dolce and gabbana

Hero Shot by Kamie Kahlo

I knew I wanted to do a product shot showcasing perfume so I started hunting down the perfect objects to support my concept. When I saw these darling lace panties with "I DO" stitched on the side in sparkling crystals from QA Dispatch, my lovely bottle shot became a wedding story. Tiny presents for her bridesmaides, a vase full of white roses, a delectable cupcake custom made for me from Wink, Erin's rococo table, heirlum bust and squishy antique chair set the scene. Maybe our bride was waiting in the wings, getting ready for her walk down the isle. What didn't make the shot? A stack of wedding magazines that I didn't quite have a place for. And what was the fragrance, who was our hero? Dolce & Gabbana's L'eau The One, of course.

Photographer: Lucien at Studio 3, Inc.

Focus on Photographer: Sean Watson and Model Crystal Loo by Kamie Kahlo


The talented photographer Sean Watson showed me a beautiful photo of a model the other day and I said I HAD to work with her. So he booked her for this test shoot. The theme was "In the Mood for Love" a Wong Kar Wai movie. I felt it was the perfect scenario for our romantic lead, Crystal Loo. For these shots she is wearing an elegant Dolce & Gabbana dress with Christian Louboutin patent purple pumps and a vintage necklace of mine. I spiraled her hair and then gently put it up in a chignon for a more sentimental look. The backdrop is Sean's studio loft where he sleeps. It doubles as a changing room for models as I transition them from look to look. Stay tuned for more photos of Crystal and a whole month of our feature photographer Sean Watson!