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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

STYLIST AND MUSE



So I have a little Photo shoot series going on…. Nothing special. just to build my Portfolio and in the process tell different style/Fashion stories. The plan is to try and shoot something every other month  (schedule permitting) ….So far I've had 2 shoots… ( Now and Forever - my personal shoot) and this one here ( stylist and Muse) and we are 4 months in ….So guess I'm on track so far….& already have 2 shoots in the works…So will probably have more to share before May is over so thats a Great Thing YIPEEE!!!!


Sooooo Back to this shoot….!!! So, One of my Clients is Angela Simmons ( i know i know…no kidding right :-P) . Anyways been working with her for a very long time, and have helped mold, define and grow her style. We are also close friends as well, and in this shoot you get to see the dynamics of our working relationship, as well as how our styles kind of sync with each other….She has this habit of    buying the same thing as me smh lol, or I tell her about some cool hot s**t that just came out that I want to get and next thing I know she shows up on her IG photos wearing the exact thing, and I'm like well damn, now I'm gonna look like I bit off You instead ( which I guess is the point, since she is the celebrity/personality & I am supposed to keep her in the know fashion wise) , and sometimes we just happen to buy the same exact thing without even knowing, and one day either person shows up and is like " oh, I have that"; but I guess that is all part of being around someone for a long while and working with someone, you guys start influencing each other in different ways….. & I just wanted to show some of that influence in this shoot. Got this idea from the cool editorial that the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER magazine does of top 25 stylists and their clients…kinda like an ode to the people behind the style genius of these celebrities….So kinda bit this concept from there, with a little us twist in it of course :-P.

We started this shoot pretty late- didn't start shooting till about 8:30pm, got in hair and make up at 6:30/7. and the shoot ran us till about 12:30/1a.m…..YESSSS, by the time we were done everyone was pretty delusional and just about ready to pass out. 

LOCATION: THE PAPER FACTORY HOTEL:  This hotels decor is something amazing, every corner is a photoshoot waiting to happen, its so cool and chic and very cultured. I happen to know someone staying there around the time of planning the shoot, and thats how we found out about the place and by the time I took a look at it… of course it was a no brainer to shoot there…It was simply amazing, plus the staff and people that work there were so very accommodating and Great…..

HAIR - Q( @QLOVEBUG)
MAKEUP- DEBBIE ( @DEBPADILLABEAUTY)

*** FUN FACT** / This hair is the same hair from my first shoot…..but that morning I felt like I wanted to do something different for this shoot, since I didn't get to do my hair over as planned, so I decided to cut it …..and Q who just happens to be sooo amazing, just knew how to cut it without me having to fuss and guide ( like I do always when getting my hair done) and was still able to cut it and play up the whole "cruella de ville" look I had going…..and give me a whole new look for this shoot as well…. #FUNTIMES


LOOK 1
We'll just call this one "B***h Stole my Look!!!!!- This was the first shot of the day…and it just plays up the whole we end up with the same wardrobe almost always, …Also, the dynamics of our relationship as friends more than anything…… and how we end up influencing each other styles…. but she did steal my look ( I had it first- well picked up the shirt and boots first :-P) 
K'NAYO'S WARDROBE: SHIRT- DKNY; SKIRT- H&M; BOOTS- ALDO
ANGELA'S WARDROBE: SHIRT-DKNY; SKIRT- VOLVER; BOOTS-ALDO



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LOOK 2 

This idea with this look was fun, playful, yet feminine and sexy…..and having fun with colors… **The whole idea of the looks is Angela wears the STAND OUT LOOK ( as she is the muse)  and my colors and look just complements the look *

K'NAYO'S WARDOBE: DRESS- FROCKIT ROCKIT ( NIGERIAN DESIGNER); SHOES- SCHUTZ SHOES

ANGELA'S WARDROBE ; DRESS-PATBO ( SHOWROOM SEVEN) ; SHOES-CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN.



LOOK 3
It was supposed to be sexy, seductive but yet fun ….. playing up the color red ( which happens to be both our favorite color)…. **The whole idea of the looks is Angela wears the STAND OUT LOOK ( as she is the muse)  and my colors and look just complements the look **

K'NAYO'S WARDROBE: DRESS- H&M STUDIO COLLECTION ; SHOES- ZIGI SOHO
ANGELA'S WARDROBE: DRESS- PATBO ; SHOES - CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN

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LOOK 4

 This was my favorite look of the whole shoot…because it was typical me…like what I would wear on a regular day if I had to style her /and go to an event with her ( if no need to get too dressy) and this would be a typical Angela "girls just want to have fun","I'm young and work hard for this body" LOOK….So it was fun and easy shooting this one….especially since it was the last look….Also, the whole concept embodied the fun playful nature of our working relationship but YET we still all about getting the JOB DONE…..it went so quick…..**The whole idea of the looks is Angela wears the STAND OUT LOOK ( as she is the muse)  and my colors and look just complements the look **

K'NAYO'S LOOK: BLAZER- H&M; JEANS-H &M; SHOES- KANDEE SHOES
ANGELA'S LOOK : DRESS- VALERY KOLVASKA; SHOES- KANDEE SHOES



2 comments on "STYLIST AND MUSE"
  1. This is lovely. I would love to build a Styling Portfolio as well but have just never thought it out properly.

    Thanks for the inspiration.
    Best wishes too xx


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