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Fashion: Music & Passion – Beyond the gates at Caramoor

Lucie Bigelow Rosen, a chic 20th-century philanthropist and theremin soloist who, together with her husband Walter, founded the Caramoor music festival in 1946 on the grounds of their estate in Katonah was the inspiration for our fall fashion shoot. With her own sense of style in mind, we invited young local musicians to join us beyond the historic 18th-century Swiss gates of what is now known as Caramoor Center for Music & the Arts to model locally sold fashions and to give you a peek at some impressively talented young women and spectacular hidden spaces.

Hair by Carla Bonacci at Bedford Village Hair Design // Makeup by Bianca Darminio at The Beauty Beee

Megan Blake (photo above)
Born and raised in Bedford, Blake graduated from Fox Lane High School this past June. A guitarist, bass player, vocalist, and songwriter, she will enroll in the University of North Texas College of Music, majoring in jazz voice, this fall. She was photographed in front of the art deco stained glass doors by Caldwell in the new wing at Caramoor, wearing a vintage black gauze maxi dress, necklace and earrings by Roberta Sher Designs, and bracelet by Soko. Her entire wardrobe is available at KAHLO, an eco-luxe lifestyle boutique, in Pound Ridge.

Jessica Leone
Leone is a rising sophomore at University of Vermont, where she is majoring in music education. A vocalist, pianist, and bass player, she grew up in Pound Ridge and graduated from Fox Lane High School. Her career highlight—so far—has been singing “Woodstock” at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre. She was photographed in the dining room at Caramoor wearing a red, faux leather jacket by Express, white pants by GAP, shirt by Custo Barcelona, and boots by Steve Madden, all available at The Community Shop—a Katonah boutique that sells secondhand fashions to benefit the Community Center of Northern Westchester.

Charlotte Bradsell
A rising freshman at Montclair State University, Bradsell is a songwriter, pianist, and vocalist who grew up in Bedford and graduated from Fox Lane High School. She was photographed by the Pegasus gates on the grounds of Caramoor wearing black pants by Arteaga and white shirt by Ken Okada Paris, necklace by Suzani Designs, and earrings by Roberta Sher Designs, all available at KAHLO, an eco-luxe lifestyle boutique in Pound Ridge.

Victoria Dennis
Dennis is a rising senior at Fox Lane High School. A vocalist, drummer, and pianist, she has been performing her pop and R&B favorites since she was 11 and recently sang the national anthem at the Red Bull Arena. She was photographed in the interior west corridor at Caramoor wearing a sweater by 360 Cashmere, cheetah pants by Joe’s jeans, boots by Coclico, earrings by Lucky Star, and a necklace by Iwona Judyga Design ILD. Her entire wardrobe is available at Rubysue, a women’s luxury boutique in Katonah.

Sona Minasian
A native of Katonah, Minasian is a classical musician who plays piano, violin, and theremin and aspires to work as a music educator one day. She graduated from John Jay High School and will enroll at Ithaca College this fall. Photographed in the Music Room at Caramoor, she is wearing a dress by Xirena, boots by Coclico, necklace by Iwona Judyga Design ILD, and hat by Wyeth. Her entire wardrobe is available at Rubysue, a luxury women’s boutique in Katonah.






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