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Abigail Mentzer Designs Featured Prince Peacock Styled in Photo Shoot

Abigail Mentzer Designs Featured Prince Peacock Styled in Photo Shoot

Prince Peacock was featured in a photoshoot in September for dance-wear company Abigail Mentzer Designs. The color palette was "fall foliage". They reached out for mod-inspired accessories to style the models/dancers.

Abigail Mentzer Designs most iconic piece is the “original slinky skirt”. The skirt is a fluid, flirty ballet skirt made from "slinky" fabric. The unique cut is flattering on all shapes and perfect for artistic athletes. It is also easy to throw in your dance bag. It comes in a variety of rich colors to match your mood and leotard. Each piece is handmade in the USA and is designed by and for dancers. 

Abigail Mentzer Designs was created by dancer and burlesque performer RosieTulips. They are a NYC native as well as a classically trained ballerina. They have toured in Scotland, the US and Canada. Rosie is involved with the New York School of Burlesque. They were featured in shows such as “Show Me" at the St. Louis Burlesque Festival, The Olive Jar Cabaret at Sid Gold's NYC, Tallulah Tallons' Gills Gills Gills Show, August Laura NYE, Maxx Arete, Secret Loft, DROM NYC NYSB student showcase, JustGlo Freak Show, Phantom of the Opera Nat'l Tour, Black Swan feature film, Tom Gold Dance, Pennsylvania Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Madison Ballet.

Blouses were provided by fashion designer Danielle Santos

New York City-based Erin Baiano photographed this iconic series. Baiano grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. They were a member of the American Ballet Theatre for six years. After retiring from dance, Baiano studied photojournalism at the International Center of Photography and was mentored by culture photographer Paul Kolnik. Erin's work has been published in Vanity Fair, Time Out NY, Entertainment Weekly, InStyle, Cosmopolitan, New York Magazine and various other publications. They are a regular contributor to the Styles and Culture sections of The New York Times. 

Evelyn Freja assisted in the photo shoot and is a freelance photographer based in New York.

Ruth Fernande was the make-up artist for the photo shoot. In the early 2000's, they became known for their iconic looks on "Making the Band" with Danity Kane on MTV. Fernande then worked on the music group’s first video shoot in Los Angeles. They have worked with celebrities like Selita Ebanks, Brian Tyree Henry, Kane Brown, Laila Ali, Sterling K. Brown, Marlee Matlin, Brooke Shields, Miriam Shor, and more. They also have editorial, commercial work forRay-Ban, Bon Appétit, Interview Magazine Germany, Nylon, GQ, Weight Watchers, Welch's and Verizon.

Model & Dancer India Bradley is a member of New York City Ballet’s Corps de Ballet. Bradley was born in Detroit, Michigan and began dance training at the age of four. They attended the 2014 summer session at the School of American Ballet, NYCB’s official school, and enrolled as a full-time student later that year. India Bradley was named an apprentice in August 2017 and joined the Company as a member of the Corps de Ballet in August 2018. As an apprentice, they performed a featured role in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®. They have recently starred on NYC Ballet‘s fall series on YouTube. 

Model & Dancer Catherine Hurlin was born in New York City. At a young age they received a full scholarship to the American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School under the direction of Franco De Vita. Hurlin joined American Ballet Theatre as an apprentice in December 2013 and the corps de ballet in June 2014.  They were promoted to Soloist in September 2018. Hurlin had leading roles in AFTERITE, Garden Blue, Her Notes, I Feel The Earth Move and Thirteen Diversions and featured roles in AfterEffect, The Brahms-Haydn Variations, Company B, Deuce Coupe, In the Upper Room and Songs of Bukovina.

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