Mala Reignz is a Bronx bombshell lyricist who is making a pretty good name for herself in the music industry. I have had the pleasure of styling her in her previous music video “Dum da dum” and was called in to style her newest video “Make you smile” a few months ago. Upon meeting Mala the first time, I really clicked with her right away as we both are kick-ass ambitious women who will stop at nothing to conquer our dreams. I admired her “work with what you’ve got attitude” which is something I definitely abide by. It is always nice to come across women who truly believe in their talent and this former poet definitely has it. Her newest video was less rockabilly but more simple and classic so I dressed her in a few really great timeless pieces and threw a wild card in there for her sassy leopard scene. I also dressed the girl Emanny is singing to with the striped blazer. Mala’s hair and makeup team did such a great job making everyone look glamorous and also chose great looks for Mala that matched the outfits I chose. I had so much fun on set and am so proud of you Mala, keep shining!
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of collaborating with Yumna Al-Arashi, a very talented photographer and a good friend of mine. Her passion for photography couldnt’ be a better marriage because her fun and quirky personality shines through her work. Yumna is a whimsical gypsy who enjoys traveling all over the world capturing beauty, art, and those precious moments when one connects with nature. This woman is brilliant beyond measure and I cannot wait to see her continue to flourish. Many of my favorite photos of myself were shot my Yumna and I feel fortunate that I could now lend my expertise in styling her model for this new project she was working on called “Internet Bitch”. The whole concept of this shoot is self-explanatory. Many of us allow technology to run and ruin our lives like a bad addiction, But if you learn how to make technology work for you and not against you, the possibilities are endless. With that said….
“Don’t be technology’s bitch. Make technology your bitch.”
Inside is the finished project of Yumna’s“Internet Bitch” along with behind the scenes footage and more details about the shoot. Must be 18+ to view photos.
Kerry Garvin is another familiar face to VV.com because I featured her before as one of our pinups Frank Antonio and I worked with. We loved working with Kerry so much we used her again only we decided to go with a different theme. Kerry is very open-minded which is why I love working with her. We chose to go with a Dia De Los Muertos/Mouline rouge theme inspired by none other than 666 photography. I am always very inspired by 666 Photography and many of you who have been following my blog know that I actually created one of my Halloween costumes inspired by them just 2 years ago. I was very excited about this shoot because I had never done dia de los muertos makeup on anyone but myself. It was a challenge to transform this Manhattan beauty into a muneca de los muertos but I got the job done. It was actually pretty easy and I was pretty shocked, but I tend to underestimate myself a lot. I dressed her in my flower shawl from my costume, a corset, petticoat, and some vintage gloves. I gave her a messy up-do with flowers and accented her look with skull earrings, a Victorian ring, and a silver bangle. For the second look I wanted to turn Kerry into an evil Victorian queen, like a character from the film Sweeny Todd by Tim Burton. This outfit had a corset and petticoat as well along with some thigh high stockings, black pumps, my Agent Provocateur Jaxton top hat, Betsey Johnson fut stole, vintage black gloves, and some gun-metal jewelry. I gave her a smokey eye and dark brows look with dark cheeks and dark burgundy lipstick to tie in the look. For the third look we went with another corset, this one was red with black lace and it just so happened to match this little top hat I had lying in my closet. This corset went well with a red petticoat, black stockings, heels, and gloves with some Betsey Johnson jewels. I kept her makeup nice and simple; very pinup. Check out the looks inside! Continue reading →
Ingrid Campos is a familiar face to VV.com because she is one of my favorite people in the world. This girl is a complete bombshell underneath that cutesy charm. Photography has become one of my hobbies so every now-and-then I like to glam my friends up and take their photos. This photo shoot was intended for the 4th of July but I fell behind with all of my posts and…well..here it is! Doesn’t she look amazing! Not only did I shoot these photos but I also styled her, did her hair, and her pinup makeup. I put Ingrid in a Bettie Page sailor dress, black pumps, and a sailor hat. I couldn’t do much with the hair because of the hat so I curled it in soft waves. Her makeup was simple, as pinup makeup always is. Just a strong cat eye, blush, and a red lip. Ingrid is the perfect pinup, she works the camera with her endless charm! Check out more photos inside! Continue reading →
As of recently I was asked to do an oh-so-personal interview for Pinstripe Magazine, a guid to gear, girls, and gadgets. I say personal because the interview asks me about my love life, something I keep very personal these days. It’s raunchy and so is the shoot, it’s a lot different from my normal interviews. However, I don’t mind giving people a little hint of what I am about so I rose up to the occasion and answered all of the questions honestly. I always keep it real and I don’t sugar coat anything so many of my responses to the questions may be a little over the top for some viewers but this is who I am. Check out what Pinstripe said about me along with some extra photos you didn’t see in the interview. Continue reading →
I came across an Iron Fist booth 2 years ago at Viva Las Vegas and have been hooked ever since. I purchased a pair of Zombie pumps at that booth and I remember thinking “these are AWESOME”. The zombie design, bow, and decaying heel stole my heart. I wore them to car shows, parties, the whole nine and people would stop me asking where I got them from. This is no ordinary brand. What sets Iron Fist apart from other street wear counterparts is its ability to be so artistically diverse. The artwork and styling is exceptional and constantly evolving. Iron Fist caters to men, women, and children who are edgy and stylish. They offer you quality apparel and accessories at such great and affordable prices too. Many of you have been asking me about affordable swimsuits so just in the nick of time, I present to you Iron Fist swimwear! Check out some great Iron Fist swimwear and accessories modeled and styled by me, and shot by Miguel Oliver of OliverPhotosNYC.
Edson Carlos is a skilled photographer and also one of the creators of PinupLifestyle.com, a place where everyone who lives or loves the rockabilly lifestyle can connect and communicate with one another. Edson and I have been good friends for a while now so I was really comfortable on the set (you’ll see us acting like fools in the behind the scenes footage). I actually did this photo shoot as soon as I got off of the plane in Vegas a few weeks ago. I was soooo tired and so under prepared that I had to some how conjure up ideas of what to wear with the limited amount of clothing I had in my suitcase. Low and behold I made it work and the inspiration behind my outfit just happened to be a vintage hat Edson found for me at an antique shop. We shot 2 looks, this being the first and the second will drop next month. I wanted it to be pin-up but be very dark and sexy. It is a bit more raunchier than most of my photos but still done tastefully. I had so much fun and I’m so happy with these photos. I cant wait to shoot with Edson again!
Kerry Garvin is a New York City kitty who adores the 1950s and wanted to sugar and spice up her modeling portfolio with her very own pinup images. This was an easy task for me because Kerry had a natural glow about her and her personality was nothing short of wonderful. She exuded sex appeal and charm through her photos almost effortlessly and I couldn’t be happier with the results. It was a pleasure working with someone so open-minded and trusting of my talent to revamp women into vintage bombshells. Kerry was the first model to book Frank Antonio and I for 3 looks and she conquered them all!
Hanna commissioned Frank Antonio and I for a pinup package a few weeks ago and wanted to do a 1950s and 1970s theme. I rose up to thee occasion and made this brown sugar look delightfully sweet in a white bodysuit and high socks from American Apparel, a cute leather waist belt, a Betsey Johnson necklace, and some gold vintage skates from an Agent Provocateur display. I wanted to give her gold tones for her makeup so I gave her gold shadows over her cat eye, a goldish brown cheek, and some florescent lip gloss. For the next look she wanted something pin-up and after trying on a few of the dresses I brought she was sold on a Bebe wrap-dress that is pretty popular with the pinups I have worked with. I was a little hesitant at having her wear it as someone already used it but she looked so lovely in it that I just changed up the styling and she looked great! I customized a vintage hat for her right there and then and gave her some short black vintage gloves. For her makeup I gave her a shiny rosy cheek, red gloss, darker brows, and a subtle cat eye.
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Elizabeth Rivera is a bombshell from Brooklyn who can pass as Etta James. Elizabeth loves the pinup scene and has been an Etsy model for sometime now so she was a natural on film. Her bubbly personality and effortless charm shines through her photos and she pulled off both looks very well.
Elizabeth wanted to pay tribute to Puerto Rico so for the first look she wore a dress by “Butch Diva” that had an exotic parrot print. The dress was great and super colorful so I gave her gold door knocker earrings, gold bangles, a gold link necklace, vintage gold gloves and a navy belt, and YSL Tribute shoes in navy blue. I styled her hair in a pomp up front and curled the rest of it. I gave her a modern pinup look by giving her a bold cat eye, reddish orange blush, and an orange lip. For the second look I wanted to channel Josephine Baker so I gave Elizabeth a more 1920s look. I put her in a vintage showgirl dress, a custom head band with crystals and feathers, a vintage watch and fur stole, and some Steve Madden platforms. I kept her hair at its natural state, and gave her a smokey cat eye, soft pink shimmering blush, and a nude lip. She looked amazing!