This was a campaign for the fitness company Rising Lotus. Sisterhood and diversity in the fitness community was the focus of this project. Body-diversity and inclusivity is extremely important to show in all forms of fashion, and especially in exercise clothing.
A mock ad for Tommy Hilfiger.
A spiritual awakening has begun. As an era of modern mysticism arises from an open-minded youth, we welcome the fashion of the spirits and clairvoyants. From your local psychic to the witches of Salem, we adhere to their trends of classic Bohemia. For centuries, cultures and individuals have expressed their spirit and beliefs through fashion; so grab your tarot and join the seance— it’s time to strut.
Creative Directing: Lance Langel
Styling: Lance Langel, Daniela Guevara, Ruby Lewis
Photography: Coco Hubbeling
Photography Assistant: Julia McCartney
Videography: Alexander Puga, Dallas Jenkins
Video Editor: Alexander Puga
Talent: Day Toscano, Ka’Dia Dhatnubia, Ann Stoker
Gender fluidity in fashion has taken large steps forward in the recent past. So much so that age-old stigmas are being washed away. Using jewelry provided by Mamie Ruth, a women’s clothing and jewelry designer, these men express a different side to their personal styles and present a subtle expression of gender fluidity.
Art Direction, photography, and writing by CoCo Hubbeling
Styled by Nick DiGuilio
Modeled by Jacob Frazier, Levi Appleton, Xavier Simms
Jewelry provided by Mamie Ruth
a pin prick in my night sky not a star but a dark spec - my eyes roam over you to move to brighter more beautiful objects you blend with the dark matter maybe significant but overlooked and unimportant and unthought of - you hold weight and you pull but your blend moves you straight on
you were never my favorite person never my least favorite person you stood out to me like a face in a crowd that somehow makes it into my dreams I know you but do I know you? an apparition misty you are a fog that rolls over me I see you but you are elusive outside of my reach and lost under the sunlight a whisper a ghost you slip like time and I cant catch you
A self-portrait series commenting on how forgotten I feel combined with my mind-flow poetry.
35mm film, silver gelatin prints.
The stigma surrounding body hair is one as old as civilization itself. Whether it be Egyptian woman of status removing their head and pubic hair, women in Renaissance paintings constantly being portrayed as hairless beauties or Elizabethan woman shaving off their brows and plucking back their hairline to look more exotic— the standard to groom our natural growth is one that hasn’t ceased.
Within the past decade, the laws of body hair have been challenged and broken by a small, but growing, percent of the population. Both women and men alike are stepping forward and refusing to conform to a norm that has been in place for thousands of years. While this group isn’t the first to make waves when it comes to the standard of body hair, and surely won’t be the last, they are doing something that has changed the course of the conversation permanently. Body hair and the discussion surrounding personal grooming has seeped into mainstream media, making it less of a taboo subject and more of a stimulant for progressive discussion.
Grooming decisions that go against the grain tend to make onlookers uncomfortable. On one hand, it’s understandable because the regime of body hair is tightly controlled: women shouldn’t have leg or armpit hair, the eyebrow and upper lip must be plucked to perfection and any pubic hair has to be tamed. On the other hand, men are subject to a completely different set of regulations: shaved legs and under-arms could be seen as emasculating, regular grooming may be recommended for the beard and mustache but eyebrows often remain untouched and mere conversation of grooming their pubic hair seems unorthodox.Why are there such strict conventions in how society thinks gender affects body hair, and why do those conventions differ so greatly between men and women? The gender binary is no secret; neither are the double standards that go along with it. Body hair is one of them. With the double standard so deeply ingrained into the fabric of society —to the point where many people are unaware of its reach — it can be difficult to imagine an equal world, making it even more arduous to work towards one.
There are already those who are doing more than just imaging an equal world by working towards it. To mass media, it may seem that their work within the body hair movement is one of self-expression. Less open-minded opinions even say it’s just a form of rebellion from social norms. Both are correct, but neither is exclusive. Man Repeller’s interview of four women who choose to grow out their body hair sheds light on the reality behind growing out body hair as a woman. Their reasons for growth range from self-expression, a boost in confidence, to absolute indifference, but most of the women say their journey hasn’t been one without doubt and discomfort.
To circle back to the double standard embedded within the stigma towards body hair, it is vital to remember that no movement is one-sided. Multiple sources paralleled the content of the Man Repeller interview, but they were all female-centric. There is little to no conversation surrounding men’s body hair that falls out of the conventional ideal. “Manscaping” isn’t a new or revolutionary concept, and yet all of the noise in regards to it is a monologue rather than dialog. No one is asking how body hair makes men feel, but instead just telling them how to properly groom it. And for those who just want to be left alone and go au natural, they’re left to their own devices.
The body hair movement is one of great importance because it’s about more than freedom over one’s body, it’s also about equality. It may seem too small, possibly even too trivial, a movement to laden with such a hefty principle, but with its exposure and current movement towards tolerance, its acceptance will provide forthcoming generations with the fuel necessary to make significant changes. It’s imperative that the progress being made within the campaign isn’t chalked up to a simple social trend that will run its course for a couple years and then return to the imbalance in place today. Demands need to be made and actions need to be taken towards achieving gender equality, in society and personal grooming.
Written by Hana Lorne
Artistic Direction and Styling by Kat Sours
Photos by Coco Hubbeling
Modeled by Jack Vasconcelos and Caroline Ramsey
Showing the facets of masculinity - its power and its vulnerability.
Large format 4x5 film, silver gelatin prints.
Even if you don’t have an occasion, blow up the balloons, strap on the heels, and eat a cupcake or two while living your fluffy fantasy. Fur is a fun fashion statement for the chillier seasons. Whether it be a hat, a coat, a stole, or a purse, fur – faux or real- transforms a look and the person wearing it. What once was an outerwear must-have for fashion week is now the equivalent of a light cardigan or bathrobe. It makes every occasion a party.
Creative Director/Stylist/Words: Morgan McKensey
Photographer: CoCo Hubbeling
Photographer Assistant: Anna Byrd
Models: Chasity Cofield, Molly Johnson, Maddy Davis
Assistant Stylist: Emily Hinson
Makeup: Samantha Pritchard
Fur Coats Via: Rent the Runway
Women should feel comfortable in their own bodies. This is a celebration of a woman finding a home in herself.
Styled by Nick DiGuilio
Photography by CoCo Hubbeling
Modeled by Shannon Oakley and Emily Lucas
Campaign for Levi’s
This project was a study between subject and color.
Fashion is the main course, but let’s start with a salad. Here are some still lives that stretch the boundaries of styling accessories for people alone. We are literally dressing the salad, whether that be fruit, potato or just plain green.
Artistic direction by CoCo Hubbeling and Kat Sours
Words by Kat Sours
Photography by CoCo Hubbeling
Medium format portraiture
Making building feel as beautiful as people.
35 mm film scans
This project was an exploration into mental illness. I have always struggled with my mental illnesses and this was a look into that and how I could relate to others in similar situations. Each environment relates to its subject and how they deal with their problems in life.
This project is my favorite and one that I hold closest to my heart. My grandmother was dying of brain cancer and I felt closest to her when I documented this process. I call this work “The Waltz” because my grandfather and grandmother never stopped waltzing until the day she died; this is featured in the first image.