Photo: Phillip Wong
Photo: Phillip Wong
Photo: Phillip Wong
Photo: Phillip Wong
Photo: Phillip Wong
Photo: Phillip Wong
Photo: Phillip Wong
Photo: Phillip Wong
Photo: Phillip Wong
Photo: Phillip Wong
Photo: Phillip Wong
Photo: Phillip Wong
Photo: Phillip Wong
Photo: Phillip Wong
Photo: Phillip Wong
Photo: Phillip Wong
Photo: Phillip Wong
Photo: Phillip Wong
Photo: Phillip Wong

On September, 16, 2017, a tropical wave in the Caribbean became a tropical storm and Hurricane Maria made landfall on the southeast side of Puerto Rico four days later, sweeping across the island toward the northwest edge of the island before leaving Puerto Rico.

Thousands of people died as a result of the storm, the problems of getting aid and power to hospitals and emergency areas across the island. The island of Puerto Rico has a unique relationship to the United States. It is a territory, neither independent as a country, nor a state, while Puerto Ricans are United States citizens.

    Verve Fashion Magazine uses the designers,  artists and talents of Puerto Rico, to focus on some of the many issues that face Puerto Rico leading up to this disaster, and what the territory can do, and some are doing, to recover.

 

    Although Puerto Rico is neither an independent country, nor a state in the United States, they face many issues that the United States, and many countries around the world, have to deal with.

   Eyes of a Nation is our starting point, of that discussion.

1.

Model: Danique Blaauwendraad – Supreme NY
Make-Up/Hair – Sareen Bhojwani – with products from FACE Stockholm
Styling – Necklace – Mar Caribe – Edgardo Santana (Lapis lazuli stone with sterling silver beads, caps and clasp),
Tasseled canvas vest – Yayi by Yayi Perez

2.

Model: Danique Blaauwendraad – Supreme NY
Make-Up/Hair – Sareen Bhojwani – with products from FACE Stockholm
Styling – Necklace – Mar Caribe – Edgardo Santana (Lapis lazuli stone with sterling silver beads, caps and clasp),
Tasseled canvas vest – Yayi by Yayi Perez

3.

Model: Marie Vilanova
Make-Up/Hair – Sareen Bhojwani – with products from FACE Stockholm
Styling – Necklace – Starry Night  – Edgardo Santana (Lava rock and silver),
Black and White Fluted Top – Marie Vilanova

Model: Fernanda Albanesi - Fashion Milano
Make-Up/Hair - Sareen Bhojwani - with products from FACE Stockholm
Styling - Necklace - La Grimas del Mar  (Tears of the Sea) - Edgardo Santana (Swarovski Pearls, gold filled beads, caps and chain),

4.

Model: Marie Vilanova
Make-Up/Hair – Sareen Bhojwani – with products from FACE Stockholm
Styling – Cabinet of Curiousities – Marie Vilanova

5.

Model: Fernanda Albanesi - Fashion Milano 
Make-Up/Hair - Sareen Bhojwani - with products from FACE Stockholm
Styling - Necklace - La Grimas del Mar  (Tears of the Sea) - Edgardo Santana  (Swarovski Pearls, gold filled beads, caps and chain),

6.

Model: Marcelle Mazzini - Anthm NY
Make-Up/Hair - Sareen Bhojwani - with products from FACE Stockholm
Styling - Necklace - Island Rainbow  - Edgardo Santana  (faceted agate and silver)

7.

Model: Marcelle Mazzini - Anthm NY
Make-Up/Hair - Sareen Bhojwani - with products from FACE Stockholm
Styling - Necklace - Island Rainbow  - Edgardo Santana  (faceted agate and silver)

8.

Model: Fernanda Albanesi - Fashion Milano 
Make-Up/Hair - Sareen Bhojwani - with products from FACE Stockholm
Styling - Cross tie halter - Yayi by Yayi Perez

Model: Danique Blaauwendraad – Supreme NY
Make-Up/Hair – Sareen Bhojwani – with products from FACE Stockholm
Styling – Necklace – Tiano Mana (Taino Patience) – Edgardo Santana (Faceted Jasper with pewter beads and pendant),
Apron Jumper – Yayi by Yayi Perez

9.

Model: Charlene Ortiz - Models by WM
Make-Up/Hair - Amanda Diaz
Styling - Necklace - Full Moon over Pasture  - Edgardo Santana (Faceted green Agate with gold filled accents),
Yellow Guipure lace and mesh top and satin bottom, faux leather belt - Juan Carlos Collazo 

 

Model: Marie Vilanova
Make-Up/Hair – Sareen Bhojwani – with products from FACE Stockholm
Styling – Necklace – Starry Night  – Edgardo Santana
(Lava rock and silver),
Black and White Fluted Top – Marie Vilanova

10.

Model: Marie Vilanova
Make-Up/Hair – Sareen Bhojwani – with products from FACE Stockholm
Styling – Cabinet of Curiousities – Marie Vilanova

11.

Model: Charlene Ortiz - Models by WM
Make-Up/Hair - Amanda Diaz
Styling - Necklace and Earrings - Flower Bouquet  - Edgardo Santana (Multicolored, faceted, round agate, freshwater pearls and gold filled accents),
White embroidered lace and mesh dress- Amneris Diaz

12.

Model: Charlene Ortiz - Models by WM
Make-Up/Hair - Amanda Diaz
Styling - Necklace - Full Moon over Pasture  - Edgardo Santana (Faceted green Agate with gold filled accents),
Yellow Guipure lace and mesh top and satin bottom, faux leather belt - Juan Carlos Collazo 

13.

Model: Marcelle Mazzini - Anthm NY 
Make-Up/Hair - Sareen Bhojwani  - with products from FACE Stockholm
Styling - Earrings - Starry Night  - Edgardo Santana  (Lava rock and silver) 

14.

Model: Danique Blaauwendraad – Supreme NY
Make-Up/Hair – Sareen Bhojwani – with products from FACE Stockholm
Styling – Necklace – Mar Caribe – Edgardo Santana (Lapis lazuli stone with sterling silver beads, caps and clasp),
Tasseled canvas vest – Yayi by Yayi Perez

15.

Model: Fernanda Albanesi – Fashion Milano
Make-Up/Hair – Sareen Bhojwani – with products from FACE Stockholm
Styling – Necklace and Earrings – La Grimas del Mar (Tears of the Sea) – Edgardo Santana
(Swarovski Pearls, gold filled beads, caps and chain),

16.

Model: Fernanda Albanesi – Fashion Milano
Make-Up/Hair – Sareen Bhojwani – with products from FACE Stockholm
Styling – Earrings – La Grimas del Mar (Tears of the Sea) – Edgardo Santana
(Swarovski Pearls, gold filled beads, caps and chain),

17.

Model: Fernanda Albanesi – Fashion Milano
Make-Up/Hair – Sareen Bhojwani – with products from FACE Stockholm
Styling – Earrings – La Grimas del Mar  (Tears of the Sea) – Edgardo Santana
(Swarovski Pearls, gold filled beads, caps and chain),

18.

Model: Marcelle Mazzini – Anthm NY
Make-Up/Hair – Sareen Bhojwani – with products from FACE Stockholm
Styling – Earrings – Starry Night  – Edgardo Santana (Lava rock and silver)

19.

Model: Fernanda Albanesi – Fashion Milano
Make-Up/Hair – Sareen Bhojwani – with products from FACE Stockholm
Styling – Necklace and Earrings – La Grimas del Mar  (Tears of the Sea) – Edgardo Santana
(Swarovski Pearls, gold filled beads, caps and chain),