Behind the Scenes: Fall Fashion Feature

August 16, 2012 at 2:49 pm , by

Our photo team always wows me with the cool locations that they find for our shoots and this month’s feature was no exception. When I told them the clothes were sort of cool and dark and moody, they suggested Alder Manor, a broken-down old mansion up in Yonkers. (It didn’t hurt that we had the gorgeous Stana Katic modeling for us, either!)

Several movie crews have used it as a set.  You may remember it from A Beautiful Mind or The Royal Tennenbaums. When we were there, there was a film crew prepping for a shoot inside the mansion so we stuck to the gardens around the house. They were amazing so we didn’t mind!

It was broken and dirty everywhere you looked but it was absolutely stunning. The groundskeeper told us that it was quite the party spot back in its day. Can’t you imagine what it was like when these little shallow pools actually had water in them?

It was pretty easy to find beautiful spaces to shoot including this outside wall of the house. Hey look! There’s Stana!

Meanwhile, back in our van, there were clothes filling the racks and lots of jewelry trays. Stana loves fashion so she had a great time trying things on and accessorizing.

She was also a sweetheart to everyone on set. When she heard our hairstylist, Mitch Barry, was big Castle fan she gladly posed for a picture with him.

Hope you enjoyed our tour of Alder Manor. Be sure to check out our fashion feature with Stana Katic in the September issue of Ladies’ Home Journal, on newsstands now!

Photo of Stana and Mitch by Stana Katic. All other photos by Sue Erneta and Gabrielle Porcaro.


10 Responses to “Behind the Scenes: Fall Fashion Feature”

  1. Gorgeous photos. I am daydreaming about one day spending some time at such a beautiful mansion.

  2. Stana is so beautiful and I love Castle!

  3. Very nice, SK. You are always styling. Crazy good stuff. Look forward to the issue. Thanx for letting us know.

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  5. OH WOW. I know Alder Manor well. I was lucky enough to go to live on campus back in the 80′s when this was the site of Elizabeth Seton College.

    This spread will combine two of my favorites…That Garden and Stana.

    I can’t wait to get my copy of LHJ.

  6. Castle is my favorite show! The article was fascinating and Stana is a true beauty.

  7. Everything here is just lovely. and I’ve become a big fan of Stana since I saw “For Lovers Only”! Anyways, I’ve predicted that tunic dressesare going to be hot 2012-2013.

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