Behind the Scenes of Tucson Lifestyle Magazine June Swimsuit Issue 2017

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Behind the Scenes of Tucson Lifestyle Magazine June Swimsuit Issue 2017

Photo shoots are so much fun but there is a lot of work prior to the “big” day to make sure that day runs smoothly.

This blog is a pictorial of what happened behind the scenes, building to the final spread in the June Issue of Tucson Lifestyle Magazine that was shot at Casino Del Sol.

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Bridgette the lovely model was so awesome to work with.  I asked her to come by my house for a dress rehearsal to make sure we were ready before the shoot.  We had fun collaborating and figuring out what looked best on her.  Not everything made the final cut.

As the stylist for the shoot, I was asked to produce a pictorial that illustrated a variety of swim trends.  I came up with four themes: retro. boho, glamour and athleisure.  A cover shot was also part of the assignment. The swimsuits, coverups, and accessories were borrowed from Dillard’s along with a few items from Marshall’s  and a few items from my own collection .

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LOOK 1:   BOHO  (2 SHOTS)

Before we begin I have to mention  Bridgette looks good in everything!  It was fun to watch the magic happen with all the themes.  Also in between styling Bridgette I took as many pictures as I could.  This blog is made up of my pictures with the exception of a few by Tom Spitz.

Boho is a bohemian, gypsy theme which is very trendy at the moment.  The  Vintage Burgundy Bottega Veneta Scarf was a perfect balance to the nude  Kenneth Cole swimsuit.  The “cover up ” purchased from Marshall’s  is actually a  wrap maxi dress.

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The day of the photo shoot.

The Boho sexy hair and makeup look was achieved by Jacqueline Scordato.  She truly is an Artist!!!

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The magazine layout!

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LOOK 1:  BOHO 2

Sexy cut out swimsuit by Isabella Rose, (Dillard’s)  Hat and Cover Up  (Marshalls).  Dolci is my personal property and she did not make the final cut!

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The day of the photo shoot

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Tom Spitz  amazing and fun photographer, Jacqueline  Scordato, talented Makeup and Hair Stylist, Joseph Boldt, Assistant to Tom,  Matthew Kaufmann, Art director for Tucson Lifestyle Magazine, and Scott Barker, Executive Editor for Tucson Lifestyle Magazine were all so  present and dedicated to making this layout beautiful.  We got lucky the day of shooting because it was quiet around the pool and the temperature was bearable!

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The magazine layout!

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My favorite shot by Tom Spitz!  OMG amazing and this didn’t make the magazine.

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LOOK 2:  GLAMOUR

Nothing says Glamour like a big brimmed hat!  Add black and white and it is Mega Watt Hollywood!   I love this suit by Michael Kors and the Jewelry to compliment. (Dillard’s)

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The day of the photoshoot:

WOW factor !!!  Sunglasses and hat from my private collection

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Black Fan I found at Cost Plus.  Perfect for the shoot!

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The magazine layout!

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LOOK 3:   RETRO

Lots of ideas on this theme!!  I ordered the vintage swim caps from Amazon.  Indeed they were cute but in the end were not used.  The umbrella which I loved was also not used.

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In addition to the swim attire I had the idea Bridgette would be floating on a huge pink peacock .  Thanks to Leslie’s Pools it happened!

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It took Matthew over an hour to inflate it!  Scott and Matthew are assisting  Pinky to the pool!

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Hey that’s not Bridgette!!!

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Goofing off in between shots.

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The magazine layout! (Gianni Bini swimsuit, Dillard’s)

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LOOK 4: ATHLEISURE

The rash guard didn’t make the cut.  My dog Dolci knew she wouldn’t be invited the day of the shoot so she had to make the best of it on dress rehearsal day!

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This  look did make the cut!  Awesome pants by Lilly Pulitzer,(Marshall’s)  and suit by Jessica Simpson. (Dillard’s)

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The swimsuit ended  up being  in two fun shots.  Both water elements with accessories  to create two different looks

The day of the photo shoot:

Awesome action shot!  Tom asked her to leap and jump many times to get the best look!

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The swim cap from Amazon.

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The magazine layout!

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Note to self: Must wear sunglasses!

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2ND LOOK : ATHLEISURE

Amazing!

Jewelry (Dillards)

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Tom and Matthew making it work!

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The magazine layout!

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LOOK 5:  THE COVERSHOT

I wasn’t sure on this final look but we were playing around and having fun.   I knew I would be applying ten pounds of jewelry on her the day of!  Dolci photobombing again!

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My inspiration!

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The day of the photo shoot:

Bridgette is officially now a Goddess! Jewelry and Hat from my private collection.

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The Cover of the June Issue!!!!

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The towel collection everyone wants!

I purchased these a few years ago at H&M  and I knew they would come in handy one day! Perfect for Tucson!

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The amazing team that I had the good fortune to work with!

From left to right:  Myself, Scott Barker, Bridgette Slagis, Jacqueline Scordato, Matthew Kauffman, Tom Spitz, and Joseph Boldt.

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In conclusion what a great day and great results!  I hope this blog inspired you to go out and look your best this Swim Season!  To have a look at the magazine go to:http://www.bluetoad.com/publication/?i=411165&ver=html5&p=1