Monday, July 13, 2015

Ms. Wenchi can we have your autograph? Invisible Hero's Model of the Month for July Candace Wenchi

   We were going to feature a lovely lady from the streets of New York City this month, but our eyes were pulled away, out of our heads and onto a thrill ride through what can only be called a visual gothic fantasy fashion joy ride by Miss Wenchi. No one at the Invisible Hero Studio has stopped looking, visually stunning Candace Wenchi is a mesmerizing beauty flawless from every angle, capable of contorting and distorting our realities in front of a camera.

   Her versitility is simply mind bending, did I mention she is a contortionist as well? Literally this girls images will twist you all up inside like no other. Not only can she control a lense but she is commited to creating art across the board with photography,videography and Make up artistry.

   Published on numerous covers and using social media as a platform for feedback and suggestions on her next art adventures Miss Wenchi is totally interactive and involved on a grass roots level. Self promoted, and intelligent down to the last glitter speck Candace Wenchi is our Hero for July!









































Friday, July 10, 2015

Révélatíon De l'artisanat Fashion Show

Revelation De L'artisanat 


  
   June was a great month for fashion in the bay area.....
   Plenty of sunshine and sultry onsembles showing themselves on the streets. The historic Stork Club of Oakland proudly housed us for the 1 year anniversary of Holy Craft Brewery and a Runway show of epic proportions. Showcasing new and seasoned designers from the bay area, musical talents of Nina Noir and her band of merry musicians, stand up comedy and burlesque talents of Scarlet Lash this was a night to remember. 


























Monday, July 6, 2015

Model Of The Month June 2015 Hirari Ikeda Kwaii Summer Daze

Hirari Ikeda,
Japanese Style empress and Japanese Street photo icon.

Invisible Hero took a trip across the ocean for Junes Model of the Month...

  Originally from Nagano Japan Hirari Ikeda moved to Tokyo at the tender age of 18 to chase dreams of beauty and style. Begining in beauty school Hirari worked her way into a job at one of the most popular street fashion boutiques in Tokyo, Dog Harajuku.

  Dog boutique provided an excellent atmosphere for Hirari to exhibit her signature style and larger than life attitude through her look.  Using hair, make-up and styling she distorts typical image stereotypes and creates pure living art.

Now 21 and a staple among international harajuku fanatics and fashion lovers alike Hirari's most recent modeling work includes a Campaign for Diesel photographed by Nicola Formichetti, and an interesting and enchanting shoot featuring the psy-street fashions of Shouhei Kato. Covers for Nylon magazine and her very own birthday fashion spread entitled "Happy Birthday To Me"

 The level of commitment to her art exhibited by Hirari is staggering she states that her "style changes every two weeks." as she becomes bored with each of her creations. These style changes vary to extremes including cornrows one week and a electric pink shaved head the next. Recently she has acquired a neck piercing and dons amazing studded platform sneakers.

  Hirari Ikea is surely someone to check back on for style ideas and inspiration and we are thrilled at Invisible Hero to call her our model of the month for June.


Check out her Happy Birthday to Me Photo Spread here:
http://tokyofashion.com/hirari-ikeda-happy-birthday-to-me/



So Sweet!



















Thursday, July 2, 2015

Invisible Hero's Instagram Challenge Winner June

Invisible Hero's Instagram Challenge Winner for June















The Numbers are in, Runways Rocked, Style trends set and Summer is under way!

  As promised fierce fiery beauty has been heating up June as Summer gears up. The only thing left to do is announce our Instagram challenge winners for June! 

  As usual every month we pick two winners from the pool of images on our Instagram feed. (#invisibleheroclothing) Loyal Invisible Hero Fans enter the challenge by posting images of themselves in their favorite Invisible Hero looks. 

  We survey and choose the best two images of the month to win a one of a kind Invisible Hero Swag Bag filled with amazing goodies, coupons, limited edition clothing and much more valued at $75.00 or more! 

 July's challenge has already begun so don't wait to post your images to Instagram  #invisibleheroclothing or get your Invisible Hero one of a kind piece from our online shop.
https://squareup.com/market/invisible-hero
  Our Instagram Challenge winner for June  are is...................

               Christina Agnone 
@scxtina 


Monday, June 1, 2015

Invisible Hero's Instagram Challenge Winners for May

May is over! Flowers sprung gardens were weeded dresses were donned and were moving on to greener pastures! 

Croquet season is here, and fierce fiery beauty is on the menu for June as Summer heats up. The only thing left to do is announce our Instagram challenge winners for May! 

As usual every month we pick two winners from the pool of images on our Instagram feed. (#invisibleheroclothing) Loyal Invisible Hero Fans enter the challenge by posting images of themselves in their favorite Invisible Hero Duds. We survey and choose the best two images of the month to win a one of a kind Invisible Hero Swag Bag filled with amazing goodies, coupons, limited edition clothing and much more valued at $75.00 or more! 
Junes challenge has already begun so don't wait to post your images #invisibleheroclothing or get your Invisible Hero one of a kind piece from our online shop. 
https://squareup.com/market/invisible-hero
Our Instagram Challenge winners for May are .............COCO Miletti #coco123cabana and Lilia Garcelon a.k.a Aquarius Funk #aquariusfunkk











































 CoCo 

Congratulations Ladies your gift bags will be shipping out shortly!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Croquet a game of fashion and finesse

The Long Lost Art of Croquet......its not so lost...and closer than you think. 

    Easter is over, BBQ season is in full swing and people are making their way out into the yard again. Since our beloved lawn Jarts have been outlawed and flag football is far to manly for us ladies. Lets explore the fashionable and clever game of Croquet. A wonderful way to sip cocktails and engage in sports without all the dirt and sweat!    


   Croquet isn't as inaccessible – or vicious as you may have previously thought. All you need to play is a reasonably flat patch of grass and simple croquet set – and you can pick up a new, basic starter set for as little as $30.  So whether you're sipping mint juleps and nibbling tea sandwiches out in the garden or just whacking some balls around over beers with friends in the backyard, there is a croquet game for you.   

    Its totally acceptable and encouraged to arrive for croquet in the most festive dress you can find which I personally love I can never find enough excuses to wear party dresses. Large hats, and trend setting flats also play a huge roll on the field. Everyone knows you must look like the envy of the apple orchard when swinging your Mallet and annihilating your opponent with a catty grin on the corner of your mouth.  You can of course play in jeans and a T as well but whats the fun in that?

   The rules of the game are really quite simple despite what you may have heard! You must lay out your course (or get some strapping lad standing around to do it for you) There are several variations to the croquet court but the one listed below is the standard. As you become more experienced with the game you can create courses that are more difficult and less basic.
The Wickets and Stakes
The nine wickets and two stakes are arranged in a double-diamond pattern as shown in the diagram above. If you are playing on a smaller court, the distances shown should be scaled down in proportion to the length and width of the court. The wickets should be firmly planted in the ground, and the width of the wickets should be uniform throughout the court.
The Balls
For a two- or four-player, two-sided game, you need four balls. The colors usually used are blue, red, black, and yellow. One side (with one or two players) plays with blue and black, and the other with red and yellow. For a six-player team game, you need six balls. In team play, one side plays blue, black, and green, and the other side plays red, yellow, and orange. In "one-ball" games, you need one ball per player.
The Mallets
Each player uses a mallet. Only the striking (end) face may be used to strike a ball, unless the players have agreed to allow the use of "side" shots or other shot-making variations.

Object of the game
The object of the game is to advance the balls through the course by hitting them with a mallet, scoring a point for each wicket and stake made in the correct order and direction. The winner is the first side to score the 14 wicket points and 2 stake points for each of its balls, unless the game is played to a time limit and time runs out before that happens, in which case the team with the most points at the end of the time period wins

  Order of play and starting the game

  Starting point:
All balls are played into the game from a spot halfway between the finishing stake and wicket #1.
When four balls are played by two sides (singles — two players competing against each other playing two balls each; or doubles — two sides of two players each):
The sides should toss a coin to determine the order of play. The side winning the coin toss has the choice of playing first and third with blue/black or second and fourth with red/yellow. The order of play throughout the game is blue, red, black, yellow.
Six balls played by two teams of three players:
The side winning the coin toss has the choice of playing first, third, and fifth with blue/black/green or second, fourth, and sixth with red/yellow/orange. The order of play throughout the game is blue, red, black, yellow, green, orange.
Six balls played by three teams of two players:
The start of the game is determined by a player from each of the three sides shooting to a predetermined target such as a wicket or stake, with the closest to the target choosing which colors to play. The second closest chooses next, with the third place playing the remaining balls. The sides consist of blue/yellow, red/green, and black/orange. The order of play is blue, red, black, yellow, green, and orange.
Order of Play
After all balls have started the game, play continues in the same order until a ball is staked out. When a ball is out of the game, the remaining balls continue in the same order, skipping the ball that has finished the course.
“One-Ball” Game
Many croquet players like to play singles with only one ball per side, the winner being the player who advances his or her ball around the court first. This popular variation is played with the same rules as regular singles or doubles croquet, but any number of players from two to six can play. The colors may be drawn by lot to determine the order of play.
Shots
If a player plays out of turn, there is no penalty. Any ball moved during the out-of-turn play is replaced to its position prior to the error and play recommences properly. If an out of turn is initially condoned (not discovered) but then later discovered, only the last ball played out of turn is replaced and the correct ball then proceeds. Example: if red plays, then blue plays, then yellow plays, yellow is replaced, and then red plays correctly.
If the striker takes a swing at his/her ball and misses entirely, the miss counts as a shot and the turn ends, unless the striker had a second "bonus" shot.
If the striker's mallet accidentally hits another ball other than the striker ball, the shot must be replayed, but with no loss of turn.
Scoring a Wicket
Scoring a Wicket
A has not started to score the wicket.
B has started to score the wicket.
C has not scored the wicket.
D has scored the wicket.
Scoring Wicket and Stake Points
Each ball can score wicket and stake points for its side only by going through a wicket or hitting a stake in the proper order and direction. Going through a wicket out of order or in the wrong direction is not counted as a point gained or lost. A ball caused to score its wicket or stake during another ball's turn earns the point for its side, but no bonus shot is earned as a result.
A ball scores a wicket point only if it comes to rest clear of the playing side of the wicket. If a ball passes through a wicket but rolls back, it has not scored the wicket. An easy way to determine if a ball has cleared a wicket is to run the side of the mallet head down the plane of the playing side of the wicket. If the mallet head touches the ball on the way down, it has not cleared the wicket; if the mallet head does not touch the ball, it has cleared the wicket! Bonus shots
The striker earns one bonus shot if the striker ball scores a wicket or hits the turning stake. The striker earns two bonus shots if the striker ball hits another ball (a "roquet"). However, the maximum number of bonus shots earned by a striker is two; there is never a time when a striker is allowed three shots. (See the "Exceptions" section below for examples.)
If two bonus shots are scored by striking another ball, the first of these two shots may be taken in any of four ways:
  1. From a mallet-head distance or less away from the ball that was hit (“taking a mallet-head”)
  2. From a position in contact with the ball that was hit, with the striker ball held steady by the striker's foot or hand (a “foot shot” or “hand shot”)
  3. From a position in contact with the ball that was hit, with the striker ball not held by foot or hand (a “croquet shot”)
  4. From where the striker ball stopped after the roquet.
The second bonus shot after a roquet is an ordinary shot played from where the striker ball came to rest, called a "continuation shot".
Bonus shots may not be accumulated. Upon earning a bonus shot by scoring a wicket, hitting the turning stake, or roqueting another ball, any bonus shot previously earned is forfeited. For example, if a ball roquets a ball and in that same stroke the striker ball hits another ball, the second ball hit is not a roquet and remains where it comes to rest (with no deadness incurred on that ball).
EXCEPTIONS: Two extra shots are earned when the striker ball scores two wickets in one shot. If the ball also hits the turning stake after scoring two wickets, two strokes are earned, not three. Conversely, if the striker ball scores the seventh wicket and hits the turning stake in the same shot, it earns two shots. After the striker ball roquets another ball, it does not earn any extra shots for hitting it again in the same turn before scoring the next wicket in order. However, there is no penalty for hitting the ball again.


These are of course the basics and once you get started there are many fun and exciting variations to this game!

Friday, May 15, 2015

The bewitching world of Allie Schell (Invisible Hero's Model of the month for May)


      The Bewitching world of Allie Schell

    Summer. The color! The pop! The whurrrrrrr of things in the air the warm winds all around and stars in the night sky.  Birds and bees and lavender stalks blowing in the breeze...alright that's enough of that you get the idea.  This month we found a gem in human form creating great works, studying the masters no doubt and conjuring delicate beauty everywhere she goes.

    We are of course speaking of California native Allie Schell, who happens to be a from the same woods as Invisible Hero, north of the golden gate.  Invisible Hero never features average and Allie is definitely above average on every level.  She is currently attending college, majoring in Art and I must say she is a supremely inspiring artist.  Using oil, acrylics and watercolor she creates pure poetry on canvas, catching the eye and holding the spirit with her inventive display of color and subject matter.  Her pieces simply take your breath away and leave you wanting more.
Here are some selections of her works for your viewing pleasure be advised they are addictive!






  "Art is for sure my true passion but with the modeling I usually do my own hair and makeup so that's a lot like painting in its own way."- Allie
    Allie works full time, goes to school and still finds time to dazzle us with her impressive images in the modeling realm. As with her painting Allies artistic interpretations transport us to magical places from in front of the camera. Hair and make up are so often overlooked in the modeling industry and rarely held in the same realm as art. Allie does a masterful job of creating unique looks all on her own using these mediums of hair,make up and her own body. Color blocking and juxtapositions with postures are what make fashion photography interesting in my opinion and not every model can understand or master this art.

    So much more than just a pretty face, Invisible Hero is honored to feature Allie Schell as May's Model of the month. We wish her much success with her artistic endevours, and thank her for being an inspiration to models and artists everywhere!

For more information on Allie's Paintings please feel free to contact her : allieschellart@gmail.com

Allie is available for serious inquiries regarding booking through her model site: http://www.modelmayhem.com/1197417