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Byrdcliffe in Bloom 

Spring Fashion in Woodstock

click to enlarge Artist’s Muse - Alexandra Jay Snyder is wearing a Mary Green 100 percent silk gown, kimono, and chemise slip from Vidakafka in Woodstock. - KELLY MERCHANT
  • Kelly Merchant
  • Artist’s MuseAlexandra Jay Snyder is wearing a Mary Green 100 percent silk gown, kimono, and chemise slip from Vidakafka in Woodstock.


The Byrdcliffe Art Colony was an auspicious setting for our spring fashion shoot. The weather was as cooperative as the Woodstock/Byrdcliffe Guild, who allowed us access to many of the arts colony's historic buildings. The Guild carries on the work that Ralph Whitehead and others began as a utopian experiment on 1,500 acres outside the village of Woodstock in 1902. The property is smaller now, but it's listed on the National Register of Historic Places and Byrdcliffe continues to be home to a year-round and seasonal community of multidisciplinary artists, with summer residencies and classes offered in tactile arts like woodworking,
jewelry making, and ceramics.

On Saturday, April 14, the Woodstock/Byrdcliffe Guild will host its first Spring in Bloom fashion show at the Kleinert/James Arts Center, a fundraiser for the Guild's summer artist-in-residency program. The fashion show will feature clothing from 20 stores in the Woodstock area, as well as models from the community (some of whom are featured on page 53). The show is from 5:30-7:30pm. Tickets are $40. (845) 679-2079; Woodstockguild.org.

click to enlarge Still Life - Alexis Sarandon, on the right, is wearing a Tulle dress. Lisa Cooper, on the left, is wearing a Karina dress and Aerosols ginyard shoes with two Sherry Cohen necklaces. Clothing and shoes from Woodstock Design in Woodstock. - KELLY MERCHANT
  • Kelly Merchant
  • Still LifeAlexis Sarandon, on the right, is wearing a Tulle dress. Lisa Cooper, on the left, is wearing a Karina dress and Aerosols ginyard shoes with two Sherry Cohen necklaces. Clothing and shoes from Woodstock Design in Woodstock.

click to enlarge Pink Palette - Jaime Surgil is wearing Standards and Practices jeans with a Small Trades Simple Boat shirt and a Leigh and Lucca scarf with Ballasox snakeskin flats. All items from Sorella in Woodstock. - KELLY MERCHANT
  • Kelly Merchant
  • Pink PaletteJaime Surgil is wearing Standards and Practices jeans with a Small Trades Simple Boat shirt and a Leigh and Lucca scarf with Ballasox snakeskin flats. All items from Sorella in Woodstock.

click to enlarge Study in Chenille - Alexis Sarandon is wearing a couch throw in Neptune from Loominus in Woodstock. - KELLY MERCHANT
  • Kelly Merchant
  • Study in ChenilleAlexis Sarandon is wearing a couch throw in Neptune from Loominus in Woodstock.

click to enlarge It’s a Wrap - Alexandra Jay Snyder is wearing an Analili one shoulder dress, as a top, with Free People utility pants and Black Daisy Drop turquoise and silver earrings. Shoes are models own. - Evan Chapman is wearing Adriano Goldschmied Geffen jeans with a Threadless “I love the (Eighteen) 80s” tee and a Alternative Apparel “Rocky” eco-fleece zip hoodie and a Nooka Strip belt. - All clothing from DIG in Saugerties. - KELLY MERCHANT
  • Kelly Merchant
  • It’s a WrapAlexandra Jay Snyder is wearing an Analili one shoulder dress, as a top, with Free People utility pants and Black Daisy Drop turquoise and silver earrings. Shoes are models own.Evan Chapman is wearing Adriano Goldschmied Geffen jeans with a Threadless “I love the (Eighteen) 80s” tee and a Alternative Apparel “Rocky” eco-fleece zip hoodie and a Nooka Strip belt.All clothing from DIG in Saugerties.

click to enlarge Rough Draft - Mick Sarandon is wearing an Amsterdam’s Scotch & Soda white long sleeve cotton tee layered under a blue-and-white striped Henley with J. W. Brine striped navy linen slim fit trouser made in Italy. Navy blue canvas messenger bag by Peter’s Mountain Works (made in Saugerties). All other clothing and bag (shoes belong to model) from Changes in Woodstock and Rhinebeck. - KELLY MERCHANT
  • Kelly Merchant
  • Rough DraftMick Sarandon is wearing an Amsterdam’s Scotch & Soda white long sleeve cotton tee layered under a blue-and-white striped Henley with J. W. Brine striped navy linen slim fit trouser made in Italy. Navy blue canvas messenger bag by Peter’s Mountain Works (made in Saugerties). All other clothing and bag (shoes belong to model) from Changes in Woodstock and Rhinebeck.

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