Jump by Ryan Fong Display Sponsored by Hara Partners

Jump by Ryan Fong

February 25th features the one and only, Ryan Fong, displaying a deft application of having fun in Dad’s photography studio at HARA Partners / Fashion Tower Studios.

We start off with a step by step, photo recap of Ryan doing what he does best… being a 3 year old boy!

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Dedicated to my special boy… love Daddy.
Stay tuned for Max (just need him to get a little bit older before we throw him on set!)

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DBG Talent & Model Management Commissions Hara Partners for a Shoot

DBG Talent Model – Chris White

DBG Talent & Model Management commissioned HARA Partners to shoot their model, Chris White, for a model comp card.  Head shot, body shot and wardrobe shots were done in a span of 4 hours as we were able to shoot and print for Chris’ aspiring model career.

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This is not the first time DBG Talent has worked with HARA Partners as we’ve helped launch model, Elieth Doyle’s career.  We wish DBG Talent and Model Management as well as Chris White, much success!

BMoss One-off Photo Shoot

In case of photo shoot emergency, break down our door!

OK… don’t really break down our door, but do come knocking like B.Moss Clothing Company when they had to do a few one-off shots of products that were missed in theirmain commercial shoot.

Fashion Tower Studios, wholly-owned by Hara Partners, shot model Marianna Tumasova for 2 tops and 1 accessory for B.Moss Clothing Company.  It was a great session as the beautiful Marianna came in fresh with a super positive attitude…

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2 Legit 2 Quit!

I mean really, Marianna and the BMoss brand just looks wonderful on each other.
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Rachel’s Chair by Leo Fong

February 24th was a great and fulfilling day.

Vernon Fong, Creative Director of HARA Partners, directed Leo Fong on an intense photo shoot of Rachel Schnipper’s Aeron Chair.  The goal of this shoot was to provide detailed shots of Rachel’s chair so that she can sell and ‘make a lot of money’, per Leo…

Leo helped Vernon set up the studio for backdrop, strobe lighting, moving sand bags, and V flats for the proper lighting.  And with great care and precision, Leo positioned the chair for the optimal viewing angle.

Here we have Leo setting the chair in the proper position

Once the chair was in its proper place, Leo put his artistic eye behind the camera and snapped off dozens of shots until Vernon approved of the final image.  Look at the wonderful details and positioning of the chairs lever!

Final image of left side detail of the Aeron chair

After an intense photo shop session for cropping and image manipulation, Leo was happy that he achieved a great day of shooting.  We only hope Rachel is happy with the results!

Satisfaction of a job well done

Satisfied with a hard day, Leo decided to show off some of his legendary kung fu skills, the secret art of the Flamingo Style!  Be careful because Leo is deadly with his one-legged stance!

Flamingo Style by Leo Fong

Dedicated to my boy.  I love you, Leo… love Daddy.

Hunter Dixon Spring 2011 Lookbook Shoot

Hunter Dixon arrived at Fashion Tower Studios on Thursday, January 6th to shoot their upcoming lookbook. It was Hara Partners first photo shoot of the new year. Their beautiful warm summery outfits were a breathe of fresh air from the dreary rained soaked January day.

A sneak peek at Hunter Dixon's lookbook.
A sneak peek at Hunter Dixon’s lookbook.

The session started in the late afternoon with Hara Partner’s own Vernon Fong and David Klewicki behind the lense snapping away.

Model Caroline West heads for a wardrobe change.
Model Caroline West heads for a wardrobe change.

Head designer Hunter Bell and her hard working staff kept the shoot rolling assisting in art direction and outfit changes.

Hair and make-up by Kerry Crawford.
Hair and make-up by Kerry Crawford.

The talented Kerry Crawford did an amazing hair and make-up job for the fresh faced model Caroline West. Both helped make the time constrained shoot a success with their skills and professionalism. Thanks to everyone for a great photo shoot to start off the new year!

Hunter Dixon Winter Sample Starts the New Year of Events

Hunter Dixon Sample Sale
Hunter Dixon Sample Sale

On the evening of Wednesday January 11th Hara Partners held its first event of the new year by sponsoring a trunk sale for the fabulous Hunter Dixon clothing line. It was a night of shopping, desserts, and good music to cure the Wednesday “humpday” blues! The studio space at Fashion Tower Studios was packed with beautiful exclusive samples available for sale to the public. Many patrons trugged through the leftover blizzard snow and were well rewarded with savings up to 70% off!

The public sampling the goods.
The public sampling the goods.

Hara Partner client and good neighbor, Macaron Café stopped by and provided free samples of their delicious macaroons for the many hungry shoppers that steadily came through the doors throught the evening.

Macaron Cafe catered the event.
Macaron Cafe catered the event.

Hara Partners would like to thank Hunter Dixon, Macaron Café, and especially everyone who braved the inclement weather to make a great first event of the year! To learn more about future events sign up for our mailing list.

Give Gift Cards for the Gift of Giving

Give Gift Cards for the Gift of Giving

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Give gift cards to buy yummy, yummy products from MacarOn Cafe located in New York City. We at Hara Partners love their French Onion soup and their Coconut Macarons.  Macaron Cafe is filled with authentic French macarons, sandwiches, soups, pastries, and a host of other delicious products that are waiting to be redeemed with your gift card at 2 locations:

161 West 36th Street, New York

625 Madison Avenue, entrance on 59th Street, New York

Click on the below link to order a MacarOn Cafe Gift Card for your special someone in the NYC area.

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December New York Magento Meetup Group Meeting Recap

The New York chapter of the Magento Meetup group met on the evening of December 8, 2010. A frigid winter night did not keep away a well-received turn out of returning attendees along with a crop of new faces. From seasoned pros to entreprenuers, all arrived ready to share their knowledge and discuss possible solutions to their specific questions.

Hara Partners lead Project Manager and Software Architect, Mai Erne & Jun Zhao,
discussed differences of the Enterprise edition and the formatting of
Magento in the most efficient MVC (Model – View -Controller) hierarchy.

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The lights went low and the knowledge was turned on.

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Attendees left with a great perspective on the subject matter from a warm, programmer-friendly ambiance.
Our moderators are always conscious of the programming community and we welcome any ideas or suggestions.
Dont miss out on attending the next NY Magento Meet Up!

Visit and sign up at http://www.meetup.com/New-York-Magento-Group/ as we are always open for topic and workshop suggestions.

Google: Making Sense of the Latest Changes

 Google: Making Sense of the Latest Changes

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ChannelAdvisor published a recent study on the latest development by Google product serach entitled Making sense of Google’s latest changes.

The key findings include:

  1. Linking your Merchant Center and AdWords accounts
  2. UPCs should be used whenever possible (available)
  3. Constantly monitor the Google Product Search for changes
  4. Actively manage seller ratings
  5. Test product extensions provided by Google

The white paper also advises to get ready for mobile commerce, but we find it very much depends on the products and audience.