An Indian summer is a meteorological phenomenon that occurs in the autumn. It refers to a period of considerably above normal temperatures, accompanied by dry and hazy conditions, after there has been a killing frost. The modern use of the term is when the weather is sunny and clear, and above 21 °C (70 °F), after there has been a sharp frost; a period normally associated with late-October to mid-November.
The desert sun rose pink at 5am, as I sat in the parking lot of the city pool in the town i grew up in, the town my parents grew up in. The air dried my skin, as I sipped a coffee from the only place open at that hour. I turned off my tiny rental car and walked inside the public pool, a site that had remained unchanged since I swam there over 20 years ago. The lulling sounds and shifts of the pool floated on the thick dry air, as I prepared for a day of shooting. Joined by one of my best childhood friends, turned hair/makeup guru, and an amazing crew, I prepared to shoot a selection of shoes from our Dolce Vita Fall assortment. As the seasons change–and summer draws to a close—i find my mind thinking of all the things I still have to do this summer–so, here is hoping for an Indian Summer. In an effort to ease you into fall, we wanted to offer a sneak peak of our new look book featuring our favorite Dolce Vita styles coming to the site very soon. Stay tuned as we will launch the full look book in September. Until then, pass the SPF, and make it a 30. All photos are from Mie Ahmt of Boise Idaho—she is super amazing, cannot wait to show you the edited version.
The complete look book should drop in early September. You should expect to see our favorite fall ’11 Dolce Vita styles, including,several exclusive styles, some limited edition for SOLESTRUCK colors, a few Dolce Vita favorites in new colors, and tons of new styles, just waiting to barge into your wardrobe come fall.
SPECIAL THANK YOU TO LARISSA EWING
AND THE STAFF OF THE VALE CITY POOL FOR MAKING THIS SHOOT POSSIBLE.