Recently I had the pleasure of styling my cousin Jazzie Day for her very 1st photo shoot. Myself, photographer Kat Donsbach, and videographer Elisa Fowler, decided to put together a small summer series to show exactly what we do and offer to our clients. Prior to our shoot day Jazzie expressed to me that she waned to do something with swim for our summer series. I'm going to paraphrase but in the words of Ty Tyrone a real stylist doesn't just grab a ready-made look. A real stylist grabs pieces from different places, looks, etc, and puts them together to create a statement. That is exactly what I did for this shoot, I had Jazzie bring over some of her favorite swim and summer pieces from her own wardrobe, I used her pieces and mixed them with items I pulled from other looks I've created in the past. Initially I began picking out all the swimsuits and thought about how I could style them, but I kept getting distracted by the forest green pants. Every time I thought I had a look together I just kept going back to this pant so I decided to go with it. Green happens to be one of my favorite colors, and I think it looks amazing when complimented with natural/neutral tones. I really like the way the green looks with Jazzie's natural beautiful skin tone, so I decided to use gold as a compliment and accessorize with that. In my mind metallics are neutral tones. I created Jazzie's gold head scarf with left over gold metallic lamé fabric I used for my daughters birthday party. This fabric is lightweight so it drapes well and allows the hair and scalp to breath but also has just enough stiffness to keep the desired look. Jazzie's bikini top is from my style vault and is by GUESS, it's ripped design with the peek-a-boo gold fabric was perfect for the look I was going for. Jazzie's pants are from her own closet, they really have a wide leg however, for this look I decided to scrunch both legs, and give the shoes (From LolasShoetique) some time to shine. I finished off the look by adding a ton of gold bangles to compliment the scarfs gypsy vibes and gold bamboo hoops that helped keep the look true to Jazzie's personal style.
I truly enjoyed this shoot, and love how all the pictures came out. We have two more editions to show that are apart of our summer series with Jazzie so make sure you stay tuned. If you are interested in collaborating for a series, or would just like to be styled by yours truly please don't hesitate to email me at email@example.com or simply click the contact tab. As always thanks for reading.