I posted about being one of the ambassadors of ClubCouture 2011 a while back. In January, a photoshoot was arranged for all the ambassadors. It was rather difficult coordinating a date which all of us could keep to, so separate photoshoots were arranged. The lovely people at ClubCouture had just sent us some behind the scenes photos that day which I'll share with all of you.
A gentle reminder before I continue:
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My photoshoot was together with Regina, a good friend of mine. It was scheduled on the weekend when I got back from Maldives. You could see how tanned I was in comparison to fair and radiant reg.
What happened before the shoot...
Left column (top to bottom): jo reading and signing the contract; reg reading and signing the contract
Right column (top to bottom): Hair & make up for us; jo in the process of make up; jo requesting to turn the chair to watch reg's photoshoot while hair was being styled
We did some pair shots to warm up first.
For my black outfit solo shots, I was wearing the chiffon swing dress in black. The dress was a little short for me as a swing dress. I was initially supposed to wear a sexy black number which was even shorter than this, I couldn't come out from the bathroom without looking indecent. LoL... I guess I didn't look like my full height from my blog and the lovely people at ClubCouture had thought I was quite petite. No sweat! I like this cute black number, especially the charming little black satin tie that went with it.
Left column (top to bottom): trying very hard to pose; I can't think of anymore poses
Right column (top to bottom): thinking how I should pose with the ladder prop; I look like I'm conducting an orchestra
My next outfit was the monochrome printed dress. This dress is completely sold out on their website. It reminds me of what Eva Longoria as Gabrielle would wear in Desperate Houswives. I really love this dress a lot! I do not own any of such prints in my wardrobe and it certainly isn't my usual style but I love how it brought out a different side of me.
viewing the photos
Posing came naturally for the other ambassadors!
Left column (top to bottom): Crystal Shong; Holly Jean; Esther Xie
Right column (top to bottom): Melissa Faith Yeo; Regina Chow
Clothes for the shoot
Some personal thoughts of mine...
I was (still am) so terribly green at posing for studio shots! Taking a million photos of myself and taking photos for studio shots are two completely different matter.
The only studio shoot I did so far was my wedding indoor shots. The camera man was this Ah Beng who bonded very well with kh and we just had to act normally, laugh ourselves silly at his jokes and all these candid moments would be captured. For some shots, he would instruct us on what to do and so I merely stopped working my brains and followed blindly.
However, for this photoshoot. I've to constantly rack my brain for new poses and I just could not do it. I kept recalling what I watched on America's Next Top Model but still I did not know how to stand, where to place my hands, what to do with the props and how to think of continuous poses. Not to mention, I'm not used to wearing stilettos. I was basically trying to walk on the slippery paperish layer without falling and I moved like a robot throughout.
It was fortunate that Flora and Kaitlyn were such sweet sweet babes and ever so patient with me. Kaitlyn even taught me how to do a few poses and boy was she au naturel! She could just be standing casually but her photos turned out like some fashion spread.
I think I blabber too much. I'm sure all of you are dying to see how the final photos turned out. Here they are! Don't laugh k? I'm not a pro. =P
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