Monday, February 22, 2010

From SEA to JFK: Rosie Boyce and Emma Dumont Grace The Runway NYFW

I browse through religiously...especially during Fashion Weeks. Anyway, while I was trend spotting and clicking away from one runway show to another I stumbled upon two familiar faces gracing the runway! Emma Dumont of Ford Models NY and Rosie Boyce of Major Model Management!

The lovely Rosie Boyce walking for Erin of my favorite designers. According to the SMG blog (Rosie's mother agency), Ms. Boyce recently did a test shoot with the infamous Bruce Weber. So major! I am loving her new hair cut!

Walking for Gwen Stefani's L.A.M.B. Ms. Rosie towers at a whopping 5'11, and is obviously working her height and those heels! Check her out in Autumn Wander...a shoot I styled with Christine Hahn. I can't wait to see more of Rosie!

The lovely Emma Dumont a.k.a. Poppy for Chris Benz. This little lady is a queen of all spades...modeling, acting, dancing, and singing! A star in more ways than one. And she is anything but mediocre in the above mentioned talents.

Little Miss Emma walking for Karen Walker. I also had the opportunity to work with Emma Dumont on a shoot I styled with photographer Christine Hahn. It's not released yet, but here's a sneak peek of the shoot. She was so sweet, gracious, and excited about life! And if you haven't heard Emma landed a spread in V-magazine's next issue.

I'm so excited for these girls and their continued success!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Vote For Giselle: Savvy Magazine Modeling Contest

Giselle Gonzales is a face to watch for! Please vote for her for the Savvy Magazine Modeling Contest. Giselle recently signed to SMG, booked a Luly Yang runway show, and I have a feeling this little lady is going to soar! Vote here!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Winter's End: Photo Shoot w/ Christine Hahn, Featuring Taylor Aflen

Always a pleasure to work with the talented Christine Hahn. This time I thought it would be fun to invite my friend and fellow stylist Sandy Phan along. She brought some of her pieces, I brought mine, and Christine coughed up some fur...and voila...a winter wonderland editorial. Taylor Aflen of SMG shines in this shoot. A classic beauty indeed. When I was doing some of the pre-production for wardrobe I wanted to highlight rich and savory colors such as hunter green, burgundy, burnt orange, with complimentary nude tones.

Photographer: Christine Hahn
Model: Taylor Aflen of SMG
Stylist: Osiris Navarro w/ Sandy Phan
Hair: Meghan Oliberos
MUA: Angel Dorr

Sandy put this look together. I added the gloves, tights, and shoes.

How amazing is this big ass log?

I put this outfit together months prior to this shoot waiting for the perfect editorial to come along. I'm really into velvet right now!

Monochromatic outfit. This is seriously my favorite sweater of all time. Paired with a long cream gown with lace bodice.

The richness of this green makes her eyes pop. Gorgeous.

I totally scored on this vintage crochet sweater. The scalloped sleeves and trim are to die for.

The second monochromatic look for this series.

Chiffon swing skirt from Sandy's closet.

Tying back the rich hunter green in this series with this look.

This final outfit was thrown in last minute


Truly The Greatest of Our Time: Alexander The Great

Alexander The Great...without a doubt, truly the greatest designer of our time. He was a visionary and brought together music, art, fashion, and pop culture into one stage. He turned heads and made people interested in his work. Although his sense of fashion was far from the likes of "pretty" it was always moving and thought provoking. I'm going to miss Alexander, but something tells me he's been reunited with his mums and his good ol' muse and mentor Isabella Blow.

Alexander and his BFF Isabella Blow

One muse to another

Mother and son

"From heaven to hell and back again, life is a funny thing. beauty can come from the most strangest of places even the most disgusting places." - Alexander McQueen

Monday, February 8, 2010

Birds, Bees, & Bourbon: Freetime Industries Valentine's Edition Trunk Show

I am helping my girls (I think they have one guy on their team now) at Freetime Industries host a Valentine's edition trunk show..."Birds, Bees, & Bourbon". Valentine's Day shouldn't be fussy or stressful so we thought...why not host a party for guys and gals to get dolled up at, drink a little, and have some fun shopping for a gift for their loved one. You can't go wrong with a one stop shop. Complimentary gift wrapping, bourbon, and cupcakes.

Featuring "Laser Nature" birch cut jewelry of birds, bees, wolves, leaves, oh my! Also Cocoa Beach Party dangle earrings. Keeping it local and sentimental!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Introducing Kari Pearson: Cat Naps, Love, Travel, and More

Kari Pearson has arrived! Below are some photos from the "Cat Nap" series that Kari and Laura Cassidy collaborated on. To view the rest of the series and other gorgeous photos visit I love how she captures mood, movement, and utilizes natural light! So excited to see more from Kari, and even more excited to work with her.

Photographer: Kari Pearson
Wardrobe Stylist: Laura Cassidy
Models: Ande & Kate from Heffner Management

Ford Supermodel of the World: Charlene Almarvez

Go Philippines! About a month ago Ford announced their 2009 winner for the Ford Supermodel of the World Contest, and the runner ups. Thousands of girls from across the world try out. Those who make the cut get to strut their stuff in NY Fashion Week. The winner was Karlina from Latvia (yawn), but #2 runner up was Charlene Almarvez...who in my opinion stood out from the bunch. Well, obviously...she's the only Asian model who made the cut, but she generated quite the buzz. It's like on American Idol, even though Jennifer Hudson was a runner up she's reaping in a whole lot of success. That's what I hope for Ms. Almarvez! It's very rare to see an Asian model book something huge in the mainstream fashion industry...let alone a Filipina so I'm stoked!

She doesn't have any tear sheets yet, but I'm hoping to see more of this beauty!