As many of you already noticed, we were featured on the VIBE Vixen website yesterday. The spread is called Chicks Who Love Kicks and is modeled by the beautiful Ilysha McMillan. The vision for this Vibe Vixen contribution is a spin off of our direction for an ongoing NSFW (New Shoes, Fine Woman) project of Atlanta Got Sole. We wanted to show you the art of a beautiful woman in combination with the latest exclusive sneakers. The entire shoot took place in a suite of the Atlanta Perimeter Hotel & Suites. Head over to the VIBE Vixen website to see the full spread!
The creative direction for this project was a collaboration within a collaboration: with pulling varying looks and feels, meshing the street flair of sneakers with the allure of Ilysha was a task left up to proper posing and lighting. By compositing multiple looks in a single frame, it was easy to break the barriers specific styles and colorways created. – Thomas Wilson II, Media Director
Giving respect to the audience, we wanted to combine an upclose look at the newest, unreleased sneakers, combined with a beautiful “vixen” and location. Keeping the shoes elevated, while in a lux enviroment was key to our vision. – Christina Madison, Art Director
Being a lowkey female sneaker head and an avid visitor of vibe.com, I knew exactly how I wanted the shoot to look for the site. I went with the looks that came right to me: classy, sexy, fun and sporty! – Christina Rivera, Stylist
For this shoot, I wanted the makeup to be simple, yet still sexy enough to just enhance Ily’s natural beauty. Her bone structure is phenomenal and she has beautiful eyes, so creating a cat eye with a rosy cheek and a red lip for a pop of color was the simplest way to bring her face to life without over doing it. – Ashley Gray, Make-up
Shooting with AGS was an amazing experience. Thomas and the crew are masters at their craft and made the shoot extremely comfortable to work in. The exclusive selection of shoes arranged for me to wear would only be found in a true sneaker heads closet. – Ilysha McMillan, Model
Throughout the timeline of AGS, I’ve always wanted to make sure we gave the viewers quality projects and something always original. With this project the team involved has provided both of those goals plus so much more. AGS will continue to put our stamp on everything that matters. Look out this is just the beginning “AGS over everything”. – James Madison, The Boss aka Capo
- Nike Air Griffey Max 1 Mariner Emerald
- Nike Foamposite Pro Pine Green/Black
- Air Jordan 5 (V) Retro Black/Varsity Red-Metallic Silver
- Air Jordan 2.0 Wolf Grey/Cement
- Air Jordan 11 Low IE White/Black-Metallic Silver
- Jordan 2.0 Gucci Black/Varsity Red-Green
- Air Jordan XI Retro Low IE Black/White-Varsity Red
A huge thank you to VIBE Vixen and all the people involved! Stay tuned for more greatness!