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Photography by Allegra Messina.
Styling by Douglas VanLaningham at Opus Beauty.
Model: Nyadhour Deng at L.A. Models.
Makeup by Crystal Long.
Photo assistant Joshua Cobos.


Shapeshift report issue No. 54 here
Read about the shoot here

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Photo + Art Direction: Alex Tan
Producer: Jaclyn Midori
Talent: The Higgins Twins
Styling: Krista Guanlao
Lighting: Brian Chism
Agency: Matte Black

Nike - Bretman rock

Trying to be consistent with uploading new work. The amount of things is overwhelming lol.

Anyways i have a bunch of new stuff with Nike, so im going to be posting a bunch from that project.


Up first is Bretman Rock.
Bretman is a beauty influencer, i was v intimidated to his makeup… i mean, he beats his face for a living. But he was surprisingly low maintenance when it came time to do his makeup. We did his usual full coverage base, some bronzer, and lots of highlight. But for the most part, it was pretty natural-

Photo: Ethan Gully
Talent: Bretman Rock
Art Direction: Alex Tan
Producer: Taylor Rae
Styling: Dureen
Agency: MatteBlack

the perfect spring makeup

I look forward to spring all year long. It’s my favorite season (if i had to pick one). Once spring rolls around I practically live at the flower market, I try to keep my apartment filled with flowers and plants. My favorite flowers finally start blooming come march/april. Also getting out of the dark cold winter is always welcomed.

i took this photo March 28, 2017.

Theres something about the way the light hits my apartment in spring. I get gorgeous light all year long, but maybe it’s the way the light spills in through the fire escape- creating a beautiful dappled light across my curtains. It’s dreamy and soft. I made a little disco ball moment to hang in my window which has been really fun…

Im definitely trying to document my space as much as possible. And once i had a free afternoon, i set up my lights, tripod and put on some makeup. Im so happy with how these photos came out, im so excited to share them with you.

makeup + outfit details below

I got my fist PR package ever!! Glossier sent me their full range of Perfecting Skin Tints + Cloud Paints
I of course had to try them out. My skin is super acne prone and I have oily skin, btw, and i loved the skin tints! I can do a review on them if youd like, let me know in the comments!

I wanted to create a soft spring look. I used my new skin tints for a light coverage + concealer. no powders at all. Using a cream blush and cream highlight is a great way to keep your make up looking fresh and light. I applied the blush on my cheeks, eye lids and forehead to keep the makeup looking natural and sunkissed. I blended everything out with my fingers and added freckles at the end.

Fenty Beauty -Pro fltr primer
IT Cosmetics- byebye undereye
Glossier- Perfecting Skin Tint
Glossier- Cloud Paint in Storm
Wanter Beauty- Glow Stick in Nude Glow
Milani Cosmetics- Strobe Light Highlighter 02
Anastasia Beverlyhills Dipbrow
NYX buttergloss

Thrifted mens Button-up
Bralette from Urban Outfitters
bongo jeans from some random skate shop?
Thrifted chain + U.O rose pendent


Hope you had a good Christmas :)
I had a relatively small christmas with family and celebrated my brothers birthday too. Pretty chill way to end off the year.

Check out this dreamy set with my two favorites Maya & Natayla.
The thee of us had a free day so we decided to make something happen. Not too bad for a last minute photoshoot. We shot in my apartment and used some clothes i’ve been holding on to for ever. We kinda made something out of nothing . After the shoot Aaron took us to the best pho spot ever. So you could say it was a pretty good day.
Makeup & outfit details at the bottom of the post ;)
Hair, Makeup and Styling by me.

@mqsphotography | @natalya.irl

Believe it or not, but these outfit are 100% thrifted and from my own closet.
I absolutely love to thrift and i collect pieces that i think would photograph well.
I did get the earings from H&M