Saturday, January 30, 2010

Gettin My Prop Stylin On: Microsoft Shoot

I got to do the prop styling for the press photos for the Microsoft Arc Keyboard. The homie Kyle Johnson took the photos and got me on board. In many ways prop styling is a lot harder than wardrobe. Making things look "perfect" but not too perfect is not easy! Details are everything...

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Smells Like Teen Spirit: Teens With Cameras

Has anyone else noticed that there's this phenomenon with teenage photographers snapping some seriously gorgeous pictures? Gorgeous in the likes of fashion magazine worthy! Thanks to Flickr, Tumblr, and all sorts of social media these teenage hopefuls can take their talents by storm and actually get some recognition. They don't have to rub elbows at some industry party or climb the ladder, they just snap their pictures, post them online for the world to see, and voila! This phenomenon makes you wonder a bit. Teenagers who got their grubby little hands on an expensive camera? Or is it simply raw talent? Personally, I think the latter. There is a sense of freedom and wonderment when you're young and creating. Anything goes! See for yourself...

Nirimi Joy Hakanson- 17 year old Aussie. She is so legit that she is even represented by Look Management and Production. She's one of the only redeeming factors on the frowned upon networking site Model Mayhem. See more of her work on her Flickr.

Jonathan Wolpert- 16 years old. Already featured on one of the most credible fashion sources Refinery 29 and named a fashion prodigy. Mr. Wolpert is on his way and what I predict to be the next Jimmy Fontaine and Jason Lee Parry. Check out his Flickr.

Chrissie White- 16 year old based in Seattle, WA. Already generating quite the local buzz and making adult photographers say "WTF?!" Chrissie White already has a distinct style and has nailed "surrealism" in her photography. Also on Flickr.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

More Sequins: Video by Patrick Wright

wardrobe stylist: osiris navarro from Patrick Richardson Wright on Vimeo.

My friend Patrick hooked it up! I don't usually like being on film or hearing myself talk (I think I sound like an elf), but I thought this video turned out pretty awesome!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Snow White & The Golden Mirror: Photo Shoot with Kyle Johnson Feauturing Jennifer Marckx

I met Jennifer Marckx about a year and half ago and even though she hasn't done any formal modeling I always thought she had a stunning and an interesting look. However she moved away before I could book her for a photo shoot. Good news, she was in town for the holidays and we managed to do a quick shoot with Kyle Johnson. I usually like to have a more complete team with a makeup artist, hair stylist, but she came as she was on set, and we made it work! Jennifer is such a natural beauty and natural behind the camera, that it was just that easy! It started to rain in the middle of the shoot, so we seeked refuge beneath the trees. We really didn't have a concept in mind when we did this. I just had a bunch of random things in my; golden mirror, vintage suitcase, etc. Enjoy!

1940's one shoulder chiffon romper. I found this piece at a thrift store and have been dying to use it on a shoot. Finally!

I got this mirror from a quirky little Russian woman at a flea market.

The boots paired with the dress was sort of an accident, but it worked out!

This dress looked amazing on Jenn. 1940's chiffon free flowing dress.

Photographer: Kyle Johnson
Wardrobe Stylist: Osiris Navarro
Assistant: Ryan

My New Favorite: The Shaggy Sweater

I saw a post on Chictopia last month about this fabulous shaggy knit sweater (see below) and a couple days after seeing the post I scored and found one very similar (if not the same) for only a whopping $6. It's now my new favorite item of clothing and has been on constant replay since I got it. I also featured it in a recent photo shoot I styled. Stay tuned for those photos!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

BoConcept Presents Pop Up Store/ Gallery: Art Walk This January 7th

Art Walk should be interesting this coming Thursday January 7th. Some friends of mine will be showing/ selling some of their work at BoConcept...Kyle Johnson, Freetime Industries, and Jay Clark. Show some love and support and perhaps buy a nice couch for a sweet deal.