First PhotoShoot Day!


(Unoffical photos)

This week, I had a photo shoot for my new designs! I contacted Nayo to photograph and Christalle to model the designs. The photo shoot began when we all met in my dorm room; Christalle did a quick try on and everything fit her perfectly. I am always excited when I am able to witness someone else bringing life into my designs. Nayo was inspired by the blank hallway of my dorm suite so we did an impromptu shoot indoors after setting up the lighting and photo stands. My roommates were coming out of their rooms to compliment my work while I was filming behind the scenes footage on my iPhone. Watching Christalle move in my designs and Nayo capture the beauty of the clothing was DOPE! After we spent a hour shooting indoors, we decided to scout locations to shoot outside. We drove around a bit for some test shots and we finally came across a rugged, white wall; exactly what I was looking for. The authenticity of this location was what I really gravitated towards and we shot at this location for hours. With every single pose, I got more excited for the finished photos and for everyone to see my new work.

Watch out for the final images to be posted on my Instagram page!

New Collection!


This week, the fabric for my new collection arrived so I began designing! I am ecstatic for this new wave of creativity entering my mind and can not wait to bring my ideas into fruition. I would like this collection to be representative of everything that I am currently inspired by; I am motivated by brilliant women conquering their ambitions and fiercely expressing their desires. My new clothing will embody boldness in silhouette, brilliancy in color, and inspiration in aesthetics. I started by creating a lace top with a fiery color pallet to be paired with a bright yellow pant. The idea had been in my mind for the past couple of weeks and once I tried on the almost-finished product, I knew it was IT. Make sure to follow my instagram page @CiarraMariah to see the finished look!