On August 14, 2014 was an amazing day where our TMI firsts came together. A photo shoot pairing our first TMI graduate, Bryana Kimura, with our first ever TMI model, Nikki Richards, was executed in the usual, TMI…bigger than life, manner. With photography by Jillian Sara, Jewelry by Royally Spoiled and the assistance of Daisha Feliz and Frankee Escobedo, this amazing creative team came together to produce an amazing work of art.
TMI graduate, Mandy Vang, shows off her amazing makeup skills for a second time as a featured makeup artist in CV Luxury Magazine. Combining her talents with that of Photographer Eddie Melikian, stylist Lauren K.T. Wilson,hairstylist George Garcia and AnnaPeters,Model Haley Constable, shot on location at 1821 Gallery and Studios, featuring the beautiful art work of Kit Coleman. Check out the editorial in CV Luxury Magazine’s September/October 2014 issue located at: CVLUX.COM
T.M.I. is thrilled to have had the opportunity to work with an extraordinary team for the September issue of Dark Beauty Magazine. With the talents of photographer Topher Adam, creative director/stylist Kim Welch Klingborg of Spellbound Fashions, designer Emmanuelle Blanc of Miss Be andhairstylist Mikel Sessions the stunning models, Isabella and Sophia Canepa @ JE Models SF/The Osbrink Agengy, into living dolls at the Bloss House Museum in Atwater, CA.
Find the full issue of Match Made in Hell at: http://www.darkbeautymag.com/downloads/issue-36-match-made-in-hell-digital-download/
We had so much fun working with this crew. Everyone is so talented it was almost crazy. I must say- I love my job!! Nothing beats playing dress up for a living except playing with some of the most outrageously awesome people on the planet. Thank to everyone involved for making a fabulous day into a fantastic editorial for one of the coolest magazines.
Artist and Editor in Chief Emily Sanchez has started a magazine for local talent to express themselves. I have had the great privilege of getting to know and work with this gifted lady. It is her passion to showcase the Valley’s artists, no matter their choice of medium. So, if you are a photographer, musician, hairstylist, tattoo artist, painter, author, dancer, animator, makeup artist, actor/ actress, model, nail tech, clothing designer or any other kind of artist, this is a revolution you’ll want to join.
Check out the first issue at: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/807116
While flipping through the past year of progress that TMI graduates have made I came across a shoot that was easy, fun and simply beautiful. Model Nikki Richards is always a pleasure to work with and the viewer of the images is often deprived of the fun she brings to the set.
Instructor Rachel Riggs and artist Heather Flores were hard at play for this fabulous set with this wonderful person. Everything fell into to place to capture the images and the was plenty of laughter.
Outstanding work from Heather. Oh what fun to be an artist!!
Graduate Mandy Vang is taking on fashion. She had the chance to work with the amazing talents of photographer Eddie Melikian ,stylist Lauren K.T. Wilson and hairstylists George Garcia and Anna Peters for an editorial in CV Luxury magazine. Together this team created a stunning editorial perfect for the high caliber images that the magazine has been producing since their launch. Congrats Mandy! Keep up the beautiful work. We’re loving it.
Want to see more CV Luxury Magazine? Catch this months issue at: http://issuu.com/eddiemelikian/docs/cvluxury_may-june2014
This shoot concept was designed by TMI graduate Emily Sanchez. She wanted to showcase the versatility of Sarah’s jewelry. She fused the mechanics of Steam Punk with the vibrant edginess of Punk. She brought fellow graduate Rainbow Chatman and instructors Becky Williams-Gomez and Rachel Riggs to make her vision come to life.
Sarah Rhames, the creative genius behind Royally Spoiled, custom designed the pieces for this shoot and lucky us at TMI got to watch her in action!
The Makeup Imaginarium‘s instructors had a ridiculous amount of fun with extraordinary stylist and good friend Kim Welch Klingborg of Spellbound Fashions. The school is well known for building sets for outside projects and they did not break tradition. The shoot was designed to capture the “Spirit of Halloween” and this crew followed through by bringing in years of saved up props including an old fireplace mantle, a cauldron, a rusty chandelier and of course a few skeletons, bugs and a handmade voodoo doll. Let’s not forget the fabulous wardrobe. It was hard not to want to run off with the pieces provided by Miss Be. If you haven’t seen her clothes you may want to check out Kim’s site!! These are things every woman needs so I’ll place a link below ;D
With the set ready, it’s time to put the classic tale of the Stygian witches into play. More commonly known as the three old hags from Clash of the Titans, the sisters were once young and beautiful but had grown accustomed to sharing among themselves and were well known as being quite the “man killers”. Their names were Dread, Alarm, and Horror. That alone speaks volumes to who these three were.
TMI and Spellbound found three lovely young women ready to play the part and boy did they. Each brought their own unique spin to the shoot, helping to make the sisters come to life. These girls were lively and a kick to work with. It was amusing to watch them flip between happy and scary at the snap of the flash. Rachel did a great job catching some of those moments for you as well.
We are proud to bring you the behind the scenes creation and completed photo shoot of “We Three”.
Styling: Kim Welch Klingborg for Spellbound Fashions
Gabrielle Hernandez, Adrienne McDowell, Jaski Sidhu and Kristin Shanen show off their artistic skills in their first TMI photo shoot. Only 2 weeks into the course (and only allowed to use a few basic products), these girls rocked our face off with their amazing makeup abilities, proving that their artistry was anything but basic.
A special Thank You: Kevin Chavez from What If Photography