Vintage car photographer Royce Rumsey, Champion West Coast Swing dancer Brandi Tobiasand online jewelry boutique Topazery have just released a new lifestyle video that captures essential elements of the vintage lifestyle, from a classic Porsche Speedster and beautiful vintage jewelry to fun encounters in sunny California.
The video was the brainchild of Rumsey, who is regarded as one of the foremost vintage car photographers in the world, working with Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari and private collectors. As director of the video, Rumsey wanted to show how classic cars, fashion, jewelry and long-term friendships can come together for beautiful imagery.
“The worlds of car design, fashion and jewelry have always intersected at many different levels, from design and use of materials to forming rich personal relationships,” Rumsey said. “In this video, we capture all of these elements in what we are calling ‘A Vintage Rendezvous.'”
The video opens with a 1958 Porsche 356 Speedster traveling along a country road where good friends meet on a sunny afternoon in southern California. West Coast Swing dancer Brandi Tobias and fashion model Justine Wheeler are shown in the Speedster chatting and admiring vintage jewelry from Topazery, an online resource for antique and vintage jewelry since 2002.
“One of the strongest attractions of vintage jewelry is how each piece creates a richer experience by bringing people closer together,” said Jan Walden, founder of Topazery. “Vintage rings, necklaces, bracelets and accessories have stories behind them and invite sharing and conversation. We wanted to convey through the video how vintage pieces invite a vintage rendezvous that anyone can enjoy.”
As the video ends, we see the Porsche Speedster disappear along the same country road, knowing that these good friends will meet again for conversation and good times, and to share jewelry found on the Topazery website.
“Our goal with this video is to remind people that there is so much meaning to be found in vintage possessions given new life through thoughtful restoration,” Rumsey said. “Just as this Porsche Speedster was returned to its original glory through painstaking detailing, so has the jewelry from Topazery. Let’s all take a moment and celebrate how things from past eras should be cherished for how they can inspire us today.”
The video can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57wpFVbh1Mo&sns=em
Walden served as executive producer for the video, while Royce Rumsey was producer and director. Other credits include Videography Eric Mooneyham, Jon C. Haverstick, Royce Rumsey; Still Photography Royce Rumsey; BTS Photography Eric Mooneyham; Video Editing Jon C. Haverstick; Models Brandi Tobias and Justine Wheeler; 1958 Porsche 356 Speedster, Original Rare; Music Andreas B.; Makeup & Hair Rene Gonzales.
Topazery is one of the leading online resources for vintage and antique jewelry. Launched in 2002, www.topazery.com is the home of a meticulously curated collection of vintage and antique jewelry, including engagement rings, necklaces, bracelets and other unique period pieces of all kinds. The Topazery team includes a master jeweler and a certified gemologist appraiser, led by Jan Walden, a GIA-educated professional who founded Topazery and has hand-selected each item in the Topazery collection. On the web at www.topazery.com
About Royce Rumsey
Royce Rumsey is regarded as one of the foremost vintage car photographers today, selected by Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari and private collectors to capture images of their beautifully restored classic automobiles. Rumsey regularly covers vintage car shows throughout the country with his work featured in the vintage car media. On the web at https://roycer924-2.myportfolio.com
About Brandi Tobias
Brandi Tobias is an award winning dancer, teacher, choreographer and coach, specializing in West Coast Swing. She has won awards nationally and internationally and is recognized as a leader in the growing popularity of West Coast Swing, which is a classic partner dance inspired by the Lindy Hop and the swing band era. On the web at www.branditobias.com