Styling Journal: So it begins…

Manchic Behind the Scenes Men Moments Magazine Editorial
Jorge Gallegos, Ricardo Baldin, Bryan Feiss and Thomas Synnamon

When I was a kid most of my friends dreamt of becoming a doctor, starting their own business or getting married. Unlike them, I wanted to learn English, travel, live in a foreign country and work in Fashion.

I grew up watching America’s Next Top Model, Project Runway and other fashion shows. I remember thinking: how damn cool would it be to get in the spotlight… It might have sounded cliché but you know what? I didn’t care!

Manchic Behind the Scenes Men Moments Magazine Editorial
So it begins…

I eventually made it to New York Fucking City and I can finally say I feel like I’m living the American dream, my own American dream. Little things matter a lot – from hanging out with Benjamin Mach and Michelle Franklin from Project Runway Season 11 to having drinks with Editor in Chief of Paper Magazine Mickey Boardman to having landed my first styling gig. My days in The Big Apple just keep getting better!

Manchic Behind the Scenes Men Moments Magazine Editorial
It was a sunny day! We were trying to stay cool…

I’ve been in touch with photographer Thomas Synnamon on Facebook for a while now so when he was recently looking for a fashion stylist I didn’t think twice and offered my help. I’d never styled professionally; however, I always believed I had an understanding of how to style others. I collaborated with GUESS Watches (read post here) and Pose App loves my swag. Although I felt confident about “mi estilo” reaching out to Thomas made me a bit nervous!

Manchic Behind the Scenes Men Moments Magazine Editorial
Me just doing my job.

So early in the morning last Sunday I headed to Coney Island to meet with him. The project was to shoot an editorial for Men Moments Magazine with make-up artist Bryan Feiss and Brazilian model Ricardo Baldin – my Mexican friends might recognize him as the face of Men’s Factory, Latin America’s Men’s Wearhouse equivalent. Hastag “over the moon”.

Manchic Behind the Scenes Men Moments Magazine Editorial

Our theme was end of summer/back to school. To create that very sleek, preppy-uptown-boy look I decided to use pieces from colorful Spanish brand Desigual (thanks Chevy from Now and Zen PR for your quick response), some rad jewelry from The Forgery and eyewear from my latest discovery ERLIK.

Unfortunately I can’t share too much with you all just yet – as I would spoil the upcoming spread – but here’s a sneak peek and some behind the scenes photos for you to enjoy!

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Manchic Behind the Scenes Men Moments Magazine Editorial
One of the final images

All in all, I believe I did a great job at my first official styling assignment and of course you would all agree, wouldn’t you? A big thank you to everyone who helped out (Gavin, Josue, Michael). Thank you Thomas for giving me this opportunity. Ricardo and Bryan – you guys rock! And to all the magazines and photographers out there: there’s a new stylist in town! 😉

Manchic Behind the Scenes Men Moments Magazine Editorial
Ricardo Baldin and I after the photo shoot

 

Jorge Gallegos

Not just a pretty face

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Author: manchic

Former Graphic Designer, Official GUESS One to Watch Blogger, Underwear and Menswear Blogger, Social Media Guy for several Gay Dating Sites including GuySpy.com and FindGayDaddy.com and the ultimate Party Boy Extraordinaire. Follow my adventures on Twitter and Instagram @manchic.

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