Some of you know that The Shoot typically is a 2-parter with a candid and glamour segment. I recently started Fitting Room which is a fashion feature on this site and since it resembles the candid segment of this series I decided to keep The Shoot strictly glamour moving forward. The lovely Angela Sommers takes center stage for ‘Episode IV’ and it may be my favorite set yet, but it certainly didn’t start off that way.
I didn’t have much contact with Angela beforehand so I had no idea what type of outfits she would have with her. At this point you are probably tired of reading about how I end up winging a lot of the shoot but yeah, I ended up winging a lot of the shoot… again. The only thing I knew going into this shoot was that I wanted a classic lingerie with a garter look. Every woman carries a lingerie set when they travel, right?
THURSDAY 12/17/15 – NEW YORK, NY
I decided not to leave that much to chance and so I left my apartment a little early to give me some time to stop by Journelle on E73rd and 3rd to pick up an outfit for Angela. Possibly because of the holidays I was thinking something red. Luckily Angela had posted something recently on twitter which showed her sizes so I had that part of it covered. Of course there wasn’t anything I liked in red, so I decided to stick with something by L’Agent which is an awesome lingerie brand. I quickly picked out a black set with the help of the ladies at Journelle who are always very helpful. They asked me if I needed thigh highs, which I didn’t think I did but I texted Angela to ask if she had any black stockings with her. The hair stylist had already arrived at the hotel room 15 minutes early so I looked through Angela’s Instagram real fast and took a snapshot of a photo so I can give the hair stylist some direction. Angela had also gotten back to me and yes, I needed the thigh highs too.
I was in traffic and so was my friend slash makeup artist Tiffany. She got to the hotel before me so I told her to get started on the makeup. She had warned me that the hotel room didn’t have much space and the lighting was pretty crappy, but I had my lights with me so I told her it’ll be fine.