Thursday, February 2, 2012

Weightwatchers Shoot

Goodie Bag 

I am so excited to blog about my experience at the Weight Watchers Magazine shoot. This was an amazing experience that actually started a week before, I actually thought it would. I live about an hour away from New York City, so a week before the  the shoot, I drove up to have a hair consultation at the ritzy  John Sahag Salon.  If you have no idea who he is , he is the hair pioneer behind the acclaimed dry-cutting technique that many stylist use today. 
I met with Doug who happens to be the chemical/ color specialist. Sacha who is a associate colorist.  Karmela, who happens to be the most unique and warm hearted person ever. She also is fantastic with scissors and seems to work magic every time she touches a pair. Not to leave any one out , the manager of the salon Zoe and several other junior stylist and assistants were in on my day.  After the consultation it was decided that I would need to get one of the chemical process done to my hair that day. Then come back the following week and complete the look.  

The day of the actual shoot the call time was 9am, and I arrived at about 8:40.  I was met at the door by a host of Weight Watcher staff members. Including  Liz Brous (editor) and Deborah Hard(photo editor). I met all the three other women who were apart of the makeover shoot. Everyone was extremely excited to get stated. So after they took our breakfast orders, we were whisked to the back to change into  t-shirt for our before pictures.  

It seemed like immediately after the pictures were taken, the process went into overdrive.  I sat in Sacha's chair and she started my color process. Sacha was a very personable stylist, she held a great conversation. She was also very attentive and never walked away from me. This process in other salon probably would have taken 6 hours. with Sacha I was done with color and in Karmela's chair with in 2 hours and in another set of amazing hands. 

Karmela blew, cut it and flat ironed my hair in no time and it looks amazing. So with in the hour I was in the make up chair.I never actually got the name of the make up artist but  she did tell me that the last film she worked on was  the new Men in Black 3.  She was really personable and concerned with how I wanted my make up to look.  She even took the time to give me a few tips. 

After my makeup was complete, we headed by taxi to  Location 05 in Tribeca. I was a beautiful white loft style studio. As an apartment in NYC we are talking at least a million, five real estate. When we arrived lunch was waiting and catered by Green, there was a nice healthy assortment of sandwiches, cous cous, fruit  salad ,tarts and and assortment of beverages. 

After eating lunch, I met with the stylist  Alyssa Deen, who had an assortment for clothing choices available. I tried on about four different out fit before  we found the one. As soon As I was out of wardrobe, I walked right back into Karmela's hands and she perfected my hair for the shoot.  Then Elisa Flowers, another awesome makeup artist brightened up my make up and created a fabulous lip shade for me. Yes, I said created!!!

Then I headed over to the set where, the photographer Sarra Fleur, took some amazing photos of me!!! I got to do about eight different poses with props.  Sara is amazing and gives gentle direction but allows you to be your self. After I completed my part I was able to relax for a while and talk with Liz, about my wight loss experience and how I felt about the makeover. The day concluded with a group photo with the other makeover participants. 

I received a great goodie bag with some primo Weight watchers products.
The New Cookbook

The New Issue of the Magazine

These are new bars with all natural ingredients!!!! DELICIOUS

PB bars, are okay but not my cup of tea, my six year old loves them

 I have to say it was an amazing experience!!!! I will be able to add additional pictures of me at the set after the magazine comes out!!!


Holly Curtis said...

This is so AWESOME!!! I can't wait to see! You GO GIRL! You have inspired so many people. You are amazing. :-)

Daphne said...

This is totally amazing!! I'm so excited for you honey!! I'll be anxiously awaiting my copy. Can we meet up soon so you can autograph my copy :) thanks YOU ROCK

unctoothlady said...

As I said before, I am so excited for you. You totally deserve this. Congrats on your success! And I hope to follow in your footsteps one day! :)

Kenisha said...

Thanks Ladies!!!
Daphne you know it!!