Behind the Scenes: My First Gig as a Stylist!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

That's me assisting the photographer with lighting (skirt: Karen Millen, top: Kiki Riki)

This past Sunday I had the incredible experience of styling a supremely artistic fashion shoot for WOTT, the new, yet to be released, web-magazine for Jewish women of all backgrounds.  Eight people who never met before gathered together at Rebecca Schweiger's Upper West Side, NYC art studio and under rather interesting circumstances we pulled off an amazing shoot.
You can't get more artsy for a fashion shoot than by using a paint adorned art studio as a backdrop.

The concept was very painterly and I was assigned to gather vibrant clothes and accessories for spring in florals, prints, colors and patterns. After networking a bit I found old and new friends in the fashion world who joined in the excitement and generously loaned us some fabulous clothing, handbags, belts, headbands and hats for the shoot. Thank you Finale Boutique, Tabeez,  Daniellas, Ruti's Headbands, and Vintage Rein Handbags!
A hand-painted design on one of the tops we used. I chose this without ever seeing the studio...amazing how we all had the same 'vibe'.
I was so inspired by how each person involved was ultra talented and super chilled; this created an out-of-the-box, 'make it work' experience. Erin and Shani, our talented make-up and hair people created a vibrant live doll look for the models with big teased hair and brightly hued makeup.
Hairstylist Erin teasing model Jacqualines hair
Editorial Director Candy discussing the concept with makeup artist Shanie

Candy, the editorial director for WOTT was amazing to work with and directed each shoot with graceful calm, while Naomi, the other stylist (who I am supremely grateful to)  guided me in making ever so creative choices. With a controlled chaos in a time and space constrained environment we made seemingly random outfits 'feel' just right. This was the epitome of free flowing creativity and was greatly inspiring to me.
Stylist Naomi appraising the clothes
Me coordinating an outift change. (Blouse: Tabeez. On me: Hat: Forever 21, Watch: Michael Kors,)

And the results? Well you'll just have to hold on a bit and wait for the magazine to be released, but  I have a feeling you will not be disappointed.

Til next time....

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  1. this looks amazing beyond!!!!!!!! great job!!!!!!

  2. THANKS! I just wish you would leave your name cuz I don't know who you are!

  3. I love fashion-Isha. Best fashion blog in the world

  4. So cool, congrats girl!

    Anthropologie is definitely one of my favorites, I die for

    Check out my newest post - I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Can't wait to read your fast facts in reply :) Keep up the inspiring work.

    Have a lovely weekend!

    -Hallie :)

  5. sharon ur so cool only u can elevate the physical like this!

  6. sharon ur so cool! only u can elevate the physical like that!

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