January 19, 2014

Marie Claire Magazine Photo Shoot

Have you ever had a perfect day?  One of those days that you'd dreamed about but never thought would happen?  On Saturday, January 18th, I participated in a Marie Claire photo shoot for their monthly "Beauty Roadshow" article.  Each month, Marie Claire sends their beauty editor and photographer to a new city to document the street style and beauty trends of the local, fashionable young women.  This month, Joy Hernon, Beauty Editor, and Mark Lim, Photographer, were sent to Scottsdale, Arizona, to shoot the April 2014 issue.  I not only modeled for the shoot, but I was also hired as the Production Assistant for Joy.  It was my first official job for a fashion magazine and I was in heaven!  Joy and Mark flew in from New York and enjoyed the warm weather and western flare of Old Town Scottsdale.  

A big thank you to photographer Mark Lim and editor Joy Hernon for making Marie Claire's "April Beauty Roadshow" photo shoot such a fun experience.  They are young, talented, kind, and funny!  I enjoyed getting to know them and asking them about the industry in between takes.  I learned that although 22 models were photographed during the Saturday shoot, only 9 or 10 will be published in the issue.  The art department decides which photos make the cut when they design the two-page layout. *fingers crossed*

Met up with my fellow Charlotte Russe Fashionista, Claire Planeta, during the shoot.  Her awesome blog is called Beauty and a Bargain.  We love our CR Social Media Marketing Director, Ryan Chua, for recommending us to the magazine and Anthony Federici, Photo Assistant at Marie Claire, for setting it up.  We had a blast!

Had a lovely time catching up with Emily Goswick, blogger of The Rancher's Daughter.  We attended the same high school, so it was great to be able to work together.  Congrats to her and her fiancĂ© on their recent engagement!

Got a chance to meet and chat with the current Miss Arizona, a.k.a. Jordan Wessel, while on set.  She's absolutely fabulous!  Believe it or not, she's even prettier in person. And yes... I realize I need to go to a tanning salon.  haha 


  1. Wow!! That's amazing!! It looks like you had an incredible time! :D

    1. Thanks, Katie! It was definitely a great experience :)