A Film from The Motion Workshop


This face! Isn't Madeleine Alexandra gorgeous?! She is a fashion blogger with insane style and taste. She also is a dancer and moves and models like a pro. Ale Vidal of Imaginale Design hired to me to create beautiful vignettes for her workshop attendees to capture in motion. There is so much to share! I will be sharing the art direction and styling process tomorrow, but I wanted to just focus on this moment - this film that Ale made.

There was a whole team behind this vignette, but yet it seems so simple. One dress, some flowers, great hair and makeup...The planning for this simple moment started several months ago. Ale wanted a high-fashion bride that embodied a sensual and haunting quality. It might be a weird request, but that girl knows what works for the camera.

I'm so happy I get to work with such talented people. Enjoy the film and come back tomorrow to see how I translated her vision for not only this shoot, but three other ones in ONE DAY!

Madeleine Alexandra at The Motion Workshop from Ale Vidal - Imaginale on Vimeo.

The Motion Workshop - An event put on by cinematographer Alejandra Vidal to teach photographers and artists about direction in video, storyboarding, product creation, and the art of human connection through motion: www.themotionworkshop.com

Film by Ale Vidal // www.imaginaledesign.com

Styling and Art Direction by AVE Styles // www.avestyles.com

Dress by: Fame and Partners // www.fameandpartners.com Model: Madeleine Alexandra // alexandrafashionco.blogspot.com Make-up: SN Makeup // www.snmakeupartist.com Hair: Miriam Kenly // instagram.com/mirmaidkenl Florals: Hilary Lamb // hilarylambphoto.blogspot.com Assistant: Mary Claire // maryclaire-photography.com

Why Women Love Shoes

I don't really like shoes, and it's because I have giant, narrow size 10 feet. Thus, shoes rarely feet me, and shopping for them can take a whole day. However, I would say that the majority of women in this country LOVE their shoes. They probably have at the minimum 12 different pairs, and the numbers grow from there.

I always thought my mom was strange to have a MASSIVE collection of shoes, but after personal styling for almost two years, I'm learning that I'm the odd duck.

So, why do you think that women love their shoes? I was just asked this question by the College Times, and my answer is, "Because they know they will always fit."

Every person has a love hate relationship with their jeans. Why? Because our bodies can easily yo-yo up and down causing us to go out an buy another pair or not fit into our favorite skinny jeans. Not so much with shoes. Every time we reach for those cute boots or put on a pair of rockin' heels we can count on them fitting.

I also think women love that shoes can quickly transform their body shape by elongating their legs and making them taller. It seems that most women under 5' 5" are addicted to heels - even heels on their slippers. I would also say that women that are 5' 8" and taller LOVE flats. I'm in the second boat.

Well, there is a documentary film coming out called, God Save My Shoes, and it explores the relationship women have with their shoes and why it's the most addicting item in a woman's closet. The film even gives a peek into the never before seen Vogue shoe closet (reason enough for me to go see this film). If this sounds like something you would love to see, the Phoenix Art Museum is doing a special showing of the film on Friday, October 28, 2011. I'm definitely going, and I would love to see you there too!

Watch a bit of the trailer below, and definitely let me know if you end up purchasing tickets!