Before I left for vacation things were pretty insane around here with back to back design and video shoots (and some makeovers) that were keeping us on a constant adrenaline rush and have continued since we got back. But man, every single one of them has been so fun and will produce SUCH good content for the blog. It’s making this pregnancy go by so much faster.
I figured I’d do a little behind the scenes sneak peek into what is going to happen soon over here (and on youtube and national TV) over the next couple of months.
We did another round of Target Styling Videos for their Fall product line, which is my favorite line so far, actually. There are a lot of rustic, plaid, Pendleton-style pieces and a lot of mid-century inspired brass and marble pieces. I just saw the rough cuts of the video this morning and I love them.
We faux wallpapered a plaid wall for one of them, although the location that we shot at was so beautiful that we didn’t need to do anything to it. You’ll see…
Good Housekeeping wanted to feature the house, specifically with a ‘fall refresh’ angle to it, so it was the perfect excuse to, well, TOTALLY REDESIGN the house. I finally finished a of couple projects that were driving me crazy that I can’t wait to show you. Meanwhile this little dude was very “helpful” the weekend before with all of our house projects.
That rug is a huge crowd-pleaser (it’s incredibly soft) and has changed the whole family room and made that big comfy (and bulky) sofa actually WORK. Stay tuned for photos.
Then I had my first big national commercial with Target where many people, like hundreds, were involved to make the set, my hair, my belly and lots of pretty product look good.
It was definitely more makeup than I was used to but those lights were so bright that you kinda need a lot to not look like a featureless ghost. The woman who did my hair (Danielle) does Lady Gaga’s, Madonna’s, pretty much everyone’s hair. She put extensions in so that it looked fuller and a bit longer. I had extensions briefly a couple of years ago (for a couple months) and you do feel kinda like a super model with them in, but one that can’t sleep because they itch so bad and are just not comfortable enough to deal with. Also please note my manicure. It was my first (and possibly last) foray into nail art. Not because I don’t think its cool on others but mainly because it just feels silly on me. I also (as you know) don’t have beautiful hands so drawing more attention to those meat puppets seems like a weird idea. But for the video the manicure looked awesome. That dress is from here (it’s on sale) and I LOVE it both for maternity and non-maternity.
I can’t show you too much because it’s their big fall campaign, but to give you an idea of the scale/size of a big ad campaign check this out. And this is only one of the studios they shot in.
That same week our house looked like this, trying to get ready for the Good Housekeeping shoot:
Most of what you see there is the fall product so start saving …
We like pillow options.
Then after we got back from Spain we jumped right into a weekend makeover with the lovely fashion blogger Nicolette Mason which we are finishing shooting today. Sorry, it’s in black and white so we don’t give too much away …
But it kills me to end the post with that, so here is this:
That’s what we’ve been up to. Busy, but every single project or shoot has been so fun. I hope you have such a fun weekend. May it be full of sleeping in, relaxing and marathoning some sort of addictive TV show. (We are watching The Affair which is pretty upsetting although very good – so I’m not sure if its an endorsement or not…)