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Braving a 4 a.m. wakeup call the night after Nylon Magazine’s Young Industry Party to ensure she made it to San Diego bright and early, Adelaide Kane skipped into our room at Pendry San Diego in the Gaslamp Quarter. She donned a classic white v-neck, boyfriend jeans and black patent loafers. She headed straight towards hair and makeup, exclaiming “make me beautiful!” to makeup artist Lisa Leedy and hair stylist Kristee Tamulis. A few minutes later, she sat happily in her chair, taking sips of her unsweetened latte from Pendry’s Provisional, while Leedy applied FACE Atelier, Murad and Make-up Designory Cosmetics products and Tamuli styled her short bob into soft waves using Davines products. Adelaide had beautiful skin that I wanted to shine through in the images,” said Leedy. “I accentuated her dark features with a subtle brown smokey eye look that was versatile throughout all the looks of the day.” Adelaide Kane June issue

Soon stylists Johnny Chavez and Jennifer Patterson walked in, bringing a slew of outfit and accessory options  including edgy bikinis and monokinis from San Diego’s own Sauvage Swimwear. “For this shoot with Adelaide, I wanted to play with colors and still keep it modern and classic,” Chavez says. “Her outfits needed to bring this sort of elegance, confidence, and sophistication to her looks.”

When it came time to shoot, Kane fearlessly hopped onto a ledge so photographer Giuseppe DeMasi could snag photos with the stunning San Diego skyline behind her. Don’t worry; the views did not steal the show. Throughout the morning, we rotated through this rooftop location to the Pendry’s sunny rooftop Pool House to the flawlessly tiled and swanky lobby. DeMasi used the Canon 1Dx Mark II, Aquatech underwater camera housing, Profoto lighting equipment, as well as a light reflector and natural light. Adelaide Kane June issue

“I wanted to capture her beauty and strength as a person and actress, so my aim was to juxtapose the strong compositional aspects of the city skyline and hotel architecture with gentle, beautiful and empowering poses. My goal was to make beautiful, empowering and ethereal images that will motivate the next young group of female actresses to follow their dreams,” said DeMasi. Adelaide Kane June issue

After we captured the final shots, Kane dried off from her dip in the pool, munched on pizza from Provisional and rushed out to make it back to Los Angeles in time for late afternoon meetings. That’s a wrap!