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(Taking my photo on my Samsung tablet)

I did a shoot for a magazine on Friday here in London. Obviously, because of long lead times, I can’t divulge any information whatsoever about who or what it was for but I thought you may like to have a photographic peek behind the scenes.

This is the loft studio at Snap Studios on the New North Road in London, in the hinterland between Islington & Old Street, full of lovely flattering daylight.

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It’s filled with random photographic props:

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In the far corner is a kitchen for shoot catering. (We had a boxed lunch of lentil salads, roasted squashes, grilled chicken, and tortilla.)

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Jemima the stylist called in rails of really lovely clothes for the other people on the shoot.

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Because my body shape is fundamentally unsuited to 99% of designer clothes on the market, and I don’t fit into samples, experience has taught me to always bring in a bunch of my own frocks on shoots, and so I ended up wearing my own D&G black wool & chiffon cocktail dress, (a gift from Harvey Nichols) with Whistles spotty tights and some evil, evil shoes from Jemima’s magic shoe selection (which was four times the amount in the photo below).

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I had my hair & makeup done by the lovely Jo Clayton (www.joclayton.com) – the best shoot make up I have EVER had. I felt like the best possible version of me. (And was reassured to see that she used the same Armani foundation that I use too.)

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The finished me:

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Photos out in December-ish.

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19 comments

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I love Snap Studios, I have a fond memory of being shot by Rui Faria (Volt) there….omg the foood!!

Can’t wait to see your lovely face in a magazine.

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@Kit: Bless you! I’m quite excited too!

And yes, the food! Mmmmmm LLGxx

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I really like posts like this thanks for sharing the sneaky photos 🙂

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Ooh, intriguing: which foundation?!

You’ve made it all look wonderfully glam. x

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@Blonde: Luminous Silk – blogpost coming up soon! LLGxx

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Very cool.

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All very intriguing, looking forward to seeing the finished photoshoot…

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The ultimate dressing up game!

http://somefashionclout.blogspot.com

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@FashionClout: oh you are so right! Clothes you often would never wear in real life, but can look amazing with great styling – and a load of gaffer tape and bulldog clips…LLGxx

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Oh my gosh, you look *devastatingly* gorgeous!! Absolutely LOVE the hair and makeup, and still think that dress is just about the coolest thing ever. Can’t wait to see the full thing!

Briony xx

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I know the camera is covering more than half your face, but you really look like a young Catherine Deneuve in the last pic– really, really.

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I love these behind-the-scenes posts as well. And you look so so so lovely! That pile of shoes is delicious. Yum. xoxo

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Love the last shot – tres chic!

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