I had the wonderful opportunity to work with Emarie Wiltz from Lifetime Television's Project Runway Season 6. I had worked with her before for a fashion editorial for a hip-hop magazine when I first came to New York. She was very professional and nice. I enjoyed working with her then and hen the opportunity came for me to reunite with her - I jumped on it.
Working with Emarie, I wanted to create imagery that would celebrate her beauty in a high-fashion way. Her portfolio was lacking that and I wanted what i did with her to prove that she was very capable of pulling off "fashion/ edgy" and still be classically pretty.
She also showed me her intelligent side by telling me about a t-shirt line she started called Global Recess. Its a clothing line geared toward spreading the message of global issues that are often overlooked or unheard of, including but not limited to: human trafficking, the military use of children, and poverty. She wanted to address these global concerns in a fashionable way. Each t-shirt designs tell stories and are inspired by abstract art. Each issue has its own unique design, yet maintains a cohesive brand identity. A portion of the proceeds of each sale is donated to a selected organization combating that specific issue, thus fostering a “Global Recess.” Each shirt’s packaging includes a short description of the issue it is combating and information regarding the charitable organization receiving the proceeds.
photographed by Tarrice Love
featuring Emarie Wiltz
styled by Tarrice Love
makeup and hair by Tarrice Love
I was very impressed with the designs and the message behind them. In an industry filled with shallow and superficial people, I was happy to meet a model who was interested in making a difference that goes beyond making money and being "fabulous".
I cain't wait to get my hands on some of the pieces to photograph and I look forward to working with Emarie again.....