Ready to Ride
Caitlin and Finesse, the handsome chestnut gelding appearing courtesy of Jack Flowers at Hillmar Farm, are prepped and ready to ride as she waits for Taylor Burns to mount up for a relaxing trail ride on a crisp fall day. The theme of this Christmas -Holiday 2013 shoot is an homage to Ralph Lauren's equestrian military inspired fall/winter lines of 2013. Here, Caitlin wears a warm and classic Ralph Lauren, red double breasted military cardigan . Her black schooling breeches are by 2K Grey and are incredibly comfortable, while still looking crisp and tailored with more formal attire. We paired it with a black wool beret from Nordstroms accented with a 14 gold and woven horsehair pin from nannasalmi. The "ribbon" of the bow on the pin is woven from chestnut and liver chestnut tail hair, in a checker board pattern. The woven ribbon is adorned with 14K gold accents at the ends and a 14K gold horseshoe at the center.
Caitlin's makeup, done by Ashley Mayer, is from the mineral make up collection at Pink Pony cosmetics. Her smokey eye was achieved with the "Grulla" pallette and the hint of shimmery powder is the Pink Pony powder called "sexy glow". Ashley wanted Caitlin to have a pale lip to compliment her red cardigan. We all fell in love with the color she chose, named "rolled Oats" in keeping with Pink Pony's equestrian inspireded brand.
Caitlin's Style My Ride custom "Vincerro" boots made for us by DeNiro, feature our exclusive interchangeable tops, shown here in charcoal suede.
Photography: Erin Wheeler, Erin Michelle Photography
Hair and Make-up: Ashley Mayer
Location: HIllmar Farm