Friday, March 9, 2012

CoverGirl for Essence Magazine

Essence-Pg2

Playing two Karen's in the April issue! 

Behind the scene shots of playing a famous actress and a fan.






A stand in was used for placement




Extensions added in to play the actress



The aim was to play completely different characters. It worked because I didn't recognize myself!!



About to walk on set (you should have seen the gold heels I was wobbling in)



The shoot was to promote CoverGirl Lip Color Blast Flipstick Colour (try saying that 3 x fast).



Blogger Claire Sulmers from The Fashion Bomb also had an alter ego shoot.  Here's us checking out the shots so far



Playing around (Claire the office worker, me the fan of an actress)



My colour was 'Minx'



We arrived at 8am and left the studio well after 7pm. Took this shot out the window before we walked out



In December I did a photo shoot for CoverGirl!  I still can't believe I got to work with the brand again - this time for Essence (my last CoverGirl shoot post is here).

The brief for the shoot was to show two different characters. I was an actress, the other 'person' is their fan. Well it worked because good God I didn't recognize myself.  The photos were taken by celebrity photographer Derek Blanks who's known for creating 'doubles.'  (I remember the work he did one year for America's Next Top Model).

Thank you Essence, CoverGirl,  Saisha Beecham (make up artist magician), Derek Blanks and last but not least Michael for taking the behind the scene pics!  What I wore arriving at the studio.

ps. Mum your mag copy is on it's way!


68 comments:

  1. The pics turned out so lovely! cant wait to see them in the issue. :)

    Dree xx

    style-on-blogspot.com

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    1. The mag is out! Whitney Houston is on the cover which makes me feel even more proud.

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  2. Wow you sure do look like a different person. Love the lipstick on you.

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  3. The idea of two different 'people' is so great, if that was me my Mum would definitely want a copy too!

    My blog: www.prevailingtaste.co.uk

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  4. wow...congrats!!
    what a great experience!!

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  5. This is incredible, amazing pictures and you look soooo gorgeous!

    xoxo
    Fashion Agony blog

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  6. beautiful! very well done on ur part. I can just picture Tyra saying u "smized" just right! lol.

    I've been a lurker on ur blog but had to write my first comment today.

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    1. Hello :-) always good to see a lurker come out.

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  7. Fabulous! I've always wanted a Derek Blanks photo session.

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  8. The CoverGirl ad turned out so freaking cool! What an unique idea - you look fab! Looking forward to getting my next copy of Essence ;)

    xoTheresa

    The Habit

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  9. You had me guessing too, the 'two of you' look really different. You're lucky


    Check out my blog:

    themeltingpotofstuff.blogspot.com

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  10. I didn't recognize you either! That's so cool!

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  11. You looked so amazing in the photos. Congratulations once again. Can't wait to see what other projects you land.

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  12. You looked so amazing in the photos!!! So lovely...

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  13. This is amazing. I actually thought it was two different people on first look!

    xx

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  14. oMG!!!!! look at you all glam up!!!!!!!!

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  15. Keep up the good work. I love Saisha Beecham, she is so sweet and nice. I had the pleasure of working w/ her here in Atlanta. Derek Blanks is a very down to earth person. He really makes you feel at ease when you work w/ him, which you can tell by the final pictures.

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    1. Yes both are great and clearly work together well as a team. Derek is one of the nicest photographers I've met so far. Sooo

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  16. Karen....you look SO FANTASTIC! you need to smile more often!!!! That first shot is fantastic....the "move star" doesn't look anything like the "fan"! Can't tell their both you at all! You are so stunning it's blowing me away!!!!! :)
    congrats on another covergirl feat! <3
    Rory
    www.WearAboutsBlog.com
    Follow me on CHICTOPIA

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    1. Ah thank you. A friend asked who's that girl with you and when I said its me she was shocked. Agreed they def created a very diff me. good fun though.

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  17. I just saw this the other day in the magazine! Congrats on the feature in Essence!!

    Amberly
    www.asliceofglam.com

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  18. This is amazing! You look unbelievable! Congrats!

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  19. yay!!!!!!!!!! you look gorgeous!!!! i purchased some of these items a while ago and i must say they are pretty cool :) congrats girl :)
    ~Natalia
    sincerelyrenay.blogspot.com

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  20. This is way cool and i must have that lip color!

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  21. Sooo dope! That's a definite blessing. You look great and it looks like you had a blast.

    ~Sherine
    If you haven't already; pls check out my blog, comment, & follow if you like!
    Confessions Of A City Girl

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  22. You look so fabulous in Glamour style!! We never see you like that!!
    Im shocked, it looks like two different girls!!
    You are Fabulous!! xx

    www.addict-to-twins.blogspot.com

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  23. Another one who didn't realise "the actress" was you. You look amazing!

    Jess xx
    Styladelica

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  24. Another one who had no idea "the actress" was you. You look amazing!

    Jess xx
    Styladelica

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  25. This is an amazing photo. Your smile is gorgeous and makes me realize that you rarely smile in your blog posts. You should smile more, girl. You light up the room. What a fun opportunity.

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  26. In the beginning I seriously thought it was two different people.... They did an amazing job! & Congrats on the ad! You definitely WERQ IT! Girl! *snaps fingers*

    xo

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  27. Oh my!How exciting is this?!Wow!Great job hun,you really look amazing!
    xx
    B.

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  28. I saw this morning!!!! I am so happy for you!!!! Your alter ego photos look amazing!!!

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  29. Stunning! I'm off to buy the Minx shade STAT if it makes me look as gorgeous as you...(runs out the door...)!!

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  30. Karen where did you get that long skirt?

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    1. Its from Alice and Olivia

      I usually find similars here: http://rstyle.me/ad/bi8ybev

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  31. WOOOOW!!! great job! congrats:)
    xxx
    Kat
    http://thehazardousarea.blogspot.com/

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  32. Yay! You look stunning! Oh, and great job with the Marni score btw..

    Lindsey

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    1. heh heh thx it was every man (or woman) for himself when the doors were open

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  33. That is so cool.You look so awesome,I love the idea of the doubles..you worked it out!killing them :) love the clothes and accessories.I am still selling off vintage clothes,so come and check me out.

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  35. You look absolutely amazing as both the "actress" and the "fan." But of course, I think the most beautiful version of you is the real one. So happy to see all of your success -- and to see that it doesn't seem to have gone to your head. That is so refreshing. You remain my favorite fashion blogger.

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    1. ahh thx Sinead - it's an honour to me to work with big brands like this.

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  36. wow Karen!!! How great is this!! congrats! and you look oh so beautiful!!

    www.TheStyleClimber.com

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  37. Oh my god. It looks FAB girl! Congrats! We need to meet up! ;)

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  38. Beautiful! Go Karen!!! I like & agree with Sinead's comment:)

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  39. Amazing opportunity. I love CG flipstick. I broke one half of mine, ugh.

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  40. wow this is a great opportunity.. you look fantastic!


    myblissisthisway.blogspot.com

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  41. you look great. i love, love, love the gold outfit.

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  42. wow, this is really lovely. It looks like u have a twin sister :-)) Love the lipstick. Wish we had them out here in Germany.

    http://afromeetseuro.com/

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  43. wow, lovely cover girl photo. It looks like you have a twin sister:-)) cool. I also luv the lipsticks...wish we had them over here in Germany.

    http://afromeetseuro.com/

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  44. Beautiful!!! Shooting this looks like an absolute dream! That skyline pic is lovely. Where was the shoot?

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  45. When I received my Essence mag, I was so thrilled to see two of my most favorite bloggers working together. You looked awesome. I hope Minx looks as good on me.

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  46. Wooooowwwww you are so diva...
    congratulations hermosa,,,,,

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  47. This ad is amazing! Congrats and continued best wishes!

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  48. I saw this spread over the weekend! Great photos! I was like...hey I know her!!!!

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  49. This is so awesome, Congratulations! Your skin is so flawless, you look gorgeous girl!
    Delaney
    xx

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  50. You're so beautiful, congrats on everything!!!

    xoBRE

    www.strutworthy.com

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  51. YAAS Work! this is awesome

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