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Couture designer Justina Prince of Baltimore shares her breathtaking Bird and the Fish collection on the runway today featuring spectacular designs made of fine feathers, luxurious textures, vibrant colors and elaborate designs.
Prince is a multi-media artist, former dancer and model who has had her hands and heart in creative direction, hair and makeup design, photography and now couture fashion.
Prince’s Bird and the Fish collection highlights the idea of symbiosis of species between the Bird and The Fish, and more specifically the designer’s experiences growing up in foster care. “When children are separated from their parents and placed in new homes, we are like a different species who share an environment. We need and demand of each other to create symbiosis and peace, and a sense of wellbeing. We are trying to create a worth more nation where children feel on the inside that they are worth more, not because someone else thinks that about them, but because they know their own worth.
A bird may love a fish and vice versa, but where will they live?” she asks. It’s up to us to make that happen.
The out of this world, hair and makeup for this amazing shoot was lead and designed by Audrey Avirett and includes the work or our amazing team of artists including: Jessica Driggs- makeup, Kim Goetz – hair, Candice Loveless – Hair, Kaleigh Cleveland – makeup CE Eaton- Makeup, Courtney Dressler – assistant and headpieces were the magnificent designs of Kat Cote and Tita Rutlidge.