CHILL OUT: In honor of the new year a couple of dudes who are near and dear to my heart—photographer Tim Gunther and stylist/artist/crazy man Michael Merrill—pulled together a photo shoot exclusively for byronbeck.com with their own unique take on how to cover up this winter.
In terms of temperature and temperament the photos are really cool. And hot. Well, just take a look for yourself—and who knew athletic jockstraps were so “in” this season?
Here is what the boys have to say about their take on cold-weather fashions: “Power of cheer, the dance between white and silver, blanc and bling, hope for the future and anticipation for 2010: we call it SHIMMER.” —Michael Merrill and Tim Gunther
Shimmer Cover (above): Nakoa wears Banana Republic ruffle tank $30, Bananarepublic.com; Gap jeans, $60, gap.com; Andy & Bax goggles $16, 324 S.E. Grand Ave., 503-234-7538; Nike Silver Track Cleats $50, nike.com. CeeJay wears Vintage Poodle Shirt, $5; Urban Outfitters Tights $20, urbanoutfittters.com; GUESS silver sandals $80, GUESS.com.
Shimmer #1: Nakoa wears Adidas Silver 3-Stripe Pants, $45, ShopAdidas.com.
Shimmer #2: CeeJay wears Silver Chiffon Waist Sash Blouse, $135, Silver Palazzo Pants, $185, Both from Amai Unmei, 866.899.8081, amaiunmei.com.
Shimmer #3: CeeJay wears Pearl Strapless Bridal Gown, $425, available from Amai Unmei.
Shimmer #4: Nakoa wears Rabbit Fur EarFlap Hat, available at Andy & Bax, $30; Vintage Metallic Silver Gimp Scarf $20, Decades Vintage Co., 328 SW Stark St., 503-223-1177; White Petticoat Skirt, $32, 503-236-3769babygirlboutique.com, .
Shimmer #5: CeeJay wears Betsey Johnson All About Eve Tiered Sequin Dress, $350, with Betsey Johnson Necklace, $115, both available at Betsey Johnson, 340 SW Morrison St., Pioneer Place, 503-241-5059. Betseyjohnson.com.
Shimmer #6: Nakoa wears Vintage Western Shirt, Decades Vintage Co., $45; Unico Jock from Skiviez.com, $18.
Shimmer #7: CeeJay wears Silver Coat with Welted Pockets & Flaps, $450, available from Amai Unmei.
Shimmer #8: Both wear Venetian Silver Masks available at Lippman Co., $50, 50 SE Yamhill St., 503-239-7007, lippmancompany.com. Ceejay wears Silver Shred Skirt by Lane Vandeventer, $120, tushitales.com.
Photographer: Tim Gunther, timgunther.com
Stylist/Producer: Michael Merrill
Models: Nakoa Goss & CeeJayV
Location: Portland Photo Studio
Thanks: Vanessa Urenda, Lane Vandeventer, Lippman Co.