Wonderzine x Kailey Flyte by James Fitzgerald III

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Late last month, me and an armful of my favorite outfits met James Fitzgerald III in a studio space that is usually reserved for burlesque and dog portraits (!!!) to shoot for Wonderzine, a Russian magazine!

Being chosen to have my style spotlighted by such an interesting website is pretty amazing in itself, made even more incredible by working with such a talented photographer as James Fitzgerald III!

It was the first time I have ever posed in a studio setting, so I was pretty nervous to say the least, but James was very encouraging and patient. I just had to share some of the original text here and favorite outtakes and pictures on Mermaidens - and you can take a look at the full feature here!

"This outfit was inspired by the board game CandyLand. I love graphic, technicolor prints like the cloud design on my purse and shoes by Kling, and my tights remind me of candy cane stripes. My dress has a beautiful frothy lace overlaying three pastel hues - and it is made even more special to me because it was a gift from my friend Marlena."

"In general I am a pretty shy person, and sometimes the idea of calling attention to myself by wearing something a little out of the ordinary is scary. But over the past couple years, I have been learning how to be braver with my sartorial choices and drawing confidence from wearing what I love instead of being preoccupied with fear of judgement. (I do get a lot of disapproving stares from older ladies, though…!)

I am drawn to sheer, light fabrics, so I am smitten with this simple see through blouse. My towering, glittering wedges were a gift from one of my favorite stores - Hello Holiday."

"I was having a really bad day before I opened my mailbox to find a parcel from one of my favorite designers, Samantha Pleet Nestled in-between two of her gorgeous lookbooks and fake flowers, Samantha also had included a piece from her Spring 2014 collection - this crop top! It was a very reaffirming moment to receive such a special gift from a talent I admire so much - it felt like she had shared a little bit of her magic with me. It's kind of cliche, but I can't help but don a flower crown when wearing this piece and pretend I am Persophone, the goddess of spring!"

Animal Cookie Pin by Tiny Tangerines, Cat Mermaid Pin by The Albino Hare, Watermelon Necklace by I Love Crafty, WishCandy Pin, Cotton Candy Necklace by Fatally Feminine Designs, Ice Cream Ring by Tiny Hands Jewelry, Candy Bow by Pop That Cassette, Princess Bubblegum Pin by Mikomi Accessories, Donut Pin by WishCandy, Disney Cinderella Pin and Retro Barbie keychain were gifts.

(If you have any outfit details questions just let me know and I'll reply with the information!)

Hope you are having a lovely weekend!


  1. this is such a cool shoot, you look amazing in every photo <3 xx

  2. These are really stunning, Kailey! I love all of your outfits and the beautiful color combos. xoxo

  3. That black and white outfit of yours in my favourite and I never realised before it wasn't one whole dress! That blouse just matches so perfectly. Gorgeous photos, I love every single outfit ♥

  4. You're like a cool 60's Alice!

  5. i've loved his photos for quite some time now, but combined with you they hold an extra special bit of magic! i love these and i loved the ones in the article so much too.

  6. Wow how awesome! Just checked out the article, you look very nice in all your photos, I really loved the watermelon shorts :D


  7. you look gorgeous in these photos- the dress from lady petrova is my favourite look :)


  8. Great photos! <3

    Hanna from http://ledolcewonderland.blogspot.com/

  9. All of these photos are just so stunning, I love them!

  10. These are amazing outfits, you look stunning. Fantastic feature, congrats :))) xx

  11. Ahhh, so pretty! Photo shoots are so much fun, but I agree that they can be a bit nerve wrecking too, especially when the camera is on you. x) I love the simple backgrounds because they bring more focus onto your outfits and those pink locks.<3


  12. The photography is perfect and you look gorgeous as always ((:
    not haute

  13. SO MUCH AMAZING! I don't think I could choose which outfit I like best, they are all pretty spectacular!! Congrats on the magazine feature!

  14. These are beautiful :D


  15. what a wonderful opportunity to have your photo taken in a professional setting and to be able to catalogue your personal style like this! the photos are beautiful and they really showcase your taste and you look amazing!! congrats on the feature. :)

    little henry lee


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