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Besties :: Kate and Claire

July 8th, 2014

When we first created the Besties series on the site, I had this particular pair of stylish creatives in the back of my mind. Claire Zinnecker and Kate Stafford Weaver have both long been part of the Camille Styles team (Kate lends her photographic eye to Pretty Simple and Claire has created dozens of ingenious interior DIYs for her series, Transformed). Their friendship is one that stands out for both it’s depth and span: these two sun-loving blondes have shared over twenty summers together in Austin, and all the seasons in between. We caught up with Kate and Claire at Deep Eddy Pool to talk about style, pursuing your passions, and a strong friendship forged in the blue-green waters of Austin summer. With a shared sense of faith and commitment to hard work, still waters run deep between these two quiet creatives.

photography by nicole mlakar

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39 Comments under :: Besties :: Kate and Claire
  1. I love those two!!!!

  2. Stately Things says:

    Love this! Would love to know where Claire’s suit is from!

  3. Gap says:

    So beautifully fun!!
    XOX, Gap.

  4. These two are great! I love that they have been friends for so long and seem to balance each other. The black and white swimsuit that Claire is wearing is my favorite!

  5. this is the first post i’ve read from the bestie series, and i love it! these girls are so great! i want to be their best friend, too! 😉

    – christina

  6. Aw, this post makes me so happy!!

  7. Traci says:

    I can’t believe these two AREN’T sisters! This series is fun, and makes me think of my best friend, of course!

  8. Jessi Afshin says:

    SO gorgeous! Great job girls.. Nicole, love all these photos!!

  9. Tiffany says:

    They both have such pretty natural looks! Would love to know each of their favorite color/brand of blushes they wear for an everyday look. Such a pretty color.

    • clairezinnecker says:

      Thanks Tiffany! I don’t wear blush every day, but when I do I love the NARS blush and bronzer combo! My go to inexpensive daily bronzer is physicians formula bronze booster.

  10. Lauren Smith Ford says:

    Love this series, Jenn! Beautiful images, Nicole!

  11. Nicole says:

    Had so much fun on this sweet shoot. Thank you!!

  12. These two are ridic cute!!
    P.S. that has got to be the most natural looking underwater photo, ever.

    xo, K

    • clairezinnecker says:

      haha! The underwater photo took me back to the old school days of the water proof digital camera, I loved taking photos with those!

  13. diane smith says:

    What beautiful “besties”. Loved the Q & A! Thanks for sharing.
    GREAT underwater shots…how perfect for a July post!

  14. Natalie Box says:

    This is so beautiful!!!! What a precious friendship girls!! Xx

  15. Lisa Olson says:

    This series is my new favorite! Claire and Kate are each so radiant on their own, and the effect is multiplied when they are together!

  16. Rhane says:

    I grew up with summers in Austin and going to Camp Keowa at the Birdwells. I swam all the time at Deep Eddy and Barton Springs. What memories. And I’m 70 years old. I can still smell the black dirt of Austin!

    • Jennifer Rose Smith says:

      Thanks so much for sharing your memories with us, Rhane! I don’t know about you, but I always feel like a kid again when I’m swimming at Deep Eddy or Barton Springs. There’s just something so invigorating and refreshing about that cold, cold water. Thanks for your comment!

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  18. Lindsey says:

    Great series. I would love to know where the chambray top is from?! Looks like one of those perfect pieces to dress up or dress down 🙂

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  20. What a fun article. Love the styling of the pictures!

  21. AMarie says:

    Beautiful post. Can you tell me where that pink beach blanket is from?? It’s gorgeous!

  22. RB says:

    Hello! Great post! Would really love to know where the delicate necklace Claire is wearing is from?! Think it is an awesome bridesmaids gift that I am very interested in!! Thank you.

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