Saturday, 22 May 2010

Cloud Nine Sneak Peek - Behind the Scenes

Wow, where has this week gone?! I promised I'd show you a bit of behind the scene action from the Cloud Nine Shoot, so here it is!

When Jen and I were first invited to the Cloud Nine Shoot, we thought it would be a PR event - turn up, try to avoid eating any snacks for fears of starting a riot and being called Liggers, sit and listen to someone tell us nice things about the brand and then leave ready to tell you what was coming up. Hence it was a bit of a shock when we found out that a)it was just the two of us and b)it wasn't an event as such but a behind the scenes look at their newest style campaign!

When we arrived at the studio (which was the in the middle of nowhere!), we were greeted by the team - stylists, photographers, videographers (Jen and I spent a heck of a lot of time trying to avoid getting our face on film - we're not the most confident of girls!) and stunning models.

Ok, this is where I have to be blunt - you know those articles in magazines that tell you that models aren't all skinny and gorgeous etc etc? They lie. Models are just as stunning in real life as they are in magazines. Yes, obviously make up covers up a multitude of skin sins, and the odd bit of photoshopping will happen here and there, but wow! They're gorgeous. Very very skinny, but still stunning.

Anyway, we basically got the chance to hang around the studio, watch the make up artist work her magic and watch Guillaume work his magic.

It's incredible to see how many photos are taken to just get that one perfect shot - we only actually managed to see one model being shot and we were there for hours! Hundreds of different poses, facial expressions and styles are created and then sifted through.

So, was there any scandal? Any shocking revelations? No :) It was just a fairly chilled out room of people working at things they're passionate about and incredibly talented at. I was in awe of the photographers and all their kit, and I loved the fact that there were bowls of sweets and chocolates laying around and a nice big spread for lunch. I'll leave you with a few pictures and a wee video of our chat with Guillaume. Later today, tomorrow and Monday, I'll be showing you some of the new looks and the videos of how to create them, as well as my own attempts (it will be hilarious, trust me)

(Top 3 photos + video property of Propaganda Pr, everything else is mine!)

*Disclaimer* I'm not being paid to do this, and my opinions are all my own.


  1. Cringe cringe cringe haha I actually listened to it! x


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