For styling jobs, most of the time you always have to source out the clothes that the client or model is going to wear. For Dr. Manny Calayan, he just wanted us to work with what he had in his closet. With a simple guy like him, it took us some time to get the look we want.
We were tasked to style him for Calayan Surgicenter’s new promos and campaigns.
This is what we (Mara and I) originally wanted but, we have to scrap it. The colors are nice and they go well together but, we have to give our client a “working doctor” feel. This look screams young and playful.
This is one of the looks that we did. It’s fresh and casual but it can still pass for the look.
For shoes, we had a lot of choices-
we went for the classic LV ad Hermes.
This one is for the more serious look. We went for gray and black because we wanted to go away from the usual combination of black blazer and white shirt.
Aside from this shoot, we also styled the outfits that he brought to Las Vegas for the Pacquiao Bradley fight. We had to prepare for three outfits- one for the press conference, one for the weigh in, and one for the fight itself.
I really enjoyed this experience, but styling is not as easy as it looks.
Who knew that with styling, you need to have strong arms. Carrying boxes and clothes is not easy. Aside from that, you always have to consider the style of the client. I’m happy that Dr. Manny is very flexible and he is open to ideas.