This month one of my favorite teams and I got published in EDITORIAL Magazine. The mag’s tumblr is a free-flowing melange of their current editorials, inspirations, and other posts, and the magazine itself follows suit. Rather than dividing everything into editorial stories, it is all one big story, again free flowing from photographer to photographer and artfully curated by the editor.
We actually shot this beauty-wintery-evil-queen-themed shoot back in November! A lesson learned in shooting appropriate for publications (shoot 3-6 months ahead!) for sure. We already knew that, but it was also to keep shooting and add more to our portfolios.
We had a lot of inspiration from the dark, royally ornamental, and luscious aesthetics of the Fall 2012 season. I pulled out my Asian card and worked on some fun nail art since it was a beauty shoot. I also created the crowns. I forced myself to look at other jewelry differently and whipped out the hot glue gun.
Tracey Upson is one of my favorite Florida makeup artists. She has a lot of brides and personal clients, but don’t let that fool you into thinking she can’t work it on a fashion shoot! She helped us focus on the fall/winter makeup trends and brought her research and expertise to the table. That crown on Carolyn’s head was made from a necklace!
The deer antlers were a fun addition and the way we used them reminded me of a lot of evil queen crowns with the horn shape. Above is a picture of Holland Morgan (hair stylist/chef/guitarist/knowitall/jk/heisjustawesomeateverything/imnotjealousatall) working his magic on getting the antlers to stay.
I draped this crinkled tulle over the antlers and Carolyn’s head, and paired the look with a fluffy feather top from Sandra Hagen.
BTW, these BTS (is that too much shorthand?) shots are from my Instagram! Follow me 🙂
The day of the shoot was challenging as we had to get all the looks in within a short amount of time! That’s how it always goes, I suppose, but when you have multiple hair and makeup changes, this can especially be a struggle. Nevertheless, we shared laughs and stories per usual.
I hope you all enjoy the results! Check it out at the end of the EDITORIAL Magazine August issue, available here.