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Equestrianista Photo Shoot: Finding the Perfect Equestrian Style Location

Julie Frykman

Posted on April 07 2015

McEachran Homestead Winery, Caledonia, ILTo capture the elegant, yet equestrian style-vibe of our Spring 2015 line, we scoured the local countryside for the perfect photo shoot locale. Then…we found it! The enchanting ambiance, easily found inspiration, and charming character of McEachran Homestead Winery proved, as suspected, to be the perfect backdrop for our horse-inspired pieces that celebrate our equestrian lifestyle. This Sesquicentennial Farm brings back fond memories of riding my horse down its winding, pebble country road as a young girl. Now as an adult, it’s my favorite place to spend a weekend afternoon with friends enjoying a glass of fantastic, local wine!


Upon walking into the loft of the barn, I noticed several spaces that had the timeless ambiance we were looking for. The lighting changed as you moved around the loft, and that worked to our advantage for the different pieces we were shooting. It was amazing how all of the elements pulled together, naturally creating the look we were going for.

Our model worked her way around the charming 180 year old barn’s loft. The old beams of the restored barn were the perfect backdrop, highlighting the subtle elegance of this latest collection. Not only the barn, but also the grounds were simply beautiful, every single corner of this winery seems to have a story to tell.

 McEacheran Homestead Winery loft 
The Loft



Equestrianista Equestrian Soul Mates topSoul Mates: From desk to dinner, party to party, this horse inspired tee will be a wear-everywhere wardrobe favorite. Easy to wear with contrast studs at the shoulders to punch up this tee and give you equestrian inspired subtle elegance. 


High Maintenance Horse sweatshirtHigh Maintenance: 'I'm not High Maintenance but my Horse Is!' Inspired by our quintessentially High Maintenance equines, this comfortable sweatshirt is on trend with metallic gold accents adorning its earthy tones. Classically equestrian, but not too casual. You'll love wearing this feminine fitting, extra-wide collar, raglan sleeve sweatshirt. Made of a perfectly broken in feeling fleece, it already feels like it's been in your closet forever.

Equestrianista leopard text topEquestrianista 3/4 Sleeve Top: Equestrianista in and out of the saddle. Lightweight, raglan-style 3/4 sleeve top is luxuriously soft and chic. Flowy fit. Scoop, raw edge neck. Ivory with leopard print text.



A very special thank you goes out to the fabulous staff at McEachran Homestead Winery! If you are in search of a warm and friendly place to enjoy an afternoon or for a special event, contact McEachran! The winery's 285 acres of serene beauty are just the beginning of its allure. Once you begin your complimentary tasting, you will find the extraordinary and delicious wines are the star of this one-of-a-kind setting. Eleven acres are dedicated to 19 varieties of grapes, raspberries, and fruit trees, all of which are hand-crafted into cold-climate grape and fruit wines.

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All photographs are Equestrianista, LLC’s or McEachran Homestead Winery’s. They are copyrighted and have been used with permission from McEachran Homestead Winery. Do not copy, modify or post images without express permission from McEachran Homestead Winery or Equestrianista, LLC.


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