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I GOT A NAME!

Hey hey hey!!!!!!!!!

Last time we’ve connected, we’ve been talking about the new exclusive boutique I will be launching!!!!! Very much in effect and blooming!!!! Yayyy! I know, I seriously have goose bumps! lol Working in fashion retail currently, I am fascinated with the environment and experience that I’ve shared with my customers and my hungry fashion freaks! Aaahh, It’s love! I’ve been known to be claimed as the fashion super hero!! (okay, I’ve claimed that lol) Seriously warms my heart EVERY time to connect with my people and connect them with their long lost love (Garments)! LOL Clothes really aren’t just clothes to me.. their actually paintings, an extension of our souls and character, we are the canvas and we are free to make the art! WOW, freaking amazing right?? Lol

Well anywho, LATEST UPDATE!? 

Inventory officially starts NEXT month!! I’ve changed some things around! I’ve stumbled upon the topic while reading this book, “Fashion Victim” by Michelle Lee, and in there I found out the billion TONS of clothing that are seriously buried under our grounds to sit for thousands of years to come! I seriously started tearing up, it’s really a shame, when we have so many options from donating, recycling, renewing, re-using fabrics and etc. I’m most def am not a genius on this topic, but I’m learning more everyday, and I’ve made it my mission to hunt for these garments, and save their souls! I’ve noticed eco-friendly fashion tend to be on the rather….ugly side. Here I am to make that change, taking those steps towards providing one of kind, quality fashion clothing for my consumers lifestyle and saving the world at the same time! LOVE! 

I’m oooober excited!!!!! 

Now.. next update! YESSSSS! I got a nameeeeeee, Leanza’s Junk!!! whoo hoooooooooooooooo!

Quick, easy to remember (hopefully!!!) and catchy lol

 

Yes, I can see Leanza’s Junk evolving along the years and all I can do is just keep going and praying! I owe it all to those critical factors!

 

Alrighty folks! Enough for today, until next time!!! who knows, you may get a sneak peak first at inventory!! STAY TUNED 😉

 

P.S. PHOTO-SHOOT CASTINGS GO UP NEXT MONTH! =D

Double P.S… here are a couple Out of the the days I didn’t get to share in time!!! ENJOOOYYY! 

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PEACE AND LOVE!!!!! 

EXCLUSIVE vintage boutique COMING SOON!

Hello dear people!!! Happy Holidays and I hope all is well!!!

I have intensely been researching and building my business plan this month for my future vintage boutique! With my eye and vision, and my passionate desire to servicing customers in the name of fashion, IT IS ONLY RIGHT!! I’ve made it official to launch my company in May 2013!! I’m definitely starting off small and letting it evolve from there, all while still exceeding expectations!! My goal is to really engage with my customers and provide the exclusive vintage wear, and retro wear for the hottest trendsetters and inspiring all over the globe, inspired by yours truly..ME! =)

My online store will be catered to expressive hipsters/fashionistas from ages 15-25! Other ages are always welcomed as well!! Although the clothes will be catered to women, I will have plenty of unisex treasures for the men out there who want to also own the exclusive merchandise I will carry!

 

From hunting city to city for top notch unique wear, hand making accessories and setting up mind-boggling fashion photoshoots, preparing will be a real hoot!!! Of course I will keep you all updated with my progress!!

Now for the name!!! I most definitely have the name, but I’m saving that juicy info for another random time!!  lol

 

Besides that… That’s about it… if you have any idea who’d be a great company to receive business/retail supplies from, don’t hesitate to drop that info below!!!

 

 

Thank you!!

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Pink Boots and a Payphone/Quitting Photography???

Hello hello hellooooo!!! How are you guys!!?

I have a couple awesome updates for you guys!!!!

Well first is first….. Photography…. Lately I seriously felt like I was losing my passion!! Can you believe it!??? But I had a hard look within myself and I realized it wasn’t fashion photography itself, it was just the business side to it! As an entrepreneur reflecting on my personal goals, I didn’t get the fulfillment I needed as a professional photographer. Yes I will always practice photography, but I believe entering fashion photography was my calling onto something BIGGER and besides I can most def use my photography skills and talent and add them to my store boutique!!!! ;D

 

I’m now researching and studying how to launch my own vintage online boutique!!! YES I said it!! I’m definitely not in a rush here! I want to be sure before I start selling, I understand who I’m selling to and what resources are available to me!!! =)

 

I know I have what it takes to evolve this future company and share the true art in clothing with my fellow fashionistas around the world!!  Whoo hoooo!!  I definitely will keep you guys updated on my progress!

In the meanwhile… omg I haven’t done this in foreveeerrrrrrr!!

 

Leanza’s Outfit of the dayyyyy!!!! Photography by Sandra Clerizer

Hope you enjoy! =D

 

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PEACEEEEEE!!!

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First Shoot with Elite!

Around 4 am the team was up and ready to get to location by 5 am! Lucky me the scene was in my neighborhood =) The model and her mom were just so easy to work with and very flexible! The MUA (Make up Artist) was ready and energized to exhibit her wonderful talent! I knew Elite wanted fresh, easy, breezy also with some edgy and moody! I was so happy that the booker loved my style of photography and believes in my work! Model Nina Salci was the sweetest and on her toes with directions and unleashing her charisma in front of my lens! =) As we were working on set , as any shoot, we’re learning and experimenting! The visions in my head and camera at hand were two and two delivering the results! After shoots, I tend to reflect on how it could have been better, like maybe with angles, lighting, or etc. But all in all we gave it our all and most of all HAD A BLAST! So my people, stay tuned!! I will post the results but you’ll definitely be able to check out more on my fan page at Portraits By Leanza Please hit the like button too or just to your right! 😉

Special thanks to my make up artist Kristy Colon Andres! You can check out her fan page and hit the like button as well pretty please! Make up  by Kristy Colon Andres

Now! In the meanwhile, check out some of these awesome behind the scene shots!

 

Hope you enjoyed! Thank you!

A Models BACK UP!

Soooo!! I was in the middle of writing a list of what I felt by experience were great to have as back up for a day of shooting, for models AND even for photographers! I really believe as much as you would like to put hope into your team, you just never know! Whether they bail, or have a genuine emergency, being prepared with back up cuts a ton on your shoulders! Plus it leaves a professional impression! Portraits By Leanza cares for her models (what I call my freelancing photography biz) =)

Sooo what is the list?? Well this general and vital list can range from team to team, but these are common sense and essential basics! LIKE:

  • Back up make up! You don’t have to have the whole kit compared to a pro mua (Make up artist), but something is better than nothing! and on that note it’s an awesome investment for a model who WILL find herself stuck without an mua, but does that mean the show has stopped?! Hell NOO!
  • Make Up Remover– It is so stubborn to fix make up and not have this handy towelette available! Especially after a shoot when you want to just take it offfff! lol
  • Q-tips- Nooo we’re not shooting inside your ears, but it’s an awesome cheap tool to applying eye shadows, lip color and/or even removing something precise! =)
  • Tissues
  • Face/body Lotion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I cannot stand ashiness….nooooo I do not want to try to “photoshop” it, No! It should not be there in the first place people!
  • Pluckers- for stray hairs
  • Nail File
  • Pony holders/ Hair pins- Lots of em!!!!!
  • Safety pins- Lots!!
  • Hair spray /sheen
  • Hair combs/Brushes
  • Large towel- I’ve had experiences where a towel would be needed after posing on the ground or even as fast dressing rooms! LOL I do have a portable changing room now, but when the model is down to make the process much quicker, those large towels are PERFECT!

So far those are the MAIN basics I believe save the day and are generally always NEEDED! It usually is pretty obvious a model must be shaven (NO HAIR is allowed on legs, underarms, etc!) No waaaaay! and HELL NO I’m not going to sit on photoshop desperately trying to take strands off, when it’s common sense it should not be there! Not cute! lol Also important to have various undergarments in nude, black, and white. Preferably underwear that doesn’t show pantie lines, and bras that are also strapless and/or have those 5 in 1 straps for flexibility with clothing!

BUT the MOST important essential is bring your SMILE!!! A great attitude and POSITIVE personality ALWAYS calms the nerves, makes things go smooooth and sooo much more FUN!!!! Things happen, but in this industry and/or whatever your into, you MUST be able to adapt, think on your toes, and make the BEST out of each and every situation!!!

Now… what do you think I left out in the list and/or have you had an experience you would like to share??? I’m all for it!! Leave a comment and contact me personally on facebook!

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Peace and Love!!

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WOW! Where do I begin!?

WOOOOW! Where do I begin?? okaaay I know it’s been quite some time!! From my birthday back in July! No excuses really can be accepted, even if I have been totally focused on photography!! But these 3-4 months really have been quite fulfilling and have kept me on my toes!!! UPDATE you ask?? ok, where do I begin!? My FIRST portfolio have come to an end about 1-2 month(s) ago! I’ve met and been able to work with pretty outstanding freelancing talent like models, mua’s, clothing designers and pretty awesome fashion shows like Mercedes-Benz fashion week! Now I’ve been welcomed to shoot with Elite, Wilhelmina and Next agency a week or so ago !! Ooooh not to mention, Kamoy magazine yesterday thought an editorial I did with beautiful model Shalisa West and designers EmpressionZ was beautiful and wants to publish the photos!! Word??? WORD! I’m about to be a published photographer.. Yes! God is working through meeee! =))

So yes!!  Thinking about the journey to this point, there could have been sooo many juicy stories and behind the scene shots to share with you all, BUUUTT, let’s not focus on the could have!! My journey is a LOOOOOONG one, but a  fulfilling one that I’m sure will be full of surprises, lessons learned and plain good ol’ inspirational!!

My goal is too juggle maintaining a blog, doing my thing with photography while moving UP and handling my side job… Writing isn’t an issue really, I looove writing, but with a traditional pen and paper… but I’ll do it, I’ll type for you ALL!! I must share with everyone! My TRUE hope and goal is to INSPIRE and have fun while doing it!! =D

I will still do OOTD as much as I can and share fashion tips and stories, but my main goal with this blog is to share my journey with you from LEANZA!! From fashion, my photography career , personal insights, and whatever I find pretty damn relevant, it’ll be on here!!! Good thing my fashion tips can’t really ever go outdated, so check around if you haven’t, a lot of my advice has changed lives! LOL Daring to be different, I do believe I am the CHANGE! My personal style, especially in my fashion photography have been rejected and always will, but that is simply WONDERFUL!! Because when I do meet people who accept and believe in my work, It is a extreme blessing!! I feel like wooow, yes, there are people who understaaaand!!! I was getting concerned for this world!! lmao But any who, I don’t want to turn this into a full blown essay! haha, I’ll go ahead and post my favorite photos from various shoots I have done to this very point!

If you want, you can definitely check out my FAN page and see the shoots and shows in full, and contact me if you would like!! I loveee hearing from my people!!! ❤ And ohhhh… would LOVE if you would be able to share the support and LIKE my fan page! You can either “like it” on this blog to your right I believe, —–> or go directly on Facebook! EVERYONE COUNTS!! THANK YOUUU!!

Link belowww =)

http://www.facebook.com/PortraitsByLeanza

Designs By PLUTO VS. MARS

Model Elizaveta Nemtinova-Dymond

Model Shalisa West with Designer EmpressionZ

Model Patricia Suarez and Designs By Maria A. Lepe

Model Kendall Roach

All photos are rightfully copyrighted and are property of Portraits By Leanza!

Stay tuuuneddddd!!! I’m excited!! I hope you are too!!!

Peace and Love

iFashion Portraits

Hey Folks!!! Wow has it truly been awhile!!? I’ve been away discovering one of my true talents and establishing my style! In what you may ask??? If it isn’t obvious yet, FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY!

 

Oh yes! I’ve decided to jump start my career as a freelancing photographer specializing in Fashion (of course) Swimwear, Beauty, Runway and Entertainers!

For more fyi, Yes I am currently building my portfolio, and working hard day and night to find ways each day to grow not only as a person and photographer, but as a business savvy individual as well!!

 

With this shoot, I’ve been able to work with Fashion Designer, Pluto Vs. Mars! What a blessing, First official project with a designer, and only the BEGINNING!! 😉  I’ll be cleaning up this blog so I can concentrate on producing Behind the scene updates, top portraits, cool people I’ve gotten to work with, quick updates on what I’m wearing and etc! It’ll be fun! and I promise I won’t abandon you beautiful people ever again! lol

 

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