“We don’t drown by falling in the water;
you drown by staying there.”
-Edwin Louis Cole
This is the very last installment of our 4 part editorial series title, “WITHIN.” We called this mini collection, “sink.” because it’s a great metaphor for how some of our emotions and thoughts can overwhelm us; and can make us feel like we are drowning and helpless when in reality we can take control.
photographer : Luis Guanzon
Creative Director / Stylist : Anne Guanzon
Model : Deirdre Barnes
Makeup : Diana Knudsen
Hair : Vicky Vee
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” We have the choice of two identities. The external mask which seems to be real…. and the hidden, inner person who seems to us to be nothing. “
– Thomas Merton
This mini collection is called, ” mask.” because at times, whether we realize it or not, EVERYONE can feel like they have to cover their true identities to fit into what society says is ideal. We admire celebrities, models and socialites because we think that they have it all. But in reality we are all different. We cannot be molded into just one type. We need to embrace our differences and know that we are all beautiful in our own way.
PHOTOGRAPHER: LUIS GUANZON
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: ANNE GUANZON
MODEL/MUA/HAIR: VALENTINA AZUL
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Meet the Heirs
Our work for Ragged magazine. I was lucky enough to be able to style this shoot along with Heather Cvar for American/Rag clothing featuring The Heirs ( Duo ). My husband ( Luis Guanzon of BeMoreMedia) was the main photographer for this shoot. To download a free copy of the magazine please visit:
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Princess Aurora was born to King Stefan and Queen Leah. This is the girl that was cursed by Maleficent on her Christening Day. On her 16th birthday she would prick her finger from a spindle and would die but was saved by one of the fairies and instead would sleep for all eternity until she is awakened by true love’s kiss. I loved that Elle Fanning was chosen to play her in the movie Maleficent opposite Angelina Jolie.
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For our last Princess of our Disney inspired editorial we chose Ms. Sarah Blades to be Aurora. She is an amazing ballerina and it was such a surprise that she was actually from Maryland. We wanted someone to have the same look as Elle Fanning; sweet, innocent and youthful and Sarah was perfect.
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The Little Mermaid is another famous fairytale that Disney recreated in 1989 but the story was originally written by Hans Christian Andersen. It is a story about a young mermaid who gave up her life at sea to be able to fall in love with a human Prince. She gave up her voice for a pair of human legs. Then she has 3 days to win the heart of the Prince. This is probably my ultimate favorite Disney Princess. For this shoot we wanted to capture Ariel in our own element. What Ariel would look like in person.
When we first met Deirdre Barnes with her flaming red hair we knew right then and there that she would be perfect as Ariel. She was one of the people that inspired us to do this Disney editorial of villains and princesses. Deirdre is one of the top dancers in LA. She is also a part of the group The Aqualillies.
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A girl who is as white as snow, with lips as red as blood, and with hair as black as ebony. They named her ‘Snow White’,
Snow White is Disney’s adaptation from the German fairytale by the Brothers Grimm. Snow White is a princess that is living with her cruel and wicked stepmother after the death of both of her parents. Her stepmother, the evil queen, is so jealous of Snow White’s beauty that she ordered one of her huntsman to kill her in the forbidden forest. The huntsman pitied Snow White; so he just left her there hoping that she will not survive the night. There, she found a cottage and surprisingly met 7 dwarfs.
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Our very first princess in this series. My inspiration for this shoot came from the Snow White movie with Julia Roberts and Lilly Collins. I wanted her to be simple, innocent and young. We decided to use Brie Doffing as our Snow White. Its so happens that she has worked with Disney as one of the princesses in the Disneyland in Japan. Brie is a model/actress and one of the sweetest people you can ever meet.
For this shoot we worked with one of the best make up artists in LA, Albert Elizondo. He is amazing and really captured what we had in mind for Snow White.
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THE EVIL QUEEN
The Evil Queen or also known as, “Wicked Queen,” is the main villain in the fairy tale, “Snow White.” She is a vindictive stepmother who is obsessed about being, ” the fairest of the land.” She owns a, “magical mirror,” that told her that her step daughter, Snow White, has surpassed her beauty. She became so jealous of Snow White that she ordered one of her huntsman to kill her in the forbidden dark forest. The Hunstman pitied Snow White and let her go. When The Queen found out that Snow White was still alive, she decided to take it upon herself to kill her. She used her dark powers to transform herself into an old lady and gave Snow White a poisoned apple to eliminate her.
For this shoot we worked with the beautiful Maria Foti. She is one of the first talented dancers/choreographers here in LA that we met when we moved here to LA 9 months ago. When I thought of adding Snow White and the Evil Queen to our editorial series, I imagined Maria to be the Queen. She has that royal look to her and I thought she would be perfect.
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