One of my catalog clients that I do hair & makeup styling for, Drapers and Damons, is a women’s apparel/clothing company based in Irvine, CA, with stores in Arizona, Virgina, California, Texas, and Florida.
Recently, the art director gave the wardrobe stylist (who happens to be a dear friend of mine) and I creative autonomy and freedom when it came to putting together and creating some fun new looks. The merchandising and corporate “powers that be” loved the images so much that two of the looks made the next upcoming covers! These “Looks we Love” are basically Drapers pieces styled in fresh, new ways with the hair and makeup aesthetic reflective of the current and modern new looks.
We had so much fun collaborating and working outside of the traditional Drapers box! We loved getting to put our love of style and fashion to good use. Here’s the look we normally shoot – tailored clothing that’s geared towards a conservative woman. I always do a blow out with smooth hair, pretty makeup, a heavy cheek and matte red/pink lip (this is what the client wants).
And here are the NEW “Looks We Love,” including one of the new cover shots! Look at the difference in the styling!
I waved out and tousled Brenda’s hair giving it a lot of body, gave her a soft smudged eye with copper & terracotta to make her blue eyes pop, gave her a a neutral-pinkish lip, and dewy skin. Kristina (the wardrobe stylist) cuffed Brenda’s straight leg jeans giving them a skinny-jean look and paired them with booties. She then put her in a printed kaftan with lots of gold layered necklaces and aviator sunglasses for a bohemian California-chic look. Check out the equestrian look we did on the opposite page!
We decided to put a printed head scarf in Ksenia’s hair to go with the big hoop earrings Kristina chose to style with her edgy gold faux leather jacket and gold statement necklace. I gave Ksenia thick, winged black cat-eye liner and a matte fuschia lip for the bold pop of color. Urban sophisticate! You can see other looks we styled and collaborated on below. We LOVED creating these looks as a team (thankful to everyone who assisted and gave their input!), and we look forward to doing these on every Drapers shoot each month we work together.
How gorgeous are our models!? They make our job easy. I love what I do!