*UPDATED MARCH 2010: THIS POST HAS BEEN REWRITTEN BECAUSE THE FRANCIS BLOG THAT IS MENTIONED IN THE FIRST SENTENCE IS NOW DEFUNCT.
Drop everything you’re doing and run to my other blog to check out the Francis Spring 2010 look book!
As I said yesterday, gorgeous blogger Jennine from The Coveted was part of the look book shoot (her photos are numbers 15, 18, 25, 27, 33, 36, 41, 45, 48, 52, and 58). We had many hysterical moments during the shoot but one of them came when we thought of gorgeous blogger Winona of Daddy Likey and her world-famous Don’t Show-Cha Your Chocha feature. Winona’s feature ponders the question of why some catalogs/magazines/websites show models wearing tops or dresses that barely cover their chochas or, as I prefer to say, “chimichanga regions.” Jennine and I have the answer for the tops, at least. That kind of photo occurs when you have an absolutely beautiful top but no bottom that sets it off to its best advantage in front of a camera. That doesn’t mean that you, the potential consumer, will never be able to find a bottom to go with it. It just means that the perfect one was not in the studio during the mayhem of the shoot. So you deal with reality and go with just the top.
We loved how gorgeous model Karol Marie of Wilhelmina was protected from the unlikely chance of indoor rain in this photo by Orlando Behar. That left her free to ponder her lack of pants.
Karol Marie was a great sport through a long day during which she was on her feet nearly constantly, single-handedly modeling nearly 50 looks. If anyone thinks modeling is easy, think again. We were exhausted from watching her. Notice how Karol Marie has a happy expression in all her photos. That helps so much. A sullen model with a chocha-level outfit draws a lot more attention to the length, because we’re all thinking, “Why is that woman unhappy? Oh, because she has no pants!” Karol Marie looks so cheerful that my thoughts run more along the lines of, “Maybe my life would be better if I wore no pants.” That’s aspirational fashion for you, people!
UPDATED TO ADD: Jennine posted more of her beautiful photos on her blog.