look for behind the chair magazine this month at your local hair salon. inside is a mid summer nights dream of inspired hair looks with an ethereal and a creepy feel. Hair magic by: Allen Ruiz, Aveda Global Style Director, wicked wardrobe by: Brandy Joy Smith at Next NYC, makeup madness by: Clarissa Luna with pure management and the beautiful Alexis Eden Feldman as our muse.
Happy Birthday to Stylist Extraordinaire: Brandy Joy Smith
Yes, Thanksgiving is cool. Fighting this holiday for a bit of love on your bday? Not so cool. So while friends head home for turkey & pumpkin pie with the fam, Brandy this post goes out to you.
- A driven, talented, hustler, rockstar stylist.
- Too legit to quit.
- My best friend, business partner, and mentor.
- One of the coolest, most genuine and giving people I know.
Brandy is not:
- Lazy, common, or average.
- Selfish or single-minded.
- Particularly fond of birds.
You won’t be disappointed.
The Dream Team…
I don’t do a ton of testing anymore but given the right circumstance and team I’m totally game. Collaborating with creatives without the boundaries a client can put on you is a great way get your creative juices following again. Sometimes you need to recharge and a test can be a great way to do that.
Remember when setting up a test to book people who are experts in their field. Since no one is getting paid everyone needs to have some creative control in their area. This is your chance to try something out you’ve been experimenting with and get feed back from a team of professionals you respect.
Definition of a Test Shoot: When a model and photographer/team work together on a new idea or on their portfolios. No fees other than sharing film-and-developing expenses are involved. Model and Photographer Releases should be signed before the session.
Enjoy these behind the scene images from one of my favorite collaboration teams.
Photographer: Tania Quintanilla
Hair: Allen Ruiz
Make Up: Clarissa Luna
Model: Alexis Feldman
Amazing test shoot we did…
retouching behind the scenes