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VIDEO: The Making of SlickforceGirl – Princess Ayanna


The team just keeps getting stronger! In this video, travel to a remote location for a behind-the-scenes look at our SlickforceGirl shoot with the stunning Ayanna Jordan. She embraces the Indian Princess role wholeheartedly, and keeps the crew laughing along the way. My thanks to the lovely Ms. Jordan for her devotion to the SlickforceGirl campaign. Order your Limited Edition Princess Ayanna posters here. A portion of proceeds from poster sales are donated to the Breast Cancer Charities of America’s iGoPink campaign.

Photography by NICK SAGLIMBENI
Wardrobe Styling by DIANA CHAN
Track: “Light Speed” by Peter McIsaac Music

SlickforceGirl Goes to Comikaze

In November, SlickforceGirl made its debut public appearance at Stan Lee’s Comikaze in Los Angeles. Our heroes Air Force Airman Erika and Indian Princess Ayanna turned out to meet fans and educate a curious audience on what SlickforceGirl is all about.

Here’s a backstage look at the exciting 3-day convention. Order your Limited Edition SlickforceGirl Comikaze Exclusive Collector’s T-Shirts and Posters here. Special thanks to models Erika Medina and Ayanna Jordan for their energy and enthusiasm, and to the amazing SlickforceStudio support team for orchestrating the appearance!

Videography by DANIEL U. MAGANA for SlickforceStudio
Stills by JOYCE PARK for SlickforceStudio


SlickforceGirl: Spellbinding with Princess Ayanna



In early November, SlickforceGirl made its first public appearance at Stan Lee’s Comikaze Convention in Los Angeles. We commemorated this special occasion with the release of our sixth SlickforceGirl, Ayanna. Our resident Indian Princess might be the most petite of our heroes, but consider this fair warning that looks can absolutely be deceiving. Though not much is known about Ayanna’s abilities, rumors of mysticism and magic are enough to keep us on her good side.

Collect Princess Ayanna’s Limited Edition 11×17 poster, along with our other heroes, at As with the other posters, a portion of your purchase will go to help the fight against breast cancer. Visit for more info!

Enjoy these behind-the-scenes images of Ayanna’s shoot taken by the amazing Joyce Park!

Model: Ayanna Jordan
Photography by Nick Saglimbeni
Make-up by Therese Williams
Hair by Al Ingram
Styling by Diana Chan
Production Stills by Joyce Park for SlickforceStudio

Indian Princess Ayanna Jordan Casts Her Spell

Sari, Charlie.

Hey guys and girls, it’s time for the next SlickforceGirl teaser. Flawless beauty Ayanna Jordan brings Bollywood-inspired sizzle to our team of leading ladies, and this stunner packs a surprise punch. Slickforce fans will recognize Ayanna from our Mastering Compositing and Mastering Retouching series’, and like clockwork she once again delivers a killer performance in bringing this mystical character to life. I can’t wait to show you what else we have in store for her! Get the latest updates on Ayanna and the other heroes at!

Photo by Nick Saglimbeni
Hair by Al Ingram
Make-up by Therese Williams
Wardrobe styled by Diana Chan

SlickforceStudio celebrates a landmark year in style!

Get your roll on.

When I was a kid, I loved to roller-skate. And I told myself that one day I would throw a roller-skating party with models. It just seemed like it would be, well, the awesomest party ever. Hey, a kid has to dream. Then, in high school, I put away my quads and transitioned to roller-blading. And finally, like most of us, I transitioned again, only this time into the real world, where childhood joys were locked away in a chest and relegated to memories of the past. Until now.


As my company continues to be blessed by growth and prosperity, I find it increasingly important to remind our expanding family of those childhood thrills, as proof that dream-chasers can stay connected to the wide-eyed, unjaded enthusiasm that we all possessed as children, before we learned about rules and jobs and taxes. And what better way to do that than to shut down a roller-rink for all of your friends?


This year, in conjunction with the wonderful people at Moonlight Rollerway, I opened our SlickforceStudio Christmas party up to more than just our beloved staff. We invited close friends and clients, giving us a chance to show our appreciation to those who have helped us along our journey. At first, many were nervous—not having been on a pair of skates since middle-school—but ultimately we got nearly everyone out on the floor and had the time of our lives.


We also celebrated associate photographer Christian Arias’ first magazine cover, of rising-star Ayanna Jordan for Import Tuner magazine. Her work is a testament to the talent of our team, the ever-evolving creativity of the Slickforce brand, and our growing presence in popular media.


As we close out a landmark year, one that saw our 6th ModelKamp, my first SlickforceGirl book shoot, and more than 25 magazine covers, as well as the advent of PhotoKamp, Mastering Retouching, Kardashian Konfidential and countless related campaigns, I want to say thanks to everyone who has supported us, especially you, the fans. This is my reminder to you to never stop dreaming!


Merry Christmas everyone! :)



1: Aldis Hodge from TNT’s Leverage and brother Edwin

2: ModelKamp instructor Brittany Dailey & friend Courtney, me, Playboy Playmate Jessica Burciaga & model/actress Daphne Joy

3: Director/Cinematographer James Mann, model Ayanna Jordan, and Craig McNelly

4-5: Slickforce Models show their love!

6: Ayanna Jordan and SHOW Art Director Von Jackson

7: Tale of Two Alexs: Alex Saglimbeni and actress/producer Alexandra Merejo

8: Slickforce Intern Jessica Whitehead & Cinematographer David Tayar

9: Alex Merejo, me, and celebrity hair-stylist Rob Scheppy

10: Friends join SlickforceStudio’s associate photographers Cherry Gardner and Christian Arias

11: Me and Daphne Joy

12: James Mann entertains Slickforce post-production supervisor Joyce Park

13: GIRLS editor-in-chief Tanisha Brown and sister Alicia

14-27: Skate-crazy!

28: Slickforce Director of Operations Kevin Savarese joins Ayanna and Christian to celebrate their cover!

Halloween Madness in Hollywood & Ayanna Jordan’s Birthday


Despite how busy we’ve been at the studio, Fall 2010 brought about many opportunities to play. SHOW Magazine hosted their 4th Annual Halloween party in Hollywood this year. I’d been busy planning the first PhotoKamp and ModelKamp 6, so I dug up my Wolverine costume that I had put together a few years back. Nearly the entire Slickforce crew came out to roam the streets of Hollywood, which made it one of the most memorable Halloweens ever for me.


Model Ayanna Jordan also celebrated her birthday at Falcon on Sunset Blvd. in October. Once again, my wonderful team showed up to help her celebrate, as well as her good friend and fellow model Nazanin Mandi.


As we begin the holiday season, here’s wishing you and your loved ones all the happiness in the universe, and remember to live every day to the fullest!


1-10: My brother as Scarface, photographer Christian Arias as the black cat, Slickforce crew Kevin Savarese, Derek Eskridge, and David Rivera as the Jabberwockies, Ayanna Jordan as Dark Angel, model Jesikah Maximus as a hot leopard, and SHOW publisher Sean Cummings as the priest.
11-15: Ayanna Jordan’s birthday with Naz Mandi, Kevin Savarese and Derek Eskridge

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