Sunday, October 17, 2010

MET Fashion Photo Show Presents "Charisse Werts"

Welcome back to the MET Fashion Photo Show blog. I want to personally thank you again for all of your support and positive feedback. At this time I would like to introduce you to our second aspiring model/actress, Charisse Werts. As you can see, Charisse is a very beautiful young lady who is very serious about the fashion industry as well as the clothing that she wears. As you read this edition of Fashion Photo Show, remember that the clothes that you see can be purchased in and around stores in your neighborhood. With that in mind, let's get started.

Charisse's photo shoot took place at Rockaway Beach in the Far Rockaway section of Queens. This was the last, good weekend of the year as temperatures soared into the 70's. The water was pretty warm as well. (I can personally attest to this because I had to get into the water to take some of the photographs.) As such, Charisse chose a great outfit to wear because the colors were bright, and the material was light enough to make the breeze coming off of the ocean very comfortable.

DARRYL: Hello Charisse, I have a few questions about your outfits. On the day that we did the photo shoot, we started off at the beach. As you were lying on the beach with your magazines, you looked very comfortable in your outfits. Please describe for the audience what you were wearing.
CHARISSE: Because the weather has been nice lately and we were coming to the beach I wanted to wear something lightweight. The colors reminded me of the sand on the beach so I wanted to wear these colors. The outfit also matched the swimsuit that I bought. My hair was done by Kesha from Soketha's Hair Salon in Brooklyn.

DARRYL: Where did you purchase your clothes?
CHARISSE: I purchased my blouse and scarf from Zara's. It's a store located in SOHO. Everyone thinks that the scarf is a separate item but it's actually attached to the blouse. I purchased the pants from H & M in SOHO as well. Underneath my blouse is the swimsuit top that I used for the swimsuit portion of our photo shoot. I purchased the swimsuit from Century 21 in Lower Manhattan.

DARRYL: Excluding the swimsuit, where else could you wear this outfit?
CHARISSE: I would say that I can wear this outfit on any occasion.
DARRYL: The light colors and the scarf are a very nice touch. Are there any other accessories that you would like to add, or have added to this outfit?
CHARISSE: No, I was comfortable with the entire outfit. I think it was put together well.

DARRYL: Thank you for your insight. If the readers want to know a little bit more about Charisse Werts, what are three words that you would use to describe yourself and why?
CHARISSE: I believe that the following words can be used to describe me.
1) Dependable, I am a person who you can count on.
2) Creative, I can put anything together and still look terrific.
3) Open Minded, I am comfortable with new ideas, open to criticism, and I am also a people person. I love to work with everyone.

DARRYL: Finally, in your opinion, what are three must have items for this fall season?
CHARISSE: 1) A nice fall jacket 2) A stylish hat 3) Nice high boots

DARRYL: Charisse, I just want to take this opportunity to thank you for all of your time
CHARISSE: Thank you for the entire experience.

This concludes this weeks edition of the Fashion Photo Show blog. I hope that you enjoyed this weeks edition. I will have a new edition of the Fashion Photo Show blog featuring more "real" New Yorker's coming out soon.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Fashion Pics 1

Welcome to the first edition of Fashion Pics. Today I am photographing three aspiring models. We will be taking pictures in the Long Island City area of Queens, New York. One of the many things that this area is known for is its amazing views of Manhattan.

Today I am going to focus on Suquaia “Suki” Grant. In the photo shoot, Suki is wearing mirrored sunglasses, a black top with blue jeans, and black leather boots. The sunglasses are round, mirrored sunglasses that have a sort of “retro” feel to them. I first ask Suki about the sunglasses that she is wearing. “The sunglasses are “aviator style” sunglasses. A universal look in my opinion, but can be considered “retro” to others. I found them on Fulton Street amongst the vendors at the Fulton Street Mall. You shouldn’t have trouble finding sunglasses because there are so many vendors on Fulton Street that they have sunglasses galore.”

The top is a black, cowl neck, half sleeve baby doll blouse that she purchased from Pay Half. As Suki describes it, “It fits to the curves with an attached gold buckled belt to add pizzazz to its dark color.” Her jeans were purchased from Dr. Jays and I wanted her to elaborate a little bit about them. “The jeans are skinny jeans with an unusual, but stylish spandex fitting around the ankle. The back pockets have a silver lining around them as well.” Both items were purchased from Pay Half and Dr. Jays located in the Downtown section of Brooklyn.

I finally asked Suki to describe the boots that she was wearing. “The boots are high heeled, knee highs with gold buckles and a discreet zipper. The flap folds at the top for individuality.” Suki’s boots were purchased from the Strawberry’s located in Downtown Brooklyn.

I asked Suki where she would like to wear this outfit and why. “This is a girl’s nite out/first date kind of outfit. It’s not too sexy, but it’s not too bland either.”Suki has a beautiful smile to go along with a great personality. The clothes shine because the person that is wearing them also shines. As a college student she understands the importance of getting good grades, and also looking great in school. New York City is one of the greatest fashion locations in the world. Suki is just the latest example of why New York City plays host to Fashion Week.

Well, this concludes today’s edition of “Fashion Pics”. I am interested in photographing the clothes that you would like to see, and the neighborhoods in New York City that you would like to see them in. Feel free to contact me @ Thanks again for taking the time to read “Fashion Pics.”

Introduction to Fashion Pics

Welcome to the MET Photography Fashion Show Blog. If you've ever picked up a fashion magazine and wished that you could see people that looked like you, dressed like you, and wear the clothes and accessories that you do, then this blog is for you!

I will be photographing different people wearing today's hottest fashions. The people featured in this blog are everyday people like yourselves that love today's fashions. I will have the pleasure of photographing them and sharing their experiences, as well as their clothing with you. You will be able to view the latest fashions via pictures taken at my latest photo shoots. This is Suki, she is my first model who will be describing what she is wearing in the next addition of this blog.

I want to thank you for all of your support in my latest venture!