The photo shoot is our favorite time of the year! We usually shoot during the months of May and early June. Here is what went down on our first day of shooting….
On Day 1 we shot our “Black or White” and “Lyrical” sections in the studio and later went out on location to shoot the “Painted Desert” collection:
The Painted Desert was by far one of the most difficult shoots we have done to date. The models got ready at the photographer’s studio in North Hollywood. We then piled into cars and caravanned out to Rocky Peak Park located in the Santa Susana Mountains (about 45 minutes north of Los Angeles). Once there we had to hike about a half mile to our destination. Of course, it happened to be 95+ degrees that day! We also spotted snakes hiding under rocks along the way (eeeek!). The models were troopers as we hiked up the steep hills. When we arrived to our shot location, everyone was sweaty, tired and very HOT! We did the best we could to powder everyone and then began our photo shoot. The models were climbing up rocks, crawling through brush, and sitting/standing in rocky bug infested dirt. The sun was relentless which made it difficult for the models to keep their eyes open for very long. There was no changing room of course so the models had to change right out in the open (behind robes and towels of course). Some unsuspecting hikers got more than just a view of the landscape that day…
Our talented crew consisted of makeup artists Kandi McCall and Roger Salas, hairstylist Stephanie Vosper, photographer Mike Quain, choreographer Bri Blonigan and our production manager T Keaton Woods. Here are some behind the scenes shots along with some photos that didn’t make the catalog but are beautiful nonetheless:
Makeup artist Roger giving Caitlin her tribal look for Painted Desert.
Each model got a specific design of body paint…
Makeup done, now ready for hair!
Hair stylist Stephanie working on Jane’s tribal look.
Makeup artist Kandi designing Jane’s body paint.
We had to hike about a half a mile to get to our location. Here is the view from where we stopped to shoot…
Our talented photographer Mike Quain working hard to capture our stunning photos….
Our fearless choreographer Bri was on location with us to work with the models.
Desert Sashes – all five models who braved the “desert”
Desert tunic and desert tie wraps
Model Avery showing off her gorgeous extension wearing our desert tie wrap and desert sash.
Close up of our beautiful model Caitlin.
Model Tasha wearing our goddess dress in black with the vintage bra top and hotshorts.
Model Macall in our cut out mesh leotard with the bandeau and hotshots.
Here is another great photo of Macall
After all was said and done, we were happy with the location shoot. We had great models who were willing to get down and dirty along with our photographer who will do anything to make our vision a reality. We are blessed to work with such amazing people who share their gifts with us each year.
Tracy and Kelly (Triple Threat Dancewear co-owners)
We know many of you out there were sad to see that the M’esmerelda costume is not in our 2013 collection. Quite honestly, we were heartbroken over discontinuing it. Turns out that the beautiful trim we used on the belt and the bra top was impossible to reorder consistently and affordable. We do have some of the M’esmerelda belts left in stock in both sizes.
2012 Collection photo
Here is a great idea on how to use the belt with some of our other costume items. The M’esmerelda belt looks great with the sequin vintage bra top and sequin hotshorts either in gold (shown below) or black. Accessorize with gloves or tights to complete the look. This is only one idea so get creative! The possibilities are endless…
M’esmerelda belt, sequin vintage bra top and sequin hotshorts in gold
There are only a limited number of these belts left so if you want it, call us TODAY:)
We are almost ready to unveil our 2013 collection! Catalogs will be going out early September…
In the meantime, we wanted to let you know which items are discontinued just in case you wanted to get it before it’s gone!
1. Puff sleeve shrugs (we have black on our sale page and only a few gold left)
2. Vintage feather bra tops
3. Feather belts and feather arm cuffs
3. M’esmerelda bra tops (Sold out)
4. M’esmerelda belts (these look great with the sequin vintage bra in gold!)
5. Clown Collar (Sold out)
6. Tutus in pastel and woodfairy colors (great price on the sale page!)
7. African sheath dress
8. Feather panel skirt
9. African feather neck ruff
10. Leopard neck piece
11. Maroon mesh gloves
12. Corset belt
13. Vintage fringe bra top
14. Fringe micro mini
15. Underbust corset
16. Beaded fringe tops (Sold out)
17. Beaded fringe skirt
19. Pinwheel skirt
20. Pinwheel eppaulettes
21. Tulle ruff in autumn
22. Tulle bustle in red/black
23. Tulle strip skirts (sold out)
24. Butterfly mask and butterflies (sold out)
25. Circle mini in pink plaid (listed on sale page)
26. Gauze blouse
27. Gauze skirt
28. Bow and chain pin (sold out)
29. Romper (listed on sale page)
30. Modern tulle skirt/sequin sheath set
31. Sparkle Tulle wrap (listed on sale page)
32. Vintage sequin lace dress
If you are interested in any of these items give us a call and we can check stock for you. Last chance at these great styles!