This weeks spotlight goes out to photographer Allen Henson who has provided us with stunning imagery of some of our favorite Erica M. pieces.

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Allen Henson is an American Editorial Fashion photographer and filmmaker. Born in 1984, he was raised in Oklahoma before enlisting in the US Army. He proudly served with the 22nd Infantry Regiment, conducting two tours in Iraq during his tenure. A self trained photographer, he now finds himself on the forefront of Fashion focused battlefields. A respected and sought after industry leader, Allen has lectured on his chosen trade at Rice University, Elite Fashion Academy, the Chelsea School of Art and Design in London as well as Franz Tamayo in Bolivia. He currently has studios in both New York City and Los Angeles, traveling frequently to London and South America for Ad campaigns. Allen Henson is known for controversial layouts by incorporating social standards and politics into his Fashion shoots. He has an innate ability to create a complex narrative filled with sensuality and surrealism, then capture those provocative moments on camera. While he resides in New York, he travels the world frequently for work and personal exploration. Henson is Agency approved and his CV includes working with Ford, Next, Photogenics, Select, Premier, Elite and Wilhelmina. Henson’s work has been published in Z!NK Magazine, Cosmopolitan, The Fashionisto, Vogue, Playboy, Kurv Magazine, Papercut Magazine, Nu-Mode, Black & Grey Magazine, The Collective, L’Allure des Mots, Runway Magazine; his portfolios can be viewed at www.allenhenson.com

 

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Yosra Bodysuit: $130

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Yosra Bodysuit: $130
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Genevieve Hosiery: $55

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Karina Crop Top: $75

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Naomi Catsuit: $195

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International Women’s Day is all about reflection, advocacy, and action. In celebration of how far we’ve come Erica M. would like to turn attention to some of our favorite women in history who continue to inspire and embody our brand aesthetic.

Kiki De Montparnasse

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Alice Ernestine Prin nicknamed Queen of Montparnasse, and often known as Kiki de Montparnasse, was a French artist’s model, nightclub singer, actress, memorist, and painter. She flourished in, and helped define, the liberated culture of Paris in the 1920s.

Luisa, Marchesa Casati Stampa di Soncino 

ca. 1972 --- Marisa Berenson dressed as the Marchesa Luisa Casati Stampa, at the Rothschild ball. --- Image by © Condй Nast Archive/CORBISLuisa Casati, was an Italian heiress, muse, and patroness of the arts in early 20th-century Europe known for her eccentricities. As the concept of dandy was expanded to include women, the Marchesa Casati fitted the utmost female example by saying: “I want to be a living work of art”.

 

Josephine Baker

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Josephine Baker was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress who came to be known in various circles as the “Black Pearl,” “Bronze Venus” and even the “Creole Goddess”. Born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri, she became the first black woman to star in a major motion picture. Baker refused to perform for segregated audiences in the United States and is noted for her contributions to the Civil Rights Movement.

Marilyn Monroe
marilyn-monroeActress Marilyn Monroe was born as Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926 in Los Angeles, California. Probably the most celebrated of all actresses, Monroe overcame a difficult childhood to become a much-admired international star. With her breathy voice and hourglass figure, Monroe took the world by storm.

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Erwin Blumenfeld (1897–1969) was a photographer and artist born in Germany. Drawing inspiration from the Dada Movement to classical and modern paintings, he developed a unparalleled style in which he captured his subjects. He was best known for his fashion photography published in Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar in the 1940s and 1950s. His black and white images of women in sensual yet playful poses are wistfully exquisite. He continues to influence photography till this day and will always be a source of inspiration for the Erica M. design team.

I Love Chanel by Solve Sundsbo A Tribute to Erwin Blumenfeld

Erwin Blumenfeld X Erica M. Inspo:

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I Heart U Hosiery – $42

 

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Donna Hosiery – $28

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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