08.07.13

SNAPPLE REAL FACTS

i’ve always loved reading the real facts under the  caps. it’s fun learning new facts you wouldn’t necessarily ever learn on your own. this is where this project comes in.

gave us a real fact that we could showcase in a photographic way, in our style. which i thought was great. real fact 823: sailors once thought wearing gold earrings improved eyesight” …immediately i wanted to art direct a nautical inspired style shoot.

we hired the crew: the model, photographer, makeup, hair, and stylists and we were ready to make this real fact come to life. i definitely didn’t want it to be too traditional as far as the nautical theme so we updated the look to feel a bit more fresh. (her sweater looks like little life savers, doesn’t it?)

i started by creating an inspiration () to get the ideas started.

it turns out, sailors are pretty superstitious and really believed that wearing gold earrings would cure their eyesight. they thought the metal on their earlobes had magical healing powers for their nearsightedness. so i definitely wanted to go over the top with earrings on this shoot.

our stylists, built this wild gold earring made from all sorts of vintage jewelry and charms. it was awesome!

we imitated the feeling of waves by using blue mylar cut into strips. i loved the look of it.

and how about that gorgeous hair? kristine was rocking the perfect retro look.

and i thought it would be interesting to show you guys a little bit of the behind the scenes on this shoot, so you could see the process!

we set up in my friend heather’s live/work studio. we wanted to keep the backdrop very simple but add something unexpected. we rolled out the pink seamless at an angle to give that great line in the photos above.

BTSset

i brought on sunshine & sarah (the two lovely ladies that styled our benefit shoot as well!) to give us a cool take on sailor style. we spent the morning going over their pull and choosing the two looks we loved the most. they brought all of these sunglasses as a nod to the sailor’s eyesight. check out the pearl detail on these…

 
BTSstyling

there is always so many wonderful options, making this part difficult. (look at all those shoes!) i always have to keep in mind, just because i’d like to wear it, does not mean it works for the shoot.

BTSshoes

the day before we went to a prop house in LA to source all sorts of nautical pieces. it’s always important to pick way more than you think you should… options are vital in shoots like these. what looks good on the sidelines may not read in the photo and it’s a huge bummer if you don’t have enough to choose from.

BTSprops

so there you have it! we thought the nautical theme fit well for this eye-opening fact and we were happy to put our designlovefest twist on it.

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art direction by: bri emerystyling by: hair by: 
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location:  studios
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    Chloe G. says:

    I am absolutely in love with these pictures! they turned out so well, and I love the twist that you put on nautical!
    seeing the behind the scenes was pretty awesome too 🙂

    Kristina says:

    What a great post – and great hair! Flawless as always.
    xx

    Chelsea says:

    This is such a lovely shoot Bri! I love all of the creativity that goes into your projects. The model looks fantastic and I totally agree with sailors, gold earrings never hurt!

    xoxo,

    alicia says:

    That is so very cool Bri, loving it! I also loved that you shared the behind-the-scenes + board. The earrings are so badass, the little doodles are an awesome quirky addition. Love what your doing!!

    Shut the front door! This is too cute 🙂 Looks like so much fun to plan too! Great job ladies

    Alexis says:

    Awesome work stylists! Thanks for breaking it down Bri, getting the behind the scenes perspective is priceless.

    Susan says:

    oh! Bri, you done it again…amazing!!! really 🙂

    Oleah says:

    this is such an awesome photo shoot!

    xoxo, Oleah
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    Lisa flood says:

    Wow, fabulous. You are so talented and
    So inspiring. Great job. Xx

    this is too much fun. thanks for the giggles:)

    marla b says:

    It’s awesome as a design student to see the exact process of your shoots! Please do more of these!

    Great translation. And love the behind the scenes malarky!

    x Elena

    Criss Marie says:

    This shoot looks like it was a lot of fun! xx

    Kanani says:

    I enjoy your blog and your design sense; so quirky and whimsical. But I’d love to see you feature more diverse types of bodies that you style — for example, this retro look, especially the swimsuit, would be rocked way better by a curvy gal. Just sayin. Would love to see you use your styling prowess for progress!

    Allie says:

    fantastic.

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