Monday, July 4, 2011

Block Party

I was so excited when Wilhelmina Models recently contacted me to collaborate on an exclusive project for my blog. We decided that I would style four of the models from their Curve division: Sylvie Lekarski, Amanda Dougherty, Joanne Borgella, and Misha Bernier (please note that there is no "C" in her name--it's misspelled in the publication)! I enlisted the help of friend and photographer Elton Anderson, and from there I came up with a concept. I know in the past I've created wishlists and lookbooks using Photoshop, but I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to bring my favorite summer items to life. I styled each model in two looks: one using bright colors, and one using neutrals. Hopefully you all can find something that works for you! Click the image below to see the shoot in full screen:


My personal favorite pieces from the shoot include the black cage skirt and sheer crop top by Gisela Ramirez--seriously, check her out if you haven't--and the amazing metallic and turquoise platform heels and portfolio clutch by ASOS. The items featured are still available, so if you want to re-create any of these looks, get to shopping!

A huge thank you to everyone involved! Especially hair stylist, Spikey Love, makeup artist, Rodney Jon, and my assistant Tanysha Rodriguez for your non-stop help on set!


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My outfit: Bodysuit and Skirt-F21/Shoes-Payless/Bracelet-Alexis Bittar/Blazer and Necklace-Thrifted

74 comments:

  1. great job.,.. beautiful colors you did a fantastic job.

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  2. This is such an amazing shoot. That blue dress is insane.

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  3. You did a great job Gabbi...I love it!

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  4. omg, you did a amazing job gabbi. I LOVE IT

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  5. Beautifully done! All the fashion modeling out on the streets looks fabulous.

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  6. they look amazing! great job!

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  7. You have something uniquely special in the way you view fashion. When I see the models I'm looking at the clothes first and not their size and they look ah-freaking-mazing!!! I'm ready to shop now. Love it. Love the blog. Love the name change. I think everyone should know your name.

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  8. you are amazing! all of these looks are fantastic!
    i know i dont *know* you, but i am so proud of you. you are doing you and so successful at what you love.
    so much love!

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  9. This is great Gabi!Can't decide which is my favourite!Well done!

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  10. Great job! All the looks are so gorg. Wish I had just one of those Alexis Bittar bangles, they look so good piled on!


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  11. I love it. I LOVE everything!Well done! You really inspire me.

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  12. Love that giant clutch! Need! The link to it isn't working, and that's really sad for me :(

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  13. what an awesome opportunity! you did an amazing job, loved every look! i've had my eye on the asos maxi and you sold it to me!

    www.passionsontopofpassions.blogspot.com

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  14. ahh i love all these bright and bold colors!

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  15. I am in love with your blog. So, so inspiring. Definitely gives me more confidence when it comes to my own personal style. I would usually settle for finding clothes that fit my body, rather than my personality, but you prove that it is possible to have style regardless of size. Yay you!

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  16. Breathtaking shoot! The colors are absolutely stunning and all the women are beyond beautiful!

    -Steph from Chocolate Laced

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  17. I love that you used Gisela's cage skirt!

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  18. Gabe you DEFINITELY have an eye for styling. SO excited to see what is in store for you in the future!

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  19. eek! What a dork I am...meant Gabi* not Gabe- ooof!

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  20. I love all of your looks Gabi! You totally rock!

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  21. You lot look so pretty!
    Loving the bold colors!!

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  22. You all look great. :) I love colour blocking.

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  23. love it, I'm so happy to see you doing these kind of fashion focus and the pieces you picked look great on each model featured. It definitely gives me some ideas of my own summer look.

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  24. This is awesome! I saw the blue Asos dress on their site and I was like "meh" but after seeing styled the Gabifresh way, I love it! You have something magical in your style girl!

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  25. This is awesome!! You are awesome!

    Hey, did you get the shoes you're wearing in the group pic recently? You mentioned they were from Payless. . . I was looking on the website and I couldn't find them. . .

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  26. So beautiful! I love it

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  27. Wow... Great looks!

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  28. AMAZING pictures! All this color make me happy :)

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  29. Bel Lavoro!
    e le Modelle sono Belle come delle Dee ! !
    Saluti Italiani
    Aurè
    the Artist of Italian Curvy Lifestyle

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  30. Can you please do your own magazine? Your styling is so good and you have a great eye for making curvy girls look good!


    www.yourlifeindesign.com

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  31. BRAVO GABI!! Girl you did an amazing job!! I love each and every outfit! I just ordered those olive wide leg pants from ASOS 2 days ago...I can't wait to get them!! I have been eyeing that ASOS color block big pocket dress for some time now. I am waiting for that puppy to go on sale!! lol You are so inspiring. You really should start your own plus size magazine because everything out there right now...."HATED IT"!! lol Kiah

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  32. Ok I need every last pair of those shoes. Great job styling missy.

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  33. I completely agree with ThePromoChick. When you see these photos first, I'm obsessing over the clothes, and second, I'm obsessing over how to get them and third) where to get them from. Well done girlie! You're an inspiration to all fashionistas alike (despite size). I'm really looking forward to what you have in store.

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  34. Gabi, you did an amazing job styling this shoot.

    Represent for the thick chicks!!!

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  35. Gabbi! You did such a great job! you look Amazing and they look Amazing!

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  36. love love LOVE L O V E it!!!

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  37. Wow amazing summer inspiration! My favorite look is the Gisela blue crop top + Asos magenta skirt! I saw the Gisela crop top earlier but didn't think I needed it until now!

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  38. So good. I've actually been back to stalk the pics like 3 times today.

    Ditto @Jay. That look is my fav too. I have Gisela's sack dress, but may have to add to the collection with the blue crop top. Then again, the pink one on Joanna is super pretty too...

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  39. outfits look good. think its time i invest in a Monif C dress. love what she is doing

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  40. So lovely! I love your blog, it inspired me to start my own :)

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  42. amazing shoot! loving the bright colors!

    all the wihlemina curve girls look fab!

    I especially love that turquoise dress on Joanne!

    xxJessica

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  43. OMG Gaby you're just great! Love your work... <3

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  44. Amazing as always. I might need to get that Monif C dress afterall!

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  45. eh, what payless did you find those?!

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  46. Gorg! love all the looks. Job well done :0)

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  47. You have no idea how inspiring you are to me! You have made me look at myself completely differently and I now truly embrace my curves. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for your commitment to curvy women.

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  48. [ahh]sorteio no blog corre lá....
    www.tracorosa.blogspot.com [love] [dance]

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  49. How do you follow this blog?

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  50. AWESOME job!!! they all looked FANTASTIC and so do you!!!

    Very nicely done....

    Rebecca
    myaestheticstyle.blogspot.com

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  51. Fierce styling! I loved the colors mixed with prints.

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  52. This is AMAZING Gabi!! I love love love what you're doing!!

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  53. Everyone looks beautiful!! Does anyone know where I can find that blue dress (2nd from the left)

    Thanks!

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  54. This is awesome Gabi.. great job :)

    I would like to know if that cage skirt was limited bc I dont see it anywhere and its not online either :(

    XOXO

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  55. http://www.2011louboutinsale.com/
    CL Shoes went from athletic to fashionable in the blink of an eye, and before we could even try to understand it, everyone had at least a pair of Christian louboutin, in their closet. When you get married, can put on CL the shoes, you will very attractive,just like justin bieber girlfriend

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  57. Absolutely love this picture, so glad that I came across your blog....but I am interested to know what you use as far as undergarments go....Shapewear....

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