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

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