Here Comes the Sun: Shades of Sunrise

Let the striking shades of sunrise inspire your winter wardrobe, from rich oranges and reds to ombre patterns and glittering gold accents. Photographed on location at Keepsake Arabians Equestrian Center in McDonald, Pa.

Text + Styling by Nicole Barley | Photographs by Rob Larson | Art Direction by Jason Solak + Allie Wist

 

 

Cozy Up

Here Comes the Sun: Shades of Sunrise

Dawn wears a Kate Spade New York faux fur “Allie” Coat, $898, and “Lewitt Squares” cuff, $178, Kate Spade New York at Ross Park Mall.

 

Classic Cowgirl

Here Comes the Sun: Shades of Sunrise

Dawn wears a Kate Spade New York angora “Teddy” sweater, $198, “Sonny” skirt, $298, and “City Sparklers” collar necklace, $298, Kate Spade New York at Ross Park Mall.

 

Rustic Romance

Here Comes the Sun: Shades of Sunrise

Dawn wears a Graham & Spencer “Georgette” peasant dress, $338, The Picket Fence. Cordani “Osaka-X” leather and suede boots, $540, Footloose Shadyside. Ippolita 18K gold crinkle cascade earrings, $1,750, Ippolita multi-shape shell necklace, $3,995, Pomellato rose gold and brown diamond bracelet, $30,700, and Marco Bicego “Murano” 18K gold ring, $2,210, Orr’s Jewelers.

 

Gorgeous Gradient

Here Comes the Sun: Shades of Sunrise

Dawn wears a Hervé Léger “Aaric” Ombre Bandage Dress, $1,590, bcbg.com. 18K yellow gold chandelier earrings, price upon request, Gardell by Graciana. Ippolita Fettuccine Mini Diva Bangle, $3,200, Orr’s Jewelers.

 

Mix & Match

Here Comes the Sun: Shades of Sunrise

Dawn wears an Eva Franco “Adrina” dress, $318, and Metric Knits faux fur vest, $358, One Brilliant. Beverly Feldman motorcycle boots with crystal-studded toe, $450, Footloose Shadyside. Chopard “Happy Spirit” necklace with circular diamond medallion, $21,640, and H.Stern rock crystal and diamond ring, $5,600, Orr’s Jewelers. Sterling silver patterned cuff bracelet, $295, Gardell by Graciana.

 

White Light

Here Comes the Sun: Shades of Sunrise

Dawn wears an Alice + Olivia ombre fur vest, $698, Sun Light white sheer blouse, $198, and J Brand skinny jeans, $183, e.b. Pepper. Cordani “Hartman” heels with burgundy suede, $190, Footloose Shadyside. Fornash gold and stone hoop earrings, $24, and Marlyn Schiff three-strand necklace with crown medallion, $70, The Picket Fence.

 

Home on the Range [Inside the Photo Shoot]

The expansive, rolling hills and pastures surrounding Keepsake Arabians Equestrian Center provided the perfect backdrop for this photo shoot, driven by the simple, surprising, and always stunning sky. From absolutely amazing twilight colors that transitioned into translucent, quick-moving clouds, the sky put on quite the show for us the morning of our shoot (no post-production enhancements here!). These pages feature photos of model Dawn Nowry in and around the stables, which are home to foals, purebred Arabian, and half-Arabian horses. The gorgeous creatures are under the care of owner Faye Sampson, trainer and manager Debbie Reid, and trainer Nicole Spinella. From the impeccably clean stables to the seven fields, surrounded by wood and diamond-mesh fencing, location inspiration came from all directions. Special thanks to Sampson, her team of trainers and handlers, and of course, the very photogenic horses.

Here Comes the Sun: Shades of Sunrise

Here Comes the Sun: Shades of Sunrise

These photos track the progression of the sky, from approximately 5:45 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.

 

Keepsake Arabians, 107 Keepsake Lane, McDonald. 724.356.7772. keepsakearabians.com. Hair and makeup by Alisha Deluca and Heidi Zapopoczny of Studio Seven.

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This article is featured in the December 2012 issue of WHIRL Magazine.
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