Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Meet Our Featured Members of the Month!

We can't believe it's already Fall! Our favorite season of the year!  Take a look at our Featured Members - we're excited to feature them!  Remember, if you would like to work with them, don't hesitate to reach out to them for collaborations.  And if you have any questions or concerns, you can also reach us  Have a great month!

Model of the Month:  Kaet Lane

Why modeling?
It's funny that modeling is so focused on the outward appearance because I personally enjoy it for how it makes me feel on the inside.  The best pictures are the shots that capture the raw emotions of the model.  I love getting to have my inner thoughts and feelings become a piece of art.
What inspires you?
I think my faith inspires me.  I believe that God created us with the ability to see the beauty in everything.  When I am feeling down or feel like I need some creativity in my life, I look to him.  I believe he is the master creator of everything.  This makes him the best source for my personal inspiration.
What products can you not live without?
I can't live without my tinted moisturizer, my bronzer and my lip balm.  I think a glowing moisturized face looks youthful and feels good.
What is your personal style?
My personal style is relaxed and comfortable.  I am a t-shirt and jeans kind of girl.  I love getting glamorous for shoots but I leave that kind of styling to the professionals.
What is your favorite song?
"Your Song" by Elton John is my favorite song.  It's a beautiful love song and I'm a sucker for romance!

Photographer of the Month:  Alexandre Paskanoi


Why photography?
Photography is my passion.
Who is your favorite photographer of all time?
Terry Richardson.
What do you look for when selecting a model to work with?
Personality, individuality and their charisma.
What kind of camera/equipment do you use?
I use a Nikon and Elinchrom, Profoto in studio.
What is your favorite project you have worked on?
Shooting Rihanna in Paris. 

Makeup Artist of the Month:  Katie Holtz Artistry


Why makeup artist?
It has always been a passion of mine.  I remember watching my mom go from beautiful to even more beautiful with such confidence and ease.  We traveled the world growing up and when I lived overseas my interests in beauty and fashion evolved.  Getting involved with makeup has been an outlet for my love of art and my canvas is the face.  I love how sexy makeup can make a woman feel.
What products can you not live without?
My Shu Uemura lash curler and my Laura Mercier Eye Brow Pencil.
What was your favorite project you have worked on?
 I worked on an editorial shoot at the Iowa State Fair.  We had the model stand with a cow and it turned out really beautiful!
What inspires you?
My child inspires me.  She makes me find my inner child and see things in such a different way.  There is so much honesty and beauty.  Her world is so's fascinating!
What do you look for when working with a model?
I don't really have a certain type.  I'm able to work with an actual agency and with everyday people.  I am able to see the beauty in everyone.  I just help people enhance the beauty they already have.

Hair Stylist of the Month:  Shelby George Smith

Shelby George Smith is a freelance event and salon stylist and makeup artist, specializing in highlighting and dimensional color, curly textures, layered haircuts and bridal styling.  She graduated from The Paul Mitchell School of Orlando in 2006 and has been in the beauty business ever since.  After three years of honing her skills in the sunshine state she headed over to Portland, Oregon where she not only worked behind the chair but she served as a cosmetology educator at the International Beauty School.  Now Shelby calls Chicago, Illinois home where she is a salon stylist at Fulton Market's FM Hair Studio as well as a member of The Bridal Team Chicago.

Wardrobe Stylist of the Month:  DSR Wardrobe (Lala Marie)


What inspires you?
Architecture and the ability to one day inspire someone else because I want to show people you can make your dreams come true.
What is your favorite store you like to shop from?
Goodwill in fashion neighborhood.
What is your personal style?
I love black, big bags, tights and boots.  If you've ever seen me, you would never think I'm a stylist - I'm so easy to dress.
Describe your genre of work.
I don' think I have one - a true stylist adapts to any style or genre but my favorite would have to be editorial.
What is your most embarrassing moment professionally?
I was styling an early morning shoot and really just threw on the first thing I saw.  I picked these hunter green tights and paired them with combat boots.  I'm short and in every behind the scenes photo, I looked like a chubby elf!



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