ARTIST DIARY: Ebony Magazine September 2015 Cover (Behind the Scenes)

Ebony Magazine September 2015 Cover Behind The Scenes

I was so excited when I got the call from my agent, letting me know that I had been booked to do the September 2015 cover of Ebony magazine. When I read the callsheet and saw that I would be working with my partner-in-crime, Ursula Stephen, and a group of fresh “It Girls” in the modeling industry, I knew that I was in for a treat.

I immediately called my friends at Dior and requested around 20 nail lacquer colors to be sent to set for me. I wanted lots of options, so that I would be prepared for any wardrobe scenario. I did all 6 girls myself, including a few polish changes. When I tell you I was dog-tired by the end of the day! We ended up shooting for 12 hours, but the long day was well worth it. Check out some behind-the-scenes pictures on this page, then flip to the full, published spread on the next page!

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Diandra Forrest – Dior Vernis #494 Junon

Ebony Magazine September 2015 Cover Diandra Forrest

 

Chantelle “Winnie” Harlow – Dior Vernis #902 Bar

Ebony Magazine September 2015 Cover Chantelle Winnie Harlow

 

Marquita Pring – Dior Vernis #678 Créoles

Ebony Magazine September 2015 Cover Marquita Pring

 

Samantha Archibald – Dior Vernis #892 Be Dior

Ebony Magazine September 2015 Cover Samantha Archibald

 

Fatima Siad – (custom mixture) Dior Vernis #803 Metal Montaigne + #902 Bar

Ebony Magazine September 2015 Cover Fatima Siad

 

Milan Dixon – (custom mixture) Dior Vernis #791 Darling Blue + #902 Bar

Ebony Magazine September 2015 Cover Milan Dixon

 

Here is a little behind the scenes video melange that I took on set:

 

Click to the next page to see the full spread –>

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Victor Amos
Editor-In-Chief at Pro Beauty Blog
Victor Amos is an editorial makeup artist and lifestyle editor in New York City. His work has graced the pages of Essence, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Martha Stewart Brides, Fitness and many more. As a beauty expert, he focuses on educating emerging professionals on the ins-and-outs of the beauty industry. Victor is also a lifestyle editor for World Bride Magazine, where he writes about travel, technology, food, and culture.