THE YEAR 1997 – My first fashion work as a stylist. Summer catalog of the brand Vide Bula Jeanswear. Photographed in Mojave Desert, California.

what can I say about a fashion designer life? well, the life of a fashion designer may seem glamorous and it is!. Afterall we are surrounded by beauty all the time. From the development of the sketches to the models wearing the garments on the runway, fashion design is an exciting job, but it is very demanding as well. Everything we do needs to be correct and at the time. Delays are allowed! We work under pressure all the time. we, fashion designers, may be called to perform many different duties. Being a fashion designer is not just sitting around sketching ideas all day but, it means include visiting manufacturers and fashion fairs  to pick out the best fabrics for the collection, study fashion trends to anticipate designs that will appeal to consumers, searching through countless bolts of fabric to find the perfect color and texture, creation of labels, buttons, rivets, metals, and tags. Decide what we are gonna talk about in the collection, it means: what is the collection’s theme? Once the fabrics are found and purchased, we will need to design the collection and of course work with our team members to create a prototype. we spend a lot of time creating and visualizing an idea and praying for them be approved. Some designers still sketch these ideas by hand, I started like that, but soon I fell in love with computers and design programs during my career so I use a computer design program to do everything and I love it! I continue learning and more passionate day by day! When the new collection is ready, we start a new phase: Convention/ fashion lecture and runaway show for sales representatives on the seminars, styling for photo shoots to technical and conceptual catalogs, celebrity styling, and fashion shows. Present design ideas about our collection to the photographer and choose the models. Explain to makeup and hair team what we want so they can figure out appropriate hair and makeup to go with the desired looks. Finding the best place to be used for a Photo Shoot and dressing the models in the outfit that was selected to use in the shoot and much more! Every day, we need to put into play many of our skills, including design knowledge, creativity, understanding of fabric and textile, artistic ability, communication skills and calmness (this is very difficult.Lol!).  The work is very challenging, so a day in the life of a fashion designer is very exciting, full of tasks!

Well, its time to talking about my first unforgettable experience as a stylist when I was 37 years old. Well, its time to talking about my first unforgettable experience as a stylist with I was 37 years old.

It was a long long time ago! 1997 wow! At this time I was working in the huge and amazing fashion industry in Brazil the name was VIDE BULA. It was an unforgettable wonderful time in my life! This company it was my second family, my second school and my first big opportunity to grow as a fashion designer and human being. Suddenly, the boss of the company decides to make a fashion catalog of summer in California and there we go! Me and Marina Barros ( Advertise media department) flighted to San Diego, CA  carrying in our luggage all clothes to be photographed. It was crazy and fun! The photo shoot location was magical, the staff amazing, and the models gorgeous! Marina toke care for everything! She rented a motorhome, she contracted the catering service and organized the agenda. Intense work days but the final results it was impeccable! I am so thankful to Vide Bula Family!

Look some pics here! Unfortunately, I don’t have all of them.

Cover Vide Bula catalog 1997 - Mojave Desert, San Bernardino County, California, CA
Ali Larter was campaign model.
Cover Vide Bula Fashion Catalog in 1997
Cover of Vide Bula Fashion Catalog in 1997 – The Mojave Desert, San Bernardino County, California.
Ali Larter for Vide Bula summer catalog in 1997.
Ali Larter for Vide Bula summer catalog in 1997. Mojave Desert, San Bernardino County, California.
Charles Andrews Vide Bula catalog -1987
Charles Andrews Vide Bula catalog -1987 in Mojave Desert, San Bernardino County, California Photographed by Don Diaz
Ali Larter for Vide Bula Summer catalog 1997 in Mojave Desert, San Bernardino County, California.
Ali Larter for Vide Bula Summer catalog 1997 in Mojave Desert, San Bernardino County, California.
Charles Andrews  for Vide  bula summer 1997 in Mojave Desert, San Bernardino County, California
Charles Andrews for Vide Bula summer 1997 in Mojave Desert, San Bernardino County, California
Ali casual Mohave Desert 1997
Another pic on Mohave Desert by Don Diaz Model: Ali Larter
Pause in LA - meeting with models and stylist at Motorhome
Pause in LA – meeting with another models and stylist at Motorhome
Beauty time because i deserve too!
Beauty time because I deserve too!
Just waiting
Just waiting…

 

I hope all the wonderful people who did this job with me see this post and make a contact. I will be so happy!

  • Fashion designers: Roberta Lombardi, Giacomo Lombardi, Inez Ribeiro Devereaux, Feu Dias.
  • Photographer: Don Diaz.
  • Makeup/hair: Kelly Rene.
  • Stylist: Dana Marasca , Inez Ribeiro Devereaux.
  • Executive producer: Marina Barros.
  • Art director: Roberta Lombardi.
  • Produced by VGBS Graphic Studio- Juliana Lombardi, Adilson Moreira

Thanks for your reading! Sorry but English is my second language. I am still learning.

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