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

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

Vogue Mexico | Destino: Texas

Sometimes, only sometimes, you get what you wish for! I'm SOOOO excited and overly happy about my new 10 page editorial spread in Vogue Mexico/ Latin America!  It's always been a dream to have a fashion spread in one of the largest publications in the world and it finally happened!

Check out the story featuring Chanel's Dallas Collection!

Photographer- Stockton Johnson 

Art Director- John Paul Tran 

Fashion Editor/Stylist- Valentna Collado

Makeup Artist- Ingeborg

Model: Louise Parker

Hair by me!

Penelope & Coco 2014 Campaign

Penelope & Coco's new line of oxfords are out!  All of us girls went all the way out to the beautiful desert to shoot this campaign and it was totally worth every moment. Maybe waking up at 5am wasn't the best part but spending a day with creatives in perfect warm weather just made me realize how lucky I am.  

I got to play with some fun texturized angel and fishtail braids on our model to go with our western/ desert queen theme.

Photographed by  Karla Ticas   Makeup by  Leibi Carias   Styled by  Marissa Spinella

Photographed by Karla Ticas

Makeup by Leibi Carias

Styled by Marissa Spinella