Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Spring Lookbook for VICIOUS THREADS by Jennie Vee

Hello. My name is Catherine and I love clothes. (I'm sure this is an extreme understatement.)

I especially adore handmade one-of-a-kind pieces and snazzy items in very small limited quantities that are feminine yet fierce, and fit like a dream! It is for ALL of these reasons that I am obsessed with Nashville based designer Jennie Vee and her appropriately named clothing line VICIOUS THREADS.

If any of you saw or remember my silver, one shoulder New Years Eve Dress that I made such a fuss about - yep, well that was designed by her! She is a rocker, blonde bombshell bassist from the band Vicious Guns and her clothing reflects both her edge and sweetness. They are very mix and matchable, making them very fun to collect and wear dressed up and down. Her spring designs have a slight vintage flair with sheer fabrics and of course a few with her trademark sweetheart collar.

I modeled for her Spring 2012 Lookbook during the beginning of March and had a fantastic time with the 9 looks total that were shot that day. Here are just a few looks from the photoshoot with Andrew Kung Photography. The rest can be seen on her website and will be available for purchase before too long!

Stay posted to VICIOUS THREADS for more unique, haute fashions and buy them up while they last! This girl has great things coming her way, so be sure to keep your ears and eyes open.

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Vicious Threads Spring 2012 Lookbook by Andrew Kung Photography

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Sophisticated Living Magazine: Cover and Fashion Spread!

Those who know me, know that one of my absolute favorite publications is Sophisticated Living Magazine. It is full of gorgeous homes, breathtaking places to visit, events around the world, interesting art and finds... and of course, fantastic fashions.

I was ecstatic when I was asked to model in their March/April edition fashion spread! It was shot on a cool day in early February, and thank goodness mother nature was cooperative and gave us a somewhat warm, and sunny day! Nick Carter was my hairstylist/makeup artist and gave my long locks the look of a short vintage bob! I adored it. For those of you who got worried, you'll be happy to know that I did NOT cut my hair... though it is often tempting! (I have actually worn it this way a few times since then - thanks for the trick Mr. Carter!)

My fellow models for the shoot were the beautiful Amanda Christine Ross from New View Model Management in Cincinnati and a fine gentleman named Allie Filley. Our photographer was Andrew Kung, so it was guaranteed to be an awesome, successful day!

The clothing was almost excessive. There were racks of Dolce & Gabbana, Rodarte, Manolo Blahnik, Ferragamo... the list goes on. I was in heaven with sparkling diamonds and accessories galore, and of COURSE we cannot forget the Derby hats. Tis the season after all! We shot SO many looks throughout the course of that long day, one right after the other. My favorite of which has got to be the floral Dolce & Gabbana number that I wore in a shot with Allie. It was perfection... until I saw the tag. Le sigh. A girl can dream.

Here are shots from the spread as well as the cover for the Lexington edition with Amanda Ross - which was a huge shock to me! I am incredibly honored to have been able to work with such an inspiring group of people for an incredible magazine.Thank you so much to everyone involved and for all of your constant help and great ideas! I had SO much fun!

To see the full fashion spread, and all the other fascinating things that this wonderful publication has to offer, you can pick up Sophisticated Living Magazine at Barnes & Noble in the following cities: Louisville KY, Lexington KY, Cincinnati OH, and Indianapolis IN. Or check out for the digital versions.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Churchill Downs Derby 2012 National Ad Campaign

It was a frigid morning in December that the sunny, faux-spring Derby ad photoshoot was scheduled at the historic Churchill Downs racetrack in Louisville KY. I arrived before the sun had risen between the twin spires and frost was still covering the rooftops. I was concerned as I got my first look at the cute little silk dress that I would be wearing throughout the entire day in different sets throughout the park. I knew that I was going to freeze for hours and that there was absolutely nothing I could do to get around it. And most importantly, I had to look HAPPY about it. (One of those moments when you would just about punch anyone who makes fun of modeling as an occupation! Haha)

We shot the first scene in the paddock just as the sun was rising above the rooftops. I was able to work with the beautiful racehorse "Terror Me Slew" (get it? Say it all together!) who was in love with my Derby hat and kept nuzzling it the whole time as I held on tight to her reigns. It was adorable. She was breathtaking, and surprisingly... cooperative! Oh, how I love the unpredictability of working with
animals! Andrew Kung Photography and crew knocked those shots out of the park despite numb toes and fingertips.

The second scene was shot out on the racetrack in a similar style. Unfortunately for me, I had no idea that the cold I had experienced in the paddock was only amplified by wind gusts out on the track! The wind hit my bare skin like needles. My hat kept flying off of my head and the new racehorse used for that set was ready to RUN! I can't blame him!

The fantastic ladies at Churchill Downs were awesome and kept throwing blankets on me between takes. Their entire staff was so wonderful and thoughtful. I am incredibly indebted to them for my survival without getting pneumonia! Even despite the temperatures, I had a blast! I am realizing that I enjoy challenges. :)

Andrew Kung Photography did an impeccable job. Working with them is an outstanding experience. I wish everyone could be so professional!

The ad has recently appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition 2012 as well as the back cover of
Bloodhorse Magazine and will appear in People Magazine in April, so keep an eye out for it!

It was an honor to be part of such a beautiful, national ad campaign which embodied the spirit of Derby and the pride of Kentucky. I feel so lucky and
very blessed!
Thank you to Churchill Downs, Andrew Kung Photography and Creative Alliance for making it a great experience! I can't wait to see even more exciting things that get released from that day's production.

Stay tuned for more news soon!

Happy moment: Enjoying a sucker during a break while awaiting my second frigid set out on the track

Thursday, March 8, 2012

A Study in Colour by Andrew Kung Photography

Recently I was delighted when I was asked to model in part of a high energy photoshoot which featured lots of color and textures... as well as the expertise of talented makeup artist Galvin Mason. It was so creative and all the looks were incredible! Here is my shot by photographer Andrew Kung.

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A Study in Colour
Shot in the AKP Studio
Model: Catherine Jones
Hair: Amanda Fiehrer
Makeup: Galvin Mason
Manicurist: Veniece Hughes Manicurist
Photography: Andrew Kung Photography (

To see more from this day and other awesome photoshoots check out Andrew Kung's album here: Studio and Agency Work