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 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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