This month, I had the pleasure of shooting a fashion shoot for NextonScene Magazine's spring issue on stands April 1st! Their entire team was incredible and it was such a fun experience for me to be a part of. For the shoot I had the pleasure of wearing this gorgeous SS17 powder blue hand-made two-piece set from lalla bee, a vibrant new clothing line designed with the vision of bringing something fresh, modern and elegant to the women of today.
lalla bee started when Melina, the company's founder, was just a girl. Born and raised in a small town in the Dominican Republic, Melina would spend her afternoon's playing in her grandmother's yard with friends and family, chasing around animals and occasionally getting stung by a bee.
Coming from a family of strong women, Melina came up with her company's name as a way to identify her muse: a woman, daughter, sister and mother, who works hard to excel at everything she puts her mind to while looking effortlessly beautiful.
With designs that define simple elegance, Melina's vision was to dress women in timeless pieces with a modern twist and an exquisite attention to detail. In 2015, she did just that and launch lalla bee. Melina currently resides in Boston with her husband and son. To view lalla bee's entire SS17 collection. click here. and don't forget to pick up your copy of NextonScene magazine April 1st!
You can also follow lalla bee on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter.
Hair by: Jamie Cholaki
Makeup by: Alexandra Dale
Jewelry Courtesy of: Tesoro Boston
Photos by: Sonya Highfield