The best part of working as a stylist is that no project is similar to the next. Being constantly faced with projects that are challenging and have specific needs to fit every client are part of the job. This time I had the arduous, but fun task to work with children and turn them into senior citizens. Not any type of elderly, but typical Puerto Rican seniors. I had to jump at the chance to excel at this job and began to do my research.
Finding the wardrobe for this job was no easy task. Looking for items that were legitimately a child version of adult clothing is much harder than it seems. Having in mind that there are no specialty stores locally that carry this sort of merchandise or wardrobe, that meant that the scavenger hunt was only beginning.
From frocks, knitted sweaters, to suits and typical “guayaberas”, loafers and heels it took a while to collect all these items and create looks to suitable for this campaign. After finally working on the wardrobe for this gig for over a week, the day of the shoot was here! I was a bit predisposed to the idea that the children would tire easily and would make this a much longer process than needed, it turned out that in half a day we were done.
We were able to shoot the campaign, grab video footage and have a blast with these cute underage seniors. The production team had everything on point and conducted everything on a timely manner. The makeup artist did a fantastic job with the wigs and theater makeup and the final result was epic. Our client was extremely happy with the end result and I was too.
Check out the campaign for Oriental Bank: “Todo El Mundo Envejece. Prepárate.”
G Models by Gretchen Capo held their first fashion event at the Centro de Bellas Artes de Guaynabo and it was a total success! Over 80 aspiring models completed seminars and coaching from the talent development part of the agency. They demonstrated their skills with a collective runway of local designers: Lisa Thon, Kelvin Giovannie, Eddie Guerrero, Jaer Cabán, Of Atelier, Ana María Rodríguez, Margarita Alvarez, Bea Rodriguez, Sonia Rivera, Namibia Viera, Jose Raul, Hector Omar, Natalia Figueroa, Lizet Miro, Herman Nadal, Lorena Arvelo y Jackie Tejada.
Photo by Peter John Andino of Puerto Rico News.
The event presented diverse talents and divisions of the agency: Children, Plus , High Fashion, Commercial and Men. Everyone had the opportunity to showcase their talents before a panel of fashion insiders that consisted of the the President and Director of San Juan Moda Carlos Bermudez, television personality Jaime Mayol, top model of the agency Yuliana Padilla and representatives of Imagen and IN Puerto Rico Magazine. Hair and makeup were provided by Cristal Garamendi y Rene Limandy.