Posts Tagged ‘beauty’
Shooting the STILO magazine cover: “The Bolder Issue”
So in between all the craziness of moving back to Toronto from Miami.. I still have to shoot the cover for Stilo magazine. I didnt have much time. I was way behind!
casting the model is important.
For weeks i couldn’t find a girl that felt right for this Beauty story.
I of course trust my amazing makeup artist Roxanne DeNobrega… who was a solid team member when i was in Toronto before.
My ex- model agent Norwayne Anderson(NAM models) trusts my eye and gave me a super fresh face for this issue, he knows i love Red-heads. Bingo- you have Stacey… a young girl from Newfoundland. that right you heard me… way out there. (you will have to google it.)
In she walks with her Boyfriend behind her. What a delicate little face…i realize later on that she looks like Jessica Stam in the last shot of the day. We shot on Wed afternoon and then on Sunday to finish off the editorial. Wed was a cover try cause i wasnt sure if she could carry the weight of this concept.
The issue is called “The Bolder issue” and I wanted Roxy to apply different kinds of metal to the skin illustrating the season’s spikey shoes and silver zippers. I saw the McQueen show and of course it drove me metal-crazed. I look to him first every single season.(I can’t wait to meet him)
I went to the hardware store for inspiration of course and felt like i was in wonderland of textures. Roxanne being our amazing beauty editor on this story , came with me to build and conceptualize.
I had metal crawling up stacey’s neck and almost into her mouth.It almost looked like it was taking over her face and she was turning into Android.
“IRON MAIDEN” is the name of the editorial that came out on Sunday which was day 2 of shooting. We needed to flush out more looks and once i realize Stacey could express the right emotion for each look i booked her 4day later. Don’t let the delicate face and the very young age fool you.
This little girl has got layers.
This is from shooting the first day..a Cover try became a absoulte! I need the needed more.Cant show you more till end of the week
I have been hitting the campaign trail… trying to see if people really relate to my work.
Having entered this Smashbox Cosmetics Contest and the votes poured in…
i entered in in the afternoon and by this morning i had 30 votes..
that was truly encouraging!
It makes me think about how Obama ran his campaign.
Over the pass 2 years i have become very interested in Branding ..because working at a Ad Agency you can help but absorb things.
I wondering how different the agencies are here in Miami. Sometimes i look around and see there is something to be desired in the level of advertising here.
I see the weird names for stores that don’t relate or help pull me towards it. Posters or billboards that don’t seem to make sense.
But i just moved so it takes time… as time go by i might be able to connect the dots or understand.
I think i want to add Spanish to my list of languages to learn.
But i still have so much to learn as i embrace the lifestyle here and make my own way