Oh guys, this was fun !!! Not only did I get the chance to take pictures behind the scenes of a photo shoot, I was in the photo shoot myself. I love these kind of things but I was never asked as a model. Probably because I haven’t got a face or body according to the golden ratio. Great joy when in December I found the invitation in my mail: “Would you like to participate in a photo shoot for spring fashion in a women’s magazine?” (For the Dutch: the magazine is Margriet.) Of course I would! No problem, just say where and when. The stylist (Inge Holkenborg) who arranged this (in the orange cardigan photo above), had no idea who suggested me to the magazine. When I received all the details I was pleasantly surprised to see that my friend Misja was one of the other models (see Misja’s street style blog). I assumed she had put my name forward but no, she didn’t even know I was going to be there.
The theme for the shoot was: being dressed like your style icon. I chose Victoria Beckham. Although I cannot afford her clothes, they always look fantastic and especially on her. After the shoot I was interviewed by Danique Krol from Margriet.
You can understand that I was really excited. At the shoot I asked everybody’s permission to take photos. One, very nicely dressed woman said no, which is of course her prerogative, but the rest was fine with it. It would have been highy unfair to post these behind the scenes photos before the magazine had published their issue (March 1), which is why I didn’t publish earlier.
Below: The article in the magazine. Title of the article: “50+ and totally happy with my style.”
In chronological order of the day. There will be many photos. Be warned.
Below: Misja was scheduled before me. The guy from the make-up (Bart Brom) and the stylist all fussing over Misja. The stylist took her high heels off which was no surprise to me. A whole day of fetching, changing etc. on high heels…. not good for your back.
Below: Misja’s style icon was Iris Apfel, so they piled on the jewellery.
Below: Misja was totally in love with this fab jacket. Unfortunately it wasn’t for sale yet, the stylist had to bring it back.
Below: Hmmm… is this what we want? (Photographer Marcel van Driel.)
Below: Oh yes, perfect picture.
Below: Checking on the monitor. I often check on my little camera screen and then think my pictures look terrific, only to find out at home that they aren’t sharp enough. And yes, I do enlarge them on my camera but nothing beats a monitor.
Below: It was my turn. Make-up first while Misja took my pictures.
Below: I could get used to this… a man at my feet, painting my toenails. Those strappy sandals were soooo high! I could never walk on them in real life.
Below: The stylist had this oversized outfit in mind for me. She is good. I really liked it a lot, even if I am wearing cropped wide trousers (there will be people laughing reading this, as I am so dead against them).
Below: These are the trousers with just a white shirt. I love the make-up (thank you Bart) and my hair decided to play along too.
Below: And the back of the trousers. I actually liked them so much, I bought them from the stylist (€ 19 in the sale at Zara). Who would have thought! Apparently they crease like hell, as I was not allowed to wear them until the photos were taken “… because they will crease”.
Below: Misja got a good deal as well. Here she is with a pair of trousers she had been looking for, for quite a while. They fit her perfectly and were a snatch.
Below: Nice on the bum as well.
Below: Right… some fiddling as, of course, the girls were hard to fit in the shirt. What’s new?
Below: I was asked to keep the jacket open but with the lapels covering the bosom (which figures). Hands in the pockets, a nonchalant posture.
Below: Hmm… again the tilted heads.
Below: I like this photo best. Haven’t been able to find the long jacket anywhere (yet). The brand is American Vintage.
That was me done.
Below: The next model came in and was puzzled by the coffee machine. Nice dress, nice boots!
Below: The transformation into Kate Moss.
Below: See what the stylist had to do? No wonder she took her shoes off from time to time.
Below: “Kate Moss” was asked to look bad ass…
Below: Which made her laugh.
Below: Very good picture.
Below: Sweet. I am normally not a fan of bags with fringes, but I really liked this one.
Now for some “after shots”
Below: Misja in her own clothes.
Below: I really like this photo. Sums up the day.
Hope you liked this post.