Everyone knows Paula to be simple. So we went ahead and broke that impression of her. Made up by Angie Cruz – who is known for making you look like you were going to the Oscars – dressed up and styled in glamorous gowns and dresses, and shot in a timeless Victorian house, we were able to showcase her sophisticated side, much to everybody’s surprise. But as someone who also has a daughter, I made sure that the child in her still showed through, which is why we infused “laughter in the rain” shots. It wasn’t easy to bring a fire truck to create the effect we wanted. But everyone was dead set on achieving it, with friends and family all dolled up for the pictorial. Effort! Paula, I am super proud of what we accomplished here – the creativity, your bravery and the whole team’s dedication.
Photography and Art Direction by Jervy Santiago
Make-up: Angie Cruz
Styled by Simon Peter Abel