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Bridal fashion editorial featuring Erin Brady, Miss USA

In May I had the opportunity to photograph a bridal fashion editorial for Aventura Magazine’s June issue.
I was fortunate to have the reigning Miss USA Erin Brady as my model. From the moment she walked into my Manhattan studio Erin was warm, enthusiastic and a blast to work with.

Click here for behind the scenes photos!

Stylist Angellika brought a beautiful selection of dresses and gowns. Thanks to Aeriel Payne (makeup), Ayato (hair) and Noako (manicure) for the elegant job they did. A special thanks to Joseph Richard Florals for the stunning arrangements!

After the shoot Erin was being whisked off to a charity event. While waiting for her car my close friend Dave arrived at the studio to pick me up for dinner. I introduced him to “Miss USA”. He politely shook her hand and they exchanged pleasantries… until he finally realized Erin REALLY WAS Miss USA, thats when the selfies were taken!

Here are a couple of images from the shoot. Check out Aventura Magazine to see the complete story.

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Client feature – New York fashion designer Lee Anderson

Lee Anderson is a custom couture fashion designer in Manhattan.

I have been photographing her designs going on ten years. Lee sells custom garments soley out of her Lexington Avenue shop. Her loyal clientele appreciate her fearless aesthetic using bold colors, strong patterns, rich texture, and wonderful silhouettes to create both classic and whimsical fashion for every body type. Her husband and partner Nick Angelakis takes care of production and the business end and daughter Kyra helps manage the main store and outlet across Lexington Ave.

I love working with Lee. The photo shoot is always elegant and fun. The first time I worked with her I found myself pulling a stuffed, mounted trophy fish off the studio wall as a prop.

Here are some photographs I took of Lee, Nick and their staff at the Upper East Side shop and their Garment Center factory.
Also attaching her bio at the end of the post. Later this week I will share some photos we have created together.


Lee Anderson at her Lexington Avenue shop which sells her custom couture designs.


Partner Nick Angelakis at Lee Anderson, custom couture atelier on the upper east side of Manhattan

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Staff helping a customer get a custom fit of a gown.

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Sales staff helps client select fabric and color on a custom couture dress at Lee Anderson, Manhattan

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Sales staff adjusts the sleeve of a custom jacket.

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Sales staff at Lee Anderson wearing her designs.

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Tailor creating a custom fitted couture garment

Tailor creating a custom fitted couture garment

Tailor creating a custom fitted couture garment

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Sketches and a post card on the wall of Lee Anderson’s New York Garment Center factory.

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Cutting from patterns at the NYC Garment Center factory.

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Cutting from patterns at the NYC Garment Center factory.

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Frank checks fabric samples.

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Factory manager Frank pulling fabric to be cut for a custom garment

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Cutting fabric for a custom design at the New York Garment Center factory.

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Delivering the finished garment.

Lee Anderson had already garnered a reputation for creating custom made couture clothing that embraces chromatic luxury in world renown fabrics when she established her design business in 1980 in a townhouse just off Madison Avenue in New York City. Lee graduated from the Traphagen School of Design, founded in the 1920s by Ethel Traphagan. The school was known for its technical orientation of the art of fashion design, offering courses in pattern-making and drafting. Although the school closed its doors in the early 1990s, such fashion icons as Geoffrey Beene, James Galanos, Mary McFadden, John Kloss, Christos Yiannakou and Franklin Rowe are among its alumni.

After being introduced to Seventh Avenue by Ralph Lauren, Lee worked as a design assistant to legends John Kloss (a fellow Traphagen alumnus), most famous for designing a bra that appeared not to exist in 1974 for Lily of France and Herbert Kasper for Joan Leslie. Kasper made his name as a designer by working for Joan Leslie from 1963 to 1985, becoming vice president of the company in 1980 and creating high fashion looks that reflected trends but were commercial and wearable.

Soon after striking out on her own, Lee Anderson’s collection was featured at Barney’s New York, Bergdorf Goodman and other fine specialty stores in the U.S. Today, the designer dedicates herself to her signature couture collection and special New York clientele. She continues to create clothing that embraces chromatic luxury using the most extraordinary and researched fabrics of the world, including iridescent taffetas, brocades, hand fringed British district checks and Celtic tweeds.

Lee Anderson Couture caters to a clientele who share her love for the highest pinnacle in luxury fashion.


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Fashion Editorial

I am please to share my latest fashion editorial published in Fashion 360 Magazine.

The inspiration for the shoot was the 1953 movie “How to Marry a Millionaire” starring Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable and Lauren Bacall. We had two Manhattan locations; The Chester, an upscale restaurant in the Meatpacking District and a luxury apartment in Silver Towers. The balcony of the silver tower apartment had a dramatic, sweeping southern view of midtown and downtown Manhattan as well as the Hudson River and New Jersey.

The models were the beautiful Taylor Burns and Carleen Laronn both from Major Model Management. Fashion editor Ikponmwosa Edorisiagbon styled the shoot, makeup by Shon Michaux-Simon, Hair by Dior Sovaoa, and nails by Elizabeth Garcia.

My son Sam was my photo assistant. Always nice have your teenager listen to you when you ask him to pick something up or go get some coffee.

You can see the full editorial using this link: Fashion 360 Magazine – How to Marry a Millionaire

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