Behind the Scenes on a Magazine Fashion Photoshoot

or how the magic comes to life…

Looking over my shoulder (very) early on Saturday morning, I wandered along a less than salubrious lane on Dublin’s Northside looking for a photographer’s studio. As I turned a corner I spied a stylish bunch of ladies, wearing some fab outfits and knew I had found the right place. Said, stylish ladies were fellow fashion bloggers and I joined them in hanging around the on the cobbles, before going in for a photoshoot. The fashion shoot was to showcase the rising trend in Ireland (pun not intended) of bloggers posting ‘What I Wear’ posts. 8 style bloggers all in our favourite outfits, were to be shot by Lily Forberg for Stellar magazine.

I had read and commented on most of the blogs that were represented but hadn’t met any of the creators themselves. I was therefore, incredibly excited to meet the women behind some of the most impressive style blogs in the country. It was an honour to be photographed along with bloggers, Arsheen Qasim of FashionFilosophy and Blanaid Hennessy of Blanaid.com. These ladies have such amazing, individual style that I commented on what both ladies were wearing for Grazia Stylehunter last month. It was fabulous to meet the writers of some new and exciting blogs like, Leonn from cosmo-sparkle and Jess from GetYourFrocks. Meeting Laura Cunningham one half of the bloomin hilarious StyleBitches, Cathy from ThisIsAnOffshoot and Zohra of OpheliaFord was also incredibly impressive. These three ladies have all been blogging longer than I have and all their blogs are completely individual and original; it was great to meet them all.

So we chatted and complimented each other’s hard work (yes it was a bit of a love-in really) while we all decided what to wear and how we wanted our hair and make up done. After an hour or so all butterflies and nerves had been suppressed as we realised we were in such fabulous company and most importantly, none of us were going to be photographed wearing the same outfit. I mean, can you imagine… The horror.

Bloggers ChattingBloggers chatting, studying, reading, researching etc…

Our WardrobeOur Wardrobe, well a tiny portion of it anyway!

Me in Make-up“Think smokey and double it please”…

Getting my hair done pic by Arsheen QasimThe bigger the better… oh and I have this crows wing I’d like you to stick in there somewhere if you could… Me getting my barnet fixed by the fabulous, Mr.Maurice Flynn. (photo credit Arsheen Qasim)

Me being photogrsphed by Lily ForbergMy moment to shine, which I made sure I did in sequins and pleather! The amazing Lily Forberg working her magic.

All of us being Shot by LilyLine ’em up and shoot ’em. I love how different we all look!

Lily and Corina & Bloggers outsidePretty maids all in a row… here we are with the utterly brilliant Corina Gaffey and Lily Forberg. To which we owe the whole experience. L-R: Blanaid Hennessy of Blanaid.ie, Zohra of Ophelia Ford, Corina, Jess of GetYourFrocks, Lily, Moi, Cathy of ThisIsAnOffshoot, Arsheen Qasim of FashionFilosophy, Leonn of CosmoSparkle and Laura Cunningham of StyleBitches.

I’m certain I can safely say that we were all really excited and incredibly grateful to the Queen Bee of Fashion Editors in Dublin Miss Corina Gaffey of Stellar magazine for asking us all to be part of the shoot. I would also like to thank Ciúin Tracey for working absolute wonders in taking the majority of these snaps with my ancient and past-it 5MP digital camera!

See here, for the run-down on Her Apparel


15 Responses to “Behind the Scenes on a Magazine Fashion Photoshoot”

  1. October 27, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    looks like so much fun x well done!

  2. October 27, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    awesome pics laura! the group ones look amazing, was a really good mix of personalities and styles! and was lovely meeting you x

    • 4 whisty
      October 28, 2009 at 9:00 pm

      It was lovely to meet you too! I love the group ones as well… though I was pulling really stupid faces in all of them so I’m a bit worried how I’ll look in the finished piece! Fingers crossed!

  3. 5 White Rabbit
    October 28, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    Are you going to be in the next Stellar? I am jelous…seriously, well done! 🙂

  4. October 28, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Omg they look amazing!!! I’m sooooo happy for you. I must pick up a copy of the mag when it comes out xxx

  5. October 29, 2009 at 12:35 am

    It was so lovely to meet you too Whisty! You looked h-amazing, I kind of need that hair piece you were wearing. I may steal it. Consider this a warning… 😉

    I can’t wait to see all of the photos of everyone…that was a seriously fun shoot!


  6. October 30, 2009 at 12:04 am

    Nice job on the article, my friend told me about it as she knows how into my new blog I have become…and from this I have stumbled across your great blog, you have a new follower, keep up the great posts 🙂

  7. 13 zara james
    February 25, 2011 at 12:50 am

    Wonderful and fab. You have some great behind the seen photos.

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