It's that time of year to play dress up again. I am always so last minute about my Halloween costume.. We're 4 days away and I'm still not sure what to be! In honor of Halloween, I'm excited to share with you the first of our Alter Ego series. This series could not have been possible without this amazing team. They are my favorite friends to work with! Feng - Photographer, Jon - Videographer, Ariana - Stylist, Gina - Hair, Josh - Makeup. These guys are top notch and the top of their industries. I absolutely LOVE working with them. I hope you like this series in which I call The Widow. If you haven't figured out your Halloween costume yet, I hope this sparks some creativity!
It's always a fun shoot with Alyssa Bernal. She's not afraid to be weird and try new looks. She held a pose for 10 minutes straight until we got the right light streak across the photograph (the one below). We played with many different colors, lights, fabrics and looks. Watch out for her new album dropping soon! But in the meantime, you can check out her music here or watch her covers and originals here.
Alright friends! I'm finally posting the second part of the Taya series! I wanted to thank my group of amazing artists for coming and helping me with this shoot. This was the first time I organized and directed a whole crew of 6 (which is pretty small I think). It was great that everyone was proactive and owned their priorities with confidence. That's why we're coming together to do another shoot soon!
And of course thanks Taya for agreeing to shoot with me :) She's now busy shooting a TV show in Thailand. Funny story, we met at a fashion launch party in West Hollywood. I creepily walked up to her (like a sleezy dude trying to get some digits from a girl at a bar) and asked her why she looked so familiar. After 15 minutes of chatting, we then realized we had many mutual friends and I had seen her posing alongside them on the gram. And then this photoshoot happened :) haha. Sorry that story sounded so creepy.
This is Flo. We met in Hong Kong when we were 14 years old while we were dancing and singing for a non-profit musical performance. Our lives never crossed paths after that, since we went to different high schools and different colleges. A few months ago, I got an Instagram DM saying she was in LA! We decided that we had to meet up and do a shoot together! Here it is! :)
Is it me or did this year go by in a snap? It's already over half a year, and we were only just writing down our new year resolutions. I feel like I've been running a marathon, and realized how much I need to schedule in a block of nothing. Meaning stay home, read, recharge, watch TV, eat healthy and sleep for 10 hours. Most of the time, we're so concentrated on ourselves, that we forget to look around, people watch, meet new friends, or read the news. I thank Hey Yeh and you guys for keeping me on track. It's really nice to have a platform to share my thoughts, my style and my work - and to recap at the end of the year and reflect on what I've been doing with my life.
On that note, I did this photo shoot with Taya a few months ago. We had a full crew of people from makeup artist, to hair stylist, photographer assistant, and fashion stylist. We pulled off 4 looks in 4 hours with full hair, makeup and wardrobe changes each time. This series is my favorite - featuring Taya Rogers (model) wearing this whimsical and eccentric jacket from OTT.
More series to come!