It may be beginning of winter, but I'm floating away in a pool of vivid colors and warm weather light to an exotic destination with white sand beaches and cotton candy sunsets all for one reason -
The Paradise Collection
When I started out designing this collection, way back in March of 2014, I was inspired by the idea of an extended vacation on an island in the middle of a turquoise sea. This clothing and accessories line is intended for a glamorous jet set woman who likes to adorn herself in ravishing colors and textures.
What happens when you put a treasure trove of the best local talent together? MAGIC!
I am so excited I was lucky enough to work with this dream team-
Tricia Davidge is not only a die hard creative, she is fast, funny and a joy to hang out with. She didn't even bat an eyelash when she almost drowned shooting the underwater images!
Tyler Faires is an expert in his field, a total film professional who is on a whole other level. He is a versatile filmmaker who really blew me away with this gorgeous video, his first fashion endeavor!
Brittany Baer brings her personality and love of color to the art of makeup, she can read my mind when I ask for saturated, high fashion beauty. She has worked with celebrities and business moguls.
Amanda Fator, my sister in-law and Sexy Hair educator, brings her vast experience in the hair industry and knowledge of fashion to every photo shoot. She most recently styled hair for Betsey Johnson during NYFW!
Gini Holmes my former boss and good friend, is an artist in the truest sense of the word. She tirelessly worked to design the botanical textile for this collection using her own fabric printer and photographic images. She is amazing is so many ways!
Taylor Bonham This was my first time working with Taylor who is such a sweetheart and total a trooper. She never complained about the endless hours, heat, cold, water, or the makeup and hair changes.
Jenny Fator My mother in-law, who was generous enough to let us invade her beautiful house and yard for the day, which was the perfect backdrop for this shoot.
Elevia Ritchie my beautiful intern was on hand to help with whatever I needed and took a lot of amazing behind the scenes photos.
The Paradise Collection - a collaborative project featuring a collection of extremely talented artists. Each person involved added their own unique perspective and talent, resulting in beautiful imagery that captures the feeling and freedom of a tropical eden.