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There is nothing more fulfilling than witnessing your own creations and your own hard work come to life. This week I'm proud to present my first shoot as a creative director. I really wanted to push my limits on this project. I wanted to step out of my comfort zone and let artists be artists. With the help of an incredibly talented team, I was able to accomplish a goal I worked so hard to achieve.


As most of you know, I've been wanting to style a male model for the longest time. Deven really brought an idea in my head to life. He killed this look and this shoot. Rather than sticking with a regular white T-shirt, I opted for this loose white button-up to wear under the leather jacket. The shirt was left unbuttoned half way down and was tucked into black slacks. The pants were held up by a plain black belt with a silver accent, and was cuffed at the bottom for a cropped fit. His hair was slicked back, and using the shades and black bandana as accessories, we were able to cross edgy with business casual, creating a more sophisticated version of a greaser look.


DeveN

Top // Zara

Pants // H&M

Jacket // H&M

Bandana // urban outfitters

sunglasses // forever 21

Shoes // Converse

 

For my outfit, I wanted the hair and makeup to have a huge impact on the whole look. Christopher nailed the makeup and Michael brought my hair to life. Every detail flowed perfectly from the green eye shadow and white eyeliner to the bouffant and braids. It caused a huge shift in attitude, provoking this rebellious, rock star vibe. With the ruffled leather top, high-waisted slacks, and large belt, we were able to achieve this fierce and edgy look captured beautifully by the one and only Justin. 


 

joy

Top // Zara

Pants // H&M

Belt // Marshalls

Earrings // Forever 21

bag // zara

 

Thank you so much to everyone involved in this project. And thank you to everyone that has been supporting me in this insane and self-fulfilling journey. So much more to come. Don't forget to follow these incredible talents! Links to their Instagrams below.


 
 

Credits:

Model: Deven Japngie | @devenjapngie

Hair: Michael Sebastian | @michaelsebastian1

Makeup: Christopher Miles | @christophermilesmakeup

Stylist: Joy B. | @joyornah

Photographer: Justin Afanador | @justinafanador