Los Angeles Wardrobe Stylist | Birdies Evergreen Video

Los Angeles Wardrobe Stylist | Birdies Evergreen Video

I would like to share a great experience I had working as a Los Angeles wardrobe stylist with Tiger House Films commercial production company. I have already worked with THF on numerous projects, as a wardrobe stylist, makeup artist or creative coordinator.

As a Los Angeles wardrobe stylist, I’ve had the opportunity to work with Birdies slippers. In this blog article, I would like to share with you a couple of useful tricks and tips on how I created the styling looks for our model, Olga for this campaign video.

1) Fit is incredibly important. Olga has a perfect shape and everything I bought for this video shooting fit to her incredibly well. I used a lot of black and white, high quality clothes. Ultimately, I really believe you should just wear what you love and what makes you feel happy.

2) I love incorporating silk and classic pieces into my styling and collection. There’s nothing cooler to me than a delicate top worn with stiff vintage jeans and Birdies flats for a day out.

3) Make sure on every take the clothes, shoes fit perfectly, specially when you have multiple models. On the monitor you can watch the video at the same time when the cinematographer is shooting so you can make sure everything looks exactly the way you want it. You need to check the details and at the same time the full image as well.

I’m a wardrobe stylist and these Birdies shoes are something I could wear all day on my feet when I’m on set.

Check out the finalized videos on Birdies Slippers website to learn more about our creative collaboration: https://birdiesslippers.com/

I constantly post about styling trends, please visit my Los Angeles wardrobe stylist page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

To see more of my work please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/

Client: Birdies
Birdies Creatives: Adriana Kwicinski / Jaqueline Nassar
Agency: Quickframe / Joycie Bernstein
Production / Video: Tiger House Films
Model: Olga Safari
Creative Coordinator / Stylist/ HMUA: Luca Buzas
Production Support: Kyle Huemme, Don McNeely, Gene Owens, Jamie Sutor


Los Angeles Fashion Stylist | Editorial Photo Shoot in Hollywood

Los Angeles Fashion Stylist | Editorial Photo Shoot in Hollywood

I would like to share a great experience I had working as a Los Angeles fashion stylist with Tarek Reed fashion photographer. I have already worked with him on a couple of projects,  his works are simply outstanding. Tarek Reed is an editorial and commercial photographer, based in Boston, Miami and Los Angeles.

Our model on this editorial photo shoot was Amanda Gullickson who is currently signed up with Wilhelmina Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and NEXT Models Miami.

We worked with Mannfolk PR and Media Playground on this shoot. As a Los Angeles fashion stylist I reached out to them a couple of weeks before our photo shoot day and shared with them our creative concept. Both of these PR companies loved our direction and they were happy to lend to us their exclusive designer pieces for the duration of the shoot. Their brands included Mimi Tran celebrity fashion designer’s pieces.

MANNFOLK PUBLIC RELATIONS is a modern one-stop solution for the new millennium.  Named one of the country’s most dependable “it” PR firms by WWD, MANNFOLK PR combines years of savvy experience and knowledge for today’s digitally focused strategies. Their strengths in the digital media realm recognizes the importance of the right strategic collaborations while providing brands with the personalized attention only a boutique firm can provide.

With a PR showroom in Los Angeles and office in New York, MANNFOLK PR is staffed by creative, experienced, and highly motivated professionals who are committed to bringing your brand’s message to the fashion, beauty, and lifestyle industries’ most influential trendsetters.

Media Playground PR (MPPR) is a Los Angeles based public relations firm specializing in fashion and lifestyle brands since 2003. They craft integrated media strategies, connecting public relations and social media with brand directives to maximize your brand’s global exposure.

Check out the finalized images on En-Vie-Fashion Magazine to learn more about our creative collaboration: http://www.en-vie-fashion.com/

I constantly post about styling trends, please visit my Los Angeles fashion stylist page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

To see more of my work please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/

Please visit Tarek Reed website for more: https://tarek-reed.format.com/


TV Advertising Wardrobe Stylist | Kevin De Leon Campaign

TV Advertising Wardrobe Stylist | Kevin De Leon Campaign

I collaborated with WIN ad agency as a TV advertising wardrobe stylist on their Kevin De Leon Campaign. WIN is a media agency that creates strategic campaigns for engaging audiences, driving action and creating change.

I had two actors to style on this TV advertising project. I would like to explain my process as part of making this campaign:

I got call from WIN’s ad agency producer who had my contact through a recommendation. He was asking my availability as a TV advertising wardrobe stylist and makeup artist for this project, which was a political campaign spot for Kevin De Leon. After that he sent me a short brief by email and explained the plan for the shoot. Luckily, I was free on those days and had time to start immediately.

I began working on the pre-production by communicating the specific style the director was going for, which included showcasing a lower-middle class family. I received talent measurements prior to starting the production wardrobe shopping and began my rounds to find just the right color scheme and overall fit for the talent. We didn’t have time for a fitting because our schedule was very tight but I was bringing wardrobe options so we could confirm talent outfits with the director on the day of the shoot.

After the shoot with WIN as a TV advertising wardrobe stylist, I had to do returns and wrap out the project. I had to take care of the accounting as well and report how much I spent from the wardrobe budget in total, to the production team.

You can find the final video and the article on Adweek : https://www.adweek.com/creativity/poignant-campaign-ad-tells-the-story-of-a-candidate-whose-family-could-have-been-separated-by-ice/

In conclusion I loved working with WIN advertising agency and hope we can continue collaborating on upcoming campaigns in the near future.

To see more of my work please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/

I frequently post about fashion trends on my Instagram, please visit my TV advertising wardrobe stylist page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

To learn more about WIN Agency’s work please visit his website page here: https://www.thewincompany.com/


Print Advertising Wardrobe Stylist | CONVERSE China

Print Advertising Wardrobe Stylist | CONVERSE China

I worked with Converse China as a print advertising wardrobe stylist on their campaign. I worked closely with the creative director of the company to come up with the wardrobe styling ideas for this particular advertising.

David Jumpa fashion/editorial/commercial photographer shot this campaign. David was going for lifestyle looks and kept the models in action during the whole shoot. He directed them to play with their clothing. I had 4 models to style from ESEE Model Management.  Converse has a sporty, comfy style which I mix-matched with trendy pieces from their collection. I used skirts, graphic tees and hats to make their collection stand out. We played with the female model’s makeup as well and added strong lips.

My Responsibilities as a print advertising wardrobe stylist were on this Converse shoot:

  • Direct and coordinate all styling and outfitting as needed for editorial and e-commerce
  • Work with and coordinate all aspects of this advertising campaign, to include outfitting, hair and make-up and accessorizing.
  • Support and communicate with the Creative Director on all shoot and style requests.
  • Recommend styling ideas and work with creative team to implement.
  • Manage the organization of accessories and clothing in shooting area.
  • Ensure accurate efficiency with on set shot lists.

Converse is an American shoe company that primarily produces skating shoes and lifestyle brand footwear and apparel. Founded in 1908, it has been a subsidiary of Nike, Inc. since 2003. During World War II, the company shifted its manufacturing from the public, and instead made footwear for the military.

To see more of my work please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/

I frequently post about fashion trends on my Instagram, please visit my print advertising wardrobe stylist page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

To learn more about David Jumpa’s work please visit his website page here: https://www.instagram.com/davidjumpa/


Creative Coordinator in Los Angeles | Motorcycle TV Commercial

Creative Coordinator in Los Angeles | Motorcycle TV Commercial

I got hired by THF as a creative coordinator in Los Angeles to work on this commercial. The Continental GT motorcycle commercial production was the first of two international commercial productions we created for Royal Enfield in conjunction with Storytellers.in from Mumbai, India. This spot for the new Continental GT, was shot over 5 days all over California with a stellar Tiger House Films commercial production team.

This first of two motorcycle commercial productions for Royal Enfield was shot in Downtown Los Angeles with an overnight production schedule. Our commercial producers shut down 4th street bridge and shot fireworks off of it, blocked 2nd street tunnel, lower Grand Ave and many blocks of Broadway to accommodate the stunts and precision riding necessary to pull off this motorcycle commercial production.

I was not only the creative coordinator in Los Angeles on this project but also did the wardrobe styling. I had 10 main casts to style. As a TV commercial wardrobe stylist I love working with a wide range of looks and stlyes that my clients request.

Royal Enfield is a historic Indian motorcycle manufacturing brand with the tag of “the oldest global motorcycle brand in continuous production”. The first Royal Enfield motorcycle was built in 1901. The Enfield Cycle Company is responsible for the design and original production of the Royal Enfield Bullet, the longest-lived motorcycle design in history.

This international motorcycle commercial production was an extreme challenge for our production company on many levels. The end results were beautiful and made the journey worth it.

To see more of my work please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/

I frequently post about fashion trends on my Instagram, please visit my creative coordinator in Los Angeles page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

To view our new motorcycle commercial productions on the brand site, visit: The Official Royal Enfield Site

CREDITS:

Client: Royal Enfield
Agency: DDB
Production Companies: Storrytellers.in (India) / Tiger House Films (USA)
Director: Arun Gopalan
DP: Matt Chuang
Creative Coordinator: Luca Buzas


Creative Production Coordinator | Ikaria SS18 Commercial

Creative Production Coordinator | Ikaria SS18 Commercial

As a creative production coordinator it was a pleasure working on THF and IKARIA collaboration. This is the second time that the Tiger House Films team worked with CEO Lisa Storie and her brand Ikaria Resort Wear to produce a photo / video campaign. This fashion video production / high fashion photo shoot for Ikaria was to debut their SS18 ready to wear collection of beautiful, luxurious coverups inspired by luxury travel destinations.

Our fashion video production team partnered once again with the professional photography duo Melis+Dainon . These two talented creatives are also the casting directors on this project and brought their beauty team along for the project. Melis and Dainon took on several aspects of the pre-production as well including arranging model flights and hotel / working with the Lions Agency.

The supermodel cast by Melis and Dainon for this production was Barbara Fialho from The Lions NYC . Previous to our shoot Barbara had just finished walking the Victoria’s Secret Runway in Shanghai as a Victoria’s Secret Angel and flew from NYC to Palm Springs for our production.

Barbara is stunningly beautiful and gave the camera incredible charisma. Her ability be aware of her body and how to move for camera allowed the creative team to work seamlessly with her. The lead designer behind the new Ikaria ready to wear collection, Leah Hulon created beautiful designs for the brand that fit the location  and mood perfectly. As a creative production coordinator I loved working in conjunction with the photo and video team.

The Palm Springs location that was chosen for the fashion production was nestled at the foot of the mountains bordering the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation. The location was a triumph of modern architecture and lush landscaping set upon the natural backdrop and harsh landscape of the California desert.

Please find our fashion video along with Melis+Dainon’s Photos on the Ikaria website: https://www.ikariaresortwear.com/

To see more of my current fashion and commercial work please visit my portfolio page here:https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/

I frequently post on my Instagram, please visit my creative production coordinator page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

CREDITS:

Client: Ikaria Resort Wear
Agency: Tiger House Films
Production Company: Tiger House Films
Video Director: Jason Kent Carpenter
Production Coordinator: Luca Buzas
Assistant Camera: Robin Pabello
BTS Video: Ben Gabriel Shultz
Photography Team / Casting: Melis+Dainon
Model: Barbara Fialho
Makeup Artist: Carissa Ferreri
Hair Stylist:  Michael Kanyon

 


Commercial Wardrobe Stylist | The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Print Campaign

Commercial Wardrobe Stylist | The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Print Campaign

I worked with Christian Mushenko photographer and director as a commercial wardrobe stylist for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel during a print campaign in Shanghai, China. We were shooting during one afternoon/evening at The Ritz-Carlton’s top floor. I had 2 models to style from ESEE Model Management.

It was a great opportunity to collaborate with Christian because he just flew in from Sydney, Australia for a business meeting. Our project theme was introducing a young Asian couple’s lifestyle who is on a trip discovering Shanghai. As a commercial wardrobe stylist I changed the models wardrobe multiple times through the day to match their clothing to our story.

A commercial wardrobe stylist is a multi-functional role within the production team. Dressing the models in accordance with the photographer direction and effectively managing their day to ensure that shoot targets are achieved. A passion for current culture, trends, and brands is critical to the success of the role. The Ritz-Carlton is a business oriented hotel so we wanted to keep our models styling matching to the brand’s identity.

About The Ritz-Carlton: 100 years of history. Countless rewards. With an unshakeable credo and corporate philosophy of unwavering commitment to service, both in our hotels and in our communities, The Ritz-Carlton has been recognized with numerous awards for being the gold standard of hospitality. The Ritz-Carlton inspires life’s most meaningful journeys.

I was privileged to work on this commercial advertising campaign with Christian Mushenko photographer and The Ritz-Carlton. The final pictures are used internally in the company.

To see more of my work please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/

I frequently post about fashion trends on my Instagram, please visit my commercial wardrobe stylist page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

To learn more about Christian Mushenko’s work please visit his website page here: http://www.christianmushenko.com/


Production Coordinator based in Los Angeles | Mani Jassal SS18 Fashion Video

Production Coordinator based in Los Angeles Mani Jassal SS18 Fashion Video

I was hired by Tiger House Films as a production coordinator based in Los Angeles to create Mani Jassal SS18 fashion video. Tiger House Films Los Angeles video production company teamed up with Toronto based Indian fashion designer Mani Jassal to create a fashion video production for her SS18 collection of traditional Indian designs with a modern edge.

The fashion collection was inspired by a story of an inner journey from a chaotic self-image to inner peace in the garden of desire. Our model Vita Mallela flew in from New York to showcase Mani Jassal’s designs at an Italian villa in the Hollywood Hills.

This was Tiger House Films Los Angeles video production company’s debut collection with Mani Jassal. Her large social media following and rapid growth globally proves the ever increasing demand for a brand like hers. Her aesthetic is widely recognized all across the world with her pieces being worn by celebrities and influencers like Ashanti, Nazanin Mandi, Madison Beer, Bebe Rexha, Sonam Bajwa, Gigi Gorgeous. Her clothing has also been published in international and national magazines like Vanity Fair, Vice Magazine, Playboy, Marie Claire and Stardust.

Tiger House Films Los Angeles fashion video production team was able to capture multiple looks during our one day shoot in Hollywood. My job as a production coordinator based in Los Angeles was keeping us on schedule and making sure we shot all the Mani Jassal SS18 styles we planned capturing. Staying lightweight and mobile along with a strict shooting schedule allowed us to move around the multi level location quickly and efficiently to give Mani the maximum production value for her collection’s photos and fashion video.

Tiger House Films Los Angeles video production company worked in conjunction with fashion photographer Rita Labib

You can find our fashion video along with Rita Labib’s Photos on the Mani Jassal website: https://manijassal.com/

To see more of my work please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/

I frequently post on my Instagram, please visit my production coordinator based in Los Angeles page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

CREDITS:

Client: Mani Jassal
Agency: Tiger House Films
Production Company: Tiger House Films
Video Director: Jason Kent Carpenter
Production Coordinator: Luca Buzas
Assistant Camera: Robin Pabello
Still Photography: Rita Labib
Model: Vita Mallela


Los Angeles Production Coordinator | IKARIA Resort Wear SS18

Los Angeles Production Coordinator | IKARIA Resort Wear SS18

I was involved in the project as a Los Angeles production coordinator. Tiger House Films has produced a behind the scenes brand video production for our Ikaria fashion commercial / high fashion photo shoot. The project is behind the scenes for the debut of their SS18 ready to wear collection in a gorgeous private home location in Palm Springs. Ikaria’s luxurious coverups are inspired by the jet-setting lifestyle and exotic travel destinations.

This behind the scenes brand video production captures a rare glimpse into the process of shooting our fashion video / high fashion still photo shoot productions. The technical process of the creation of these campaigns is seldom captured due to the fact that our Los Angeles production company only shows the final released and finished products for brands and agencies.

Our supermodel talent for this brand video production was Victoria’s Secret supermodel Barbara Fialho who is originally from Brazil. Our beautiful talent has incredible charisma and her experience over 15 years in the industry shined on camera . Her background as a ballerina gives her the ability be aware of her movements and balance for camera.

Tiger House Films video production team worked seamlessly with photographers Melis+Dainon to create a combination photo & video campaign for Ikaria. This is the second collaboration with Melis+Dainon and they are featured in the behind the scenes production as well.

Palm Springs is the perfect location for a high fashion video and photo production. The dramatic desert mountains provide a beautiful backdrop where nature and bright sunshine are all a part of the incredible aesthetic.

To view the new fashion video along with Melis+Dainon’s Photos on the Ikaria website, visit: https://www.ikariaresortwear.com/

To see more of my work please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/

I frequently post on my Instagram, please visit my Los Angeles production coordinator page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

CREDITS:

Client: Ikaria Resort Wear
Agency: Tiger House Films
Production Company: Tiger House Films
Video Director: Jason Kent Carpenter
Production Coordinator: Luca Buzas
Assistant Camera: Robin Pabello
BTS Video: Ben Gabriel Shultz
Photography Team / Casting: Melis+Dainon
Model: Barbara Fialho
Makeup Artist: Carissa Ferreri
Hair Stylist:  Michael Kanyon


Los Angeles Creative Coordinator | Royal Enfield Interceptor Commercial

Los Angeles Creative Coordinator | Royal Enfield Interceptor Commercial

I have many different responsibilities as a Los Angeles creative coordinator such as coordinating the wardrobe, the looks for hair and makeup, and the styling in regards to the client’s requests.

I’ve recently lent my services as a Los Angeles creative coordinator and wardrobe stylist in two commercials for Royal Enfield and Tiger House Films led a company called Storyteller.in based in Mumbai, India. Storytellers.in was founded in 2015 under the direction of Arun Gopalan. Over the last three and half years, the company has worked on many different campaigns that have earned them some notoriety in the industry.

Tiger House Films is an award-winning commercial production located in Los Angeles founded by Jason Kent Carpenter, who also works as a freelance producer and director. The Enfield Cycle Company makes motorcycles, bicycles, lawnmowers, and stationary engines under the name Royal Enfield.

I worked on the Storytellers’ first American shoot as their Creative Coordinator on a commercial shoot in Los Angeles. We shot for five days in various locations including Downtown LA, Malibu, and Pismo Beach.

My main duties on this shoot included:

  • Contributing to the creation of creative materials
  • Handling day-to-day project tracking and management with internal cross-functional teams and agency partners.
  • Assisting in creating and developing briefings
  • Becoming familiar with details of the campaigns in order to keep the team on track
  • Asset management (workflow / timelines), transferring between internal and external departments, and ensuring timely delivery.

Since 2012, I’ve worked with many different clients from all around the world. When I had started my journey in Shanghai, I never could have imagined the immense amount of experience in fashions films, commercials, web and TV contents, and photo shoots that I’ve obtained in the last six years. Working as a Los Angeles creative coordinator may not be an easy task, but it’s a fun one nonetheless.

To see more of my work please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/

I frequently post on my Instagram, please visit my Los Angeles creative coordinator page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

To learn more about Royal Enfield please visit their website page here: https://www.royalenfield.com/