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!


  1. 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!

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.


  6. 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!!

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

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

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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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