Welcome to the Hotel California: weekend watch

Andrew Kuykendall‘s shoot has the retro vibe, the L.A style backdrop, but despite its title of Hotel California Girl it doesn’t look like the kind of place the Eagles sang about – the kind of place where you can check out (anytime you like) but you can never leave. No, this California girl seems to just be one who’s enjoying the sunshine as the summer breeze catches her 50s-inspired dresses and messily waved hair.

Unlike the song, there doesn’t seem to be a metaphor here for the dark side of the American dream. But maybe once you fall in love with the dreamy vintage styling it’s something you can check out of and leave – but would never really want to.

hotel california fashion shoot

Click the thumbnails for full pictures:
Hotel California Girl by Andrew Kuykendall for Die Weltwoche
Hotel California Girl by Andrew Kuykendall for Die Weltwoche
Hotel California Girl by Andrew Kuykendall for Die Weltwoche
Hotel California Girl by Andrew Kuykendall for Die Weltwoche
Hotel California Girl by Andrew Kuykendall for Die Weltwoche
Hotel California Girl by Andrew Kuykendall for Die Weltwoche
Hotel California Girl by Andrew Kuykendall for Die Weltwoche
Hotel California Girl by Andrew Kuykendall for Die Weltwoche
Hotel California Girl by Andrew Kuykendall for Die Weltwoche

Starring gorgeous model Nastassia Lindes, with styling by Gena Tuso, you can view the full shoot at the gallery above, or watch the accompanying video by hitting the play button.

Share some style:

Want to keep up with fashion?

Once a week, we send out an update with the latest fashion trends, styles and collections.
Get yours direct in your inbox and keep ahead of fashion.

Our newsletter is spam free and your email address will never be shared or sold.
Author

Written by .

Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.