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Candy and corsets at Missconstrued! Toxic gumdrops was the theme of the grand opening of Missconstrued Boutique in downtown Phoenix. This was not your ordinary boutique grand opening, but then again, there's absolutely nothing ordinary about Missconstrued! Guests were treated to a life sized dancing gingerbread man along with three memorable fashion shows featuring creations from local designers, including signature Missconstrued pieces. Missconstrued Boutique is located on 5th street in the heart of the Phoenix arts district of Roosevelt Row, with eclectic neighbors such as Galeria De Los Muertos and the Lost Leaf. Check out Missconstrued Boutique for all of your alternative fashion needs!

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Let's RAWk! RAW presented another memorable evening filled with artistic stylings from clothing and jewelry designers, photographers, models, makeup artists and musicians. Guests were treated to unique art pieces, musicians playing from inside a boxing ring and models walking the floor with feather eyelashes, flamboyant outfits and custom metal jewelry. RAW is an independent arts organization with chapters in Phoenix, Los Angeles, New York and other cities connecting artists and fostering creativity. The Duce in downtown Phoenix hosted this Holiday RAWk event, bringing a vintage feel with eclectic pieces of history as far as the eye can see.

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Welcome to SEMA - the world's greatest car show! SEMA showcases the imagination and creativity of the greatest automotive designers, fabricators and painters. Whether you're into the retro look of the Hot Wheels Camaro or appreciate polished wheels on a Bugatti, SEMA has it all! This automotive event takes place once a year in Las Vegas and is not open to the public. AD Photoworks has been attending and photographing SEMA for many years, always capturing the latest in automotive style!


Men in pink at MIM! Arizona said goodbye to the summer heat just in time for an outdoor fashion show filled with smiles, laughter and at times, a few tears. The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) recently hosted "Fashionably Pink", a celebrity runway show benefiting Susan G. Komen for The Cure. Breast cancer survivors, famous sports figures and familiar faces in local media joined together to walk the runway, each wearing pink inspired designer creations. Guests were treated to a fantastic evening, including an unforgettable fashion show, stories from each of the survivors and a silent auction with unique art pieces. October is breast cancer awareness month, with charity organizations across the country raising funds for education and research, all in the quest to find a cure. Fashionably Pink was sponsored by and presented in coordination with Phoenix Fashion Week.


Photographers and Vegas... what a mix! The world's largest Photoshop event filled the Mandalay Bay Convention Center for three enterprising days of exhibits, classes, lighting demonstrations, elaborate models and much more. The Photoshop World Expo provided attendees the opportunity to network with fellow photographers and industry experts and sample the latest products from companies such as Profoto, Wacom, Canon and Nikon. Photoshop World Expo is sponsored by Adobe and hosted by the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP).


Phoenix Fashion Week creates a hot August night with fashion preview! Phoenix Fashion Week presented an evening of style and flare, featuring creations from 10 emerging designers and 40 models showcasing their collections. Guests enjoyed cocktails, while shopping designer fashions and admiring the incredible desert views at Degree 270, a chic lounge on the 14th floor of the Talking Stick Resort. A fashion show capped off the evening, with models previewing select pieces from each of the designers as a prelude to Phoenix Fashion Week 2011, which takes place in early October.

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Hurricane Eugene created big waves for the 2011 US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, CA. The US Open showcases the best in surf, skate, BMX and music. This year's event was graced with larger than normal surf thanks to hurricane Eugene, which churned off the coast of Mexico at category 4 strength. More than 500,000 people attended to witness world renowned surfers Kelly Slater, Brett Simpson, Dane Reynolds and others compete for the $100,000 grand prize. In addition to surfing, Converse Coastal Carnage hosted skateboarders from across the globe, while bands that included The Sounds and Jimmy Eat World played live on the beach each evening. This annual event is free to the public and spans a 14-acre stretch of sand along the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier.

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Capturing the essence of Aberlour! We experimented with several different lighting concepts until we found the one that was just right. For those not familiar with Aberlour, it is a distillery located in the Speyside region of Scotland, a very abundant whisky producing area due to its local climate and water sources. As legend has it, in the mid 1970's, while installing new stills, workers found a bottle of 1898 Aberlour whisky, along with a newspaper article about a distillery fire that year. As the only remaining bottle from that period, the contents were analyzed in a lab and recreated as A'bunadh, which roughly translated from Scottish Gaelic means "the original". A'bunadh is known for its rich, amber color as well as its smooth sweetness. This single malt whisky is bottled straight from the sherry cask, which gives it the sweeter flavor. A'bunadh is made the same way that whisky was produced in the 1800's, with no modern filtering methods and no added water. Released in limited batches, this rich, smooth malt is best enjoyed in a Glencairn glass.

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If you like tattoos, then the Ink-N-Iron Festival at the Queen Mary is just the event for you! What a fantastic spectacle of art! Thousands of people adorned with ink, ranging from a little something on their shoulder or ankle to full sleeves and back pieces. Over 275 tattoo artists participated in the event, showcasing their work on 3 different levels of the ship. Also gracing the event were a multitude of beautiful ladies with big hair curls, red lipstick, tight corsets, sleek skirts, high heeled shoes and dainty umbrellas. There were so many interesting things to experience at the festival including live music, custom hot rods, art displays and shows such as the incredibly unique "Carnival Cabaret" and the "International Pole Performer Showcase". If you would like to participate in a memorable event like this, mark you calendar for Ink-N-Iron 2012!

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The My Life My Brand Tour, presented by urban clothing company, UNEEK, made a stop on their ten city tour at the W Scottsdale. It was an entertaining evening full of great music, trendy fashions and celebrity appearances. Several musicians performed throughout the night, including UNEEK artist Lewis Hensley. The fashion show was a huge success, with local designer Bri Bridge presenting her summer party line, Pink House Boutique displaying their latest styles and the grand finale of UNEEK showcasing its urban collection. Celebrity DJ Cedric Ceballos also mixed it up for the crowd! Towards the end of the night, Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg made an appearance and mingled with the guests. The UNEEK team really knows how to throw a party!

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Ever wonder what lurks beneath the streets of downtown LA? Carissa invites you in to take a peek... This glamour and fashion shoot took place at the Crocker club, an elite establishment situated below Spring Street at the base of the old Crocker Bank building. This unique location, including the old bank vault definitely made for some interesting scenes.

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At a mansion in SoCal, models donned their best lace, stockings and heels for an all-day glamour shoot. This event featured some familiar faces, including Kate Hughes, who is currently on the cover of Playboy's Special Edition "College Girls" magazine. The location provided a variety of choices for scenes and some great opportunities for creative lighting concepts, such as high key.

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Fun Sun

Marina playing in the sand during a recent photo shoot in Beverly Hills. AD Photoworks participated in an all-day swimwear and glamour shoot at a sprawling estate nestled high in the hills. Fortunately for the models, it was a warm and sunny January day, perfect for showcasing the latest swimwear.

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Fashion Time

Time for another fashion shoot... AD Photoworks traveled to southern California for a quick fashion shoot to kick off 2011. The models showcased some unique fashions, many of which combined red and black with some added flare. During the shoot, AD Photoworks used a variety of lighting concepts and scenes to illustrate the fashions. It was a cold, damp winter day and the models were good sports in working with both indoor and outdoor sets.

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