This post was inspired by my fortutious discovery of the new boutique "King" by costumer Terri King on Melrose. Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, BB King, Billy Idol, Bon Jovi, Chicago, The Cranberries, David Bowie, Enya, Grace Jones, Guns n' Roses, Gloria Estefan, INXS, Marilyn Manson, Metallica, Natalie Imbruglia, Nine Inch Nails, Ozzy Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne, Peter Gabriel, Ringo Starr, Will Smith, and The Rolling Stones are among some of the many celebrities who have called Terri King their costumer. Now she is bringing her sexy rock star clothes to Melrose.
Terri's clothes are unusual, one might even say, poetic, and I have been wanting to focus more on the amazing fashion scene in LA. I decided to do a shoot exploring the dark glamor and sensuality of her clothes. Working as stylist and creative director, I pulled my favorite pieces from her store, and brought them to the studio of Johanna Siegmann, a photographer whose iconoclastic portrait style has earned her comparisons to Annie Leibovitz. Together, we collaborated during one long afternoon in Los Feliz on a magical shoot. Photographer Johanna captured us beautifully, as you can see in all these great photos. It was our first time working together, but she read my mind about the vision I had for this shoot, and brought her own considerable creativity and inspiration. The models in the photos are me and dear friend and fellow model Arlene Sara. Arlene and I have done a couple runway shows together, and I asked her to model with me because I knew that her exotic, feline looks and sweet soul would be perfect for the shoot. Mario, Angel, and Angel's assistant all did hair + makeup wizardry on us. I loved my huge curls and dramatic eyes and lips.