Nena and I met in college and reconnected two fateful summers ago. One of the most talented cooks I know, she can whip up the most delectable of dishes from the sparest of kitchens. Given my unbridled weakness for breakfast and her secret recipe for The Best Pancakes Ever, I consider our friendship a rather heavenly match.
In addition to regular feats of culinary prowess, Nena is also the owner and operator of Jolie Vintage, an online vintage clothing store boasting styles from the ‘20s through the ‘50s. With her classy wardrobe, striking features and camera-comfy nature, I knew she would be the perfect match for my latest backdrop find: a saturated red bolt of fabric originally destined for patio furniture upholstery.