When my phone rang and it was Gwen from Bruce Weber asking if I was free the 15th and 16th of July to shoot with Bruce. My answer was, of course, yes yes yes! Working with Bruce is one of life's great pleasures. He is one of the loveliest creatures in the world and I just adore him. His lovely other half, Nan Bush, has such incredible style and between Bruce, their dogs and friends has her hands full and runs their company Little Bear with incredible ease. The fact that they both have such incredible love for all creatures great and small is an added bonus!
The shoot, to celebrate 20 years of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, was shot in East Hampton, NY. I had met Bobbi years ago with Frederic Fekkai and have adored her and loved what she's done with cosmetics ever since. I recently saw her on The Today Show where she completely transformed a girl's face with just a bit of bronzer. Not only is she a master of beautiful natural makeup but she makes women look even more beautiful... as does Bruce, so they make a great team. A dream come true!
My call time was 7:45 so I was on the treadmill at 6 for a quick sweat. I didn't want one puff on my face. The location was a beautiful farm in East Hampton. When I arrived, our amazing stylist Deb had picked out a beautiful one shoulder Bensoni dress for me. It was white with blue and black polka dots, I loved it. Tom Priano put my hair in velcro rollers and Kim, the head of Bobbi's makeup team, did my face. Kids in the ocean were first, then lunch, then moi! Bruce put me on a swing and away I went, flying around, I was having a ball. Bruce makes me feel so fabulous when I'm in front of his camera, one of my favorite places to be. His entire crew is made up of the best looking, kindest people so it's not a tough job for me. Now a costume change into a black pleated Philip Lim evening dress for the final shot, which was a party scene. It was a wonderful day.. Bruce's magical shots, Bobbi's incredible makeup, all so subtle and enhancing of all our natural beauty. After all isn't that what it's all about -- enhancing beauty wherever we go!
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