Friday, June 22, 2012

A Technicolor Summer

Lets take it back to the glamour of synchronized swimmers, graceful swimsuits and million dollar mermaids! This is the latest piece that I directed and styled for the Zocalo Magazine in Tucson, Arizona. The article will be published in the July 2012 Issue.

 "Old Hollywood Awaits" by Sydney Ballesteros

The glamour that once was, is actually right under our noses.....
"When you are within the private walls of The Arizona Inn, you feel like you stepped into the screen of a technicolor film. Complete with lush gardens, charming vintage patio furniture, bright sunshine, sophistication, and that quiet peace that only the desert can provide."
~Sydney Ballesteros

The resurface of the flattering vintage bathing suit styles from the 1950s in modern fashion, not only makes my grandmother proud, but apparently designers like Miuccia Prada and Dolce & Gabbana have the soft spot for the look too {as we saw homage to the timeless suit, strut down the spring 2012 runways and in magazine editorials over and over again} .

P.S- Who said that you can't play croquet in your bathing suit?

Photography: fotovitamina
Publication: Zocalo Magazine
Creative Director & Fashion Stylist: Sydney Ballesteros
Producer: Demion Clinco, Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation
Makeup: Tangie Duffey
Models: Aimee C., Ana Victoria Contreras and Ben Ryan
Wardrobe: Black Cat Vintage, Desert Vintage 
Location: Arizona Inn-Tucson, AZ

*These photographs are part of a 2013 twelve month calendar series, that was documented for the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation. The calendar will display the art of mixing historic Tucson landmarks and buildings with locally sourced vintage fashion and will be available for sale in the early fall of 2012.

Please kindly ask for permission to use photos and credit back properly!
Thank you ~Syd


  1. Soooooooooooooo lovely! The photos are just dreamy!!! xox

  2. Heck. If I had legs like that model, I would sport a bathing suit, while playing crochet too!

    Those swimming caps are pretty perfect too!

  3. Love the caps! and of course the bathingsuits

  4. LOVE these!! So freaking cute

  5. These pictures are a dream come true! You did a fantastic job with these <3