I wanted to pen this blog real fast but because of an article I just read in Newsweek, it fit.
Manolo Blahnik – do you know who he is? If not, click HERE
If you do know, then you will know why I know not only who he is but I love what he does!
Either way.. his article in Newsweek talks about his first runway show, he was called to design a new line of shoes, he wanted something amazing so he designed a beautiful heel… so the article goes, but he did not realize that for the heel to stand the pressure put on it, it needed a steel support, a support he left out.
When the models hit the runway, the heels were giving and bending, the models were moving awkwardly and strangely, and he knew.. “it was the end of his career” At the end of the show he was surrounded by people saying the shoes were sexy, amazing and what a great collection.
So what does this have to do with me?
Yesterday I got to shoot an amazing model, she’s not just any model she’s been in magazines, and flown around the country. She had a certain image we had to create for a commercial line.
I’d love to give you details but, I have to wait till I get the release to show you.
We wanted to shoot outside, we had a deadline and we had no other time to shoot it. Yesterday the wind was blowing pretty hard, we found a secure location but my duct tape would not hold onto the wall, the paper was ripping and falling. So thankful we had people to hold the paper and purses make great paperweights.
Now to get the model onto the paper, the paper is creasing, the wind is blowing her hair and I’m thinking.. What the crap are we doing.. How horrible a shoot is this, How great do we look now.
When I uploaded the images..none of it mattered. the background was hardly noticable, her hair was beautiful and we did it.
Now we are picking out images that will grace Las Vegas in a month and seen all over the nation.
I could easily have given up… but I thought.. What else can we do but try..
if you like this you can buy me a pair of these shoes to show how much you love me