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FOR THIS YEAR’S COVER MODEL SHOOT,
WE DECIDED TO GIVE OLD HOLLYWOOD A MODERN TWIST.

Gabrielle Lucas, Christina Gaeta, Charli Jordan, Jen Mackendree, Ekaterina Vaganova-Yachmennikova

     We were fortunate enough to have so many wonderful hands who helped us in every step of the process, and thanks to them, this shoot was a huge success. First, we’d like to thank La Moda Boutique for providing the clothing, and Swanky Sole for providing the shoes and accessories, all of which were worn by our models. You can’t do Hollywood glam without the proper wardrobe, right? We’d like to thank Sorelli Hair and Spa for creating the hair and makeup looks that transported our lovely ladies to a different era, as well as Cocoa Village Playhouse for providing such amazing props. We’d also like to thank Envoy Aviation for allowing us to shoot at their airstrip, as well as for providing the planes which served as part of our beautiful backdrop. And finally, we want to thank American Muscle Car Museum for providing their beautiful, antique cars, which were truly the cherry on top of a perfect shoot.

CHRISTINA
GAETA

     Christina Gaeta is 30-year-old realtor, though health is her real passion. In addition to being a realtor, she is a holistic health coach who seeks to help her clients find and consume the best products possible for their overall general health. She enjoys helping others understand their underlying health concerns so that they can be the best versions of themselves.

Cherry Red Nicole Miller Faux Wrap Dress from La Moda Boutique,  Issie Black/Cream Suede Bow Heels by L.K. Bennett with Florentine Stone Bangle & Bee Pearl Pendant Necklace by Julie Vos from Swanky Sole

EKATERINA
VAGANOVA-
YACHMENNIKOVA

     Ekaterina is a 31-year-old professional dancer from Russia. She has performed on Dancing with the Stars in both Russia and in Italy and is a three-time World Champion ballroom dancer. She now helps run and operate Melbourne City Dance Center and Melbourne City Ballet Theatre with her husband, Artem.

Navy & White Polka Dot Off-the-Shoulder Blouse by Joseph Ribkoff, Black Tucked Pencil Skirt by Nicole Miller. La Moda Boutique,

Minuet Handle Bag by Celine Dion, Navy Bow Bow Pump, Navy Milano 6-Stone Bangle & Medici Hoop Drop Earring by Julie Vos Swanky Sole

CHARLI
JORDAN

     Charli is a 19-year-old esthetician and student at Space Coast Skin and Massage. She is originally from New Zealand but has been in America for about 6 years. She has been modeling for a little over a year and is excited to see where the industry takes her next.

Bow Front Stripe & Solid Knit Dress by designer Baily 44, Black & White Military Jacket by Joseph Ribkoff La Moda Boutique,  Blush Verniz Kitten Heel by Vicenza, Danish Silversmiths Shiny Twist Necklace & matching Bracelet Swanky Sole

JEN
MACKENDREE

     Jen is a 33-year-old Jersey native who has been living on the Space Coast for two years with her husband, Mike. She is the owner of One Night Bar Stand, which is a mobile bar that seeks to help keep your bar flowing at your next big event. Though Florida won’t allow them to bring the alcohol, they can bring the bartenders, garnish, mixers, ice, cups, and whatever else you’d need to keep the party going.

White Button Down with Black Racer Striped sleeves by Lysse, Black Tucked Pencil Skirt by Nicole Miller La Moda Boutique,

Terracota Slip-back heel by Lola Cruz, Black Gem Loire Station Necklace by Julie Vos Swanky Sole

GABRIELLE
LUCAS

Gabrielle is a 20-year-old college student at Eastern Florida State College. She is currently pursuing a Biomedical degree and plans to transfer to UCF to further her education. Though she hopes to become a physician, she enjoys acting and modeling and has been cast in various music videos and commercials.

Black Side Slit Evening Dress by Nicole Miller La Moda Boutique,  Issie Black/Cream Suede Bow Heels by L.K. Bennett with David Jeffery Sequin Bag, Issie Black/Cream Suede Bow Heel by L.K. Bennett Swanky Sole

WE COULD NOT HAVE DONE THIS WITHOUT ALL OF THEM, AND WE ARE ALREADY EXCITED FOR NEXT YEAR.

Sara Santora
Managing Editor at | Website

As a Space Coast native, Sara enjoys using her love of writing to speak directly to the community that raised her. She graduated from Florida State University with a B.A. in English, and has written for a variety of magazines; however, her love for publishing and writing developed as a young girl, when she received her first copy of Teen Vogue. When she isn't writing or at work, she is traveling around the state with friends, visiting coffee shops, going to live shows and brushing up on her photography skills. Follow her on Instagram or connect with her on LinkedIn.

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