Saturday, December 26, 2009

Friday, December 11, 2009

Behind the Scenes Of Our Holiday Photoshoot...

            Behind every photo, there are a thousand words. To break this sentence down and analyze it, I would say that photos capture the most meaningful moments in time, or maybe moments that weren't meant to be captured, but were actually quite brilliant. The holiday photo shoot with Melanie Renee Design was every element that would be combined as perfection. Starting at 7:00 in the morning was quite the fresh start, but as soon as the caffeine did its magic, everyone was excited and lively. While Tanya and Sigita were setting the fabulous scene, Prem was testing his camera for perfection, and Heather and I were sculpting a masterpiece with hair and makeup on our lovely model Bianca. We started with the Valentines day shoot and our main goal with this shoot was to make sure the scene was very innocent but sexy. Although these terms are antonyms, there is room for both of them in a photo. When Heather and I were discussing Valentines day, we decided to go light with the eyes with a bright red lip and messy curls to the side for that fun flirty vibe. Valentines Day was an enjoyable shoot featuring the Lola, but it was also the warm up shoot so it took a little longer than the others. Next was Christmas eve and for this shoot we had a luminous Christmas tree with bright bulbs and an abundance of various decor. Christmas was glamorous featuring the Minnie's and the Estelle, as we found enjoyable time in making illusions with the photography as you will see in the future presentation of the new photos. We had Christmas music and snacks in the background to fully grasp the essence of the holiday. Bianca sported a natural smile throughout the entire photo shoot because it was truly a fun experience and I am happy to say that we are all goofy people with a fabulous sense of fashion. I cannot fail to mention poopy/bubbles/gigi/pumpkin the dog, for she was quite the fashion diva and hit of the entire day and if there was any moment lacking energy, this dog made up for it times one hundred...cute! Our final shoot of the day was New Years eve with the black Minnie and it was fabbbbbulous! We used gold and silver colors for the background with a black masquerade masque that turned out amazing. If there was any part of the shoot that was extremely sexy, this was the moment and for her makeup I did a dark smoky eye and heather slicked back her curls in to a more formatted bun to the you have chills yet? Overall it was an extremely successful day and I cannot ask for a better team to work with to produce a beautiful outcome. If you are looking for clothing for any occasion, I am telling you that Melanie Renee Design has everything that you are looking for and more! We are not only a company that produces beautiful clothes, but beautiful meaning. Like I always say, if you are going to fall, fall for Melanie Renee Design. : )


Jenna Gularte

Behind the scenes of our holiday photoshoot!


Tayna our lovely producer at a wine party wearing Melanie Renee Design

Tayna our lovely producer at a wine party in Melanie Renee Design!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Wear Melanie Renee Design for the Holidays!

                With the beautiful month of November creating a cool transition to winter in San Luis Obispo, Christmas advertising has arrived unbelievably early this year. Instead of enjoying the slow transition, advertisers have urged people to race into department stores. Advertising for Christmas has come so early this year, that I almost forgot about Thanksgiving. What college student forgets about Thanksgiving? With all of these thoughts in mind, I personally did not have to look too far to figure out what I was going to wear for all the holiday's this season. If you enjoy the shopping experience without the hectic crowds and feisty girls who treat the last dress on the rack like it was their last meal, then you will enjoy our company.

Melanie Renee Design has an official website that displays all Melanie's designs for sale,  and I can guarantee that the feisty girl will not be there to take the last item. Each piece is completely unique, displaying its own name, personality, and most importantly, showing versitility, that can be dressed up or down.

Rather than going to the closest FOREVER 21, where every 1 in 5 girls at the party will have the same outfit, I decided to make an impression for the holiday's by sporting Melanie Renee Design. No negative feelings towards FOREVER 21, in fact I love the company, I just personally wanted to explore a difference in fashion by purchasing an outfit that no one else will have.
"Fashion is very important. It is life-enhancing and, like everything that gives pleasure, it is worth doing well."  -Vivienne Westwood
 To get you more familiar with the company, there are several different lines on the website, where each line offers a different look, personality and idea. Personally, I am wearing the Penelope from the Jardine Collection for a Christmas party in December and I have my eye on the Estrelle dress from the Hollywood Collection for Christmas Eve. How to wear them? The great thing about fashion is that one can take a piece of fashion and dress it up, or down, depending on the occasion. When I wear the Penelope, I wear stiletto heels, long pearls with a long silver necklace, adding an extra flair and diamond studded earrings. In terms of hair, an updo hairstyle such as a french twist really works if your hair is long enough. Wear Melanie Renee Design for the holidays and watch heads turn as you walk into your next event!

More questions on how to dress your outfit from Melanie Renee Design, email me at and I will be flattered to help your outfit make an impression!

Jenna Gularte
The Journalistic Intern