So may people think that a photo shoot is all fun and games, well my dearies it is not. It is a lot of work, with a lot of stress and with a lot of possibilities for things to go wrong. Head sizes too big or small, personality clashes, models who work great in a studio setting but look terrible outside with wind and rain blowing. You have 6 hours to pull it together, so that you get the bang for your budget.
And talking about budget, LOL, we get it done on a shoe string and a little pin money.
On the Friday, after reviewing what looks we needed for each hat, Philip my stylist and I, went cloths shopping in a New York downpour which drenched us to the core. Yes, the glamorous lifestyle of a hat designer.
Saturday I was up bright and early. Off to the showroom to pickup two large oversized bags of hats, before taking a taxi over to the Javits Center to set a booth up for Accessories The Show. What, you thought I was going to a photo shoot? Well, I am but I got work to do before hand. Helped set the booth up at the Javits Center which nearly toppled over and killed me, before running to Penn station get a train to Sayville. Arrive there 2 hours later. Run for the shuttle to the ferry.
|Trains, boats, planes, ferries, shuttles, taxis, running, walking schelping all in a days work.|
While waiting for the ferry, lets take some still life pics of the hats. No rest for the wicket!
OMG, finally on the ferry. Sigh of relief. Life is good.
|make up, prep talk, lets get this party started|
Blue skies will not last, so need to get to the beach asap.
|bitter cold wind off the Atlantic ocean but the models are all smiles|
|Lets pretend it's a warm tropical breeze|
Time to head to the bay side for better protection from the chill wind.
|CR249-ASST AND CR286-ASST BRAIDED RAFFIA|
|CR297-ASST ULTRA FINE PAPER BRAID CLOCHE|
|CR309-ASST COTTON BUCKET|
It was a long day but when you have a good team, they make it happen!
|GROMMET SAFARI CR303-ASST and NAUTICAL BIG BRIM CR304-ASST|