Monday, August 11, 2014

I MADE THIS pt.1: LITTLE BLACK DRESS

model: JOENI POU (dna model mgmt south africa)
ph. Tarrice Love
styling: Tarrice Love

Model Joeni Pou had stopped by to visit me before heading off to Capetown, South Africa to do some work and I was inspired to create photo magic..... I did a quick sketch of a dress on an envelope on my desk. Before she arrived I was watching the Thierry Mugler Spring 2012 fashion show. The designs had these really interesting cutouts. I took a black oversized t-shirt and made an interpretation of the  Mugler look in about 15 minutes.


Thierry Mugler Spring 2012 Collection


model: JOENI POU (dna model mgmt south africa)
ph. Tarrice Love
styling: Tarrice Love


My grandmother was a seamstress and taught me and my little brother how to sew. I would take clothes apart and hand sew them back together. I studied and  read almost every book about fashion that  the Memphis  public library had available. When I started shooting fashion images in Memphis, Tn, their weren't any stylist and few clothing designers in the area. I took all of my knowledge and available resources and "made it work!"  

Being in NYC, stylist and designers are all over the place but my access to them is limited. I didn't want my ability to create amazing work to hinge on needing others to make it happen, so i started collecting garments from the neighborhood Goodwill and i whipped out my "good" scissors and started customizing things for my photographs. 


The best part about creating things for my photos is that they are tailored to the individual i'm shooting. One of a kind pieces for them. After the photoshoot, i usually destroy them to keep from being tempted to reuse them on someone else.












3 comments:

  1. well done Tarrice! great post! you're like a fashion artisan! ;) keep up the creative work!

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