About Hellin Kay is a photographer, filmmaker and stylist. She has worked in fashion and entertainment for two decades: photographing advertising campaigns, celebrities, and editorials; directing short films, music videos and commercial work; styling advertising, runway and magazines; and doing creative and design consulting for fashion brands. She was born in Moscow, Russia and emigrated to Baltimore, Maryland where she developed an obsession with music, fashion, film and art as a result of too many trips to the museum with mom as a kid and too many punk shows at an impressionable age while in high school. After graduating with a BA and MFA in film from Bard College, Hellin moved to New York City where she directed six short films in her early twenties, which screened at festivals nationwide. Her love of photography and fashion then led her to accept a job as the assistant to legendary fashion editor Polly Mellen at Conde Nast. Following Ms. Mellen’s retirement, Hellin was hired as the fashion editor for the launch of Russian Vogue, helping build the global Russian fashion market. Since then she has worked as a stylist, fashion editor and photographer, both as a freelance contributor (L’Uomo Vogue, i-D, British Vogue, Elle, Nylon, Visionaire and many others) and as the staff Fashion Director for the Russian editions of Harper’s Bazaar, Elle and Spoon Paris, where she photographed, styled, developed and packaged content and oversaw fashion shoots for a long list of luxury brands. Editorial clients include Vogue, ELLE, Marie Claire, The Fader, InStyle, L'Officiel and Cosmopolitan. Throughout her years in fashion she has also directed and shot numerous music videos for up and coming artists, as well as advertising, and in June 2010 she launched the lifestyle blog, Champagne & Heels. Most recently she has been working as the in house photographer and stylist for Erin Fetherston. Celebrity clients include Laura Prepon, Matthew Perry, Abbie Cornish, Taryn Manning, Jessia Stroup, Brendan Fraser, Tia Mowry, and Nikki Deloach. Her many years in the world of fashion and entertainment have given her a distinct approach and understanding of every side of the business. She has worked with some of fashion’s best magazines, brands and designers, including Erin Fetherston, Joe’s Jeans, Anthropologie, Tara Subkoff’s Imitation of Christ, Guess Jeans, Selfridges London and Club Monaco. Her love of film, fashion, music, and road trips runs deep and her approach to life and work reflects an adventurous, always curious, kind spirit. She treats her clients the way she sees the world: with laughter and light.