Interview: Dagny Piasecki of SHDW Studios

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself!

I am a fashion photographer living in Austin for 14 years now. Three years ago I cofounded SHDW STUDIOS with partner Taylor Jarrett where we work on creative projects and host events together. I have an obsession with kimonos and Prince. I really enjoy traveling and hope to cross a couple more places I have never been off my list next year.

2. In terms of shopping for the Holiday’s, what do you usually hunt for?

I get so busy these days so Amazon prime has been a lifesaver for me! I can find pretty much anything I can think of on there so that’s a huge help when doing my Christmas shopping. If I actually get to go out in the world and shop I adore Nannie Inez for the best selection of elegantly designed home goods, French teas and artwork. All of which make excellent gifts!

Dagny in our Velvet Robe. Shop here.

3. How would you describe your style?

I would describe my style as sophisticated minimalism with the occasional day of exploring wild prints and color. I wear all the same jewelry pretty much every day – I cherish every single item I wear plus it’s nice having really great pieces that go with everything.

4. How do you approach dressing for a slew of Holiday events and parties?

I approach dressing for holiday parties by keeping it simple and letting the hair/makeup or a great jacket do the talking. I especially love when there’s a theme because it makes it more fun to dress up!

5. What are some cold-weather trends are you most excited to rock?  

I love my furs and (fauxs)! Living in Texas makes it really hard to rock these so I am taking all the chances I can get this winter! I also am loving this high ankle sock boot thing. So comfortable!

Dagny in the Have It Your Way Top. Shop here.

6. Number one item on your wishlist?

Lots of new Camera gear! And shoes!

7. What’s your style go-to?

Shaina Mote is one of my absolute favorite designers because everything is so easy and elegant to wear. All of the pieces I have from her line are always my immediate go-tos!

8. What is your go-to night out beauty routine?

I feel like my skin has a pretty busy schedule these days! I’ve always enjoyed taking care of my skin but I work really hard now that I’m in my 30s. If I wasn’t a photographer I would LOVE to be an esthetician. One of my favorite night out routines is Clarisonic with SKii foaming facial cleanser, Manuka Honey mask for 30 minutes, SKii essence, CeraVe moisturizing lotion, Revive eye cream and PawPaw ointment on my lips to top it all off!

Dagny in our Maraschino Dress. Shop here.

9. Your cocktail of choice?

Last Word

10. You always smell so damn good! What’s your secret combo?

Well, thank you! I can’t give away all my secrets now can I?!!

11. Favorite holiday playlist?

Destiny’s Child holiday album!

Dagny in our Blushing Silk Dress. Shop here.

Photography: Taylor Jarrett of SHDW Studios

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