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.
In collaboration with Slug Agency, I enjoyed this year's Afropunk festivities and had the chance to connect with some fellow style enthusiasts. I sat down with some creatives in Brooklyn to talk about what inspires their look, which was especially interesting at such an eccentric festival. People come from all over to share their styles and passions with thousands of other like-minded individuals for an entire weekend. Visit Slug Agency's blog to check-out the recap :)
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This series included elements of fashion and culture that I feel connected to as an artist but aren't typically represented alongside each other in a single project. I wanted to cohesively represent the urban south from a fashion forward, aesthetically interesting perspective. I styled and photographed the shoot using pieces from my personal collection of vintage clothing.
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Brandon Kafarela, an aspiring stylist and fashion photographer based in Houston and New Orleans joined forces with Blue Hyman, a creative director and rapper based in Austin, for the second time to curate a project representative of what inspires and motivates them as southern artists as well as fashion enthusiasts.
This project was put together using pieces from Brandon’s personal collection as well as the cultivation of bohemian ideals and the artists’ shared interests/styles. Based in the urban south, they’ve been exposed to unique cultures within and surrounding the communities they were raised in.
Brandon was born and raised in Southeast Houston. Being of mixed background (Mexican, Colombian, and Creole), culture is a subject he enjoys exploring with others through the arts, fashion, and travel.
Blue was born in Virginia and moved to Houston, where her creativity, music, and personal brand, @GetSomeGreens, took off. Since then, she has moved to Austin and released multiple singles, directed music videos, and much more.
Brandon and Blue have had their work and styles featured in Nakid Magazine, Complex, Ace Hotel: New Orleans, Stubborn Magazine, and Southern Rep Theater.