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I am look back on the Previous and sharing some of the Highlights..
Peggi(from PeggiLepage.com) and I, engaged in one of our meetings brought up the topic of a recent French Vogue cover. The article featuring Vanessa Paradis, inspired Peggi to put out a high style Christmas card 2010 and send it to all the agents world wide with which her models are regularly placed.
Considering the choices, it took some time to select a girl that best communicated the Christmas season in the form of fashion, though in time the decision was made,
Sparking the ignition to our seasonal “French Glam Project”.
We had our lady, and as I expressed to Adrian Carew, a man with strong presence in Hair and make up design was ready, the stylist was of most importance as Ariel was also doing a test for her book, so, the right pieces needed to be put together to pull off the right look.
A few calls and emails to Nicole Chisholm at Plutino Group returned the one we were looking for, a stylist by the name of Manj. New to Plutino Group (she later revealed to be a lot more seasoned than we expected) she had a background with high-end buyers and previous experience with Elle Canada Magazine.
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