LaDonna J. Davis

  • Artist
  • Los Angeles, CA

I am an artist and I have a good eye for design and beauty. I have experience in engineering that gives me a unique perspective.

I am a former aerospace engineer turned fashion designer. I am a writer, photographer, fashion designer, stylist, and model. I am interested in freelance work in fashion styling, photography, fashion design and engineering.

You can contact me and find more of my work at my website/blog: And She Saw Stars http://andshesawstars.com. You can click on the ‘chain’ link below to get to my site from Carbonmade.
You can also find me on Flickr and Instagram: andshesawstars or at Pinterest: Pinterest.com/ladonnajdavis and Twitter: @LaDonnaDavis13.

Cover Photo Photographer: Robyn Preston Photography

Experience

Photographer – Comikaze Expo 2015 at And She Saw Stars

10/30/15 – 11/1/15 Los Angeles, CA

I covered fashion and costume design at the Comikaze Expo 2015. I did many blog write ups looking at the highlights from the show and also discussing the designs of the costumes which were amazing.

Photographer – L.A. Fashion Week 2015 at And She Saw Stars

10/5/15 – 10/18/15 Los Angeles, CA

I worked as a photographer for the different runways of L.A. Fashion Week. This also includes L.A. Style Week. The images I took were used for my fashion blog as well as for publication in iMirage Magazine’s Glamour issue.

Photographer/Blogger at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia

12 Apr 2015 – 16 Apr 2015 Sydney, Australia

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia 2015 attendee as Blogger/Photographer/Media for my blog And She Saw Stars.

Photographer at Kitten the Band w/Aquadolls, Dear Boy, Mirror Talk

3 Apr 2015 – 3 Apr 2015 Troubadour Theater Los Angeles CA

Worked the concert as a photographer for Kitten, Dear Boy, and Mirror Talk.

Photographer at Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival

14 Mar 2015 – 22 Mar 2015 Melbourne, VIC

I attended #VAMFF as an attendee, but had the opportunity to get access for a few runway shows to work as a fashion photographer for my blog And She Saw Stars.

Officer - Aerospace Engineer at United States Air Force

Separated 2012 Various Locations

Asst Director Photography at Judi Beecher Film Productions

Oct 2017 – Oct 2017 Los Angeles, CA

I did still shots of the scenes, the actors, and the crew. My photography is being reviewed for the movie short.

Media/Press at And She Saw Stars

Feb 2018 – Feb 2018 Mammoth Lakes, CA

I covered the red carpet, reviewed film and conducted interviews. The film festival was amazing and I saw great film such as Bikini Blue and The Visit (post festival).

Asst Director Photography at Judi Beecher Film Production

Oct 2017 – Oct 2017 Los Angeles, CA

I did photography and still shots of the actors, the crew, and the shots of scenes.

Education

A.A. in Fashion Design at FIDM

Mar 2013 – Dec 2014 Los Angeles, CA

BS in Aerospace Engineering at University of Michigan

Sep 1988 – May 1993 Ann Arbor, MI

Awards

FIDM Blog Feature, FIDM

FIDM did a feature on my Blog

Exhibitions

RAW Artists Solo

Boulevard 3 Hollywood, CA

Fashion Design

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Solo

Carriageworks Sydney, Australia

Photographer

Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival

VAMFF Opening Night Melbourne, VIC

https://www.facebook.com/JewelchicPage/photos/a.10152623476535213.1073742107.101745805212/10152623499570213/?type=3&theater

Van Couver Fashion Week Runway

Van Cover China Town Van Cover, B.C., Canada

I was showcased in Van Cover Fashion Week and showed at 17 piece collection inspired by rock n' roll & women’s suffrage movement. It was a success.

FashioNXT 2016 Runway

Portland Oregon Portland, OR

Showcased 10 piece collection that was inspired by Faery and Arthurian/Gweneverian lore

Clients

H.O.P.E (www.hopemusiq.com), Ruby Clouds (http://rubymusica.wix.com/home), Tysa Goodrich (www.wildcoyotes.com), Aness (www.iamaness.com), FIDM (www.fidm.edu), iMirage Magazine, Judi Beecher Film Production

Specialties

Fashion StylistPhotographerFashion DesignerModelWriterBlogger

Skills

LeaderOrganizerColor specialistGood eye for design and colorEngineerFashion designerFashion photographyFashion StylistWriterArtist