ARTIST DIARY: 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!
Diandra Forrest – Dior Vernis #494 Junon
Chantelle “Winnie” Harlow – Dior Vernis #902 Bar
Marquita Pring – Dior Vernis #678 Créoles
Samantha Archibald – Dior Vernis #892 Be Dior
Fatima Siad – (custom mixture) Dior Vernis #803 Metal Montaigne + #902 Bar
Milan Dixon – (custom mixture) Dior Vernis #791 Darling Blue + #902 Bar
Here is a little behind the scenes video melange that I took on set:
BEHIND THE SCENES || Ebony September 2015 Cover || Photog: Shamayim || Nails: @mrvictoramos for @Dior || Makeup: @fatimasees || Hair: @ursulastephen || Wardrobe: @ericka_editor & @mariellebobo || Models: @fatimasiad @marquitapring @winnieharlow @diandraforrest @thinkthinkbrainblast @modelomilano || #mrvictoramos #beauty #fashion #style #luxury #blackgirlmagic #EbonyLovesBlackModels #love #video #blackexcellence #bbhmm