Behind the Scenes: The Making of Oakland Fashion Week Art & Style Magazine (Issue #2)
As of now, Oakland Fashion Week Art & Style Magazine will be issued semi-annually, to correspond with the two major seasons of fashion: Spring/Summer, and Fall/Winter. Each issue will feature various topics, including, but not limited to, local Fashion Designers runway looks, Styling Tips, Beauty Tips, Oakland Hot Spots, and coverage on upcoming and previous Oakland Fashion Week Events and Runway Shows, as well as exclusive fashion photos!
The First Released Issue!
Meanwhile, I scouted the city of Oakland for photographable locations. My husband and I, took numerous photos of street art, and interesting building compositions, which I used throughout the magazine as a background to a few of the magazine pages.
I also had the opportunity to write several articles for the magazine, such as an article about Oakland Fashion Week's stylist, which includes biographical information, and their extensive experience in the styling field. I interviewed two models who not only participated on the Oakland Fashion Week runway, but are featured in magazine fashion photos as well. As each element of the magazine was checked off the to-do-list, the overall layout of the magazine began to come together, achieving the vision we had originally anticipated.
The second photo-shoot for the magazine, was held at the fabulous Audrey B's Boutique, located at 1415 Webster Street in Oakland. Our team for that day included, Photographers, Marco Acevedo Garcia, and Everett Bass, Make-Up Artist, Michelle Carthon, Designers, Audrey B, Valerie Cotton (Adorna Couture), and Sergio Omar (The Shades Company). Pharoah Brand was the Fashion Stylist, Unique Cooper, the Production Assistant, and I was working as the Photography Director. The beautiful models were Juliua Fraser, Capri Quattrocoi, and Kelsie Granneman. Here are a few behind the scene photos of that photo-shoot:
It All Comes Together
Shortly after the photoshoot held at Audrey B. Boutique, I received the edited photos from our photographers, Marco Acevedo Garcia, and Everett Bass. The pictures were sensational! Truly one of the most challenging aspects of my job was narrowing down the hundreds of high quality editorial photos taken during the two photo-shoots, and selecting only seven photos from the first photo-shoot, and six photos from the second. However, once the magazine was completed, I feel confident that I chose the photos that best represented our goal for the photo-shoot, and our vision for the magazine.
Printing and Distribution
Oakland Fashion Week Art & Style Magazine has arrived!
On May 23rd, our magazine was released, both as a printed copy and a digital version. I was ecstatic to receive my personal printed copy! It was very exciting to hold a printed copy of the magazine that I had such a huge part in helping to create!
If you haven't already, make sure to purchase your copy of Oakland Fashion Week Art & Style Magazine Issue #2 today!
You can purchase a digital copy by clicking here. Or visit www.oaklandfashionweek.org to order a printed copy!
Our Next Issue...
The Fall/Winter 2018 issue, Issue #3, of Oakland Fashion Week Art & Style Magazine is already beginning to take shape! It has been exhilarating to work on such an exciting project! Some topics we will cover include, exclusive photos from all five days of Oakland Fashion Week 2018's Runway Events, an exclusive spread featuring OFW2018's Crewfire Challenge Winner, the lovely model, Elissia Mathews, and much, much more!
Thank you for supporting Oakland Fashion Week, Oakland Fashion Week Art & Style Magazine, and for reading my blog! See you soon!
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Hello Readers! Welcome to my Blog! I am Roxanne Rodriguez Rangel, a Fashion Designer from Northern California. I love all things Fashion, particularly historical fashion! Join me, as I take you around Northern California, covering fashion events and related topics!