I first met Adriana at the Cecy Young Workshop last fall where she was the stylist for the shoot. Some of her own Malaquita Wear designs were included in the model's wardrobe for the day, giving us an impressive preview of her talent. You may recall, Adriana was also the stylist for my big Ralph Lauren-inspired editorial last December, "Collegiate." Promising to work together again, I signed on to collaborate with her for a showcase editorial to kick off the new year right. Visiting her showroom, I drooled over her decadent evening gowns and whimsical pocket skirts. Everything felt so crafted and finely made, designed to fit a true woman. We each had our favorite pieces we wanted to include, and had a hard time narrowing it down to 5 looks for our urban outskirt desert location. Our friends at Orange Marketing helped us cast the perfect face and with everything in its place I began to craft "Force of Nature."