Over a month ago my friend Brooks Luby, Denver fashion designer of Brooks LTD HERE, asked me to participate in a photo shoot, representing her focus on mother-of-the-bride and special occasion pieces.  I was all in!  I’m always ready for a new experience of interest which allows me to stretch and grow.


The shoot took place in her beautiful studio in the heart of Denver’s LoDo district.  For this post I chose my favorite editorial photos by photographer Hardy Klahold HERE, wearing pieces created by Brooks.  The above white shirt with open shoulders and lace detail is now hanging in my closet!


I loved the process!  It felt a bit like acting, which I haven’t done since high school. Trying on new personas with a director, the stylist Mary Spicer HERE, was playful and intriguing, and it usually took several “takes.”  To be “101” at something is an exhilarating ride!

When I try something new, I liken it to launching a new yoga pose.  I feel awkward and off-balance, but also determined and alive.  As Eleanor Roosevelt once stated, “Do one thing every day that scares you.”  I try to adhere to these words of wisdom.


The “petal throw” took the collaboration of the entire team present.  Everything and everyone had to be coordinated!  The petal throwers, the photographer, the director and me.  When we nailed it, there was a standing ovation for ourselves!


This is how I felt about the “clothing host” experience, which is a phrase created by the brilliant Melanie of Bag and Beret HERE.


The Team

From the left:  Casandra Gallardo HERE – makeup, moi, Brooks Luby HERE – designer, Ericka Ramey – hair, Mary Spicer HERE – stylist, and in front, Hardy Klahold HERE – photographer.  Thank you all for a fabulous time!

Thank you so much to Ari Seth Cohen for featuring Style Crone on Advanced Style HERE.

Linking up with Catherine’s #iwillwearwhatilike HERE at Not Dressed As Lamb and Patti’s Visible Monday HERE at Not Dead Yet Style.

HAT ATTACK is open through tomorrow, June 7th.  Hope to see you there!

38 Responses to “The Photo Shoot For Denver Designer Brooks, LTD”

  1. Carolyn

    looks like a great new career for you, gorgeous!

  2. Mercedes


  3. Charade

    You look so beautiful and lively. That opening dress is so outstanding, and for the mother-of-the-bride (or older bride, even) who can pull it off, it is a fabulous choice. I’m not normally a fan of white lace, but those slacks stopped me in my tracks. Please keep doing these kinds of things and sharing them with us!

  4. Dolly Kennedy

    I am interested (or think I am) in doing photo shoots for women over 50. How does one even get started in something like this?

  5. Dolly Kennedy

    I am interested I learning about the possibility of having a photo shoot. Where do I start?

  6. Enid Sperber

    Judith this is simply wonderful. You are a lively and lovely model. Here is to more experiences like this!

  7. Maria

    I enjoy the posts. You also requested that I show some hats on your blog as you admired them. I feel honored with the request but not sure how to do that technologically.

  8. Judith Boyd

    Maria, I will send you an email.

  9. Susan (une femme)

    Lovely photos! You are so vibrant and seem to be having such a good time. And the clothes are lovely too.

  10. Judith Boyd

    Dolly, are you interested in photographing women over 50 or having someone photograph you?

  11. Dolly Kennedy

    Hello Judith, What an honor to receive an email from you! Thank you.
    I am interested in being photographed. I love fashion and create my hats. I don’t know how to identify myself in Ari’s page of ” except to say I am one of the last entries to his page( Dolly Kennedy ) with a huge picture hat and red feathers. My face Book page is Dolly Kennedy.

  12. Dolly Kennedy

    Thank you for answering my request.
    Let Your Light Shine,

  13. Geneva White

    Dear Judith,

    Once again you look spectacular; you truly are an inspiration to all of us. I am so excited to see you do more modeling. You really are the standard bearer. I do not quite understand the “hat attack challenge”, but I would like to know a bit more about it.


  14. Eugeina

    Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant.

  15. Patti

    So stunning! And what an adventure for you. New and glorious things are always popping up, if we are open to them. Congratulations and well done, xox


  16. Pam@over50feeling40

    You are amazing…they picked the perfect model. Gorgeous pictures and I love that smile! Thank you for inspiring all of us, Judith!

  17. Chicatanyage

    Wow fabulous photos. What fun!

  18. Jodie filogomo

    I just love that purple & orange dress at the top Judith—I saw it at the Day of Caring style show and fell in love with it—-and it looks so perfect on you!!
    I can’t wait to see the open shoulder shirt in an upcoming post? You are so positive about new things—it’s wonderful!
    And I love Eleanor’s saying—she had quite a few of fabulous thoughts!!

  19. Karyn S.

    Beautiful, Judith! Looks like you all had fun. Glad to know, also, that Brooks is still designing wonderful garments.

  20. No Fear of Fashion

    What a fabulous experience. And how well you did. Your friend will be very pleased with the result, I am sure. I absolutely adore you in that top photo. What a dress and how well does it suit you! The other garments are nice but either you have better stuff (for you as in more fitted) or you combine them with different stuff. I miss the Judith touch there.
    But you got your future career cut out for you: photomodel.

  21. Tiffany

    OMG – I just LOVE that first dress and the petal throw is beautiful. Those colors just gave me an idea for another hat design, which I’m jotting down in my sketch book before I forget! 🙂

    Beautiful photos Judith – you’re a natural. Congrats to you and the team! Xo

  22. Suzanne

    How awesome! You are a natural model and your joy shows through in every photo.


  23. Merle

    Beautiful as always! Merle

  24. Sheryl Kinney

    How do you do it every time? Your post is like a “fix” for me. I read about what you are doing, feeling, experiencing and it is like you are talking to me personally…and I know many others feel the same way. You are an exceptional woman that leads, guides, teaches, enhances, fascinates and entertains us all the while helping us to find ourselves, our true voices, and our creative selves. For this inasmuch more, I that you. Congratulations on this “clothing host” post. The designs are exceptional and your essence enhances the experience for all of us. Also have to say the last photo of you made my heart sing, Beautiful! Thank you dear, dear freind.

  25. Leah Heide

    Would you please publish a photo book of all your posts? I want one! This one is gorgeous, but so is every single one, every single time!

  26. PInkCheetahVintage

    These pics of you are gorgeous!!!!

  27. Lamodalena

    lovely pictures! you are amazing women! 🙂

  28. Connie*

    Oh Judith. You are such a beauty. And it’s so much more than that. You absolutely glow.

  29. Elizabeth Arthur

    Judith, you are absolutely beautiful in that gorgeous dress – and every other photo as well – but that dress seems made for you. Eleanor Roosevelt’s quote is a great reminder to continue to grow, and I so love the way you all applauded yourselves! The production is beautiful. Thank you.

  30. Chris Klein-Goss

    Fabulous Photos!!! I just adore the rose petal showers and every outfit is more stunning than the previous… your beauty and your spirit are remarkable, Judith, and you are truly a role model for living one’s Best Life. Thank You for Your Beautiful Self.

  31. Vix

    I can’t imagine a more inspiring or beautiful model – you look utterly wonderful. xx

  32. LA Contessa

    WHAT FUN YOU HAD………I LOVED The lace pants on YOU!

  33. Sheila (of Ephemera)

    This looks like so much fun, Judith! You look amazing, gorgeous…all the adjectives!

  34. Penny

    You look absolutely gorgeous xxx

  35. Shelley

    Why isn’t Grey Model Agency in NYC beating down your virtual door to sign you??? You did a brilliant job in this shoot (I know the other people helped) – your joie de vive, lovely smile and positive energy just radiates from the photos. And of course, you can wear ANYTHING and make it look amazing.

  36. Sheela Goh

    Those pictures with the rivulets of petals, Judith? So exquisite and ethereal. How absolutely lovely do you look 🙂


  37. Christine

    I really enjoy your posts. You are stunning in the first dress. The dress itself looks like an exotic flower. And I love that smiling closeup.

  38. Valerie - Idiosyncratic Fashionistas

    I can’t say I’ve met too many mothers of the bride who look anything like you. You go, girl!

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