[Editorial] Caged

I had the opportunity to work with an extremely talented team for my most recent editorial, Caged. Which is featured in the most recent edition of Narciso Magazine. Check it out some of the shots below; but for the complete editorial you can see it after the [jump].

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Editorial: Caged

Photography by  Ivonne Carlo Sellés
Stylist // Aisha Naomi
Hair & Make Up by Rafy Quiñones
Model// Bibi Torres @ G Models
Wardrobe by Jaer Cabán

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[Behind The Scenes] The Cage: Working Title

Model: Bibi Torres @ G Models

Working with a creative team to produce an idea and develop a concept is an essential part of the editorial development process. Sometimes you’re lucky enough to collaborate with artist that have the same vision and are able to produce alluring imagery.

I was lucky enough to collaborate with photographer Ivonne Carlo, besides her being insanely talented, we have very similar interest and visions.

The chemistry and communication between a photographer and their stylist is extremely important. The stylist has the task to compliment the setting and storyline of the photographer. This being our (Ivonne and I) first collaboration, the pressure was on! I was able to find the perfect dresses for her story by local designer Jaer Caban. His designs have always been visionary and said to be our local McQueen.

Hair and makeup are also of the essence, they are a countenance of the scenery and the artistic portrayal of the story. The artist involved in the development of the beauty aspect of an editorial is a huge influence. This is why the beauty and style team are indispensable. I was lucky enough to know the hair and makeup artist, Rafy Quiñones. He has been a team member of Nao Nao Group where we’ve been collaborating for years. Besides him being ridiculously skilled, he’s an awesome asset to have in any squad.

In the end, all visionaries need to be able to intertwine artistry’s so they are able to have a successful outcome. In our case, it was KILLER!

Here is a  behind the scenes video, shot by Rafy for your enjoyment.

Model: Bibi Torres @ G Models
Stylist: Aisha Naomi
Photographer: Ivonne Carlo Selles Starbuck

H+M/BTS: Rafy Quiñones
Assistants: Albert Anthony Guevara and Israel Mojica

Designs by: Jaer CabanAtelier Sylphe, Fairytas and Divamp Couture.


[La Cara de IMAGEN Rimmel London 2015] Fabiola Valentin

Every year local fashion magazine IMAGEN is the host of the event: “La Cara de IMAGEN“.  The magazine cast aspiring and professional models for the competition. Only twelve finalist are chosen and compete on overall elegance, grace and look.

La Concha A Renaissance Resort was the host of the 26 edition of the the competition and twelve finalists graced the runway with looks from Lu Fashion’s, afterwards they announced three finalists and the winner. These were: Angelica Figueroa (third runner up), Tatiana Wawriw (second runner up), Irene Rivera (first runner up) and Fabiola Valentin the winner of “La Cara de IMAGEN Rimmel London 2015″. The winner will receive $1,000 from Casiano Communications, will grace the cover of the November edition of the magazine and will be featured in an editorial and interview in the same issue.

Photo by Peter John Andino. (L to R: Angélica Rivera, Tatiana Wawriw, Irene Rivera + Fabiola Valentin)

Photo by Peter John Andino. (L to R: Angélica Rivera, Tatiana Wawriw, Irene Rivera + Fabiola Valentin)

In this edition they presented the first ever Chrysler Beauty & Style Award which went to Ashley Gonzalez and The Blogger Choice of Rimmel London whose winner was Heylimar Rosario. The winner of the People’s Choice held online was Taisha Roman.

Photo by Peter John Andino (L to R:Ashley González, Heylimar Rosario, Taisha Román)

Photo by Peter John Andino (L to R:Ashley González, Heylimar Rosario, Taisha Román)