First, Let me start off by saying, this is a perfect example of Wardrobe, Hair & Make-up in Glorious Harmony! She did that!(Tika Sumpter) They Did that! ( Photographer & Styling Team) Editorial Perfection! The shoot definitely has a 70’s & 80’s feel to it. My favorite outfit would have to be, hands down, the gold paisley jumpsuit. The 70’s style jumpsuit has me saying, BRAVO! Vintage inspired done to perfection! I love it when editorial shoots are inspired by vintage and are able to bring that modern edge. When you perfectly marry the two, the pictures from the shoot become TIMELESS!
Tika Sumpter has been in front of the camera for the better part of a decade. The model-turned-actress is one of the stars of the action-comedy Ride Along, the Ice Cube, Kevin Hart film that kick-starts her 2014. It comes on the heels of what turned out to be a breakthrough year for the native New Yorker, but don’t think for a second that the beautiful star is basking in the glow of newfound fame or looking forward to “It Girl” status in Hollywood. Quite the contrary; Tika Sumpter is here to work.
“I think one of the most important lessons that I’ve learned is to put your head down and work,” she says. “Don’t look at other people and compare yourself. Just do the work. Because when the opportunity is there, you have to be ready. Make sure your craft is refined and you’re constantly working on it. Plow through the weeds. Go to the auditions and go to the meetings and be on time. Stop looking to the left or the right. Keep your head down and keep moving.”
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Images, curtsey of rollingout.com
Story by Stereo Williams
Photography by DeWayne Rogers
Photography Assistant: Mike Cooke
Makeup: Jessica Smalls
Hair: Hadiiya Barbel
Wardrobe: Jason Rembert