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Friday, March 26, 2010


I've clearly once again reached that stretch of the month (er, season?) where work and commitments and other busyness pile up, and I don't have nearly as much time as I'd like to spend on the blog. (Oh, if only we were all as prolific as the amazing Susie B.! Sometimes, I just don't know how she does it...) I'm much more active on the Twitter these days, if that is something you would like to follow.

But I digress. I was digging around in my photo archives for images for a post I was concocting, and instead stumbled upon a pile of snaps I took when I got to tag along on a photo shoot with Lanvin's Alber Elbaz in Beijing's Forbidden City back in 2005. The shoot eventually ran in the Asia Pacific editions of Elle mag (final layouts at the end, just so you can see the end result). It was a pretty awesome/magical/unique thing to witness, and I thought you'd like a peek at some of the behind-the-scenes shots.


The incomparable Mr. Elbaz really is as adorable/good spirited/creative as they say. As you can probably see from him cheerily rolling around on the bricked pavilions of the palace in the stifling heat of summer.

OK, back to the To Do list. More soon!







17 comments :

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

wow really amazing to witness! thanks for sharing! xo

kim said...

"I got to tag along on a photo shoot with Lanvin's Alber Elbaz in Beijing's Forbidden City"

Hello, LUCKY!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

What a fabulous shoort- thanks for sharing! I would love to go to the Forbidden City...and wear Lanvin! :)

Indigo said...

The photos are amazing! I always love what Alber wears :)

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kimvee said...

This photo shoot is so cute :)

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Jasmine said...

Ooooh, would you tell me where I can find a bigger scan of this please? Would love to read this article :) Thank you!

daniel_k said...

alber in beijing,

chanel m├ętiers d'art in shanghai

china is everywhere, and the rumours never stop... ;)

Patty said...

I love this shoot and I totally want that model's red dress! Thanks for posting ;)

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Rebekah said...

Wow, what an amazing location...those shots are gorgeous.

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floreal said...

Thnks for sharing :)
great article!

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Vyque said...

SO jealous

Cheryn said...

Hahaha... funny photos..
Definitely attention grabbing..
Nice!

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wc said...

i miss mainland. that must have been.. really nice. short of 'magical' i suppose. Beijing's Forbidden City is just one of those places...

funny coincidence, since my friend just fwd'd me Elle's new Love Earth spread (which doesn't have much fashion...).

http://slide.ent.sina.com.cn/slide_4_703_9176.html

more skin than i normally see from China lifestyle mags. nice inclusion of the men.

enterrement vie de jeune fille said...

Lanvin my favorite cocktail dress, thanks for this shoot with Elbaz.
Lilou