For those unversed, a ‘Chola’ is [typically] a latina woman with a ‘look’ and an attitude that says ‘Don’t mess with this’. Pencilled ‘SURPRISE!’ eyebrows, dark lipstick, thick kohl, uber styled hair and some bling earrings make up the full armour. More is more on these faces and remember, it’s ok to do everything at once! Photographer Mason Poole and stylist Djuna Bel ran around downtown LA shooting models Staz and Brooke Nesbit in core Chola style…
Staz wears bikini Wildfox. Earrings stylist’s own. Brooke wears jacket Moonspoon. Earrings The Way We Wore.
Left: Top Moonspoon Saloon. Trousers Jeremy Scott. Necklace stylist’s own. Right: Top, skirt and leggings Warner Brother’s costume archive. Necklace stylist’s own.
Trench Warner Brothers Costume Archive
Left: Dress Mandy Coon dress. Coat stylist’s own. Earrings and Necklace The Way We Wore. Rings by Ludevine. Right: Top and suspenders American Apparel. Rings by Ludevine
Photography: Mason Poole
Styling: Djuna Bel