Collection

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Antique Nouveau is an old Hollywood tale with a modern twist. A Medieval tone is highlighted by gothic inflection and encased in timeless glamour. Each character transformed into elaborate scenes with eccentric themes.

 

The careful selection of canvases was the catalyst for this collection - eclectic models that have personality and unveiled individuality seeping from their pores. The looks in Antique Nouveau were meticulously constructed for the respective model with the goal of showcasing each unique persona through an innovative combination of hair and makeup from past centuries

 

Focus was placed on the juxtaposition of various hair textures accessorized by vintage-reclaimed jewelry and extravagant head pieces designed and created by our group. Bold makeup reminiscent of Mae West is accentuated by deep gothic shadows.

 

Antique Nouveau was born… meshing the old with the new. The rest is editorial history…

 

Interesting Fact: Elmer’s White Glue Stick is a great eyebrow eraser. A few layers, some concealer and a perfect silent-movie-star brow is born.

The Process

Models:
  Paulene Decelles, Holly Brandt,
  Sheena Brennen, Jed Shelton

Hair:
  Gia DiLoreto, Celestina Hagins

Makeup:
  Morgan Barrios

Photographer:
  Alex Slattery

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The Models

 
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Sheena
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Jed
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Holly
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Paulene
 

The Designers


Ernesto Flores


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With his collection, Ernesto Flores proved his expertise in sophisticated design by employing an unusual material. His collection of trash bag couture dresses prove that women can look beautiful, even in trash bags. Employing the assistance of 500 trash bags, he achieved a look of 1950’s movie star glamour.

 

“I will always be the kid from Imperial Valley,” Flores states humbly, although his plans for his future are to eventually become “a head designer for an established label or launch my own line.” Flores has made the move from San Diego to Los Angeles in pursuit of this dream and has already achieved palpable success in his ventures.