Mylene Rocher for Pashioncase


Mylene Rocher for Pashioncase. © L.A. Cuellar, All Rights Reserved.

This time we have a model with her family roots from the french Island of Reunion, a piece of the real paradise in the middle of the Indian ocean. Our imagination will immediately take us to think about waves, mountains, nature,  movement, music, colors, dancing, lots of dancing and of course the good vibes of the people that live on this kind of areas which are not touched by the poisoning rush of the big modern cities.

Model: Mylene Rocher. Fashion Stylist: Sophie Ostrowski

Mylene Rocher for Pashioncase. © L.A. Cuellar, All Rights Reserved.

Mylene is a good summary of all these things I mentioned before and specially because of her passion for music and dance which I tried to capture for this post. She´s been writing songs since a while ago and she already has 20 already written ready to be recorded ones she gets the opportunity. Actually, the music for the video we did: ¨The king of my jungle¨ is the first original song that she recorded in London in partnership with her boyfriend, I loved it since the first minute I heard it and of course it had to be the song for the video.

For our shoot, I tried to show all the musical and dancing energy of Mylene in the middle of the city where of course there are no paradisiacal spots but I replaced them for the colorful psychedelic spaces filled with street art that we can find around. All that mixed with the hippie-rock style that she likes which our fashion stylist Sophie Ostrowski translated for this shoot in 4 different outfits with brands like Aika AlemiA.W.A.K.E.H&M, AdidasEachxOtherZara and The Kooples.

Model: Mylene Rocher. Fashion Stylist: Sophie Ostrowski

Finally I asked Mylene what would she do if money wasn´t an issue to do what ever she wants and she answered me right away: ¨I will help children and old people in difficulties around the world”, a phrase that speaks about the human kind that the paradise can bring.
So here is the result of our dancing-musical shoot with Mylene from Woman Management Paris, I hope you enjoy it and turn up the volume of your laptops or smarthphones while you`re watching the video.

Styling: Sophie Ostrowski – Photography by LACuellar

Styling: Sophie Ostrowski – Photography by LACuellar

Cheers!
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Nicolas Hau for Pashioncase


Nicolas Hau for Pashioncase

Nicolas Hau for Pashioncase – © L.A. Cuellar, All Rights Reserved.

For my first male model story in Pashioncase, I was looking for a really special person, somebody with an amusing passion and with an interesting personality. So, there I was inside an office of Bananas Models in Paris, a place with a nice light, everything in white colors, a computer in the desk, a beautiful continuous light, a background and 3 chairs; everything inside a typical parisian building from the 19th century. I was waiting for the models of the casting that Guillaume (the friendly, working and kind booker) had prepared for me.

Nicolas Hau for Pashioncase

Nicolas appeared with his crazy light yellow hair which reminds me one of those powerful Japanese Saiyans from Dragon Ball Z , his soft voice, relaxed way of being and enthusiasm for his artistic projects. We started talking about him, about Pashioncase and very quickly I found out he was an artist who wants to generate shocking reactions on the public through his art  as he told me during our chat.

This french model, 23 years old, who’s studying graphic design whose passion is to paint and specially to do sexual illustrations, most of them are orgies, some of them are literal and some others are more abstract forcing the viewer to make an effort to see deeply inside to find out the sexual party that lives in them. He also does nudes of people most of them painted in a white background with a black pencil and also press edition and visual identity pieces. You can see his work on his website http://nicolashau.com/

Nicolas Hau for Pashioncase

Nicolas Hau for Pashioncase – © L.A. Cuellar, All Rights Reserved.

In the other hand he will also start studying theater at nights, to become an actor, although he has already done his first role in the film “Like Cattle Towards Glow” by Dennis Cooper & Zac Farley where Nicolas will play the main character of one of the four stories the movie will have appearing totally nude during some of the scenes.

When I asked him what would he do if money wasn’t an issue and he could do whatever he wanted in life, his answer was: “I would want to have the power to see through the walls to check the private life of people in every building of the city, to be like a little mouse that can sneak under the doors of the houses, I’m a very curious person” an unexpected answer, with some dyes of innocent voyeurism  that exemplifies the creative mind that lies inside Nicolas.

Nicolas Hau for Pashioncase

Nicolas Hau for Pashioncase – © L.A. Cuellar, All Rights Reserved.

After having all this information about his passions, I immediately  had the idea of creating a visual story where Nicolas  would live inside of his own artistic world and more specifically inside of his illustrations. I called the story “Searching for Inspiration” where you will see the illustrations of Nicolas surrounding him all the time and at the end himself living inside of them.

About his fashion style he likes the classic typical french style but with a crazy or funny touch which my partner stylist for this shoot Sophie Ostrowski brought to life for the story by using brands like EachxOtherNo Ka’OiÊtre CecileHarmonyZara, Ralph LaurenIsabel Marant and Obey New York.

I’m sure Nicolas will grow big inside the artistic world if he keeps that emotion and desire to express through art what he feels and thinks about the topics he is interested; he already has the talent, the aura, the creativity and the vision of a real artist, so the only thing that remains is to work hard to reach his dreams.

Wishing him the best of luck for his career as an artist model, here is the fashion story of Nicolas Hau:  “Searching for Inspiration”

Styling: Sophie Ostrowski – Photography by LACuellar

Directed/Written/Shot  by LACuellar – Styling/Designer:  Sophie Ostrowski – Edited by Mystic Colors – Music Amentia

Remember I’m interested on shooting the person living inside the models by showing one important part of their lives: their passion, all with a natural way (no make up, no hairdressing, no skin retouch). So if you are or you know any model with an interesting passion, personality and look, don’t hesitate to contact me.

Cheers!

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Lise Olsen for Pashioncase


Lise Bjørgen Olsen for Pashioncase

Lise Bjørgen Olsen for Pashioncase – © L.A. Cuellar, All Rights Reserved.

When you meet Lise the first thing that you receive is a burst of good energy that strikes your soul immediately, no matter the mood you had the minute before, I’m sure the next second after saying hi, you’ll be connected with that positive flow of energy she has.  It’s like if she had a connection with “Freya”, an ancient nordic goddess from the wild lands from where Lise comes, a goddess of love and beauty, who was also associated with nature, animals, wild places and unseen realms. Lise is a 24 years old Norwegian from IMG Models Paris, who started modeling at the age of 20 and did it for 2 years in a row, then she took a break of other 2 years and now she came back to modeling again. What she loves the most about he work  is to be able to travel frequently and also the opportunity to be in the middle of a creative environment, which she feels feeds her a lot. Her style is a mix of many things, as she said: “a little bit of rock music, Harley Davidson in a road trip, the parisian fit lady and something from levis“, it’s a wide creative mix of trends that we tried to put in our shoot for her! at the end what she really loves is to have a very natural style that allows her to be confortable everyday…I guess the close contact with nature she has back in Norway is a big influence for that.

Lise Bjørgen Olsen for Pashioncase

Lise Bjørgen Olsen for Pashioncase – © L.A. Cuellar, All Rights Reserved.

She is passionated about veganism, nutrition and nature with a really high conscience about taking care of her body and the environment that surrounds her, all that  from a point of view that makes you feel  she is talking about it in almost a spiritual way. She started this natural path as a vegetarian for 2 years and then she became vegan for the past 3 years, which makes you understand that she’s serious about her passion. You can perceive that she has a strong connection with our planet and it’s reflected on her livestyle by applying veganism in a strict way: she only eats vegetables and fruits and when she is sick, you’ll never see her talking artificial medicines, she prefers to use the power of natural medicine and of course she can give you a very professional speech about why you can find everything you need to live a healthy and peaceful live by being vegan, so If you really want to meet a real one, she’s the person you want!!! Lisa is also a lover of Paris, for her the city is really inspiring and gives her “the feeling of being inside a black and white movie all the time, no matter where you look, you always find a place to explore or to take a picture, you always want to see what is in the next corner… it has such an atmosphere and romance that you can be alone and you feel you’re loved by Paris” and I definitively agree with her. To my final question about what she would do if money wasn’t an issue and she could do whatever she wants tomorrow, she gave me an answer that you guys should read carefully because you might want to make her dream come true! she literally said: “I would get a Harley Davidson and a handsome man, leave and just travel, yea! backpack all around the world with no restrictions” what a sense of freedom Lisa can makes us feel! So, of course we went to a very natural location for the shoot and here is the result of our sunny, full of nature and loaded of peaceful feelings time with Lise Bjørgen Olsen… enjoy!

Styling/Designer: Jessica Conzen – Photography by LACuellar

Directed/Written/Shot  by LACuellar – Styling/Designer:  Jessica Conzen – Edited by Mystic Colors – Music Bioscape

And remember!!! I’m looking for new faces in modeling with an interesting pashion story to showcase here, so if you are one or know one, please send me a submission to my email: contact@lacuellar.com Cheers!!!

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Liza Sotnikova for Pashioncase


Pashioncase will showcase different young characters from the fashion world and one of them are the models with the idea to show them close to their passions. That’s why instead of doing what we always do: putting the model as the canvas to paint a story created by the photographer, here the canvas is painted by the real passion and style of the model.

All the photography or video stories in Pashioncase are based in one of the passions the models have and the styling is the kind they love for themselves in real life and one very important thing: There is NO make upNO hair styling and of course NO skin retouch…in Pashioncase we want to showcase real models, with real stories showcasing their own passions and styles.

Our first Model Pashion story (Photography and Video) is about Liza Sotnikova from IMG Models Paris , an 18 years old Russian beauty. She is the kind of person that makes you feel this strong energy to conquer the world, she loves modeling and see it as a medium to open new doors that can take her to new opportunities because as she says: “I´m a model but I don’t want to be just walking in a catwalk”.

Her style is dark and gothic as the famous “Dark Russian Cocktail” made out of vodka and coffee liquor invented by Gustave Tops while he was working in the Metropol  Hotel in Brussels. She prefers everything black and is completely in love with this color because “It helps me to open myself to everybody” she says, which gives her an aura of mystery that makes you wonder which colors will come out of her soul.  If she has to choose a fashion designer, she would definitively go for Alexander Wang who uses black color the way that she likes.

One of her passions is the music and the underground partying, where she can use her dark style to move to the rhythm of alternative rock, hard rock and specially on these days techno which is the one she likes the most.  She is listening to music every minute of her life and of course headphones are her everyday companion.

When I asked her what would she do if money wouldn’t be needed to do anything, she immediately answer that would go right away to Africa or Thailand, where she can find the sun, the warm weather and where she can interact with a lot of animals.

About Paris, she said she likes the city but would prefer a city where the sun is out most of the days because “Paris is always rainy, cloudy and moody”,  so the perfect situation would be to bring the weather from Phuket to the city of lights!!! Maybe her black color style helps her to absorb all the energies from the shy sun we have in Paris to charge her with all that energy she irradiate through her eyes.

The story was styled by Margaux Doiteau with a mix of  Kenzo, Jean Paul GaultierNikeEresYaninaAlice+OlivaPinko and underground clothes to get the dark style mood that Liza loves, so here is the result:

Styling  by Margaux Doiteau – Photography by LACuellar

Directed/Shot  by Coban B. – Written/Edited by LACuellar – Styled  by Margaux Doiteau – Edited by Mystic Colors – Music XDB

Hope you enjoy this post and if you know or you are a model with an interesting profile and personality with a clear passion that could be interested in being featured in Pashioncase, just send me an email with the information and I’ll get back to you.

Finally a big thanks to IMG Models Paris,  Coban B. ,  Margaux Doiteau  and Mystic Colors for the collaboration with Pashioncase to make Liza´s story come true!

Cheers!!!

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