One day I just got a crazy idea of just brining a model down with me to the Bahamas, I immediately posed the quested on social network without even thinking about the logistics and Amber inboxed me overly excited and was more than interested. This would be the beginning of a new endeavor of shooting foreign friends in my homeland.
Amber and I talked about it for months, weeks and then eventually days. For the shoot I contacted LaVonne who had a very unique style about her so we looked at the pieces that we would use to style her in. Amber assured me she could do her own hair due to the fact she does styling in the US however, I had to find a makeup, Dario was more than interested in jumping to the opportunity I would have been his first time applying make up to a Caucasian model. We planned for a super early shoot so we could shoot for the entire day until sunset.
The shoot was epic! I was especially excited that I would have been using natural light for the entire shoot. I was able to utilize the sun to reflect and diffuse for the model with the help of a few of my good photographer friends Vado and Gerad who had makeshift reflectors which I experimented with throughout the day.
Creative Director: Leo Creary
Model/Hair: Amber Quinn
Swimwear Designers: Dklypse Swimwear & Poesidon Ave
Wardrobe Styling: LaVonne Alexis/ShopTheCC
Make-Up: Dario Deveaux
Grips: Vado Culmer & Gerad Smith
Denim, the all-American textile that continues to be a staple in 2015.
But, what if even the classic need a dose of modernization?
This is exactly what Spring 2015 has in store for us, as denim pushes the envelope of fashion into fun and quirky shapes and silhouettes. Daring denim styles have been waiting to make then new and improving appearances and designers for their positions across by exaggerating ‘denim-on-denim’ looks. Straight from the runaways were loose, relaxed silhouettes in dark denim washes, which wrapped models in full on jumpsuits. Long maxi skirts, and also introducing ‘the little denim dress’. The denim jacket will still be with us but with heaver embellishments such as 3D beading, lace ups and quilting details.
Overall, denim is no longer a title-reserved exclusively for jeans. This time, its reinventing denim like we’ve never seen it before. The return of distressed denim, including intricate and vintage-inspired repair and restricting detailing this year. There’s this huge 70’s resurgence happening right now, and it’s a denim trend that’s spot-on. Skinny jeans have become a classic staple for every woman’s wardrobe, and celebs have been embracing the skinniest of jeans with the plumpest of bottoms. Everyone needs to experiment with new denim technology; the infusion of ‘athleisure’ and comfort in the market, is really being perfected and is now offered in multiple fits, colors, and lengths with Lyca infusion and retention retaining. Who doesn’t want the perfect jean that never loses its shape and beyond comfortable?
Have you checked your denim stash lately? Maybe it’s time to get yourself a new pair.
Creative Director: Leo Creary
Models: Angel Beltra, Adriana Hilera, Angee Huntely, Felix Obas
Assistant: Sharretha Harper
Wardrobe Styling: Orlando Styling
Styling Assistants: Andrew Mitchell, Kimberly Hernandez Alexiss Phillips
Wardrobe Provided by: Neiman Marcus Last Call
Hair & Make Up: Orlando Styling
Shoes Provided by: The House of Shoes