Tuesday, April 26, 2011

free people july catalog: behind the scenes

we just wrapped up shooting our july catalog in austin, texas. truth be told, austin is one of my new favorite cities! we had an amazing experience and a lot of fun on this shoot...

first things first, we arrived at the beautiful historic house we all shared and got settled in.

the first day of shooting can be a bit hectic and really exciting at the same time. i began getting the clothes ready in our big dressing room. hair and make up got started while others help get the sets ready.

ashley smith poses in her rollers.

finally shooting begins with photographer alexandra valenti and fp videographer carrie yotter.

the day is long. models take snack breaks on clementines.

days two and three are shot at alexandra's favorite austin spots where she shoots vintage sellers, sisters of the black moon.

on our shoots we are lucky enough to get occasional hair cuts by the hair stylists we take along. amazing, new york based stylist, dennis, works his magic on my crazy hair.

check out those braids!

when shooting is finished we stop for tex mex and can't help but notice all of the music lyrics and posters austin has lingering throughout.

what an amazing city!

i may post some silly photos and our last night out, but for now i say good night. hope you enjoyed!


susie said...

Loved seeing your photos. Very atmospheric. Thanks for sharing -- and I didn't realize you had "crazy" hair. Oh how I would love having a full-time hair person on staff!

Anonymous said...

thanks for more pictures, what a wonderful experience........lucky dog.....

Dylana Suarez said...

Hey dear! Remember me? hehe. Finally found you blog! A blog reader emailed me today about my move to Philly, and she told me that she found out about my blog from you! How lovely :)

So excited to be coming to Philly very very soon to work with you all! Can't wait!

Talk soon!




heather said...

susie, yes crazy hair in 100 degree austin weather!

thanks, anonymous!

dylana, yes, of course! can't wait to have you join our team! that's so great about the blog reader finding your blog through this little site! well, good luck with the move and see you soonnnnnn! x

Sar Sar Binks said...

aw man, looks like so much fun! i wish i could fit in your pocket :)

sophie said...

beautiful post, really inspiring. i like your blog!