was healed, and it's always great to see my family. Drew and I are getting married in October, so that's what I'm looking forward to the most--getting married in the countryside and then going on a California honeymoon.
You always have such wonderful style, is there anything special on you Winter wish list this year?
Thanks, Nadia! Right now I'm obsessed with tracking down silk blouses and things with '30s/'70s elements to them. I'd also like to find a good light coat since our falls here in Georgia tend to last for a long time and most of my coats are winter and wool . . . And I definitely don't need any new shoes, but a new pair of ankle boots wouldn't hurt.
Can we expect any new projects from Liebe Marlene Vintage or Silent Sundays in the next year?
Right now we're getting ready to shoot our fall/winter lookbook, so we've been scouting locations and trying to track down models for that. We'd also like to start working with new designers once our store gets a bit more off the ground. It would be a dream to stock Nadinoo!
Photography by Liebe Marlene
Thank Rhiannon for once again being a delightful Muse and for taking us with you on such fun and inspiring adventures. When designing the Summer collection these were the very type of outings I had in mind for Pixie Fleur and Lula. It's no wonder you are always just right for Nadinoo..!