STYLE SERIES: ILLUSTRATED

Illustrated is a collaboration between Burning Torch and a few of our favorite stylists, editors and bloggers who were invited to curate a head to toe look from our current collection. The looks were brought to life by famed fashion illustrator Samantha Hahn.

About Samantha Hahn:

Samantha Hahn is a NY based illustrator and blogger. Some of her previous clients include: Daily Candy, Refinery 29, The Hatch Collection, Decor8, Shutterfly, Tiffany's, Johnson & Johnson, Victoria's Secret, Vecco and Sakura Bloom. With a BFA in illustration from Syracuse University and MA in art education from Columbia University, her work has been featured in numerous art and design books including Decorate Notebook by Holly Becker, Dawber's The Great Big Book of Fashion Illustration, and Illustration File (Japan). Some of her recent work was featured in Conde Nast Traveller, Glamour , Marie Claire, The Chicago Tribune, and Surface magazine. Samantha's first solo book is coming out with Chronicle Books in fall 2013.

Burning Torch by Patricia Trinidad

Margot pant 1985
71069 Brisbane Top (ties around waist)
20538 Distressed Leather Jacket

Patricia Trinidad is a Los Angeles-based fashion stylist with a keen eye for edgy and innovative design. As a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising’s Merchandise Marketing program, she began to explore her talent for wardrobe styling as a creative alternative to the business side of the fashion industry and quickly gained traction in the profession. Patricia has a broad range of experience including commercial, editorial, music video, television and e-commerce, and has worked under industry professionals like Rob Zangardi, Mariel Haenn, Jen Pinkston, and Nicole Janowicz.

Burning Torch by Rachel Le Winter

Water Snake Dress 3904
Leather Moto 20556

Rachel LeWinter: Shopping & Style Editor @TimeOutNewYork, bargain hunter, day dreamer, candy addict, travel enthusiast, adventure seeker.

Burning Torch by Melissa Magsaysay

Rock Steady Sweatshirt 71028
Ponti & Leather Legging 1987

Melissa Magsaysay is a freelance fashion and beauty writer who contributes to various style publications and websites as well as creates editorial content for designer and contemporary brands. She was most recently the style editor for the Los Angeles Times, a position she held for 5 years. Prior to the Los Angeles Times, she was the west coast fashion market editor at Women’s Wear Daily for 3 years-producing and styling fashion stories for one of the industry’s most informative and influential publications.

For more on Melissa: http://www.melissamagsaysay.com/

Stylist Curation with Deb Waknin

Known for her inventive fashion styling, Deborah Waknin has spent the last 20 years cultivating a professional and well-honed approach to her craft. Born in Casablanca and having lived throughout Europe before her family moved to New York City, she was exposed at an early age to the glamour of vastly different countries and cultures. Deborah eventually left New York City for Hollywood where she soon began working with some of the biggest names in the industry. Deborah incorporates what is current with what is classically gorgeous and gives to her high profile clients the ability to achieve a style that is fresh, young, and timeless.

 

Etched Night Dress from Holiday 2011, Style 3620
Silver Lynx Vest from Holiday 2011, Style 20258

 

Stylist Curation with Taylor Jacobson

“Love a modern Boho. Can’t go wrong with a soft floral dress, a fur and a chunky gladiator.” Taylor Jacobson, Stylist. Born in Stamford, CT, Taylor Jacobson moved to Beverly Hills, CA at a young age and immediately developed an enthusiasm for fashion. Before breaking out on her own, Taylor worked with some of the most influential stylists in the industry. With a self-described style that combines vintage and couture, she has been able to establish a clientele that includes the likes of Kate Beckinsale and Elsa Pataky.

Coral Garden Spliced Dress from Spring 2011, Style 3538
Arctic Fox Vest from Fall 2011, Style 20228

 

Stylist Curation with Anita Patrickson

“I love this look because it’s chic and sophisticated but also comfortable and unique. The dress is gorgeously feminine and ethereal, and mixing that in with the leather jacket gives it an urban edge and takes it away from getting too pretty. I LOVE the color palette of this look, it’s so versatile and a little unexpected. It’s dressy but casual at the same time. The flat patent brogues and the chain clutch add a little 20s style twist. This girl has an individual style style all her own.” Anita Patrickson, stylist. Anita Patrickson is an LA based stylist who grew up in South Africa and England. Anita left Conde Nast in 2008 to pursue a freelance career in styling. Anita regularly shoots features and covers for magazines like Vanity Fair, InStyle, Elle, Allure and Redbook to name a few. Celebrity clients include Emma Watson, Brittany Snow and Sanaa Latham. Anita has also shot campaigns for brands like AG Jeans, BCBG and Nike.

Harlow Tank Dress in Mocha from Holiday 2011, Style 70750
Distressed Leather Victorian Jacket in Marine from Fall 2011, Style 20205

 

 

Stylist Curation with Tara Swennen

"I love this bohemian look with fun accents of color and texture." Tara Swennen, stylist. Pairing the Raven Pants with Anthrocite Pullover and Pheasant Faux Fur Vest, Tara has achieved a look perfect for any international jet-setter who values both style and comfort. Tara draws her inspiration from her travels abroad and her family's legacy within the fashion industry. Currently, she works with such names as Kristen Stuart, Kaley Cuoco, Lauren Conrad and Julie Bowen.

Pheasant Faux Fur Vest from Holiday 2011, Style 20225
Anthrocite Pullover from Holiday 2011, Style 40289
Raven Lounge Pants from Holiday 2011, Style 1906

Stylist Curation with Ashley Avignone

Night Shadow Coat + Up-cycled Cashmere Coat

“I like an easy, breezy summer dress just like the next girl, but something about fall’s coats, sweaters and boots really make my heart beat. The moment I saw this coat I knew I wanted to use it- and own it! I love seeing the cozy cashmere cardigan peeking out from underneath, all over the of-the-moment key piece- the maxi skirt. Topped off with a hat and boots and you’re ready to go. Less is definitely not more in my mind when it comes to putting together a winter-worthy look, the more layers the better”, stylist. Ashley has worked with numerous talents as well as creative consulting on many accessories and clothing brands.

Raven maxi dress, style 3616

Up-Cycled Cashmere Coat, style 20235

Night Shadow Coat, style 20217

Stylist Curation with Lindsey Dupuis

“Having just bought a record player, I’ve been listening to 70′s vinyl non-stop, so naturally my clothing has been influenced. I pulled together a bohemian chic look to pay homage to my recent taste in music. This beautiful sheer Burning Torch blouse is perfectly tucked under a cozy vest, the nude color of the blouse creates the illusion that the floral pattern is floating on the skin. Metallic silk pants add the perfect amount of polish to this bohemian look” stylist, Lindsey Dupuis. She works with talent such as Emma Roberts, Ashley Tisdale, and Mandy Moore.

Desert Fox Faux Fur Vest, style 20225

Harlow Top, style 40294

Mercury silk pant, style 1904