Behind the Shoot

by Elaine Krackau on May 20, 2015 in Lifestyle, Fashion,

In our Spring print issue of Texas Lifestyle Magazine, we featured a fashion spread called “Take on Spring.” The online arm of the magazine allows us to go beyond the print pages and elaborate on the story, bringing you behind-the-scenes images and info.

We thought it would be fun to introduce you to the folks who brought the whimsical shoot to life!


The Illustrator:

Alexis Alvarez wears many different hats! She is an Illustration artist & Motion Graphics

Designer who enjoys making her illustrations come to life through animation. She is a member of the Society of Children Books for Writers and Illustrators and earned her degree in Media Arts & Animation specializing in Illustration & Motion Graphics.


Alexis tells us about the shoot:

“Our vision for Take on Spring was to capture the warmth of Spring and the beauty of Texas. I’ve always been a huge fan of comics, such as Adventure Time and Star Wars, so comics were a big inspiration when I created these backgrounds. Texas Lifestyle Magazine’s stylist Edith Henry and I really wanted to accomplish the feeling of life and motion in this photo shoot. I believe the model, clothing and illustrations accomplished that. Integrating illustration with fashion photography pushes the boundaries of storytelling in a way that illustration or photography alone can’t really do.”


The Makeup Artist:

Marge Gomez is a freelance makeup artist who has worked in film, print and fashion. Her clients include Chanel, Dior, YSL, Armani and many, many more! She says her inspiration for the spring shoot was chic, bold and playful bright lips with an unpredictable elegance.

The Hairstylist:

Vanessa Amber Resendez is from San Antonio and attended the Aveda Institute. She’s been in the industry for almost 9 years and has enjoyed every minute of it! She currently lives in Austin and works at The Ricky Hodge Salon on East 6th. She is often able to style outside of the salon for various photo shoots, fashion shows and city events.

The Photographer:

Peter Longno is the brilliant photographer who captured the images for the spread.





By Elaine Krackau