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Behind the Scenes: Havana Vacation

Have you ever wondered what went on behind the scenes of a photo shoot? What the location was like, or what the vibe was… it all seems so mysterious. Our shoots are much more than what meets the eye on our website and on our social media. They are full-scale productions that require an entire team of hardworking and creative people (and a ton of snacks).

Weeks of work are put into each photo shoot so that when the big day arrives, everything runs as smoothly as possible. Styling is prepped before the shoot: shoes are laid on floor, paired with carefully chosen apparel and accessories to best tell the story of each shoe. But that’s not all we prep! Each beauty look has been pre-determined as well, based on the conceptual idea of the particular shoot and each individual look. (Hair and makeup plays a big part in the shoot!)

Nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains in the quaint town of Topanga Canyon, California sits a lush and rustic property called The Mountain Mermaid, and we were lucky enough to call it home for our Spring/Summer ’17 campaign. Rich foliage and beautifully aged walls provided a cool laid-back California vibe, while unique antiques popped up around the property, bringing life to our photo shoot concept, “Havana Vacation.” The historic 1930s grounds has seen its fair share of various changes. It was once home to the Sylvia Park Country Club, a gambling house owned by the infamous gangster, Mickey Cohen, and was even a theatre once upon a time!

Scroll down to take a look at some of our behind the scenes photos and check out the video by Andrew Garcia. Our Spring/Summer 2017 campaign was shot by the talented photographer, Derek Wood. Gorgeous hair and makeup was done by artist, Suzie Kim. Our wonderful models were natural beauties, Jessica Morrow and Logan Stanton. We hope you enjoy!