“In 2019, the world is so much smaller, opportunities are endless, and there’s a gadget for everything. Where do we look to when in need of a reminder of who we are and why we are here? Instagram? Twitter? Our jobs? The fast pace of capitalism has revolutionized the world in some incredible ways, but at what cost? What has been left behind? Who do we leave behind or ignore in this never-ending rat race? Am I defined by this “come-up,” fueled and funded by a superficial society?”… Read the full entry on Antenna Works.
This project, photographed by Nick Shamblott, was shot in New Orleans in an Esplanade Avenue estate in a room that belonged to Lenny Kravitz. Black plush carpet, gothic folklore, and eccentric New Orleans fashion inspired this editorial and story, styled by me. I built this look with New Orleans fashion designer, Korebelle of kKofetche. The walls of the mansion told many stories, and as we styled Tyla Cobette, her character spoke to me and revealed mystery and magic of Annette for Antenna.Works Rm 220.
While in New York for NYFW, I had the chance to style an editorial featuring rapper, model, and fellow creative Baby Blue (@getsomegreens) for the second issue of This Bitch Magazine. The series was photographed by Esther Faciane in Harlem. The magazine is available online and in print.
Working with director Zac Manuel on this project was so uplifting. The song touched many people in and outside of New Orleans, and being able to bring the concept to life to tell this story has been one of my best experiences as a stylist yet. I styled the entire cast of this production and was assisted by Brennan Manuel.
I styled this editorial for Los Angeles-based photographer, Brooke Ashley Barone, featuring Tyla Cobette in vintage pieces from around New Orleans and the wardrobe of Rebecca Diaz, a local set/costume designer. The dreamy series, titled Cherry-Ripe, seamlessly fit the aesthetic of this indie magazine.
Photos by Whitney Mitchell @twomacks
I recently wrote a piece for Amuse, a digital magazine published by i-D. The article is a guide to my second home, New Orleans. New Orleans is a weird place to digest and navigate for many reasons that are too abstract for me to put into words for now. I'm not originally from New Orleans, but that also gives me helpful insight to those who are visiting the city! I enjoyed this lil' project and grew closer to the city in the process of writing the article. <3
I had the opportunity to be the wardrobe stylist for Mavis Staples' newest music video. New Orleans filmmaker Zac Manuel explains that the installation set the scene for a video accompanying a new song titled "If All I Was Was Black" by renowned folk singer and civil rights activist, Mavis Staples.
I photographed and directed a photo shoot promoting the local New Orleans production of Sweet Bird of Youth, a play written by Tennessee Williams. I enjoyed this project due to how deeply I had to understand the story before I could initiate any creative planning. In addition to developing an understanding of the play, I had to build a relationship with each character in order to envision their dynamic between each other and many other subtle details. This project emphasized the importance of being able to tell a story.