SAN DIEGO- April 3rd, 2019 Celebrity Fashion Photographer Ron Morales teamed up with Chicago Stylist, Acquanette J. Macon as we hit the streets of North Park, San Diego for their latest Old School 80's and 90's hip hop (throwback) fashion photoshoot.
Fashion gave birth to the rap artists and the rise of urban culture driven by TV shows like "Yo' MTV Raps" and BET's "Rap City" enabled the music to transcend into the homes of millions of teenager worldwide.
Teenager's were "cold chillin'" with their unique colorful, oversized, patterned print, gold chains and custom designed fashionable matching outfits creating a look all their own.
Record companies took full advantage of the power that fashion had on the industry for their recording artists to make their brands a fashion statement. You couldn't escape it, record albums, LP's, cassette tapes, cd covers, and the real "mixtapes" were plastered with iconic fashion styles. There were no shortages of 16x20 posters of rap artists hanging in the rooms of millions of teens worldwide.
Terms like like "Phat", "Choice","Gnarly", "Bad", "No Duh","Not Even", "Word", "Grody", "Tubular", "Butter" and :"Zeek" were street slang words, and if you didn't know you were "Bunk". Today's slang most kids will say that they were on "on fleek".
CELEBRITY PHOTOGRAPHER: RON MORALES "OLD SCHOOL 80'S AND 90'S" FASHION EDITORIAL WITH MODEL: KRISTY SALAZAR, STYLIST: ACQUANETTE MACON, MAKE-UP: BRENDA RIVERA.
In 2006, Acquanette Macon created "Kotton Candy Co." a fashion and styling consulting company born out of Southern California. Her passion, pride and unique vision of style allowed Macon transcend's into the unique service she provides of style for each client.
" I like to find clothing that fits the person's lifestyle, body and their budget. I'm not stationary, I like a personable experience."
Stylist assistant, Vanessa Carroll has always plays an important role in Macon's success. Working in different environments from street grinding hustle style photoshoots to New York Fashion Week.
Old School Rap Artists like Run-D.M.C., Whodini, Grandmaster Flash, Kurtis Blow, The Sugarhill Gang, DJ Kool Herc, Fat Boys, Marley Marl were one of many of the founding fathers in the game of rap.
Below, Hip Hop infused Kristy Salazar rocks the Panasonic RX-4930 boombox , Dre Beats and the custom roughneck couture throwback jacket by designer, Tanya Jenkins.
Old School Music Video: Kriss Kross - "Jump"
"This company also helps to create a smoother experience with their closet makeovers. It give our clients more time to dress and less tim to stress. You will know exactly where everything is." said Macon.
Old School Music Video: Public Enemy - "Don't Believe The Hype"
Macons talent has graced clients such as:
- KYXY 96.5
- ESPN Radio
- Raging Runway
- Laura's Slumber Party
- New York Fashion Week
- AJ's Kids Crane / Rady's Children Toy Drive