Behind the Scenes: Salvation Mountain

Behind the scenes pictures from my Instagram @smileforstyle

An edited shot from the editorial!! SOO excited to see the rest! <3

Photographer: Nicole Hill, Makeup/Hair: KC Witkamp, Styling: Me, Model: Jennifer McManis (Photogenics Models)

Last Saturday was definitely an adventure!! As you can tell by these amazing images (oh how I loveee Instagram, who else is addicted?!), we roadtripped to the middle nowhere to Niland, CA where Salvation Mountain lies.  After driving 3 hours through the endless miles of desert and bare land, all of our jaws dropped when we first saw this amazing location. The long drive there and back, resulting in a 12-hour day, was incredibly worth it, especially with my dream team!! <3 We played with color, florals, prints, and fun textures (typical me, duh.), Jennifer is such an INSANE model and I was so excited to finally style this gorgeous model. It’s days like these that make me really blessed and thankful to work with such talented individuals. :)

xo, Chesley

Photoshoot: Asia Henry

Two weekends ago I shot/styled the gorgeous Asia Henry (signed with NoTies Management) for a test shoot!  At the young age of 14, Asia is already 5’11.5″ and insanely beautiful (unfair right?!).  The theme was “boho-chic” and all about earth tones and flowy pieces.  Here are some edited pictures from the shoot, enjoy! :)

Photographer/Stylist: Me; Makeup/hair: Claire Navarez; Model: Asia Henry (No Ties)

xo, Chesley

Today’s Outfit: Sea Foam Waves

Photography by Joshua Allen Green, Makeup/hair by Stacey Lete

Outfit details: Dress: Foreign Exchange (similar here), Jacket: c/o, Booties: Zigi Soho, Jewelry: Thrifted

As most of you already know, I’m obsessed with mint green and coral this Spring, and putting them together looks just as amazing as it is apart! :) This Foreign Exchange dress is so flattering and I love how soft and feminine it feels while wearing it on. Especially when it’s in the wind it flows in the most beautiful way.

Hope everyone had a great weekend!  It was nice to spend time with my friends in Downtown San Diego, we drank, danced and had a great time. :) Sunday, I shot and styled a gorgeous model from NoTies Management!  We had a great team and it was a relaxing shoot. :) I am working on edits and will show them soon!

xo, Chesley

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