Less than two weeks ago I had the pleasure of collaborating with HOBO on their Fall Photoshoot which took place in the woods in Upstate NY on one of the warmest days in April. I was asked to be their Blogger onsite (was SO humbled) to get behind the scenes footage throughout the day and what can I say, I fell in love with the brand. Maybe it was the dreamy woods we were in or maybe it was seeing the amazing photographer Anne Menke in person, effortlessly at work. Or maybe it was the coolest HOBO crew ever (from Melissa, Beth, Stacy, Ginny) to the gorgeous models Alima and Anja, to Production, Props, Wardrobe, Glam and the rest of the gang, even the catered food from Kathleen's Tea Room was bomb!). Maybe it was all of the vintage outfits selected by Luis (the stylist) throughout the shoot (all of the right vibes) and I kinda wanted a few of the pieces for myself (like the cream silk dress or the earth tone long sleeve dress you'll see in some of my pictures below) or maybe it was just ALL of the beautiful handcrafted leather bags everywhere, literally. Ok, it was everything!!
HOBO was founded in 1991 in Annapolis, MD. Check out the story of Koren and David here and read about their 70's and hippie influence, their love of life, adventure and belief that "life is better on the road, windows rolled down, with Stevie Nicks playing on the radio". Can I get a HELL YEAH??!! "Just like the white winged dove sings a song sounds like she's singing...Ooo, Ooo, Ooo". "Edge of Seventeen", one of my all time fave Stevie Nicks songs EVER! Actually, I'm playing it now as I write this blog post. All I need is a cocktail in hand and I'll be set. **goes to kitchen, pops open the Iced Wine from Canada that has been in the fridge for over a year**
I hope you fall in love with the brand as much as I did and I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I had a blast taking them. I especially love the ECLIPSE hobo bag (one of Koren's picks) and all of their clutches. And, just in time for Mother's Day right around the corner, go check them out if you are looking for something special for mom, or maybe you are just looking to buy yourself something special, because after all, hashtag TREATYOSELF!!
Happy early Mother's Day to all my sexy mamas out there and to all the wanderers! Sending ALL of you who took the time to read this blogpost, lots of LOVE and POSITIVE vibes always (and run and get a HOBO bag, you NEED one of them in your life!). Huge thank you to the entire HOBO team for being the sweetest and for inviting me to be part of the shoot; I had a blast and can't wait to see the official Fall Collection photos by Anne Menke; stay tuned on their website to see her beautiful work!!