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A New Partnership : Tribehaus | Photo Studio Group

Sunday we shot our first of many sessions for Tribehaus, owned by entrepreneur extraordinaire Anna Bagozzi. With its eclectic and trendy inventory, Tribehaus is an online presence unlike any other offering women’s fashion with plans to expand to menswear. Anna has turned the brand into an empire with her insane marketing skills. Check out her Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr pages.

For model shots, we required a studio space that would allow for flexibility and a seamless or cyc wall, a panel with rounded bottom corner to lend an infinite spatial quality to the images. Not only is it an incredibly brilliant concept, Photo Studio Group, is a community-based resource, offering their space and equipment at a fraction of what it typically costs. We just started our membership and we urge others to visit them as well. It’s better than any other scenario we’ve come across during our years in commercial photography.

Image: Photo Studio Group

Every shoot depends on successful collaboration of the team. We were really lucky to have Amelia modeling. Not only does she have an incredible high fashion look, she was so personable and a breeze to work with.

No shoot is complete until you bring in hair and make up and Taryn Scalise is a master of both. She got us through two complete looks very quickly and was on hand to catch fly aways with the brush and lip stick touch ups between shots.

Amelia and Anna going over logistics on the set.

Anna from Tribehaus, Nick from Chin-Azzaro and Taryn from Tough Love MPD

We can’t remember the last time such a production went so seamlessly and we can’t wait to do it again. In the meanwhile, support our partners and let us know if you have any questions about buying from, visiting or hiring our friends. See you next week!

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Fashion Forward: Tribehaus Clothing

We love meeting other creative professionals and owner of Tribehause Clothing, Anna Bagozzi is the epitome of fashion and drive. With a loyal following on Facebook and a store launching online this Fall (we’ll announce the big day when it comes!), we were thrilled to be a part of the process.

Anna chooses her inventory of clothing and accessories personally and relishes in choosing not only the latest trends but classic looks too. Our first collaboration was with her gorgeous variety of jewelry including the popular line Chan Luu along with other great pieces which will be featured on her site. Anna has great vision and it totally aligns with our aesthetic. See what exciting things she’s up to and check back for more from Tribehaus soon!

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When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Pink Lemonade

-N- and I met with local art conservationist Celina Contreras de Berenfeld, owner of Art Conservation Laboratory of Michigan yesterday morning. She was absolutely lovely and you could see how much she cared about the works she was preserving and the process itself. Although the market here is not as large as it was in Mexico City (she was head of conservation at a museum there), she didn’t waver from her view on scholarship and working on fine art objects. Because of this her business has really thrived over the last year and word of mouth has people coming in from all over Michigan. We talked about the direction of collecting and finding other creative-minded people in the area. She’s truly a hidden gem in Ann Arbor.  If you ever need something conserved or cleaned, I highly recommend calling Celina.

Later in the day we attended a talk by textile and fashion designer extraordinaire Zandra Rhodes at Michigan Theater. Part of the Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series, it was a colorful and insightful look into her process and the illustrious career path she took from London to the States over the last forty years. Even if she wasn’t popular with everyone, she was true to her vision and continued to be a prolific presence in the fashion world.  I loved her tenacity and grounded presentation. (And I’d rock a dinosaur coat in a heartbeat). I think part of what makes an artist or designer successful is a view that’s different or more refined than the next person’s. That uniqueness carves a niche in the world that didn’t exist before. Zandra offers an aspect which is unabashed and wildly open-hearted, a combination I believe, gravitates people towards her work. The same is true of Celina.

I mean, really. How can you not love this woman? She’s got electric charisma and the hair to match.

Meeting new people, learning and keeping the dialogue open is so important in the artworld. But we can’t just keep talking about it. We’re really excited about producing work so keep checking back. We’re just getting started.


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