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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Test Shoot for Joy O Designs

I had the great opportunity to come across a model casting for a jewelry designer who was in need of a new face for her jewelry company. After checking out the website and seeing that not only was it legit but popular on the red carpet, I knew I had to submit. So I sent along my photos and information and got a reply. The jewelry designer's name is Joy of Joy O Designs and she was very interested in meeting with me so we set up a date and time for a test shoot at her boutique in San Francisco.

I made sure to get there early with plenty of time to find parking. She told me to bring simple, plain black tops, wear my hair in a ponytail and wear makeup that was more natural. Joy was such a sweetheart and we clicked immediately. We were joking and getting to know one another the whole time. It was nice to talk to a client who was genuinely interested in what I was doing and the feeling was definitely mutual. If you're ever in the San Francisco area, I highly suggest visiting her boutique for the cutest jewelry, handbags and clothes (she owns the store with two partners who do the bags and clothes).

Because it was a test shoot, we did a simple set up in her office with her digital camera. I got to model some of her newer pieces which hadn't been displayed yet. She also expressed the desire to do more involved photoshoots down the line with an edgy fashion or editorial feel. I made sure to let her know that despite my height, I definitely knew how to do fashion and editorial, which she was very happy to hear.

Here are some of the test shots we got from that day. All in all it took a little less than an hour:

This necklace is slated to appear in Lucky Magazine (not my test shoot photo, though!).

The awesome thing is that a few hours later after I got home from the shoot, Joy let me know that she would love to work with me so I'm the new face for her latest jewelry line! Very exciting...we're hoping to schedule our first shoot with her new photographer this coming Monday but nothing's been finalized yet. As her regular model, I'll be working with her once to twice a month as new items become available. As you'll see from the Joy O Designs website, her jewelry has appeared on Eva Longoria and Anne Hathaway...Joy even showed me the actual Thank You note that Eva sent her, thanking her for the earrings! Can you say cool?

1 comment:

Amber said...

Wow Dania...I am so happy and proud of you! This is the most exciting news I've heard from you, and I hope you make the most of this amazing opportunity. You are so professional, sweet and beautiful so I know you are the perfect woman for the job!