Friday, September 19, 2014

September Issue, Vintage Life

Hi there darling, I'm sorry for my hiatus. I've been busy with new shoots, I can't wait to share with you! You can follow my updates on Instagram here. Before September is over, I'm posting a Pin-Up portrait of a dear friend of mine, the talented and lovely Lottie Ryan, featured in this month's Vintage Life magazine. In this article, she writes how vintage styling and her first pin-up photo session with me, literally helped her recover from a major surgery, "rediscover her femininity" and love for glamour again. Not only is she one of the gorgeous pin-up girls selected for my collaboration with Goorin Bros. hat collection this year, she hosts a website devoted to women living with chronic illnesses. Her story is truly an amazing one and I'm so proud to know her and share her story with you. To read and purchase a physical copy of Vintage Life, click here. For digital, click here. I have more gorgeous new photos to share with you soon, so stay tuned! xoxo Kelly

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Vintage Life Magazine, July Issue

I had the honor of photographing Anna Delis, Design Director of Goorin Brothers, and some of their talented staff, for an interview published in this month's issue of Her Vintage Life magazine. My friend, writer Lottie Ryan gives us an insider's view, as she speaks to Anna about her hat design process, love of vintage styles, and inspiration behind the "California Girls" hat collection. You can get your copy of Her Vintage Life here, and digital version here. Seen as the #1 Vintage-inspired fashion magazine for enthusiasts worldwide, you won't be disappointed. I'm looking forward to reading this cover to cover this holiday weekend! Have a Happy 4th and thanks for stopping by! xo Kelly

Milliner extraordinare: Ron Schiller making custom hats in North Beach, San Francisco

Hat merchant Kyle Jameson McDaniel outside the Goorin Bros. North Beach, SF storefront; a stack of Goorin hats and a peekaboo inside the "Lady in Red Fedora"

Photos © Kelly Hsiao 2014

Friday, May 16, 2014

Goorin Bros. + Official California Girls Hat Launch!

Goorin Bros. the official hat makers of the legendary "Heisenberg" for AMC's hit show Breaking Bad, releases a new collection called California Girls, which features my pin-up imagery! I'm so excited to share that these hats are now available online and in selected stores nationwide! If you haven't tried on a Goorin hat, I highly recommend visiting one of their shops- it's truly an experience like no other! Not only is the quality of their hats amazing, you'll feel like you're stepping back into time when men still wore dapper suits, donned tweed flap caps, and women looked absolutely grandeur in broad-brimmed sun hats and beautifully tailored clothing. For those of you who own a Goorin, you know what I mean when you feel instantly transformed into an even more dashing you. I absolutely love their fedoras and I'm so honored to have two of my images featured inside the California Dreamin' and Lady in Red fedoras. Please check out this new collection and tell me know what you think! For all you surfers out there and outdoorsy folk, the Bay Watch Hat, was made especially for the sporty/active gal and guy like you. Stay tuned for a behind-the-scenes interview from the Design Director, Anna Delis of Goorin.Bros in an upcoming issue of Vintage Life magazine. Thanks for stopping by! xoxo Kelly

The Lady in Red fedora in black along with the final draft of California Girls lining tip stickers.

The Lady in Red cotton fedoras available in red and black
{ images above courtesy of Goorin Bros.}

Interior of Bay Watch Hat with California Dreamin' Straw Fedora in foreground. Both have my Surfer Pin-Up Girl on inside lining.