I've been friends with Mashawnta (makeup artist and creator of Mash Mag) on facebook for a while, but never had the please of working with her. I always admired her work, so I figured that whatever the shoot was for, it was going to be hotness! I was most certainly impressed with the crew that was pulled together to do the shoot.
Courtney, a fab 20-something wardrobe stylist was beyond amazing! This girl has incredible vision and a knack for putting trends together without looking like forced. The best part of getting dressed was Courtney stuffing me into a leather motorcyle jacket that was probably about 3 sizes too small. After finally getting it on, I had a "I can't put my arms down" Christmas Story moment. Accompany Courtney was her friend slash stylist Christian (hope I'm spelling it correctly) who was sort of like comedic relief. I learned that he has a thing for Chanel broaches and that he also has an amazing eye for styling and fashion.
Acacia, the perky photographer also a native of the Bay Area, California was a great energy to work with. It's always good when you have some sort of chemistry with the photographer, I think that definitely shows up in the work.
A little bit more about Mash Mag. Mashawnta (also know by friends as "Mash") had a vision for the magazine back in 2003, it wasn't until recently that she had the time and money to put it together.
MASH MAG celebrates modernity and the parallels between beauty, fashion, design, architecture and urbanism. We set trends. We push boundaries. We campaign for urban beautification and personal awareness. MASH aims to introduce design disciplines to and of under represented communities, while celebrating a multicultural editorial aesthetic.Mash Mag is slated to release this fall offering 4 issues a year. Right now you can subscribe to Mash Mag for 30% off the total cover price and get one year for $19.99. YES, that means this is a PRINT magazine!
|Accessory Table. The Steve Madden shoes were super cute, but the really skinny heel|
made it hard to stand in :(
|Some of the clothing available. Some things were provided by Torrid, others were from Courtney's closet|
|Acacia shooting a few beauty shots. That is SUGAR on her lips and shoulder|
|Forever 21 lace bustier|
|Awesome makeup job done by Mashawnta!|
|Acacia shooting the tutu and the shoes, got to get creative with the angles|
|Courtney knows she is cayooote! Loved this blazer she had on!|
Her advice, take your dad's old blazers (or a mens blazer from a thrift store)
and take it to get it tailored to fit you. Definitely doing that soon.
|Mashawnta, the makeup artist and creator of Mash Mag|
|From left to right: Courtney, Acacia and Christian|