INTERMIX - FALL FEATURE

Full story on: Intermix blog
Photography by me, Karla Garcia
Art direction: Regina Arriola Cauff, @style_rac
Styling: Monique Miller
Hair and makeup: Nina Cortes Manavello

Shooting Intermix's photo content for the Miami portion of their blog is one of my favorite freelance jobs to date. Not only is the local blog team organically a wonderful mix, but the pieces we get to showcase are a fashion girl's dream. I must admit, these photos even make me want to go shopping and I shot them. The true beauty of capturing these visual blog stories is being able to give the clothes a purpose that transcends beyond the initial purchasing decision, but rather to inspire how to incorporate these pieces into your own wardrobe and day to day life in a real way. We love telling a story and always strive to make the pieces look their best while doing so.

Check out the official post on Intermix's "Beyond Best Dressed" blog with some the above images included alongside outfit details.


STREETSTYLE - R29 THE SHOPPING BLOCK

 
Streetstyle photography by me, Karla Garcia for Refinery29

Two weekends ago, Refinery29 came to Miami's Dadeland mall and hosted an exclusive shopping event partnered with Simon Malls dubbed "The Shopping Block". I was hired to shoot streetstyle of the fashionable mall & event attendees in a modified streetstyle edition of indoor photos. While not the traditional streetstyle way, the story turned out pretty neat with R29 featuring a lovely slideshow of my shots with a witty storyline titled "23 style lessons we learned from Miami". I definitely  enjoyed being able to shoot for R29 again, it had been about a year or so since I had done so after the site pulled out of their Miami edition. Above you'll find some of my shots but you should check out the entire gallery, link listed above in photo credit.

MIAMI INTERMIX INFLUENCERS - EDITORIAL

Today is officially the grand opening event for Intermix's Lincoln Road store and I couldn't be more excited. Once more, I joined forces with the talented Miami team to photograph a special editorial featuring five of Miami's Female Influencers, all beautiful career women with sartorial and social clout! Art director, Regi Arriola Cauff wanted to highlight the stylish and beautiful Miami Intermix girl with a story titled, "What I love about Miami", so naturally shooting in signature Miami locations was a must. Styling the girls to perfection in this season's best (available at Intermix) was curated by Monique Miller.

Check out the new store located on 1005 Lincoln Road, right next to Gap and if you're free hop on over for tonight's event:

Check out the entire story here.

Production Credits:

These are some of my favorite outtakes, I didn't want to include the selects on my post because I'm really hoping you'll hop on over to Intermix's blog and see the full story.

Alina De La Vega MacLean

Ashley Turchin

Lauren Gnazzo

Alicia Halegua

Tatiana Cartaya

An early morning call time shot of me shooting Tatiana (thanks for the BTS pic Regi!)

ZARA - BROTHERS & SISTERS CAMPAIGN


Photos by photographer and mother of these beautiful girls, Denise Bovee

Did you know Zara has a beautiful campaign for minis titled, Brothers & Sisters? Well, if you didn't you now know and I'm smitten about it. The campaign features familiar social media faces in natural images with beautifully styled ensembles. As a photographer, my preference has never really been for shooting children because managing to conquer a child's undivided attention is a feat on its own - nonetheless managing to take a good shot while trying to do so. But THIS is the kind of children's photography that I love and can totally look forward to shooting. I am obsessed with the simplicity and rawness of these portraits, capturing the girls in their true element without focusing too much on the posing.

I was so thrilled and impressed to find the lovely little daughters of photographer, Denise Bove, featured on this Zara campaign. Denise has been a photography inspiration of mine for years now and her children are the cutest/most adventurous, free-spirited little things I've ever seen. Follow Denise on instagram and you'll become just as obsessed with her kid's style and explorer lives as I am.

Beautifully done Zara!