Styling work

90's Love + Grunge Babe

90's Love + Grunge Babe

The last set of my styling collabo with Fox + the Feather shot by the oh-so talented Katherine! Some amazing images in this post. Wait till you see them!

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It was a lot of fun  styling and modeling for my bestie's amazing pieces! <3
Photographed by Daniel Shapiro  //  Studio at Seattle Central Creative Academy 

Styling & Make Up: Yours Truly 
Outerwear:
Angelina Furusho 
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Hi LOVEs!!!!!
Today's post is a lot of different from usual ones. If you've followed me on my Insta & Snapchat ( @fashionistaika), I believe you remembered that I had a pleasure to do styling and modeling for the beautiful outerwear pieces designed by one of my besties, Angelina.

She was born in Okinawa, Japan, so it didn't take us that long to become best friends...Well maybe I should say, we are more like sisters!! (Insert that two girls are dancing emoji!)  She has been supporting me and my fashion dream with her heart, and I've been watching her great effort in her college and have known her huge passion for design since I met her. So there was no exact word to express how excited and honored I was to create something with her together and to do styling and modeling her amazing works.

Let me introduce a little bit of her as a designer:
She draw inspiration from her home of Okinawa and its culture. She has a passion for working with leather, fabric manipulations, and dyeing, and she also have a fondness for meticulous needlework. With those things in mind, she hopes to someday venture into the world of costuming, though she is eager to gain experience in every aspect of apparel design. 

I am totally in love with her design and of course a big fan! I wish you could try them out in person because you will be stunned by her keen craftsmanship, and each garment is incredibly well-designed! What I love about her design the most is she really cares about the details, especially where it's not being seen, such as inside pockets and such. You have no idea how many times I said 'WOW' while wearing her piece! I wanted to steal the black blazer so badly, to be honest with you.. lol
Now that she graduated from her apparel design degree. And she is already on her next journey as a designer, which she is moving to LA soon to expand and polish her expertise. I will certainly miss her a lot, but I am so happy for her next step! I am your biggest cheerleader, Angie! GO GIRL!!!! <3
Special thanks to Daniel for this amazing work of photography! 

Please visit her website for more of her works and who she is, and if you have any interest in purchasing a piece or having custom work done, contact her through the website! 

I hope you enjoyed all the images as much as I do! 
Happy hump day everyone! ♥



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Thank you for reading!!!!
XOXO


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Exciting Moments As A Stylist

Hi LOVEs! 

Today, I will share with you my first time styling job I did a while ago with my another talented photographer friend, Felix Hidajat!

Photographer: Felix Hidajat

MUA: Lis Krebs of Lis Krebs Makeup Artistry

Hairstylist: May Tran

Stylist: Me

Jewelry: Me & Hitchcock Madrona

With as much as I enjoy styling, I always have been enthusiastic about polishing and expanding my styling skill further, like helping other people look better by my styling. Felix and I worked together once in a while doing photoshoots for my blog, and he asked me to be a stylist for his editorial studio photoshoots back in March. This was a great opportunity to test my skill! 

I had done some make over consultations for my friends, and I L O V E it!!! Yet, I had never experienced an editorial one. To be honest with you, I didn't know where to start. So, Felix and I met up a few days before the shoot and talked about the theme he wanted to achieve. I had him come over to my place so that we both could look through my wardrobe together to pick up anything that could work for the theme, form hats to jackets. My concern was my clothes would be too small for the model because I am super petite (Do you know any model who's 5' tall?), even though I had her information. So we chose around 10 different outfits for three themed looks.

On the day of the shoot, I decided to lay out all the items we picked, categorizing them according to their similarity. It really helped me visualize everything and made it easy to picture an outfit in my head. While Felix was pressing the shutter, I paid attention to how the clothes looked, straightening parts that had become folded or wrinkled. I also adjusted any accessories to make sure they were displayed properly.

You know, I am always the one who is photographed, and observing everything off the lens was quite interesting and learning. It's also fascinating that creating one art of picture involve with other people's talents, a makeup artist, hair stylist, and even some assistance to help us out. I hope this will be a nice begin for me to kick off as a stylist, and hopefully I can frame as many beautiful magic as possible with talented people down the road.

Here are a few behind-the-scene photos during the shoot! By the way, of all three looks, which one is your favorite? 

Have a lovely gloomy day everyone 

 (at least in Seattle!)

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Thank you for reading!!!!

XOXO