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California Dreaming by Sisilia Piring

Sisilia Piring has taken Ben Trovato by storm since her first feature in our One Frame Fame section earlier this year. Her first story for us was a dark and raw tale, which she described as a “semi dark, high fashion/rock look.

Today we are presenting something completely different from the Los Angeles based arising photographer. Sisilia teamed up with America’s Next Top Model winner Nicole Fox to shoot a glamourous fashion story for Ben Trovato at the fabulous Watermarke Tower, in Downtown LA.

Sisilia has worked with Nicole Fox before, and says she’s “wonderful to work with.”

“So down to earth and friendly. I didn’t really need to tell her how to pose or anything of that sort, she just knew her body and what poses to do and what looked good. It’s no wonder she won cycle 13 of America’s Next Top Model.”

California Dreaming is a story about an independent stylish girl on a resort enjoying her vacation. “I was really inspired by the location of the shoot mainly,” Sisilia says, before continuing: “The pool was gorgeous, the view of downtown Los Angeles and the stunning modern furniture all played a vital role in inspiring the shoot.

The shoot was planned to last from 10am to 4pm, but after two hours of shooting Sisilia and her team felt they had more than what they’d dreamed of: “Yes, and it was because of the dynamic of the team. Everyone brought 110% into the shoot. We had a dream team, honestly.

Aja Eskandar did the hair and makeup, while Keri Rae styled California Dreaming. “After we chose the location I knew I wanted to do a resort inspired look,” Keri explains, adding: “Any girl by the pool in a bathing suit can be cute but when you combine vintage and contemporary pieces it gives it a more fun and unique look.

Photography by Sisilia Piring
Styling by Keri Rae
Makeup & Hair by Aja Eskandar
Model - Nicole Fox @ Wilhelmina Los Angeles
Photo Assistant - Joshua Rohrer
Special thanks to Ester for letting us use her gorgeous home for the shoot.