Rachel Antonoff has developed a knack for bringing cool celebrities (Lena Dunham, Alia Shawkat, Katrina Bowden, Scarlett Johansson) into her brand in a way that feels totally organic and synergistic. The only other designer we can think of who does this with equal success is Scott Sternberg.
In fact, Antonoff’s latest celebrity-fronted look book reminds us a little of Sternberg’s hazy polaroid campaigns. It stars Troian Bellisario, aka Spencer Hastings from my fave show Pretty Little Liars. Bellisario, who is 27, seems a little quieter, more down to earth and evasive of the spotlight than her co-stars. In other words, she’s our kind of gal. As is Antonoff.
“I am a really big fan of Pretty Little Liars and Troian is my favorite little liar, so I was excited to work with her,” Antonoff told us. “She was a total pleasure and we had a lot of fun running around the hotel all day.”
Lindsey Byrnes shot Bellisario at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Antonoff’s fantastic spring 2013 collection and the result is adorable pics of her eating pancakes, hanging by the pool, fooling around with a tennis racket, jumping on beds and other stuff that’s fun to do at hotels.
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