Back in May I got around to LA for a bit of work, which turned into alotta work- I was even scouted by seasoned photographer Paula Kayne, who’s shot Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Gigi Hadid and Adriana Lima (yep-I’ll be back!) One of the other #Goals moments was working with young Mexi-californian photographer, Maureen Eggleton from Santa Monica, whose clients have included Kermato Juice and Worn Free Tshirts- she’s also worked on an Indie film.
Oh and she used to be a model and later ran her own agency. #BossBabe
We are now also BFF’s #JustSaying.
BAE was excited to be working with a model with rich pigmentation, an afro, and from London (that’s pretty rare in Up-town LA and she loves LDN) equally, I didn’t go all the way to LA for basic beachin’, I came to werk and BAE was ready….we did the shoot on Venice Beach and had sooo much fun despite the mayhem!!
I was also really thrilled to be styling THIS shoot and there was one look I wanted to do. It’s a look I haven’t seen yet and one I wanted to do for a looooong time. The timing was perfect as the movie had just come out. You beaches ready?
Yes that’s right, it’s time to add some sauce to Baywatch. I’m sooo here for it- I’ve got the float and everything! C’mon Dwayne (The Rock) and the gang, this shot is straight off the lens, un-retouched. #BeachesAintReady
Seriously Dwayne, aint you seen my show-reel? It’s got like 413 views. The one where I’m runnin’ slow-mo? Get your people to call my mum yeah?
Ok where was I? Ah! Here are some of my other favourites though…
I chose this swimsuit because of the design and the contrast on my skin-tone. Notice how Maureen managed to time shots when the tide was up behind me, adding sass to the backdrop.
Since we were on location and up against it, my robe was also my changing room. On the spot!
I switched it up to this metalic 80’s two-piece, which I mis-matched (why not?). It also complimented the backdrop and let the abs out…
The rest of the retouched looks will be on my Instagram- my followers gotta get perks innit?!
BTW ‘Wonder-Woman’, I’m coming for you too…
I love how Maureen’s photo-shop skills makes this pop with a silky touch. She’s added that real sunshine state feel #Levels
I was blessed to work with talented, sexy, genuine and generous people whilst I was in LA. Maureen is a diamond and her ability to be open to innovative concepts is dope.
Photog: Maureen Eggleton/ Model: @missbrowngotaround/ Styling: @missbrowngotaround
Check out more of Maureen’s work here: http://www.maureeneggleton.com
Follow her: @maureeneggleton
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