On Saturday, I was whisked away to Montreal for a photoshoot for the 2012 Holiday Campaign for Place d'Orleans (a mall in my city; the one I am the Fashion Vlogger with). As in, I'm going to be the face of the Christmas campaign. What!?
This doesn't happen to me.
I am not a model.
Did this just happen!?
The day was so exciting; it was a real photoshoot with a professional photographer, stylist, make-up artist, crew, snow machine, and more. It was surreal!
From the moment I arrived, everyone was so sweet and hospitable, making me feel almost instantly comfortable (but I was a little nervous, to be honest). They sat me in the hair and make-up chair and I was pampered from head to toe. About an hour later, I was dressed, hair did, nails painted and full make-up ready to go. They put on some more upbeat music than the cool-chill vibe stuff they had on and we got started.
The first look was a Limité bustier, Jacob skirt & Le Chateau fur stole clipped with some sparkly barrets. It looked beautiful, but I felt a little exposed (ha!). Everyone was so encouraging and while I have never really modelled before, I did enjoy my experience. The second outfit was my favourite, a black and gold sequined dress from Le Chateau that fit me like a glove and I felt very comfortable in. They had me dance around while 'snow' was falling on me (I say 'snow' because it was more like foam from a bubble bath that smelt like plastic).
I'd love to share some photos with you...
The moment I arrived I snapped this pic and it started to set in that it was about to get real!
Hair & make-up tools on Tomoko's table.
All these shoes and accessories for me (heaven!).
After curling and pinning my hair into pin-curls, Tomoko started my make-up.
Stylist Patricia organizing all the clothing she pulled and brought to the shoot.
Getting the set ready (my view from the hair chair).
Once I was dressed in my first outfit, Tomoko gave me a dark lip (perfect for fall!). She was so cute and stood on a stool so we'd be eye to eye!
Being styled (and looking angry, but I promise I'm not!).
It's snowing indoors!
The crew and photographer checking out some shots mid-shoot.
More make-up and different hair for the second outfit.
Ready to go.