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"Shine Like Diamonds" – A Fashion Photo Essay by Karen Epstein

Updated: Feb 7, 2023

It’s been a long 3 years since the pandemic raged through the world. After months and months of cozy comfort wear, formal sweat pants and zoom-friendly tops (with optional bottoms) fashion is ready to party again! This shoot was conceived out of maximalism, impracticality and layers upon layers of luxe. Days before Miami-based Stylist Deana Anais and NYC Photographer Karen Epstein were scheduled to shoot they took in Thierry Mugler: Couturissime at the Brooklyn Museum. What synchronicity! Inspired and encouraged by his sensual embrace of crystals, feathers, fetish wear and, in particular, some cheekily-placed pearls, they produced this fashion story with energy, sparkle, movement and shine to usher in Spring 2023.

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Look 1

On Migle

Backless sequined dress by Earrings by @christinacarusostyle Beaded collar stylist’s own ring by @tamikojewellery_japan On Lauren: White sequined ruffle collar jumpsuit @unblemishedbycherice Earrings @izabysilviadavila Gold link Bracelet @aurelia_and_icarus Ring @rainbowunicornbirthdaysurprise Look 2

On Migle Geometric Earring by @Haleia @the_confessional_showroom_nyc 3 on Migle Crystal Ankle Strap Stilettos @pedrojuanatelier Look 4

On Migle Red Dress with pearl & bead studded bustier @maisonelmadawy Earrings @maisonelmadawy Ring @tomikojewellery.japan Look 5

On Lauren Backless sequined dress by Earrings by @christinacarusostyle Beaded collar stylist’s own ring by @tamikojewellery_japan silver and gold spiked collar stylist’s own on Migle: Geometric sequined dress by Look 7

On Lauren Chanel Choker Gold + Pearl Necklaces by Rainbow Unicorn Birthday Surprise @rainbowunicornbirthdaysurprise @theshinysquirrel Velvet Glove by Miri Mari @the_confessional_showroom_nyc Brooches worn as rings by Rainbow Unicorn Birthday Surprise @rainbowunicornbirthdaysurprise @theshinysquirrel Look 8

On Migle Pink Palettes Top by F A N S Y @fansyxvs Earrings by COOLOOK @joyeriacoolook Look 9

On Lauren Blue Beaded Top by F A N S Y @fansyxvs Earrings by Rachel Mulherin @rachelmulherin Look 10

On Migle Earrings by @christinacarusostyle Green gloves by @rainbowunicornbirthdaysurprise Look 11

On Migle Mulit-colored Plexi Jewlery @rainbowunicornbirthdaysurprise


Photographer Karen Epstein


Stylist Deana Anais


Hair & Makeup Avery Golson


with See Management

assisted by Ryann Carter

Models Lauren Adler & Migle @ Q Management NYC

Hair Products Used:


Kevin Murphy


Makeup Products Used:

Tom Ford

Charlotte Tilbury


la prairie



Makeup by Mario

By ML Staff. Images courtesy of Karen Epstein


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