This shoot was probably the most challenging for me to date, but definitely one of the best learning experiences I have had as an upcoming "wardrobe stylist". It was challenging mainly because I felt a little sub-par in my credibility (I have only been building my portfolio for about a year) and a little overwhelmed in both excitement and nervousness.
It was the first shoot where an art director was on set...and let me tell ya, art directors make a world of difference especially in editorial work. I think a lot of photographers/ stylists/ hair & makeup artists get too comfortable in their "style" and have the tendency to get attached to their work, so it's important to have someone direct and oversee what works and what doesn't work, etc. I enjoyed watching Connie and Lisa conceptualize everything from beginning to end and was so grateful to be included in this collaboration.
Photographer: Connie Aramaki
Art Director: Lisa Fravel
Wardrobe Stylist: Osiris Navarro
Makeup/ Hair: Stace Quach
Models: Emily Gosling & Eric Worsech of Heffner Management
Keeping it classic with a plain white t-shirt and black trousers. Eric Worsech was such a great model. As a friend of mine said, "he looks kind of like a Hedi Slimane model". Agreed.
Everything old is new again. The great thing about vintage pieces, is that some pieces are timeless and can be recreated into something different current over and over again. That's how I feel about this 50's leopard swimsuit top and vintage sequins cap.
I am still a little rusty when it comes down to "styling" men, but I think I did ok. This was the first look I put Eric in. You can get the hat and vest from Moksha Clothing in the UW District.
Emily Gosling is stunning. She has such a versatile face and can pull off anything. Hat from H&M.
Thought this get up might be too loud, but it worked out wonderfully. It was my favorite look out of the series.
The Rose Room. Shirt by Ted Baker, jacket by Pendleton.
Suited up. Wear this suit jacket both for daytime and evening.
Vintage 40's yellow chiffon dress. Hat by Katie Cox.