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China Fashion Week 2012 Castings

Here we are again...China Fashion Week...I mean, Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week is starting to cook up castings and the name of the game is waiting waiting waiting. No more eating after 6pm and its definitely time to get serious about that Tracy Metamorphosis DVD. The pressure is on and the heels are reaching for the sky. Some tips to remember so you dont end up depressed like these girls:

1. Use every opportunity as practice
2. Watch the Chinese girls walk--they have had a lot of training
3. If you are short, don't sweat it, when the other girls are working all day just imagine all those catalogs will be without competition

4. As soon as you wake up--stretch up, no matter how tired you are, do not groan out of bed
5. Do whatever you need to do to keep a fresh positive attitude--it's your aura 
6. Don't let the other girls get you down, ban together, and support your roommates

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Photoshop oh photoshop you are my friend

I used to feel that photoshop was not good in photos, but recently I've changed my tune slightly. You see, often these days photographers don't know how to really make light, so photoshop is their lighting tool. Who wants bad light? It would make anyone look ugly. Light is the key in a great photo to evoke emotions and paint the beauty of a person on film (or digital film). Just like Polaroid film or today's Instagram app, it softens the harsh lack of good light meters in mobile camera's. I think in some cases it makes the photo as we see it with our eye. Not in all cases of course, a lot of it is like oil painting to bring out the fantasy. Yet thank gosh for that magic photoshop cream--it certainly makes me feel beautiful and good about myself image....or that fabulous Instagram app.

Photoshop oh photoshop you are my friend

Photoshop oh photoshop you are my friend


Shooting Chique in Meili Style

It's always a great feeling when a client contacts you saying that you have been recommended for the job. Meili recently has put together a team of people who are performing top level work. Finding a stylist in Beijing is a challenge with an international eye so it was a great pleasure to work with Meili (http://www.meilistyle.com) and see her bring up the brand to a new level. It was also great to finally work with Chique. It's also great when a client tells you that they will be happy to use you again. All in all a perfect day!

Shooting Chique in Meili Style