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DS Behind the Scenes: Photo Shoots

We can’t always do photo shoots, but when we do, we take off our retail/e-commerce hats and we become stylists, coffee runners, and interior decorators. Here at Designer Studio, we believe that our customers should always be able to see what’s new and what clothing looks like on a real person. Women’s dresses look very different on a still mannequin, folded jeans don’t look like what men’s jeans are supposed to look like, and hangers don’t really show you how high collar jackets can wonderfully frame the face. Here’s a sneak peek at our crazy photo shoot mornings!

If you’ve been to our California store, you can see that everything is organized and has its place. When we shoot, we work some serious magic. One minute, we’re a store. The next minute, we’re a set!

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Our shoots always start very early, but at least one of us gets to have their hair done…

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We pick and sort through a lot of trendy clothing and shoes before we shoot. With shoes, we aim to grab a few different options, but we always end up with a whole lot more. It happens every time! There’s nothing wrong with having at least 10 pairs of fashion sneakers, right?

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Our photographer, Carlos, guides our models into the poses we need. Don’t underestimate posing for the camera! Being still is pretty much the last thing we’re asking from them. We tell them to be natural in some kind of position that’s completely unnatural in the real world. It’s all about working angles.

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Plus, there are the lights. One thing is for sure, the models are troopers for enduring a lot of flashing lights so early in the morning!

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In between photos and wardrobe changes, there’s also a lot happening. Our models get in and out of outfits like superheroes and all without messing up their hair or makeup. A whole new hairstyle happens in minutes and touch ups on the set are lightning fast. If your interested in modeling for us, we’re always looking for fresh new faces! Designer Studio casting calls go on year-round, and we’d love to hear from you.

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When we finally wrap up the shoot, we head straight upstairs to our DS office and start processing the photos for our website. We get excited when we get new  items for our stores and we hope you do too! Go ahead and browse our blog and website for our newest items. It’s updated regularly and you can find something for any style. Leave us a comment, like us on our Designer Studio Facebook page, or stop by one of our Designer Studio store locations!

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