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.
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.