Sophia Yeshi

#THROWBACKTHURSDAY: SIZZLING AND SULTRY SUMMER VIBES STYLED BY ME, FEATURING SOPHIA YESHI

Photo by    D. Rice Photography   . Beauty by    Brittany Main . 

Photo by D. Rice Photography. Beauty by Brittany Main

"Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August."
—Jenny Han

Get the Look: Catch some summer inspo with this bomb image of Sophia Yeshi wearing a vintage printed wrap dress (similar style here), Bebe studded belt, layered bangles and rings, choker, and wooden heeled sandals

Sharra,

"The definition of walking art."

WHY PAST ERAS WILL ALWAYS BE RELEVANT TO STYLE & FASHION, NO MATTER THE TIME (ESPECIALLY TO ME)

WRITTEN 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 featuring Sophia Yeshi. (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

     It's no secret that fashion repeats itself. We see it everyday as new, emerging brands reference everything from layering corsets that date back centuries ago, to high waist articles that started around the 70's, meant to accentuate the woman's waist, and everything in between. But the constant recycling of fads from the past is deeper than the rule of "what goes around, comes back around." 

        Since I was a young stylista, I've always been intrigued by the timeless phenomenon that is vintage style. I would tear into magazine editorials that dated way before my time, seeing them as more than just images of clothes, but more so, artifacts. It was then that I realized that past eras of womens' fashion and style essentially represent a time capsule for the attitudes, lifestyles, and personas of women during a specific time.

     Whether it be the excessive glamour that poured out of the women of the roaring 20's, the way the cool girls of the 60's reigned during the mod era, or the artistic legacy that game changing designers like the iconic Azzedine Alaïa created when he took over the 80's and 90's , dressing women in the chicest and most alluring of bodycon realness, when we dress in inspired looks from the stylish women of these times, we're often borrowing some of that attitude that came along with those looks, while adding in some of our own. For instance, there's no way that a woman could wear an Atelier Versace tube dress and not feel the need to carry herself with the sheer confidence and all around sex appeal that 90's supermodels who graced the campaigns did. Same goes for the current resurfacing of the 80's hit we know and love: the bomber jacket, which tends to come along with a cool, tomboy-chic posture.

     When people state that "fashion fades, style is eternal", I believe they mean that the shortlived trends that come and go in the fashion world aren't what produce longevity, but the way that people utilize those trends to convey a point of view, mood, persona, or lifestyle in their own orignal way,  do instead. That is what makes vintage style so compelling, when we come across it, we're looking back into a certain attitude or story that may or may not still be so apparent in today's world.. yet it's timeless. For that, I am always inspired to reference vintage fashion throughout my work as a stylist, and throughout my everyday wardrobe as a woman.

Sharra,

"The definition of walking art." 

P.S. SHOP THE LOOK:  Sophia wears a Missguided Jersey Printed Twist Front Playsuit, Lola Shoetique Sultry Touch Denim Thigh High Boots, Bebe choker necklace, Forever 21 cutout circle drop earrings and bangles, and studded satchel from my wardrobe. 

#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."