Elle Indonesia - Tropical Vibes

Loving this editorial I worked on with photographer Alvin Nguyen!  This was the first time I worked with Alvin and it was an adventure to say the least.  We drove 3 hours away into the sand dunes to create these gorgeous shots.  Between our truck getting stuck in the middle of soft sand and the 100 mph wind that was going on, I think the images turned out pretty good. It was a rough day but so worth every minute! 

Photography: Alvin Nugyen @ JP REPS

Stylist: Heidi Meek @ OPUS

Makeup: Anna Branson @ The REX Agency

Hair: Sienree @ CELESTINE

Model: Stephanie C. @ LA MODELS

Elle Malaysia | January Issue

So in love with this editorial I worked on with photographer Alvin Nguyen for Elle Malaysia.  We travelled to Vasquez Rocks near LA for the gorgeous landscapes and view to show off all the amazing clothes fashion editor Calvin Cheong pulled.  That day was definitely one of my favorite days of work.

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Photography: Alvin Nguyen

Styling: Calvin Cheong

Model: Daria Pershina @ LA Models

Hair: Sienree 

Makeup: Anna Branson

Meghan Wiggins by Alvin Nguyen

So stoked for this wonderful shoot with Alvin Nguyen and model Meghan Wiggins.  We traveled 3 hours away from LA to Joshua Tree to do a spec and everything turned out so well!  When you have an amazing crew, it always makes for a painless and fun day.


Hair Talk:

For Meghan's hair, I was really inspired by the Marciano and Guess ads.  With Meghan being a Guess model herself, I knew I couldn't go wrong. I wanted to give her the 60's American classic do that I think is just timeless and beautiful for any girl.

First, I prepped  her hair with Paul Mitchell's Texturizing Sea Spray at the roots for a bit of a gritty texture (this will help me hold the back combing  for volume later.) 

Blow dry the crown with a round brush and make sure everything is over directed for maximum volume and lift.

Once dried, I curled 1 inch by 1 inch sections vertically in one direction and pinning each curl to cool and set. (Curling each section int he same direction will help the eaves melt into each other for a s wave.)

When finished and the curls are completely cooled down and set, take out pins and brush gently with a flat boar bristle brush.  Back comb the top for volume around the crown and finish off with Paul Mitchell's Extra odd Firm Hair Spray.

Photography by Alvin Nguyen

Makeup by Anna Branson

Nails by Pilar 

Styling by Sarah Toshiko

Model: Meghan Wiggins