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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.


This shoot was like being transported back to the central valley, or texas i guess.
We spent the day at a ranch in Montebello riding horses, dirt bikes and chasing chickens. And i got to shoot photos with my favorite people.

I have a ton of photos from this day that i will be releasing over the next few weeks.


Art Direction: Abraham Campillo
Photo: Alex Tan + Abraham
Stylist: Krista Sison
Model: Vivica w/ Margaux

OPI x Sebastian

with The Woo Agency
Producer: Lorna Paul
makeup on all of the girsl by me
Hair by Sebastian Pro stylists

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

String you along

Im obsessed with these photos.
Allegra always challenges me to do something creative with make-up, this time it was sticking threads on a face. i couldn’t be more happy with how it came out. I used gloss to make the threads stick, because i had to quickly transition from this look to the next.
UGH- and their skin, i used my favorite Makeup Forever Ultra HD liquid foundation mixed with a bot of prime light primer from Milani.

messina photos
Models: Charlie Baker & Maribel
@ photogenics
Styling: Darryl Anderson