I spent a warm holiday in Beverly Hills this past week. The first hotel I stayed at was the infamous, Beverly Hills Hotel. It makes me absolutely smitten! Not only is the entire hotel pink, but it has the most amazing history to it. Marilyn Monroe ate breakfast every morning downstairs there and Cary Grant was a regular. A lot of stars lived at the hotel for a period of time during their lives, and after staying in a pink suite with a patio, my dad and I were thinking we should do the same. John Wayne and Henry Fonda were among the regulars, and Lucille Ball would go for swims there in the famous pool. In addition the hotel there are rows of bungalows outside that turn and twist in all pink, hidden by palm trees.
After seeing this place was pink, my dad deemed it very "i hate blonde" and made sure I set up some shoot while we were staying. The photos above were taken by Taylor Herron, who hasn't shot me since I was 18! We had such a lovely day adventuring around, but it began with a morning at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The set of photos below were taken on medium format film with the original rolleiflex camera, the one that Rolling Stone magazine was first shot on. The idea of instagram even comes from this square format film, can you tell?
palm tree bathing suit by Beach Riot!
black boots by Jeffrey Campbell
hat by American Apparel
photos by Taylor Herron