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"THE SARTORIAL SAVIOR": FEATURING DOMINIQUE HARRIS, CAPTURED BY SKY LA FLAME & LORD GEEZUZ, AND STYLED BY SHARRA GREENE

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CREDITS: 

Photographers: Shots by Sky LaFlame & Lord Geezuz

Model: Dominique Harris with Genesis Level

Stylist & Creative Director: Sharra Greene

A few images of my fave look from my most recent editorial shoot where I was lead stylist and creative director. I love working with model Dominique because she can embody just about any character that I can dream up. Here, her look was inspired by "a style super hero" type of chick that I created in my head a few weeks back. The super hero mixes prints and textures impeccably and uses her clothing and accessory game to create interesting shapes and silhouettes on her body. She shows just the right amount of skin and she has just the right amount of edge. She's on a mission to share her gift of garb with the world, aspiring to help others reach their maximum style potential. So, I decided to call her the Sartorial Savior. Street style photographers Sky La Flame & Lord Geezuz did an amazing job capturing the look. 

Prepare for a Rescue.

Prepare for a Rescue.

On a Mission. 

On a Mission. 

Mission Complete.  Dominique is wearing a  motorcycle leather jacket ,  Swank Blue Hibachi for Lunch sheer geometric print gown , bebe bandage skirt,  Pretty Little Thing oversized Diamonte square earrings in silver , Forever 21  bangle ,  rings , and aviator shades (similar ones  here ), with vintage Colin Stuart crocodile print knee boots. 

Mission Complete. Dominique is wearing a motorcycle leather jacket, Swank Blue Hibachi for Lunch sheer geometric print gown, bebe bandage skirt, Pretty Little Thing oversized Diamonte square earrings in silver, Forever 21 bangle, rings, and aviator shades (similar ones here), with vintage Colin Stuart crocodile print knee boots. 

Stay tuned for a brand new interview with a style savvy guest and more styled content coming very soon to the blog! Feel free to comment your thoughts on this look below and subscribe to the right to never miss a post! 

Sharra,

"The definition of walking art."

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#THROWBACKTHURSDAY: 90'S STREET STYLE EDITORIALS FOR THE WIN

shared by Sharra Greene

No time like the 90's... it's an era that I'm always profoundly inspired by.  Tyra Banks and Susan Holmes in "Thrift Shop Twist" for Elle US May 1993 (left),  which inspired the styling for my 2016 "Sartorial Stroll" lookbook (right)

Credits: 

(Left)- Photographer: Gilles Bensimon, Stylist: Todd Oldham

(Right)- Photographer/ Co Creative Director: D. Rice Photography

Model: Sophia Yeshi

Hair Stylist/Makeup Artist: Brittany Main

Styling and Creative Direction by Me

 

Stay inspired 💃🏽💋💋💋

Sharra,

"The definition of walking art."

 

5 QUESTIONS WITH SOPHIA YESHI: MODEL, GRAPHIC DESIGNER, VIBRANT WOMAN

Written by Sharra Greene

Credits  : Sophia wearing her traditional Pakistani dress, styled by Me. Photo by  D. Rice Photography . Makeup by  Brittany Main . 

Credits: Sophia wearing her traditional Pakistani dress, styled by Me. Photo by D. Rice Photography. Makeup by Brittany Main

     There's more to this beauty than serving regal, fierce looks in various photography projects. Sophia Yeshi also expresses herself creatively via her brilliant graphic design artwork. Upon looking for the perfect model to feature in my latest style lookbook, I came across Sophia, who I followed on Instagram and Model Mayhem. Right away, her brand exuded "the definition of walking art." Not only was I impressed by her beauty and grace in front of the camera as well as her unique vintage style, but I also took notice of her gorgeous graphic designs scattered throughout her feed, many of which featured vibrant colors and women with strong emotional expressions.

     After my amazing experience working with Sophia on our web editorial, I also wanted to put the spotlight on Sophia the Graphic Designer. Get to know a little more about her as an artist below. 

When did you start creating graphic designs and did you have a background in art before you started with graphics?

I’ve actually been interested in design since I was about twelve. I started downloading 30 day photoshop trials and would just redownload them after the thirty days was up. I went to a magnet middle and high school where I was able to further my interest in art and design.

I see a common theme in your work, of women being displayed as vibrant, bold characters. Is this intentional and if so, why is this something that continues to inspire your designs?

While it is a goal of mine to represent women in my work, I didn’t notice the theme, so it isn’t necessarily intentional. However, I think of myself as a bold and vibrant woman, so it would only make sense that my art reflects that.

Are they're any artists/ graphic designers that you admire and pull inspiration from? If so, who are they?

There are some illustrators, especially women, doing some really great stuff. I get inspired by artists like @lauracallaghanillustration, @cyberl0ve, and @monicakimgarza to name a few. I want to be able to represent women like they can.

What program do you typically use to create your designs?
I use Photoshop for digital paintings and Illustrator for anything more line-based, sometimes both.

Where would you like to go with your designs career wise? (i.e showcasing in gallery, starting a business around them, etc.)
I would love to start a business selling prints and art once I start creating more and putting out more work.

Dripping by Sophia Yeshi.

Dripping by Sophia Yeshi.

Artwork by Sophia Yeshi. 

Artwork by Sophia Yeshi. 

Self Portrait by Sophia Yeshi. 

Self Portrait by Sophia Yeshi. 

See Sophia's latest lookbook with Sharra Greene Styling here. See more work from Sophia's online portfolio here and follow her on Instagram for gorgeous modeling photos and selfies. 

Sharra,

"The definition of walking art."

" A SARTORIAL STROLL" WEB EDITORIAL : BY SHARRA GREENE STYLING, D. RICE PHOTOGRAPHY, SOPHIA YESHI, AND BRITTANY MAIN

Directed and Styled by Sharra Greene

Credits: 

Photographer/ Co Creative Director: D. Rice Photography

Model: Sophia Yeshi

Hair Stylist/Makeup Artist: Brittany Main

Styling and Creative Direction by Me

     This editorial started as a daydream of mine... a daydream of a woman dressed in styles inspired by the 90's high fashion street style stories that we'd see featured in Vogue, Elle and other major publications (specifically, Tyra Banks and Susan Holmes for Elle US 1993), but with some modern look updates. For onlookers, the woman is extremely hard to miss. Her bold sense of style, self-evident confidence, and radiant beauty that shines from within, all disrupt whatever street she's strolling and strutting on. People want to know where she's headed, why, and who's lucky enough to have her time. Of course, she is the definition of walking art.

     I wanted to convey the theme through a series of looks that featured the mixing of busy prints and patterns with rich textures, sultry silhouettes and cut outs that reveal just enough, along with statement jewelry and accessories that accent the body impeccably. 

     My team and I chose a downtown area filled with versatile scenery, cute shops and bistros, that visually complimented the attire.  Onlookers gaze at Sophia as she strides in gorgeous shots, some candid and some with intentional strong, emotional deliverance. Fresh and subtle makeup and hair styling by Brittany Main. Phenomenal photography and co creative direction by Damon Rice. See more images below.

Her moment.  

Her moment. 

A Tropical Time. 

A Tropical Time. 

Observant Opulence.

Observant Opulence.

I Spy with My Little Eye. 

I Spy with My Little Eye. 

Awaiting.

Awaiting.

Wave of Change.  Sophia flaunts her  Keeper's Vintage  printed wrap dress, with a studded  Bebe medallion belt ,  Urban Outfitter's choker , Forever 21  double bangle set ,  gold ring set , and  chunky strap sandals . 

Wave of Change. Sophia flaunts her Keeper's Vintage printed wrap dress, with a studded Bebe medallion belt, Urban Outfitter's choker, Forever 21 double bangle setgold ring set, and chunky strap sandals

Gaze and Glance.

Gaze and Glance.

A Path of Her Own.

A Path of Her Own.

Comment your thoughts below. Stay tuned for an interview with featured model Sophia Yeshi, coming very soon to the blog. 

Sharra,

"The definition of walking art."