Behind The Scenes: Casting a Queen

6th February, 2013

I really enjoy the process of putting together a fantastical visual story. I love the late nights spent in a champagne haze, dreaming up ideas, hoping to top whatever we’ve conjured up before. I love the manic days of running around town, trying to source the perfect clothes and props and accessories. I love seeing every little puzzle piece fall into place, as the vision starts to coalesce into something concrete. But it never becomes really real until the true muse is tracked down, till we find the girl who best exemplifies the character in our heads.

Every season there is a fresh influx of beautiful girls, each of whom beguiles you somehow ~ be it with a winsome gaze, languid limbs, an athletic attitude, groovy moves or an astounding sense of coolitude. You obsess over every one of them, but no one girl is right for every story. It’s like falling in love ~ when you know, you just know. Here is a peek behind the scenes, as we recently looked for (and found) the disgraced-princess-becomes-queen of our dreams.|PHOTOS| by Carly Piersol for Ann Street Studio

  • This sounds like an amazing job!! I’d love to spend my days like this. 😉
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

  • This sounds like an amazing job!! I’d love to spend my days like this. 😉
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

  • Domonique

    Yes! This is what I love most about the editorial process, it literally feels like you’re writing a magical book and getting all teyh characters in place, if that makes sense?


  • blackswan whiteswan

    super glam and creative job, I´d love to have a go at this.

  • Rux
  • Anonymous

    great! love your blog!

    have a nice day 🙂

  • Pauline T

    I really enjoy how you’re showing us a little more “behind-the-scenes” features leatly. It’s nice to see everything to goes behind a shoot!

  • pilisstyle

    obviously you did a good job! the final product is very good!

  • beks

    dang…no women of color at all?? 🙁

  • monkeyshines

    beautiful captures!


  • mulberry&melrose

    love this. i like seeing behind the scenes! great moments captured! -S

  • Sierra

    I imagine its quite difficult deciding who would be best….almost as harder than me trying to pick out outfits!

  • Caroline

    I love this! It’s so magical, the work that goes on behind the scenes is just amazing!

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