Among the guests at the party were Larry Namer (Founder of E! Entertainment), Suzanne Whang (House Hunters International), Kyle Chan (Celebrity Jewelry Designer), Derek Jameson (Recording Artist Universal Music Group), and many many more!
If you've never heard of THE AVE, then you're missing out! For those of us that like to be unique and consider ourselves artistic, this place is a gem that will make you feel empowered and at home! Their trademarked catchphrase is CUSTOM EVERYTHING, and its pretty literal! They are a unique shop that customizes everything from shoes, to hats, to tshirts, to mugs, to whatever you can think of. Nick Romero, the owner AND creator of this concept has created and patented specialty printers that will print on whatever you want.
Recently they threw a major rager party on the rooftop of their Venice location, their flagship store! I was hired to capture the magic that is their eclectic staff and clientele and overall, community. Nick was super generous and very gracious and made sure through the entire night that Daniel and I were taken care of as far as having fun and drinking! Heres a recap of the evening!
This is Micah Archibald. She also goes by Pumpchick. She is a spin and yoga instructor at YAS Fitness Center in DTLA, which is where I had the lovely privilege of meeting her.
This powerhouse of a woman is actively pursuing her venture of becoming a recognized lifestyle and nutrition coach. She's actually already on people's radar, booking clients all over the west side and in DTLA. She cooks and prepares meals for many proffessional athletes as well as participates in speaking engagements at many wellness conferences.
She is an embassador for Juice+ which is a fruits and veggies supplement that provides you with the necessary nutrients your body needs.
She is now embarking on creating a cyber presence and revamping her website which is where yours truly, #augustusphoto, comes in!
We snapped some awesome photos which will grace her new website that is coming soon.
We shot at 2x Olympic medalist in volleyball Lindsey Bergs kitchen. It had super artsy and lofty feels. We made a $60fruits and veggies run to Whole Foods to buy our props which would later just be food after the shoot. No Money Wasted!
Like I mentioned, her website is coming soon, but to keep up with the latest and greatest on Miss Pumpchick, be sure to follow her on Instagram. @pumpchick.
And as always, be sure to Follow me on Instagram @augustusphoto
Octavio Carlin is an LA Based Latin Designer. His aesthetic is concise! Old Hollywood Glamour.
With 2016 Among us now, he is shifting his gears a little and targeting the younger generation by giving them gowns with sexy cuts and fits, all while maintaining his unparalleled attention to elegance.
Having had the priviledge to shoot his Designs during this past Fashion Week, I was even more flattered to be asked to shoot a preview to his First collection of 2016. This was the first of many shoots to come that will depict iconic LA Landmarks as the backdrops to his creations.
Photog: Hector (augustus photography)
Dress: Octavio Carlin
Model: Karin Hallen
Stylist: Ricardo Mora
Makeup: April Rudy
AWARD SHOW PREP
The beginning of the Year is a busy time with award shows going on around the city. This is especially busy for designers like Octavio who design dresses fitting for such galas. With that comes the creation of Press Kits and Line sheets and Look books for showrooms to distribute among the many stylists that will be pulling for celebrities.
We shot that as well!
We used model, Kate with Aston Models.
Heres a few of my favorite pieces.
To check out more of Octavio Carlin and what he's up to, Visit his Website
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