The concept behind this image was based on two different events that happened at the same time when this photograph was taken: 
London Fashion Week and the protest in Ukraine.

 I find it very interesting how such contrasting events where going on at the same time from neighbouring countries. The idea came about when I opened my social media accounts and what I saw where overlapping images of beauty and gore. 

424 Fifth

It is quite unusual for a rack of clothing grab ahold of my attention from afar and draw me in to further examine it and question my knowledge about "how the hell I did not know about this line?!"

Yes, I have had many occasions where I do nothing but just go through miles of racks of garments to just find that right piece to add my so called bedroom overflowing with clothes that has turned into an episode of fashion hoarders because I just have to have it in case an emergency comes up. Well that's my excuse or perhaps I was working my triceps. I am such a multi-tasker.

My first encounter with 424 Fifth was actually when I stumbled upon a skirt that begged me to be picked off of a sales rack where it should not have been because let's face it, a beautiful piece like this should never be left without a home so I did what a considerate person would do and gave it a proper shelter where it receives love and attention.

It is always a challenge to find the right balance combining elegance with colour when you don't have a beauty team to fix you when you wake up. No one wakes up flawless. 

Luckily, wearing 424 Fifth gives you that feel good and look good guaranteed to receive proper compliments and you can wear the collection from day to night even if you don't fix your hair. (see image 2) It should almost be written on the tags.

Oh, and I forgot to mention that they carry petite sizes! 

Make sure you stop by tonight at the Hudson's Bay Vancouver on Granville Street to check out Lord & Taylor 424 Fifth to preview the spring/ summer 2014 collection.  


commercial product shoot: Burt's Bees tinted lip balm

Here it is, guys! The finalized version of my commercial product shoot for a tinted lip balm with the lovely Irene Koulougliotis.

Irene is the perfect representation of an "earth friendly", all natural product company, Burt's Bees.

I can't wait to have it printed and added to my portfolio


current event: the contrast

Here's a little preview of my editorial project last week in school I've titled "contrast"

The idea was based and inspired by what is currently going on in Europe: fashion week and the protest.   I came to the idea of combining both when I checked on my social media accounts and my feeds were filled with overlapping images of beauty and horror.

There's such a strong contrast in between two events from neighbouring countries that are less than a day away of a drive that I thought would make a powerful image to create. 

model: Isla Hughes
mua: Teresa Hornacek
stylist: Jerome Insorio (me)


#selfie pro

say hello to Christina!

At first she was uncomfortable behind the big lens until Kaylee, her stylist, thought she should do her selfie poses and the difference was night and day!

I can't even do a single snap of a selfie without looking like a double-chinned pair of nuts. I try for about 20 minutes and then just give-up.

stylist: Kaylee O'Neil

the event planner

Heather has always been that woman who knows what she wants. 
A babe with a clear tunnel vision when it comes to achieving her goals.

stylist: Douglas Alfaro