Dressed to the 9's: Editorial for 7 Hues Magazine

It all started with 'Hey Caroline(wardrobe stylist) I want to do a High Fashion Editorial that is edgy'. After couple of days, she came back to me and showed these beautiful clothes by Janique and Twisted Liar. I honestly have to tell you that I was really nervous; I literally had no idea what to do.

And after a bit of research from my favorite friend Pinterest, I figured out that I wanted to take the designers' original element of evening wear and make them look edgy and classy.

We started with this (above) as the first look. I loved the way Talia(Model) fit into the dress. As we progressed into the shoot it become more clear to me that I wanted the hourglass shape from the pose with soft expressions and movements with her hands.

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For the second look, I wanted to show the motion in the dress. But the moment Caroline said that ball is a bracelet, I was amazed. I immediately told Talia that I wanted her to pose with it in a way that it was an extension of her body rather than like a prop or an accessory.

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Third look: Believe me that dress looks a whole lot different in real life. We stuck a lot of cardboard pieces on the back to make it firm and edgy.

You know how much I love shooting tethered. Apeksha, once again was having my back calling out when a piece of cardboard was shown.

 
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Me and Caroline initially had decided that we did not want the gloss/shine of the dress. But after the shoot we felt it was apt and it fit right into the concept.

 
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Dovile(MUAH) did a beautiful job interpreting the concept and keeping the makeup natural and clean.

Finally here is the editorial spread published in 7 Hues Magazine issue Summer Getaway.

Gear:

Camera : Sony A7RII, Canon 5DMIII

Lens: Zeiss Batis 85mm, Canon 100mm Macro

Lights: Profoto

Team Credits:

Model: Talia Shvedova @ BMG Models NY

MUAH: Dovile Anosova

Wardrobe Stylist: Caroline Marie

Digi-Tech: Apeksha Agarwal

Location: New York Film Academy Studio

Special thanks to the entire team for making this shoot beautiful and successful.