Although the exact etymological origins of the phrase “the big easy” when used as a nickname for New Orleans are inexact, the widely adopted expression itself is beyond repute. How better to describe a city founded in 1718 by the French as La Nouvelle-Orléans? The culture, the music, the freedom associated with New Orleans extends far beyond the city and parish and none more so recently than in the September issue of Vogue Deutsch in a story featuring Stephanie Joy Field photographed by Emma Summerton. Aptly titled “The Big Easy,” this Patti Wilson-styled story goes big on the relaxed style where anything goes. Stephanie can be seen (pictured) reclining against a classic car wearing rabbit fur coat and silk mini dress with sequin embroidery from Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane. There is an unfettered elegance that comes through in every frame of this story, the origin of which is undisputed, it is easily Stephanie Joy Field.
Credits include: Publication, Vogue Deutsch September 2014; Title, “The Big Easy”; Photography, Emma Summerton; Styling, Patti Wilson; Hair, Rutger; Makeup, Marla Belt at Streeters; Manicure, Alicia Torello at The Wall Group; Set design, Viki Rutsch at Exposure New York; Production, Shiny Projects; Assistance, Taylor Kim, Taryn Shumway.