Step into American fashion designer Mona Lucero's artistic world.
Directed by Michael Lauter: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0491592
Mona Lucero: https://MonaLucero.com/
Low Sea (Ireland): https://www.facebook.com/lowseamusic/
Freescha (California, USA): https://attacknine.bandcamp.com/album/kids-fill-the-floor
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Starring Models & Actresses: Andi Todaro, Mychole Reshard, Kylie Klein, Joyce Green, Janessa Ho, Natela Manuntseva, Erica Janvrin, Denise Andert, Kristi Anderson, Vyla Vaudette, and more.
Full credits at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6842774/
Here's more on Mona:
Mona Lucero has a love for both art and fashion.
Indeed, Mona’s first memory is of creating a piece of art as a small girl. She vividly remembers drawing her sleeping grandmother’s portrait with a crayon. Voila! She thought the drawing captured her perfectly and at that moment, she knew what she wanted to be when she grew up - she wanted to be an artist.
Born in San Francisco and growing up in Grand Junction, Colorado, she felt the contrast of the city and the small town. Her first fashion influence came from the very same grandmother, who stashed her varied handbags in a big steamer trunk. Upon turning 18, she crossed the Eisenhower Tunnel from Grand Junction to Denver to start art school at the University of Colorado. Yes, she was one of those art students who dressed eccentrically, mixing flight suits with fur collars, pink tennis shoes, pearls and colored hair and she avidly read fashion magazines. In her senior year, she realized she had found a new love in fashion design and upon attaining her degree, she moved to New York City to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology, learning about the fast moving and intriguing fashion world.
Upon her return to the Rocky Mountains, she worked in skiwear and activewear in a variety of fashion industry jobs including assistant patternmaker, screen print artist, technical designer, and designer.
High fashion and street wear called, though, and she created her first collection which consisted of hand-dyed and screen printed dresses and separates, eventually selling her bags and clothing in boutiques. In a period of ten years, from 2002 to 2012, she tended to her clientele at her eponymous boutique in Denver’s Lower Highlands neighborhood. Over the years, she has created clothing with many pop culture themes: such as “The Butterfly Collection”; “Beauty & the Beast”; “Fellini-esque”; and “Love, Peace & Truth”.
Her list of awards include: “Best Independent Boutique” from Denver’s Westword; 5280 Magazine; Fashion Group International; and nationally from City Magazine in New York City; nomination for Best Denver Designer by 303 Magazine; recognized as a top designer for Denver’s Fashion Project Contest, winner of Westword Magazine Fashion Mastermind Award.
In 2017, she was chosen by Colorado’s Royal Gorge Bridge to design a dress on the bridge. Watch more about her spectacular experience here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kELs8MajvSw .
Also in 2017, director Michael Lauter was inspired to produce the short film bio documentary, called “Art & Style: Mona Lucero” which focused on a year of her life (about mid-2016 to mid-2017).