Spring Fashion

During the spring quarter, UCSB Prof Richard Ross’s Intermediate Photography class focuses on fashion, and, he figured, what better way to learn the ropes of real-world fashion photography than to take on the enormous task of orchestrating The Indy’s Spring Fashion photo spread?

“I wanted to give them some real-world experience, with expectations, responsibilities, and deadlines, as well as a creative arena, and I think they did great. I can’t really teach; the only thing I do is set up an environment where they can all learn, and where they can teach me,” Ross said.

We at The Indy were thrilled with the idea, and while initially these Gauchos may have been excited at the prospect of having their work published, we’re sure that excitement grew tainted once the ugly realization of exactly how much work was involved sunk in.

But they put their heads together, and despite a short lead time of just two weeks, they managed to pull it off: From initial concept all the way through to the finished product you’ll see on these pages, they handled it all, and everything in between. They even put in their time on the other end of the camera’s lens, doing the modeling themselves, and snagged some great examples of on-trend springtime duds (think primary colors, vintage, and dresses, dresses, dresses!) along the way. Bring on the spring!

Naples Flowers Group

Group Members:

Karl Nielsen: Art major working toward a professional career in photography.

Laura Bolton: Art major plans to attend graduate school for interior design.

Erin Corbett: Art major aspires to become a wildlife photographer.

Blanca Galindo: An exchange student from Spain; hopes to establish a career in the mass media industry.

Nelvin Salonga: Art major wishes to travel as a freelance photographer.

Jenny Neymark: Art/Communication major, hopes to attain a successful career in advertising.

Karl and Laura



• Cranberry red, pullover Raglan Hoody Dress, $39

• Pcok/HGY striped scarf, $28


• Gold, fine jersey Leisure Shirt, $32

• Navy blue, thermal-lined fleece hoody $48

• Army green, slim-fit fleece pant, $36



• Sea foam, short sleeve v-neck T-shirt, $15


Each Item can be found at American Apparel, 1019 State St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101, 564-1830; americanapparel.net.


Megan Wagner: Art studio major who hopes to be a travel photographer and work in PR.

Tara Nichole Cohen: Art studio major who wants to open a gallery and frame shop.

Rebz Levy: Art studio/Sociology major who hopes to open a bar in Carpinteria.

Emanuel Garcia: Art studio major with emphasis in digital art/video who plans to be a video editor.

Machines and Shoes Group



• Long wrap dress by Rubber Ducky, $62.99; ANGL

• Yellow Sienna-style shoes by Delicious, $19.95; Shooz


ANGL, 505 Paseo Nuevo, 962-9008

Shooz, 936 State St., 962-3121


Michelle Yap: Art/History major who plans to be a fashion and travel photographer as well as a photojournalist.

Sadie Raber: Art/Communication major who hopes to be a magazine layout designer.

Eddie Santiago: Art/Film Studies major who plans to be a photojournalist.

Rachel Tomberlin: Art major who wants a career that makes her happy.

Katie Rees: Art major who wishes to work at Vogue magazine.


Film Studies Group

Michelle (pictured left)

• Yumi Kim Australian cream dress, $210; Miss Behavin’

• White bracelets, $35 and $45; Fantasy’s & Jewels

• Space Mermaid octopus necklace, $110; Blue Bee

• Gold Gorjana Grand Arc earrings, $145; Blue Bee

• Navy blue Jessica Simpson Janey high wedge espadrille, $88.95; Nordstrom

Sadie (pictured right)

• Blue LaROK Mac N’ Cheese dress, $238; Pierre LaFond Wendy Foster

• Kenneth Jay Lane butterfly necklace, $120; Dressed/Ready

• Space Mermaid two owls necklace, $90; Blue Bee


Miss Behavin’, 6551 Trigo Rd. #6, Isla Vista, 968-2840

Fantasy’s & Jewels, 819 B State St., Paseo Nuevo, 962-2602; fantasysandjewels.com

Blue Bee, 1100 State St., 966-6736; www.bluebee.com

Nordstrom, 17 W. Canon Perdido St., Paseo Nuevo, 564-8770; nordstrom.com

Pierre LaFond Wendy Foster, 833 State St., 966-2276; wendyfoster.com

Dressed/Ready, 1253 Coast Village Rd., Montecito, 565-1253; dressedonline.com


Jessica Cinkornpumin: Art studio/Biology major who plans on becoming a doctor.

K.D.: Art studio major who aspires to go to med school and become a graphic designer.

Molly Crutcher: Art studio major who plans to be a fashion photographer.

Erin Saladana: Art studio major who plans to be a photographer and graphic designer.


Painters Studio Group Jessica (pictured far left), and K.D. (center)

• La ROK jumper dress, $198; Pierre LaFond Wendy Foster

• Blue bracelet (3-pack), $4.80; Pierre LaFond Wendy Foster

K.D.(pictured second from left)

• Rainbow polk-a-dot blouse, $19.99; ANGL

• Long gold chain ($88), medium gold chain ($168), Turquoise and coral drop necklace, $348; Pierre LaFond Wendy Foster

• Orange headband, $3.80 (3-pack); Reference

• Navy blue semi-corduroy shorts, $24.99; ANGL

Molly (pictured top right)

• Magenta headband, $3.80 (3-pack); Reference

• Royal blue deep cowl top, $18.99; ANGL

Erin (pictured bottom right)

• Yellow headband, $3.80 (3-pack); Reference

• Yellow heart earrings, $4.99; Gossip

• Green lace button patch dress, $31.99; ANGL

• Yellow bracelet, $4.80 (3-pack); Reference


Pierre LaFond Wendy Foster, 833 State St., 966-2276; wendyfoster.com

Reference, 807 State St., 899-8100

ANGL, 505 Paseo Nuevo, 962-9008

Gossip, 629 State St., 560-0848


Konina Biswas: Art/Economics major who plans to be a graphic designer.

E.J. Hosana: Art studio major who hopes to be a professional body boarder.

Betsy Tjomsland: Art major/English minor who plans to be a professional freight-train hopper.

Christina Trappe: Art studio major who wants a career as a “Disney princess” and/or an architect.

Alfredo Luna: Art major/Art History minor who wishes to be a photographer and graphic designer.

Photo Shoot Group


Betsy (pictured left)

• Floral print dress, Cominichi’s

• Yellow shoes, Aldo

Konina (pictured middle)

• White dress by Maeve, $88; ANGL

• White shoes, $69.99; Aldo’s

E.J. (pictured right)

• RVCA sweater, $88; Particle

• RVCA shorts, $72; Particle

• Bixton Hat, $48; Particle


ANGL, 505 Paseo Nuevo, 962-9008

Aldo Shoes, 321 Paseo Nuevo, 568-1708; aldoshoes.com

Particle, 1 W. Ortega St., 899-4245


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