A stand in was used for placement
Extensions added in to play the actress
The aim was to play completely different characters. It worked because I didn’t recognize myself!!
About to walk on set (you should have seen the gold heels I was wobbling in)
The shoot was to promote CoverGirl Lip Color Blast Flipstick Colour (try saying that 3 x fast).
Blogger Claire Sulmers from The Fashion Bomb also had an alter ego shoot. Here’s us checking out the shots so far
Playing around (Claire the office worker, me the fan of an actress)
My colour was ‘Minx’
We arrived at 8am and left the studio well after 7pm. Took this shot out the window before we walked out
In December I did a photo shoot for CoverGirl! I still can’t believe I got to work with the brand again – this time for Essence (my last CoverGirl shoot post is here).
The brief for the shoot was to show two different characters. I was an actress, the other ‘person’ is their fan. Well it worked because good God I didn’t recognize myself. The photos were taken by celebrity photographer Derek Blanks who’s known for creating ‘doubles.’ (I remember the work he did one year for America’s Next Top Model).
Thank you Essence, CoverGirl, Saisha Beecham (make up artist magician), Derek Blanks and last but not least Michael for taking the behind the scene pics! What I wore arriving at the studio.
ps. Mum your mag copy is on it’s way!
The pics turned out so lovely! cant wait to see them in the issue. 🙂
The mag is out! Whitney Houston is on the cover which makes me feel even more proud.
Wow you sure do look like a different person. Love the lipstick on you.
Eva Ana Kazić says:
2 Karens indeed.
The idea of two different ‘people’ is so great, if that was me my Mum would definitely want a copy too!
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I wanna be fierce says:
You look beautiful!
stylish with a budget says:
what a great experience!!
Fashion Agony says:
This is incredible, amazing pictures and you look soooo gorgeous!
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Dee Emerald says:
beautiful! very well done on ur part. I can just picture Tyra saying u “smized” just right! lol.
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Hello 🙂 always good to see a lurker come out.
Erica B. says:
Fabulous! I’ve always wanted a Derek Blanks photo session.
The CoverGirl ad turned out so freaking cool! What an unique idea – you look fab! Looking forward to getting my next copy of Essence 😉
You had me guessing too, the ‘two of you’ look really different. You’re lucky
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Taylor B. says:
I didn’t recognize you either! That’s so cool!
You looked so amazing in the photos. Congratulations once again. Can’t wait to see what other projects you land.
You looked so amazing in the photos!!! So lovely…
Serendipity Max says:
This is amazing. I actually thought it was two different people on first look!
oMG!!!!! look at you all glam up!!!!!!!!
ONE ON ONE WITH SCHOLASTIC says:
Keep up the good work. I love Saisha Beecham, she is so sweet and nice. I had the pleasure of working w/ her here in Atlanta. Derek Blanks is a very down to earth person. He really makes you feel at ease when you work w/ him, which you can tell by the final pictures.
Yes both are great and clearly work together well as a team. Derek is one of the nicest photographers I’ve met so far. Sooo
Karen….you look SO FANTASTIC! you need to smile more often!!!! That first shot is fantastic….the “move star” doesn’t look anything like the “fan”! Can’t tell their both you at all! You are so stunning it’s blowing me away!!!!! 🙂
congrats on another covergirl feat! <3
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Ah thank you. A friend asked who’s that girl with you and when I said its me she was shocked. Agreed they def created a very diff me. good fun though.
I just saw this the other day in the magazine! Congrats on the feature in Essence!!
Shayne Renee says:
This is amazing! You look unbelievable! Congrats!
yay!!!!!!!!!! you look gorgeous!!!! i purchased some of these items a while ago and i must say they are pretty cool 🙂 congrats girl 🙂
This is way cool and i must have that lip color!
Confessions of A Confused City Girl says:
Sooo dope! That’s a definite blessing. You look great and it looks like you had a blast.
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nice job, looks amazing!
You look so fabulous in Glamour style!! We never see you like that!!
Im shocked, it looks like two different girls!!
You are Fabulous!! xx
Another one who didn’t realise “the actress” was you. You look amazing!
Another one who had no idea “the actress” was you. You look amazing!
nice post 🙂