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On Location: Behind The Scenes in Palm Springs

July 5, 2012 at 4:01 pm , by

Remember last month when I took you behind-the-scenes of our shoot at Joshua Tree? Well, we photographed another story while we were in Palm Springs: July’s fashion/fitness hybrid 7 Ridiculously Stylish Ways to Burn 200 Calories and I’d like to share some behind-the-scenes pics from that shoot, too. First up, a view from the plane as we landed in Palm Springs. Isn’t it gorgeous?

It would be wrong if I didn’t share a picture of my room from our cool hotel: The Colony Palms. Isn’t that Suzani headboard amazing? The hotel was designed by Martyn Lawrence-Bullard who I became obsessed with after watching Million Dollar Decorators. For more on the Colony Palms, check out this beautiful wedding. Complete with synchronized swimmers!

We shot at a classic mid-century house in Palm Springs. Our intrepid photographer, Tom Corbett, doesn’t mind sitting in the road to get the shot.

I loved the retro hair and makeup on the shoot. And our model’s Rebecca Minkoff cell phone case works with the look, don’t you think?

It wasn’t easy to keep our model dry but make it look like she was actually washing the Fiat, so she got a little help. Here’s LHJ’s Photo Director, Clare, adding suds to the hood.

Trying to get three dogs to cooperate for this shot was no easy task, especially because the Golden Retriever (who actually lived in the house) was practically a Senior Citizen!

A couple of our gorgeous models.

In case we couldn’t get the dogs to do what we wanted, we made sure we had a backup shot: with LHJ’s Associate Fashion Editor, Gabrielle, and prop stylist, Henry, “sitting in” for the four legged models.

Here’s an outtake of a shot that didn’t make it into the magazine. Don’t lean back, Tom!

Hope you enjoyed your “trip” to Palm Springs!

 

 


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