Tristin + Tyler's mom and producer, Tiffany, takes you behind the scenes of the brand.
An entire Summer has passed and although we’ve been pretty active on Instagram, we were pretty quiet on this website. Why? Honestly, life happened and we just didn’t document all of it. The boys had a pretty busy summer, work got super busy for me, family time because extra important and since we bought a new house a few months back, we really focused on finishing small projects and getting things in order before the Fall.
Now that we’ve pretty much gotten ourselves together, we’re back with more styling, new videos and television appearances. Since we did do a few shoots over the summer, I wanted to share a quick recap before we get into our Fall posts! Hope you enjoy and I hope you’re summer was AWESOME! You can click the image to the right to see the rest of the pictures in each gallery.
The boys have definitely grown, so although it’s a bit scary for me as their mom, as their stylist I was excited to explore new brands for them over the last few months. One of my favorites? Unauthorized. All of their pieces look SO great on the boys and they have an adult line as well so you’ll be seeing Tristin + Tyler wearing this brand a ton. Unauthorized’s neutral palette over the summer was so simple + comfortable, but each piece looked so “dressy” on the boys so they were able to go to auditions, and then hang out afterwards. Go check them out!
I had to get one good super “summer-ish” post in, and that was my 4th of July post. I loved mixing and matching to make the perfect combo of red, white and blue with items from Ralph Lauren with basics from The Gap. This was a super fun shoot that really got me back into shooting this summer when I was still on a “break.”
This shoot might have been my favorite. Something about the way the different blues played off of each other really made me feel like we weren’t in NYC — even though we were on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. It almost felt like Miami. My favorite items were the MOLO striped shorts and the written-on Forever 21 shirt. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE.
I wanted to move around over the summer and find new shoot locations, so I went back to where I grew up in Washington Heights, NYC. This shoot was pretty cool because the boys actually wore ALL ADULT clothing. Everything they have on was an extra small men’s item. I can’t believe I am styling my boys as adults. YIKES! My favorite pieces here are Tristin’s floral pants and Tyler’s shirt from H&M…men’s line!!!
Although the boys barely saw one of their best friends, Brianna, this summer (she was in sailing camp, yes SAILING - she can sail a boat guys!!). Anyway, I wanted to do an end of summer, keeping it local shoot. You know that feeling when you just want to enjoy the last few weeks staying local and enjoying your neighborhood - yes, that feeling. I think I kind of hit the mark with beach chairs on the street, the ghetto mini pool and red drinking cups. On another note, how gorgeous and grown is Brianna?? Super shocking that’s she’s so grown, but she’s still the sweetest. The boys have Forever 21 trunks on and Bri brought her own items based on my direction.
Time really does fly. I’m excited that all of these teens are still super sweet even though they are official high schoolers - crazy but true! Get ready for some Fall and Winter inspiration guys! I’m baaccckkkkk! xo
It's technically Spring, but it totally doesn't feel like it. We are a few days away from Easter Sunday and I am still wearing my heaviest coat! I guess that's why when I styled this shoot for the boys I couldn't quite put them in "Spring" colors - I had to ease my way into brights since the weather is not cooperating. I love these neutrals though!
THE SHOOT - We were visiting family in Long Island so I put all of the clothes, accessories and boots in the trunk of the car and I knew I had to find a spot to get some clean lines outdoors. I found a parking lot on the side of a mall that had this really cool shadow from the sun setting -see above their heads in this first pic, and in Tristin's walking solo pic below?
THE STYLING - It was all about a hint of Spring with the florals, but stepping back from doing any real Spring/Easter colors. Neutrals are always a great way to transition to new seasons. Tristin has a suede jacket and Tyler's is quilted and an olive green. Love all of the small details you can only see from up close.
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THE KIDS: I love getting the opportunity to shoot with other kids, especially girls since I never really have a chance to style them. You may remember gorgeous Yamilah from this shoot. We had so much fun last time that we wanted to definitely work together when she was back in NYC.
BEHIND THE SHOOT: I love shooting outdoors. I'm not much of a studio person, although I love that I finally have one my own since I bought a house! YAY! We did this shoot in and outdoors since I didn't want the kids to freeze, but I definitely wanted some bright and airy photos.
THE STYLE: Loved styling Yamilah in a slight preppy but sporty look. Her shirt with the bow and the hat dressed her up a bit, but I made it more tween appropriate with the jeans, varsity jacket and converse!
Tristin is a little sophisticated in this one with a long dress coat, but again, I took it down to kid level with a snap back cap and a sweatshirt. Tyler is a little rocker but cool with the jacket and hat. Both boys are rocking the latest Dr. Martens boots - stay tuned for a whole bunch of content on those!
Make sure to check out Yamilah on Instagram!
Photo/Styling/Creative by: Tiffany Casanova
If you been with us for a few years, you know Tristin, Tyler and I love fashion but we are also really into art and DIY projects, just take a look at their YouTube Channel (this video happens to be my favorite DIY because it was made for me!!). When I was styling the boys for the Adidas Adicolor shoot, we thought of a cool idea to create a two-tone jacket! Kids lifestyle website HYPE KIDS loved the idea, and asked us to make a tutorial for them! See Tristin get sewing below and check out the full article here!
Photos/Styling/Creative by: Tiffany Casanova
We are all ready for Spring over here at Tristin + Tyler headquarters. I'm definitely over the snow, chilly weather and gray skies. Perfect timing for Adidas to release their Adidas originals "adicolor" superstar track set for kids. I was so excited about these outfits that I shot these photos in my home studio at 10pm (yes! I got a studio now!!). I am literally writing this at 1:05am, the boys are knocked out and hubby is by my side. :) If you're interested, I can share some behind the scenes pics of the set up and how I transformed Tyler's jacket into a two-toned masterpiece!
If you're looking to pick up a track set, note that the pants are SUPER hard to find - at least in NYC. You can order them here.
Photography/Creative/Styling by Tiffany Casanova
If you follow us on Instagram, you know that Tyler and I took a trip to Baltimore recently to work on a shoot for Under Armour. He also had a super-sized poster of him in Kohls. Tyler has a huge love affair going on with UA since it's the brand who creates the sneakers and apparel from Stephen Curry, Tyler's favorite player on the Golden State Warriors. These days basketball is all Tyler does and talks about! So it's super fitting that he has been working with this brand so much, not to mention their apparel is hot.
Going to Baltimore was fun, but it was definitely odd going away with just one of my boys, I must say. I was so impressed with Tyler's work ethic and focus. He worked for hours and never had one complaint or issue. It helped that the UA team was super nice and praised him for his professionalism and he got to take home some product he was dying for. If you're doing any last minute holiday shopping, definitely check out Under Armour, and look for Tyler all over the boys section!
Happy Holidays! xo