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Here’s a story board I created for Siempre Mujer’s Dec/Jan 2014 Fashion Feature. The back drops are cell phone shots I took while scouting with photographer Tom Corbett, who eventually shot the story. The inspiration for the feature was Cinderella, a concept that our then fashion editor, Haymme Marin dreamed up, right before moving on from Siempre Mujer. When Tom and I were scouting we instantly knew that we wanted to inject this story with as much drama as humanely possible to show off the dresses. So, we decided to create a dark and moody setting using a smoke machine and a cathedral lighting. As always, we needed to find the right model to fit the role of our “Cinderella”. While casting, I tried to find a model who looked somewhat innocent, but who could also evoke a level of edge and sophistication. Here’s who we decided on.

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Equally as important, we had to find a stylist who could pull the dramatic dresses that we needed for the story. We decided to go with Cannon from Judy Casey and he DID NOT disappoint. Hair was done by George Ortiz with Contact NYC and Make up was done by Javier Romero. Manicure by Titilayo Bankole with BA-Reps. With the team assembled, we got busy..

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Here are two behind the scene shots  documenting our production, taken by our Executive Editor Zuania Capo.

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Photo by Zuania Capo

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Photo by Zuania Capo

To learn a little more about our shoot check this link:

http://www.ba-reps.com/news/tom-corbett-s-cinderella-in-central-park

Creative Director: Stacy Marchelos

Photo Editor: David Cooper

Photography: Tom Corbett

Wardrobe: Cannon

Market Editor: Erin Mcsherry

Hair: George Ortiz

Make up: Javier Romero

Happy New Year and stay warm!

D.

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Yikes, this is a late post, but here I go.

Every year at Siempre Mujer we have the opportunity to honor some of the most extraordinary Hispanic hair stylist working in the industry today. Each year we focus on different aspects of hair styling. Last year we honored the best hair colorist, while this year we honored those hair stylist that specialize in hair cuts. The honorees were, Marcos Carrasquillo, Elba Rodriguez and Hasblady Guzman. Instead of having each stylist cut the hair of their own individual model, we gave them the challenge of cutting wigs. This way we could show case their cuts on the same model to really highlight their unique styles. Following this plan also gave us the added bonus of being able to donate these freshly cut wigs to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, which was a very special honor for all of us here at Siempre Mujer Magazine and our honorees.

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The story was written and conceived by Jess Torres.

Photography: Keith Lathrop

Make up: Javier Romero

Jewelry: Ellen Silverstein

Model: Sarah Blessing

Creative Director: Stacy Marchelos

Photo Editor: David Cooper

Thanks for looking,

D.

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The studio was on fire while we were shooting Siempre Mujer’s latest fashion story! The colors were hot and our model even hotter! The crew really came together to create an awesome story, and I think we all realized it from the very first shot. In the past we’ve produced our swimwear fashion features on the beaches of Mexico, St. Lucia and Miami, but this time around I wanted to try something different. I wanted to show case COLOR, bright popping color! So, I pitched the idea to our then executive/fashion editor, Ursula Carranza, our creative director, Stacy Marchelos and our editor in chief, Cristy Marrero, and they were all on board. Right from the jump I knew I wanted Tom Corbett to shoot, Stacey Jones to style, Javier Romero to do make up, Jeanie Syfu to do hair and Rupert Howard to build our set.¬† The only thing left to do was to find our model, the very talented Ebonee from MC2, who in my opinion took no prisoners in this story. She absolutely KILLED it! During the casting she took some really amazing graphic poses that easily convinced Ursula and I that she was the right pick for the story. Anyway, check it out for your self below. The beautiful layout was designed by our creative director, Stacy Marchelos! I’ve also included a few behind the scene shots.

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One of Ebonee’s casting photo’s I shot. Once we saw this, we knew we found our model.

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Our colorful wardrobe rack.

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Ebonee working a pose

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Ebonee still working it

Thanks for looking!

D.

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Let them eat cake or cup cakes, it really doesn’t make a matter as long as they, or in this case, “she” makes a mess of it in the most gorgeous of ways. The story was written by Jess Torres, who by the way, is pretty awesome at this sort of thing. The come up with cool creative stories that are seriously fun to shoot kind of thing. The over all concept of the story was a play off of the Seven Deadly Sins. In this case they were referred to as the “Seven Deadly Skin Sins” or “Los 7 Pecados Capitales De La Piel”. The idea was to show this beautiful, unobtainable, bombshell engaging in a series of bad habits that will ultimately harm her flawless skin. Our model Sarah Blessing seriously nailed the character of the story with next to no direction. She just understood it, which made my job a hell of a lot easier. As a matter of fact, the whole crew made my job incredibly simple. Many thanks to Jeff Harris (photographer), Javier Romero (make up artist), Maribel Carrero (hair stylist) and Ariana Salvato, (wardrobe/prop stylist). Anyway, take a gander at the story, it was laid out by Siempre Mujer’s Creative Director Stacy Marchelos.

Writer: Jess Torres

Photography: Jeff Harris

Creative Director: Stacy Marchelos

Photo Editor: David Cooper

Make up: Javier Romero

Hair: Maribel Carrero

Stylist: Ariana Salvato

Thanks for stopping by.

D.

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