Monday, June 29, 2009

Babkul Jeans

Former co-owner and co-founder of True Religion Jeans, Kym Gold, has launched a new denim brand. Babakul, which means "Hippie" in French, is her newest masterpiece. I had a chance to work on the look book for Fall 2009, doing hair for 4 models. The models did a fabulous job..... check out the website and the ad from the shoot below.......

Babakul Ad: Hair by

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

My shoot with Photographer Stephanie Matthews

Last month, I got a chance to work with a fabulous photographer, Stephanie Matthews, on an editorial feature that should be out soon. We actually met a few years ago when she rented my studio to do a couple of shoots. So it was a long-awaited pleasure to finally get to work with her on this project. She was able to get the designs of Project Runway semi-finalist Korto Momolu for the models. Here is a little sneak peak at me behind the scenes with one of the models, Hazuki.... before with her short hair and after with big, big hair!

Here are the images from the shoot on the Chinese Laundry blog..... Stephanie did a fantatic job......

Photographer Stephanie Matthews

Valerie and model Hazuki, before.

Valerie and model Hazuki, after.

Dimitry L.'s Magazine Interview

My favorite photographer, Dimitry L., was interviewed by August magazine and this is the article. Now he can really say he is an international sensation!!

Dimitry L. for August Magazine