Sleeping Beauty.. Princess Aurora by TravelAnneStyle and BeMoreMedia

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Sleeping Beauty

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.

** check out our Maleficent shoot

https://travelannestyle.com/2014/05/20/maleficent-by-travelannestyle-and-bemoremedia/

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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 by TravelAnneStyle and BeMoreMedia

Little Mermaid

Ariel

 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.

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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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” Snow White ” by TravelAnneStyle and BeMoreMEdia

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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.

( ** check out our version of The Evil Queen )

https://travelannestyle.com/2014/06/04/the-evil-queen-by-travelannestyle-and-bemoremedia/

SNOW WHITE

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.

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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” by TravelAnneStyle and BEMOREMEDIA

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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.

The Evil QUeen by BemoreMedia and Travelannestyle

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” Ursula ” by BeMoreMedia and TravelAnneStyle

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Ursula is a part human / part octopus sea witch that, “helps,” the unfortunate merfolk achieve their goals, with her motives at the forefront.  She is Disney’s famous villain that made a deal with  Ariel; ( The Little Mermaid ) she agreed to turn her  into a human for three days.  If Ariel can receive the, “kiss of true love,” from Prince Eric before sunset on the third day, her transformation will be permanent. However, if Ariel fails, she will turn back into a mermaid and belong to Ursula forever. But there’s always a price, and in this case, Ariel will have to pay Ursula with her voice to gain her human legs.

As part of the beauty editorial series we have planned for this summer we wanted to share the second villain, Ursula.  For this photo-shoot we worked with one of the most talented and sought after dancers in LA, Ms. Carlena Britch.  She is an artist of many talents; from dance/choreography,  make up, hair, style, and nail art; she has a TON going for her!

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“MALEFICENT” by TravelAnneStyle and BeMoreMEdia!!!!!!

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( photo cred: Disney Maleficent )

Maleficent

Maleficent is known to be one of the most sinister Disney villains.  She is a character from Sleeping Beauty who curses baby Princess Aurora on her christening day; cursed so that on her 16th birthday, she will prick her finger on a spindle of a spinning wheel that plummets her into a deep sleep for all of eternity. The only thing that can break the spell is to be awakened by her one true love.

I have seen Angelina Jolie’s pictures  all over LA and I can’t imagine anyone else better to play Maleficent.   It gave me inspiration to do a series of beauty editorial shoots and we wanted to share with you this first set of the series since the movie is coming out in less than 2 weeks.

So for this photo shoot/blog, I wanted to bring out Maleficent.  The couture side of her and what it would be like if BeMoreMEdia actually did her editorial.  For this shoot, we worked with one of the talented artists here in LA., Valentina Azul (www.facebook.com/valentinaazul ).  She is one of the make up artist and hairstylist that we go to for our clients.  She is also a costume designer, and she actually did the headpiece/ outfit.

BEMOREMEDIA featuring MALEFICENT

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Basic Instinct with the talented MrB!!!!

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  You think jeans and tee is good enough, but why just be good enough when you can be your best.  For this blog I wanted to share the dude’s side of the basics.  This will  pretty much emulate my previous Parisian Chic blog.  I picked out five top basic things a dude needs in his closet.  It’s easy and available everywhere.

The BLAZER

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Instead of light jacket try using a blazer with your tees and pair it with nice chinos, cords or even jeans.  It will keep you warm and still be in style.

The CARDIGAN

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JCrew Cardigan

I wanted to use a cardigan instead of a V-neck sweater.  A sweater on guys are overly used so why not stand out amongst the rest and use a navy cardigan.  It has the same effect as a sweater but a bit more edgy.  Keep the color simple and solid.  Printed cardigans kind of remind me of a grandpa.

The WHITE TEE

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When you reach a certain age, it’s time to give the graphic tees a rest.  Try a simple white tee. It’s a classic and really easy to style.  Plus, it’s cheap.

The LEATHER JACKET

Zara Letterman jacket

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Now this is a personal choice.  I think some guys can totally pull off the bad boy motorcycle jacket but B definitely can’t.  So, I chose this letterman jacket for him.. It fits his personality and is easy to wear.

The BLACK SUIT

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This is the equivalent to a LBD for the ladies.  Every man ( I mean anyone above the age of 21 ) should have a nice fitted black suit.  It can really save the day.  It can be formal or casual.  For this, it’s pretty casual but just add a bow tie or even a skinny black tie then you can wear it to a black tie event.  The best way to stand out with a black suit is pairing it with one awesome shoes.  His favorite Dragan Mrdja blue suede shoes just pop with this outfit.

I love how guys nowadays are concerned about their own personal style. Especially here in Los Angeles.   The best designers out there are men; Valentino, Marc Jacobs, Nicolas Ghesquiere, Elie Saab and Alber Elbaz.  It’s not that difficult to add some style into your day to day outfit.   It’s as easy as switching your hoodie for a nice blazer or trench.   I hope this will inspire you guys out there.  Nothing says sexy more than a nice confident man.

Photo and style cred: TravelAnneStyle

Blazer: http://www.Zara.com

Cardigan: http://www.Jcrew.com

white tee: Hanes

Leather Jacket: http://www.Zara.com

Black suit: http://www.Zara.com

model: http://www.LuisGuanzon.com / http://www.BeMoreMedia.com