Gorgeous blogger Jennine of The Coveted and I are recovering from a whirlwind New York City weekend. Jennine flew out from Chicago and stayed at my apartment while she did a photography job for my designing friend Christian Francis Roth, who was working on the look book for the Spring 2010 collection of his Francis line on Friday. Jennine’s assignment was to capture the backstage action. She was shooting the shoot!
For about nine hours, the studio was packed with the designer, two photographers, a makeup artist, two hair stylists working in shifts, Clementine, a model, an intern and me. I think a couple of other people might have wandered in and out while nearly 50 different looks were shot, including dresses, tops, skirts and pants.
Just to give you a feel for the day, this is my amateur-looking photo of what was going on in front of the professional camera: the model posing in a Francis dress in front of a white backdrop.
And here is one of Jennine’s photos of what was happening on the other side of the camera. This photo is not destined for the look book or website, but I am obsessed with it. There’s so much going on. Jennine and I think that y’all should think up some captions for this one. If you have an idea, leave it in the comments.
My other obsession of the day was the Xlerator. This is the hand-dryer in the ladies’ room in Christian’s building. It is louder and more powerful than a jet engine. It doesn’t exactly dry your skin. It blows your wet skin off and into another county, so voila! No more wet skin. Or any skin, for that matter.
When we weren’t at the studio, feeling the power of the Xlerator or taking pictures of my shoes, Jennine and I spent a lot of quality time with other gorgeous bloggers. On Thursday, we celebrated a momentous occasion with Fabulous Girl. FabGirl just so happened to be wearing her Francis zipper dress.
On Friday, we were with Sister Wolf in spirit, though not in person. Sister Wolf has been feeling poorly, so we struck her forbidden hand-to-face blogger pose in order to get her adrenaline going.
On Saturday, we had dinner at Gabriel’s with gorgeous bloggers Tina, Alice Olive, Julia and Jordana (after Jordana bought a Francis zipper dress of her own). For some reason, we didn’t take a picture of all of us together. Jennine and I did take a bunch of pictures for a separate project of hers and I had to use her fancy camera to photograph her. Because I didn’t know the first thing about using the camera, she would put me where she planned to pose, set up the shot, and then trade places with me. That led to this picture. We were standing in the street and I was warning Jennine that a car was backing up behind her.
Jennine loves this photo, but I think my expression and glasses make me look like the melting Nazi in Indiana Jones. See the similarity?
I really do feel like screaming my face off right now, because I miss having Jennine around 24/7. Come back soon, Jennine!
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The back of the dress is amazing.
LOVE that pic of you, so candid!! 🙂
pretty face says
Aaah I love your outfit in that photo (I want to steal your jumper)! And I think we’ve found you a new career i.e. fashion photographer x
Pop Champagne says
Cool photos! and the back of the zipper dress is so original 😀 Thanks for your compliment of my Hello Kitty. hehe I wanted to get 3 more so I can have the whole band, but Mcdonalds stopped selling those in happy meals now booo
i must change my posing ways, i love that Sister Wolf symbol. and i think i commented on The Coveted that you look more Ramones than melting cartoon guy to me!
I love sister wolf, but something about that symbol makes me wanna start a fashion blog and start posing with my hand on my face.
I think you look like a mime artist miming “there’s a car backing up behind you”
i’m in love with you in that last picture!!! so cute.
Topaz Horizon says
That outfit is so totally cool, WendyB. You are rockin’ it! And, no, nothing you do will make you look like that Nazi guy. Poor man. He deserved it, though! Gosh, must watch Indiana again…
Wow, you in that zipper dress! Also, I think red lipstick was MADE for you. So gorgeous.
WB to CFR “Pin that dress damnit!”
Hi there Wendy! Missed your blog. Love the street pic of you…I want that top!
Prêt-à-Porter P says
you cracked me up with the melting nazi picture!!! LOL!!!
you look fabulous!!!
Replica Vertu says
Well i would like to ask you one thing that can you show me the full snap of this XLERATOR. This product is looking very attractive. I wana purchase it.