I love this time of year, fashion and makeup turn into bright fun colors and hair becomes wavy and free style. The Dynamic Duo , Kristina Cardwell and I were on hand for the hair and makeup for our gorgeous models Sophie, Mackenzie, and Vanessa . We chose pop colors and waves and braids as inspiration for our looks. All these clothes can be found at Madisonlosangeles.com or in any of their Los Angeles locations. Here are some of my favorite shots! Photography by Rick Rodney
I am absolutely in love with this line! I had the pleasure of shooting their look book with my trusty assistant Romina .
“the lady & the sailor” was launched in April 2009 by owner/designer Brittany Correy. The Parisian inspired line is comprised of clean, chic basics in a classic palette of colors; highlighted by your quintessential French stripes and bright pops of color that vary by season.
Correy’s passion for design began early on, styling herself and her friends with originality and vigor. She has worked in retail styling and fashion merchandising for almost a decade, shaping her skill for design as well as developing her interest in proprietorship. “I created the line out of my frustration for always needing something I didn’t have.” says Correy. “I was endlessly in need of a tee that wasn’t too boxy, but still draped in all the right places. Or a tank that was long enough to layer, pieces with flattering necklines – I needed building pieces to create outfits. ”
On Monday I had the pleasure of doing the hair and makeup styling for www.otisandmaclain.com
Otis & Maclain was created by co-owners/designers, Shamani Hall and Andrea Cheatham. Shamani has attended both the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and has a degree in visual communications. Andrea attended the University of Missouri, Columbia and earned a bachelor’s degree in fashion merchandising and management and a minor in business. She also has a jewelry line, Andrea Cheatham Vintage.
Shamani and Andrea have both managed Madison, a chain of clothing boutiques in Los Angeles, where they met in 2006. Otis & Maclain originated out of Andrea and Shamani’s desire to create a unique clothing line that uses simple, versatile body styles mixed with hand-picked silks and rayons that are easy to wear but fashion forward.