Friday, May 25, 2012

Vogue China Internship: Photo Shoot Day!


Yes! The photo shoot finally arrived. It was on Monday, the 21st at Columbia University's track (when is Howard going to get that privilege? We are #2 best dressed after all!). Despite dreadful, overcast skies and multiple spurts of heavy rain showers, we still started at 645 AM taking trunks and suitcases down to the van to be picked up and taken to the shoot....

Trunks and garment bags ready to go at 645 AM!
And when I say there were rain showers that day, I'm talking flooded curbs and raindrops that sound like marbles hitting the roof. I did not know how on earth they planned to protect state-of-the-art photography equipment, luxury looks and designer jewels (talking over $80,000 in jewelry alone) from the gusts of wind and rain but they did it as smoothly and professionally as would be expected from Vogue and a photographer like Mark Seliger.

I honestly thought we were going to have to reschedule but realized quickly that there is none of that with models like the Australian Chrystal, who came from a Vogue Russia cover shoot the day before (which is why we could not have the shoot on that beautiful sunny Sunday, the day of this post), and photographers like Mark, who jetted off to LA just days after the shoot for other business. Nope, the shoot went on with large white tents, plenty of ponchos and at least a dozen umbrellas to shield the weather. However, the rain showers caused the day to take much longer than usual because we had to seek refuge inside every time the showers were really bad (which happened a few times), hence the reason I didn't get home until 1130 PM that night (645 AM-1130 PM was definitely a record for my longest work day ever). Yet, the day still went by quickly and it was so fun!

I helped prepare the looks, dressed the models, took pictures of reference for credit sheets, met Mark Seliger's studio staff, ate delicious catered food and soaked up everything (especially rain, haha) that I could about my first (and surely not last) Vogue photo shoot. And of course, I took tons of pics and must say that overall the shoot was a great success!  =)

Part of the yummy catered breakfast food..those apple rings with peanut butter and oats were mouth-watering!




Spreading out accessories for any quick changes to looks

Photographer Mark Seliger...he was really nice and funny (he even called my boss out once for how much she as asking me to do all at once which gave everybody a good laugh)


Scrumptious catered lunch...pasta, Caesar salad, prosciutto, melons, fresh veggies, baked chicken and more!
Hanging out with model Lina while waiting to go down for the next shot.


Lina and Chrystal staying warm as they wait for more shots.


Shots with the models and hair assistant, whom I must say was very dedicated and had a sweet personality!


 The issue doesn't run for a couple of months but I will make sure to post all of the images as soon as they are published. Be on the look out for that! Thanks for taking this journey with me! I am still interning with the stylist and wrapping up with this photo shoot but I think this is a good place to end this series until the editorial runs. It has been fun, rewarding and motivating. So excited for my future and the many more fashion endeavors in store.

xo
Nia


13 comments:

  1. You look gorgeous on that photo with Lina and MAN, that catered lunch pic has my stomach growling!!! I heart your life right now!! :D

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    1. Thank you!! I could go for some of that lunch right now! But I do admit I felt like a fatty at the shoot cause I was already the only size 8 in the room and then I went back for seconds...oh well!

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  2. This is amazing! This may seem weird but I feel so much admiration pride and happiness seeing in this setting and having so much fun. New shero!!

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    1. Awww, that means soo much to me to have a supporter like you. I really appreciate the love you are showing me and it is motivation to keep doing what I'm doing! Thank you!

      xo
      Nia

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  3. looks like a lot of fun!! the food looks so delish!

    wanna follow each other?
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    1. Hi Allie! Yes, it was definitely a lot of fun and that food was so good, I must say. I'll def check out your blog and hopefully we can connect via GFC =)

      xo
      Nia

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  4. beautiful photos, those shoes you tried on are gorgeous!!

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  5. This looks like a great experience and lots of fun! Awesome pics!

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  6. So cute! Glad the photographer called out your boss. Sometimes bosses can be a real pain even though some genuinely want to help you!

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  7. Hey! great blog, I am about to put this in my favorite ones.
    I am thinking about doing my 6 months' internship in a fashion magazine (in marketings and communication) and seeing you enjoy it motivates me.
    How did you get it? one hundred résumés and cover letters? :)
    xoxo

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    1. Thank you, Desiree! Congrats on the internship offer, I'd def say go for it as I am sure many opportunities will come of it and you'll learn a lot. And to answer your questions, yes it definitely takes a lot of persistence and reaching out to multiple people. Don't limit yourself! If you have any further questions feel free to let me know

      xo
      Nia

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  8. I just found your blog and I LOVE your style and of course your taste of food! :) I am a student outside of NYC that is not in Fashion school. I have been applying for fashion internships but is having a difficult time landing a magazine like yours at vogue, elle, instyle ect. I was wondering what websites did you use to find your internship or how did you land your internship! I would really appreciate the help! Thanks!

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    1. Hi! A great website is freefashioninternships.com - they continuously post new fashion internships especially in major cities like NYC and LA. Also, don't limit yourself to fashion internships, any internship in a fashion city like NYC could lead you to meet people in the industry and from there get the internship you dream of. Good luck!

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