Envy…with a Twist! | Huntsville Mom About Town

While our Mom About Town extraordinaire, Heather Richardson, takes some much deserved time off with her sweet new baby Jude, you guys get me (Erin)! I have been SO excited about this post for months now. We’ve had something cooking behind the scenes that we’ve been waiting for the perfect time to announce and I’m thrilled that today is the day!

Over the years I’ve received countless inquiries for senior portraits and I’ve always referred them to my crazy-talented friend and senior portrait specialist, Marla Laramie. After hours of planning, conversation, wine, and chocolate between Heather, Marla and I, I’m so elated to announce the creation of Twist Portraits!

What is Twist, you ask? Well, Twist is a collaborative effort between established Huntsville children’s photographer Erin Cobb (that’s me!) and uber-talented teen photographer Marla Laramie. Twist is the place where Erin’s fun and friendly process meets Marla’s fresh and funky style.  Twist is Erin Cobb Photography’s dedicated portrait line for teens and tweens, photographed entirely by Marla. Twist will have it’s own space in our new Cottage location (come June) and the entire line will be tailored toward today’s fashion forward, fun and funky teens and tweens. We’re so excited!

While this project has been in the works for quite some time, we’ve been keeping it under wraps in order to coincide our announcement with the grand re-opening of one of our favorite Huntsville boutique’s – Envy!

The Envy girls (hi Rachel and Ginger!) have been working side by side with Marla to create a fabulous display of portraits featuring the members of their 2012 Teen Fashion Board. The Teen Board is a select group of fashionable girls from schools across Huntsville. Not only are these lucky young women ambassadors and students of the fashion mecca that is Envy, they’re also the first set of girls to be treated to all that Twist has to offer. How cool is that?!

And here’s another peek at Marla’s Twist work in the store…featuring three adorable Envy employees!

You can see the fabulous display that Marla and the Envy girls have put together in the newly renovated, expanded awesomeness of the store. Envy has almost doubled their original space and created the most incredible shopping experience. Every square inch in the store is inspiring and loaded with irresistible eye candy!

Of course they still have all their old favorites, like designer jeans…

And camis in every color (that I just can’t get enough of!)….

And racks and racks of the most beautiful pieces perfect for the coming season…

And while they’ve always had amazing shoes and accessories, their selection is out of this world now!

I’m totally in love with this new shoe wall which showcases the most beautiful selection of shoes atop Rachel’s fashion school textbooks. How’s that for over-the-top creative!?

But the best part about the shoe room?

The cartoons for the kids…

And in addition to all of those fashion fabulousness, Envy has also added a variety of home goods as well as novelty food and drink items. I’m in love!

Rachel and Ginger, we are so proud of and for you! The space is amazing and inspiring and we are so honored to have Twist Portraits partnered with such a Huntsville hot spot!

And you know we can’t end a Mom About Town post without an incredible giveaway! This week we’re going to mix things up a bit so pay attention…

Up for grabs are THREE gift certificates: $150 toward a Twist Portraits session and two $50 gift certificates to the fabulous new Envy store!

To enter head over to Twist Portraits Facebook page and click the happy little “like” button. All Twist portrait likes will be entered to win one of these two gift certificates on Friday. Good luck!

(Twist is currently scheduling portrait sessions for March, April and May on a VERY limited basis. Contact us via Facebook or the site contact page to set something up. We can’t wait to hear from you!)

elizabeth holder Congrats Erin – so excited to see where you are headed and all your accomplishments – I would def. make a trip back to huntsville to shop at Envy!! Good luck!

Amy So excited for your big announcement! The store looks so awesome and I love the display of Marla’s work — such great partnerships all the way around! Yay!

Marla I’m SO excited to be working so closely on this!! I’m thrilled with the partnerships and can’t wait to see what else is in store for us. :)

Sharon Wow! Wow! Wow! I don’t know the Envy gals, but you and Marla are not just great artists, but also wonderful role models to inspire these young people at a crucial time in their lives. Both of you believed in yourselves and took a chance on following your passion, and you’ve shown that it is possible to take charge and create your own destiny no matter what age you start. And, you both are living proof that business doesn’t have to be competitive and cut-throat to succeed, but instead that it can flower and probably be a heck of a lot more fun in an environment of collaboration and cooperation. I’m so excited for you both! I’m so happy that my home is peppered with images of my children from each of you! And from the pictures of Envy in this blog post, it looks like a place full of color and life – just as Marla’s and your photography has been over the years. You ladies are an inspiration. Congratulations on this new venture!

Nilima Congrats Erin! Can’t wait to check out envy on my next visit along with more of your great work!

Christina I have heard so much about Envy and I have never been! I will have to check out their new space!

Linda Love all of the beautiful displays at “Envy”. Obviously, the ladies there are very talented too. So happy that you and Marla have joined forces. You are both very talented and I know you will be very successful and have a great time in the process!

Marilee Wow, Erin! Fantastic! Looks amazing! Wishing we lived a little closer to this cool store (and you, of course!) :-)

Jennifer Congratulations! So excited for you! And so excited for me that we never have to “age out” of the Erin Cobb family! :)

nicki Again , so very proud ;).

Sara Sharp Everything looks FAB-U-LOUS, congratulations on the new space!!!! I can’t wait to see everything in person and shop!! :)

Caitlin Eason The new store looks AHHH-MAZING! I love envy and your blog! So happy to see you both are getting creative and starting on new projects! I can’t wait!!! Congrats!!!

Lorena Mora So excited for you Erin, and I can’t wait to see a post once your little Cottage is ready for us to see.

Stacey Congrats Erin and Marla on your new collaboration! Marla-I am a HUGE Erin Cobb fan and have also admired the portraits you took of my beautiful cousin Emily Huie. I am so excited for you guys!

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