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Calle Evans Makes a Case for DMing Your Photographer

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Otherwise known as the team that plays well together, creates well together.

 

Words: Katie Hicks

 

Any fashion-savvy person will tell you that looking effortless actually takes a lot of energy. Calle Evans’ photo shoot, captured in the bright and airy People’s Liberty space, felt as effortlessly chic as Calle’s own designs.

Calle Evans is a fashion designer in the classical sense. She designs, sews, hand-beads and custom-fits each piece for each person, one by one. If she’s not doing every step, she’s hiring a skilled friend to help. Every piece is made in Ohio, and the garments never lose their bespoke quality.

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Assistants Coryn Bostwick and Tessa Clark

Assistants Coryn Bostwick and Tessa Clark

Calle’s crew started with two colleagues and friends: Tessa Clark, a fellow designer and Calle’s oft-used stylist; and Coryn Bostwick, a client of Calle’s and her business partner in a new venture called The Art of Elegance.

 
 
Photographer Andrea Sabugo

Photographer Andrea Sabugo

My goal was to shoot Calle in a way that would make people feel like her work is almost an angelic process.
— Andrea Sabugo
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Tessa recommended Andrea Sabugo, a photographer with experience in fashion design, for the team. Calle and Andrea instantly clicked, and what followed was a flurry of emails, Instagram messages, and one-off conversations about inspiration photos, mood boards, and designers. Their shared vision culminated in an airy, light-filled photo shoot showing the almost ethereal practice of bringing a garment to life.

 
 
Makeup artist Laura Vega, model Emma Karle, and hair stylist Tara Tussing Wood

Makeup artist Laura Vega, model Emma Karle, and hair stylist Tara Tussing Wood

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It wasn’t hard to make Calle and model Emma Karle look beautiful on camera, but Calle had a specific concept in mind. She connected with two creatives who executed it perfectly: hair stylist Tara Tussing Wood created owing, sleek locks, while makeup artist Laura Vega brought out the angelic-with-a- side-of-sultry look.

 
 
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Good vibes don’t make themselves. Establishing a team with similar tastes, a natural ease, and plenty of open communication made the collaboration feel just as effortless as the photos.


CREDITS:

Client: Calle Evans
Photographer: Andrea Sabugo
Hair Stylist: Tara Tussing Wood
Makeup Artist: Laura Vega
Assistants: Tessa Clark, Coryn Bostwick, Rafael Jose Rodriguez-Sanchez 
Model: Emma Karle, New View
Behind-the-Scenes Photographer: Joe Walsh
Location: People’s Liberty