What a beautiful day. I brought my 27 inch imac up to the rooftop of the Luxe Hotel Rodeo Drive to get some work done today while art directing the shoot with actress Willa Holland and actor Alexander Dreymon. They were channeling Liz Taylor and Paul Newman from Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. So between shots that were styled by Angel Terrazas, I got to edit images by first-time Genlux shooters Masha Maltsava, and Samantha Wolov.
The photographer for today's shoot is Tracey Morris (one of my favorites); makeup by Christina Henry with Artists by Timothy Priano; Hair by Aaron Light with Celestine Agency; and the manicure by Beth Fricke with Artists by Timothy Priano. Robert Morris (the always-helpful-with-a-smile-kind-of-a-guy) is the digitech. Interns who were super helpful: Emily, Tori and Ashly.
The challenging part of today was trying to pin down a location for our cover shoot with Katheryn Winnick next week. The two hotels we really wanted to shoot couldn't accommodate because Monday is a holiday— so we'll be shooting in the studio. The good news is we'll be at Aesthesia Studios who have this amazing outdoor cyc.
While looking out over Rodeo Drive, I noticed that the CHANEL boutique has the lovely outdoor space on their rooftop. Here's a peek.
Right after the shoot I went down to the hotel's On Rodeo restaurant for half-an-hour to interview actress Shane Lynch who appears in the upcoming issue of Genlux. She's the daughter of actress Kelly Lynch. A delightful down-to-earth being who wasn't allowed to start acting until she'd finished college. This bright thespian graduated from Wesleyan in Connecticut, who graduated with a degree in history, and is now living her passion as, what else?...an actress. Her favorite movie? Lawrence of Arabia. Check out her interview next month.