Students in the Fashion Program at San Diego Mesa College incorporated design elements from America's Gilded Age 1890s in their garments. San Diego History Center and the Fashion Program at San Diego Mesa College presented the final garments at their 5th Annual Fashion Redux on March 4th, 2016.
Great Location and an Amazing Team
I had the privilege to work with a fantastic team to create and shoot these four stunning garments re-creating a modern version of Victorian Tea Party at San Diego's beautiful Glorietta Bay Inn.
Five Critical Elements During Photoshoot
During the fashion photography session I follow recommendations I have written in the article "Get Casting Jobs with Best Modeling Portfolio".
We have examined all critical elements prior to the session: Vision, Skills, Target, Coach and Brand.
Our vision for the session was to recreate the setting of "The Guilded Age", the last decade of 19th century, with the stunning garments designed by the students. The location - the setting and style of Glorietta Bay Inn was simply a perfect fit.
We picked talented models with the beauty and skills to project confidence to wear the styled garments, to reflect The Guilded Age" in the photography.
This target category for the portfolio was to achieve fashion photography.
Once I had a vision I had for the photoshoot, I was able to guide and coach the models to achieve the desired poses, even wearing challenging outfits that sometimes challenged the models.
The brand! While each model was very different, their look and personality matched each outfit.
We had a lot of fun - I thoroughly enjoyed working with the team!
Photographer: Siobhan Gazur
Assistant Photographer: Howard Max
Model: Tatum Smith
San Diego Model Management
Model: Abby Gervais
Model: Dulce Aguilar
Model: Marlene Freerksen
Fashion Stylist: Crystal Russel
Assistant Stylist: Jena Bellin
Assistant Stylist: Brooke Rothfield
Fashion Designer: Lina Mills
Fashion Designer: Megan Sheffield
Fashion Designer: Nada Zein
Fashion Designer: Cherry Doung
Hair Stylist: Amanda Moore
Hair Stylist: Hailey Davis
Makeup Artist: Amy Richardson
Makeup Artist: Maya Nozaki
San Diego History Center: Gabe Selak
San Diego Mesa College / Fashion Department: Susan Lazear