Wednesday, 22 February 2012

style comes in threes

Athanaelle Paul, Queens-based stylist
New York fashion week came to an end a few days back
showcasing as always much more to see on the streets
than just the designer collections (over 300 in eight busy
days) at Lincoln Center, Milk Studios and other venues.
Last year we had a curious peek through the back door
while this time we are literally on the outside.

Queens makeup artist Sharmeen Azmudeh
Angola's Miss Universe Leila Luliana da Costa Vieira Lopes
 I went crazy about the carefree portrait triplets by 
Carlo Allegri and it's just happenstance that 'allegri' 
is actually the plural form of 'happy' in Italian.
Carlo is the acclaimed Bermuda-born, Canadian photographer
(whose name betrays Italian origins) based in Toronto who
passionately pursued excellence in photography for over
twenty years covering worldwide countless editorial and
commercial assignments for top-notch news agencies.

California Bay area's stylist Lil Debbie
London-based stylist and creative consultant Marian Kihogo
Formerly a newspaper and wire photographer, Carlo developed
throughout the years a waggish portraiture technique he calls
'Guerrilla Portrait', a lit portrait shot chopped down in three
different segments. Last week Allegri covered as usual 
New York fashion week taking his vivid portrait of the event
as well these whimsy portraits outside Lincoln Center 
that fully show the personal look of stylists, makeup 
artists, celebrities and fashion groupies.
When style comes in three.

Ohio fashion journalist Amanda Gabriele
> all images © Carlo Allegri/Reuters 2012 <

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