started about 11:00 A.M. Makeup was done; then we waited,
and we waited some more for the dresses to arrive. Dinner;
then the makeup was done again. And still we waited. It was
about 11:00 at night when the dresses finally
We climbed into our
van (a motor home), and went searching for locations. We
went out to the Champs Elyseé; I thought the traffic
would create an interesting background, but there was just
not enough traffic, so we went driving, and looking some
more. This wall was in some totally deserted area of Paris.
Now it was 3:00 A.M., and much colder than it looks (I'd say
it was in the low to mid 30's Fahrenheit).
A studio flash unit
(Goddard, much like a Balcar) was connected to the generator
in the motor home. The single lamp head fitted with a
reflector was placed at a low angle, to create a bit of
drama, as it was directed at the model.
The shoot was
finished relatively quickly, and the last of the models left
us as soon as the shoot was complete.
The rest of us
(makeup/hair stylists, editor, assistant) went to some
restaurant (as dawn approached). Can't think of the name of
the place right now, but I think it's French for foot of the
pig (or some such).
French Bazaar is no