So, I know it is now 4 months after the fact, but I have been a little busy as of late! I figured it's better late than never, and wanted to share some of my behind the scenes images from this past July when I was lucky enough to work the closing show for Mercedes Benz Swim Week 2014 at The Raleigh in South Beach. I got to work with the amazing, Sherilyn Segal, and between the 2 of us, we managed to make up 20 girls in about an hour and a half to make the runway on time!
Sherilyn Segal keyed the look for the closing show, which was a combination of 4 designers. Lolli Swimwear, Beach Riot, Anna Kosturova, and Manglar Swimwear all shared the stage (and the models) which resulted in a super-sized killer show to end the week! Due to the fact that the girls were walking in multiple shows, we kept the looks simple so that it could translate from one designer to the next. The look was focused on bronzed, fresh skin with a natural looking lip. We added a bit of a simple liner to the top lash line, some mascara, and they were on their way! All except for Pia Mia, who walked only for Lolli Swim. For Pia, I added a bold pink lip, and a more dramatic set of false lashes to make her pop as she closed the show!
The energy backstage was fantastic, and the shows came out amazing! I wasn't sure, in the beginning, if we could pull off all of those makeups in the time we were given. But somehow we made it happen, because as they say in show-biz... "the show must go on!" (and preferably on time! :)
(As an added bonus, I was also lucky enough to meet the always entertaining, Dennis Rodman, backstage! What a trip!! :)
Until next year swim week!!! :)
I wanted to share some of my recent studio-work with Vanessa Rogers Photography. We played around with some really soft colors and soft, natural lighting for our models, Natalya Andrle and Cora Deitz.
The headband that model Natalya is wearing to the left, was actually thrown together last minute at the shoot, and Vanessa's bouquet of flowers paid the price. This image was modeled after a picture that Natalya had seen of a little girl wearing a band of flowers in her hair. We all loved the imagery of this, and so the scissors came out, and Vanessa's flowers ceased to exist as a table decoration!
This shoot was a pleasure to work on and both of the models were really wonderful. Natalya is from Brazil originally and she was jumping on a plain to Los Angeles immediately after wrapping with our shoot! She was amazing though, and thanks to her we breezed through the shots in plenty of time for her to make her flight. :)
We also experimented with a series on 'textures' that Vanessa is working on. The material that Nat is holding in front of her face, was actually used as a packing material in a shipment that Vanessa had previously received. We wanted to play around with the light and shadows created from the awesome texture of the material so I kept the makeup very clean, except for a bold, graphic liner. Her lips were kept nude, and her hair slicked back to keep the attention focused more on the pattern that was being created.
Then finally, to wrap the shoot with Natalya, we pulled her long, (amazing) hair back down and had her jump on the trampoline to get a few action shots before she left!! These were some of my favorites, as I was so impressed with how graceful she managed to look, all while bouncing all over the place on a mini-trampoline!!
Up next, was the amazingly bubbly Cora Deitz!! Don't let her demure looks deceive you, Cora is one big ball of energy!! She was such a pleasant surprise to get to work with. Due to scheduling conflicts with a previous shoot, she was a little delayed in arriving to our location. But that didn't stop her from arriving full of smiles and apologies and ready to work! Because of the time-frame we shot Cora's entire shoot in just over an hour! However, you would never know it based on the amazing images that she produced! She showed up ready to get to work, and had us cracking up the whole time! It's always such a pleasure to work with people like this, and there is no doubt in my mind that Cora is going to be on to bigger and better things in no time! This girl definitely has a huge career laid out in front of her, she is going to be one to watch!!
For Cora's initial looks, we had planned on using another random fabric from the 'textured' series. This one was sort of an iridescent thin, plastic sheeting. Cora was peeking through a tear in the fabric and she looks so soft and gorgeous and gorgeous in them.
We then wrapped up with Cora on the trampoline, same as Natalya. Both of these models were so graceful, and truly impressive at posing while flying through the air. This shoot was so much fun to work on, and the models were such a pleasure to work with! Of course, I would be crazy, if I forgot to mention the absolutely amazing mastermind behind the whole thing, Vanessa Rogers. Vanessa and I have worked on several projects together recently, and I can't wait to share some of the images from our most recent project together, shot on location at the beautiful Vizcaya Gardens, located in Miami, FL. Stay tuned for more fun collaborations coming soon from Vanessa and myself!!!
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