For our final requirement in Basic Fashion Styling class, our task was to produce our very own fashion editorial. Initially, we were given a theme to work around with: ORANGE.
You’d think it’s a no-brainer, but this word can mean a lot of different things depending on one’s perspective. We were also advised not to take it literally, so in all honesty, I’d have to admit I struggled. I asked my friends, officemates, even Twitter followers. What is the first thing that comes into your mind when you hear the word ‘orange’? Then my boyfriend said, happy. It was the simplest answer I heard out of many, but definitely the most feasible one.
I built my concept from this idea. And to me, what encapsulates the word happy better than childhood, right? Imagine those worry-free days back when you were a little kid and all you had to do was run around, dress up your Barbie dolls, or play video games all day long. So, I filled my mood board with candies, vibrant colors, toys, a playground, and all thing summer-y. I wanted happy, vibrant, quirky, and candid. :)
Photography by Jeruel Pingol
Styling by Marj Ramos
Hair & Make-up by Crisena Ebol and Jennifer Gumban
Models: Karen Villamucho, Lianne Fernandez
You see, creating a concept is one thing. But the execution? That’s an entirely different process! This will not be possible without the help of a great team- Jeruel, Karen, Lianne, April and Jen. You guys are wonderful! Of course, dank je wel mijn lief for coining the word “happy” and for helping me land on the perfect shoot location. <3 And!!! I’ll make the most of this blog entry by giving special thanks to Ms. Rachel Lim of The LiST Group, Trunk Show, Cole Vintage, Cesa, and Sparkle Couture. :)
I am extremely satisfied with how my fashion editorial turned out. Being a stylist is actually not a very glamorous job, contrary to what most people are possibly thinking. It involves legwork, pressure, and unimaginable stress combined. But the fulfillment of working behind the camera and seeing your personal aesthetics transform into an actual work of art, that’s just priceless.
I hope you like this fashion editorial as much as I do, because this definitely isn’t going to be the last one. ;) xx