Though the final images have all the style and splendour one expects from a Sammy B photoshoot, the fun behind the scenes was what we were after.
A collaboration between designer Samantha Black and photographer Wade Rhoden, the Hellshire Beach shoot allowed Black to reconnect with old pal, Miss Jamaica Universe 2006 Cindy Wright, experiment with runway looks on Miss Universe Jamaica 2020 Miqueal-Symone Williams, and most importantly execute her first official photoshoot on The Rock.
"So happy with the shoot. It was the first official shoot that was organised here in Jamaica by me... Just an amazing team, Wade Rhoden the photographer â€” I mean his work is just remarkable, so easy to work with. The models were absolutely great...such beautiful women, I think they brought out the liveliness of the clothing. I'm just really happy and can't wait to see the final results," shared Black.
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Ripped From The Runway - These looks from the Samantha Black Spring|Summer 2023 Collection were a hit at New York Fashion Week last September, and made an even bigger splash at Hellshire Beach. (Photos: Naphtali Junior)
Logo-rifficThe Sammy B monogram print takes centre stage as Samantha Black (left) and Miss Universe Jamaica 2020 Miqueal-Symone Williams rock the Sammy B scarf and Luiza Wrap Bodysuit respectively. Naphtali Junior
Killa 'Steer'Miss Jamaica Universe 2006 Cindy Wright rocks the boat in a number from the S|S 2022 collection.Naphtali Junior
Gettin' GlamMiss Jamaica Universe 2006 Cindy Wright's lips stayed poppin' throughtout the photosoot thanks to Gabby Glam Cosmetics Lipgloss in the shade Celeste. Naphtali Junior
...but then decides to rock it as a top and she joins Williams in the spotlight. Naphtali Junior
'Meshing' AboutMum's the word on if a Portmore shirt is in the works, but the Sammy B Kingston Mesh Shirt was just as fab for Sammy B Designs principal Samantha Black's work day at Hellshire Beach. Naphtali Junior
Take ThreeFrom left: Miss Jamaica Universe 2006 Cindy Wright; Sammy B Designs principal Samantha Black; and Miss Universe Jamaica 2020 Miqueal-Symone Williams pause for a group shot in between takes. Naphtali Junior