Experienced models turned fashion photographers often know what they are doing when they are capturing great shots. They have a unique idea of how beauty and fashion is to be portrayed. Rhode Island Tasha Bleu is a model turned self-taught fashion photographer who knows how to work the lens on her camera. She focuses on contemporary street wear culture, high fashion editorials, and industry events. Her concepts are edgy and futuristic. The styling, specifically with avant-garde, is very chic and innovative. Bleu founded her own photography company, Treu Bleu Imagery in January 2010 and has already landed work on BET’s Rip the Runway, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and Africa Week. In addition, she worked with brands around the world that includes Kayobi Clothing UK, MYOB Japan, Stevie Boi Eyewear, David David, Boy Meets Girl USA, and more. Her work has appeared in fashion on/offline magazines that includes Elle, Bleu, Hypebeast and Convention. Bleu’s photos take you into another century. You are deeply in a trance by the photo concepts that will leave you wanting an encore. As her motto goes, “to thine own self be treu”.
Sometimes it maybe hard to work with your sibiling when it comes to working on a creative project. However, these three sets of twins in the fashion world debunks that myth and prove that they can both assemble a work of art that is innovative, trendy, and eye catching.
D Piper Twins
I first heard of the D Piper Twins, Chantelle and Danielle, when I did a write-up on famed shades designer Stevie Boi’s presentation at New York Fashion Week Spring 2011 “The Woods” and the girls informed me that they provided the accessories and clothing for the models.
Danielle is the creative force behind Kastle Designs which consists of cocktail and evening dresses while Chanetelle is the innovator for Treasure Chest that includes handmade unique, fun and fresh, beaded creations, incorporating lavish gemstones, sand stones, cultured pearls, and crystals. Both of their lines have been seen on CW’s “Gossip Girl” and worn by America’s Next Top Model (ANTM) winners Naima Moira and Saleisha Stowers; former ANTM contestants Bianca Golden and Lulu Braithwaite; and actress and model RoseMarie Reyes.
Besides being great designers, the twins are also working models that have appeared on style segments for NBC Today Show and Rachael Ray and were cover models for League and David & Young magazine.
Visit their website www.kastledesignsandtreasurechest.com
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Thank goodness for Follow Friday on Twitter because that is how I came to know about these beautiful Vietnamese twins known to the world as The Sachika Twins.
To-Tam & To-Nya Sachika both hailed from Montreal, Quebec to the Big Apple for the Ultimate American Dream. While working as cocktail waitresses and real estate agents, they were inspired to create a fashion line for the “modern woman”. These emerging designers create body hugging dresses, fun jumpsuits and rompers that is fitted best for a woman who is secure and confident.
The Sachika Twins breakout moment came about at their New York Fashion Week S/S 2011 presentation when they infamously designed a special hip-hugging curve-loving dress for Coco, the wife of rapper/actor Ice-T, that became known as the “Butt Cleavage” dress.
They recently wrapped up New York Fashion Week Fall 2011 with their latest collection, “The Awakening of the Swan” which received rave reviews across the board.
Visit their blog: www.therealtwinsnyc.com
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These Minnesota, Minneapolis born and bred twins came to New York City with only a dollar and a dream.
Corianna and Brianna Dotson, better known as Coco and Breezy created a futuristic eyewear and accessory line that quickly reached success in the fashion world. In early years, The Dotson sisters used shades as their comfort zone to shield themselves from being relentlessly taunted by their peers for being different and use it as an inspiration to launch their 20/20 Eyewear collection. They have been featured in numerous magazines such as Black Beauty &Hair, Fader, Kore, and The Source.
Coco and Breezy unveiled their new collection “Wearable Art” at Fall 2011 New York Fashion Week.
Visit their website: www.cocoandbreezy.com
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