Alexis Bellino

Alexis gives us the lowdown on her photo shoot.

on May 8, 2011

The photo shoot brings one word to mind...EXHAUSTING! This was an eight hour photo shoot, with no breaks in between! I went home that night and iced my feet and ordered take-out and poured a glass of wine! Ha! I've done some other modeling in the past (not that I'm calling myself a model, I've simply modeled for some other designers and businesses) and I never felt the exhaustion from those shoots. I think this one was different because it is my own baby. I was trying to run the show, organize, pose, direct, change fifteen times (meaning jewelry, shoes, and makeup touchups), so I was just plum worn out. But it was so rewarding! The photos came out amazing. It was super funny to watch Tal trying to explain to me how to pose in the white dress on the stairscase. She wanted it to be a "Vogue" look; however, it reminded me more of "Vogue gone wrong!" I didn't have the vision she had at that moment. She is such a talented designer, and together we make an awesome team.

Jim being there for me that day was so crucial. He's the only person that I know who will truly tell me if something doesn't look right, he is my live mirror, because when I'm posing I cannot see myself. He is so creative and helpful plus, he makes things happen! Besides that, he is my best friend, so I wanted him there.

Oh boy, then the smoke machine sounds off the smoke alarm! Are you kidding right now? I'm in the St. Regis, one of the most beautiful and prestigious resorts in all of O.C. and I just sounded the smoke alarm? I felt like I was dreaming. Originally I had planned to do that shoot for hang tags on each dress, however, I have changed my mind and now all of those photos will be used for the website and the catalog. Now, after having launched my first line of clothing, I will obviously be doing things different for the next line. I learned a lot, and I'm thankful to have the wonderful team I have behind me! I cannot wait to share this amazing line with all of you.

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Much love and happiness!