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UNCHAINED Video Project: A Collaboration of Creatives

Recently, I had the most incredible experience working with fellow creatives on a video project (see below) that spotlighted me in my element: creating artwork with love, lipstick, and of course, kisses. In addition to my main methods, I also utilized spray paint to create this piece–I love the edgy-ness it adds! It’s truly incredible what can come about when a team of unique and innovative minds band together, and this project would not have been possible without all those involved.

Each person involved is uber-talented in their own way, and I’d like to turn the spotlight onto them!

Vibe Chaos Productions

John Vargues, the mastermind visionary and the videographer behind Vibe Chaos Productions, captured my process and transformed it into pure magic. A story-driven cinematographer, the mantra is, “Collaborate. Capture. Create.” and boy, did he deliver on all three and then some! I loved working with him because he is so positive, innovative, and has a remarkable ability to tell a story that resonates.

Lochnessa Makeup Creations

Vanessa Silvana, the genius known as Lochnessa Makeup Creations, creates unbelievable makeup looks for any and all possible occasions, from bridal to special effects. Not only are her creations beautiful, but this boss babe has an even more beautiful soul! She did my makeup for this project, but more than that, she has become one of my dearest friends, as she and I agree that true beauty comes from loving yourself.

Bri Watkins Photo

Brianna Watkins is an up-and-coming photographer in the Sarasota area and captured the most incredible still photographs of the creation process–the edits were spectacular! I’m so grateful to have photographs in addition to the video because it really contributes to the full story. She was insanely helpful directing me for posing the body. As a former dancer, aerialist, NFL cheerleader she understands the composition of the body and was great at giving me guidance when I would feel totally awkward!

Beauty Bar SRQ

If you’ve seen the video, you already know that my braid was basically a character in itself, thanks to Kelly Anne, owner of Beauty Bar SRQ! This ‘do was seriously so empowering and fun. The salon space has such great vibes and makes pampering yourself such a fulfilling experience. I highly recommend this spot for all things beauty and grooming!

All in all, this experience was truly unforgettable and magical. I’m so grateful to have this video to inspire myself and others to embrace your passion, make your own rules, and work with love! What should we collaborate on next? Share your ideas and let me know what you think! Xoxo

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