January 8, 2011
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure to style Raina Hein (mostly known for being runner up on America's Next Top Model Cycle 14) for a test shoot with the talented Sade Williams.

Raina Hein by Sade Williams

It was a fun easy shoot in L.A. in easy urban clothes. As a wardrobe stylist I'm always challenged to not dress everyone in pretty vintage dresses and add cardigans and little hats to every ensemble... ^_^ so I was quite pleased with the beautiful images that were captured without it getting too girlie as I can very easily lean to.

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Raina is one of the sweetest girls I've met, she's just like how she appeared on the show (which I asked many questions about... "what's Tyra really like?") I actually got to style Raina twice, those photos I'll post up once I receive more of them! I hope you enjoyed the photos!

You can view more of my styling work on my online portfolio www.rodellee.com but it's still under construction...

P.S. - If you feel like being jealous, Raina is wearing ONLY mascara in these photos. What a lucky gal!!! She says she gets her luminous skin from years of living in wintry cold Minnesota and washing her face and scalding hot water!


  1. So beautiful. I love the styling you did. I kind of like that you did more simple, urban outfits (which I usually don't), rather than sweet and girlie. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE me some femme-retro, but the shots turned out great the way they are :}

    The composition of the shots is quite lovely (I can't wait to see the others!) and of course Raina looks gorgeous. Personally, I thought Raina should have won. She is definitely one of the more unique-looking girls they've had on the show. I love that twinkle in her eyes especially! So magical and mysterious :}

    I really, really want that studded fringe vest in the last shot too, btw. Lol.

    xoxo coco

    P.S. I really, really wish they would do an all plus-size edition of ANTM like they did for the petite/shorter models. It would be amazing if they did!

  2. i love love love this photos! and she is awesome too :)


  3. Simply gorgeous, both the model, pictures & styling! Congratulations :)

  4. i was just thinking, wow she looks like raina from ANTM. ahahaha

    i especially adore the peacock feather mask! nice shots

  5. She´s so pretty, lovely eyes.
    The outfits are gorgeus, the mask is incredible!

  6. That last outfit is my favorite! Nice job, all around. I've heard that she's a sweetie. Oh to look that lovely with just mascara...

  7. hey...if you like vintage check out my blog BIG STAR STATION at http://carmenlee3.blogspot.com/
    ~Carmen Lee

  8. Raina is beautiful!!!


  9. She is very beautiful, I love the pose and the post! Keep it up!
    Sherman Unkefer

  10. ooo, you lucky thing! I love AMNTM and getting to meet and style Raina, is so cool! Congrats :)

  11. She is so gorgeous what is her name?

    Laby[big suits]


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