Photographer – William Occhi
Long Island born photographer William Occhi has always been insatiably curious and deeply driven by the visual arts. Feeling somewhat limited by what the suburbs had to offer William moved to NYC to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology.
While in FIT, he befriended several fashion designers and quickly became excited by the fashion world. His understanding of fabric structure and draping gave him a unique insight into how a designer thinks, and how best to capture the clothing. While in college William began to assist several prominent fashion photographers and worked in local photo labs to further immerse himself into his art. After graduating FIT he started work as a freelance advertising and fashion photographer. Most recently, William has taken his skills to the next level in the fashion industry. You can see his cutting edge photography on editorial and advertising pages of high-end fashion magazines.
Wardrobe Stylist – Jonathan Parra
Colombian born wardrobe stylist Jonathan Parra hasn’t always been into fashion. Being involved in theater all through his adolescence drove him to enroll at the University of Miami School of Communications with a focus in film production. With this background and attention to detail he was ask to participate in the overall design of various student films during his studies. This sparked an interest in costume design and production design that became Jonathan’s focus for the rest of his schooling. This all culminated in the graduate thesis project Play/House where he took total production design control and was honored by getting top billing alongside the Writer/ Director, and Producer.
Directly following his studies at the university he was hired on as a booker at Deco Models, a prestigious boutique modeling and talent agency in Miami Beach. Here he focused his skills to particularly targeting wardrobe styling by first using the models’ tests and then branching into actual editorials. He has been featured in various national fashion publications, recently in Florida International and Runway Magazines. Presently, he has also expanded into dressing high profile clients for several red carpet events. His recent work along with his portfolio can be found on his website www.JonathanParra.com.
Hair Stylist – Denise Adames
Dee stepped foot in the fashion and beauty industry in 1998, and hasn’t looked back since. She began her career by working as a computer graphic artist for a Paul Mitchell Distributor in Miami, FL. Dee was a major team player with John Paul Mitchell Systems and had taken the responsibilities of a “Task Force” and “Premiere” member educating other Paul Mitchell educators on the latest trends in cut and color.
Between 2005 and 2007 Dee joined Peter of London Salon and Spa as the Artistic Director and Educational Coordinator, developing an apprentice program and the educational forum for the salon’s Hair Designers.
Dee’s training and technical skills come from some of the top leaders in the industry, which include John Paul Mitchell Systems, Toni & Guy, Vidal Sassoon, Pivot Point, and Nexxus. Dee has recently developed “FREE-STYLE” cutting method and has launched her own coaching & mentoring classes that help stylists and future professionals to master their skills.
Dee’s latest accomplishment is winning the title of Bravo TV’s SHEAR GENIUS and has now opened her very own dream salon in South Beach, FL. Dee & Co. Hair Studio. Dee strives to keep herself on top of the latest fashion and hair trends by connecting with the industry’s leaders and master. Using hair as a canvas she approaches hair design as an art form and delivers a mood and attitude with every look.