ONE MORE DAY! Tomorrow is the launch of the Gibson x Hi Sugarplum ‘Summer of Fun’ Collection (but who’s counting!? #me!). I’m thrilled you guys are as excited as me, and I can’t wait to share it all with you tomorrow morning! (Email subscribers get access hours before everyone else! Sign up HERE. And get all the scoop on when, where, why HERE.)
Today I thought it would be fun to take you behind the scenes of the photoshoot, where all the months of hard work come together! Of course I joined forces with my Dream Team, photographer Valorie Darling, and hair and makeup artist, Suzie Moldovan, and we had the best time bringing our latest Gibsonlook x Hi Sugarplum Collection to life! Here’s a look at our days… plus tons of sneak peeks!
This Summer of Fun Collection was actually inspired by The Sugar Shack, and it made the best backdrop for our photos. Our goal was to invoke the fun, carefree days of Summer, and she delivered! I think we’re all ready for a little carefree fun, am I right?!
Sugar Shack sources HERE
Smocked Ruffle Dress (Use code SUGARPLUM15 to save 15%!) | Straw Tote Bag | Removable Tassel | Miller Sandals | All-Weather Bangles (Use code HiSugarplum to save 15%!) | Layered Pendant Necklace | Custom Door Mat
What made this shoot even more special was the return of Mama Sugarplum!!! We were all so happy to have her back, not only for her bright smiles, but for her endless help!
We got to work the moment we arrived, and while Mom prepped the Collection, Suzie and I got busy choosing lip colors (very serious business!!), and Val prepared our photo inspiration.
Mornings start before the sun, and I was in Suzie’s chair by 5:30am the next morning for a full makeover. We discovered these eye drops, and they were a game changer for giving me instantly brighter and whiter eyes!
How’s this Before & After for the power of an incredible makeup artist?!
The magic of Val and Suzie is they are both so full of incredible positive energy, and are so amazing at their jobs, I never once check a mirror or the camera… I just know they’ve got me!
We spent the next two days hoping Val didn’t fall in the lake (the girl will do anything for the shot!), swatting wasps, dashing in and out of rain… and lots and lots of hair and makeup touch-ups! My curls were a losing battle the first day, but we used this humidity spray the second day and it made a huge difference!!
We are such a well-oiled machine after eight Collections together, that we cranked out over 40 looks and it never once felt like work. I’m humbled by the hustle these women bring, and how far they’ll go to ensure the Collection shines.
Bonita Ruffle Jumpsuit (Use code SUGARPLUM15 to save 15%!)
Suzie’s Top (Use code SUGARPLUM15 to save 15%!)
My Wedges | Dress coming soon!
And as always, there was tons of fun, and lots of dance parties (and cheese)!
It always amazes me to see how Val turns what looks like a basic shot into something so fabulous! Here’s a little peek behind the camera, and her final results…
Val’s Top (Use code SUGARPLUM15 to save 15%!)
Val’s Top coming soon! | Striped Towels
Shooting on the water (in the rainiest season I can remember!) certainly brought some challenges, but the lake was exactly the feeling we wanted our ‘Summer of Fun’ Collection to exude, and I can’t wait to share it all with you tomorrow!
I love these talented women and feel so lucky to call them friends! Everyone needs a Val and Suzie in their life! They were both so obsessed with the Collection, they couldn’t help wearing the pieces all week.
Val’s Top & Suzie’s Dress coming soon!
Our Tops coming soon!
It’s humbling to work with such kind, talented women, with so much passion for their jobs and respect for each other! To bring a Collection to life requires a lot of moving parts, and I couldn’t have done it without the entire Gibsonlook Team and these gals.
All my gratitude to everyone for their patience, talents, support, and unlimited enthusiasm for this project. I’m beyond proud of what we’ve created together, and can’t wait to share the fruits of our labor with you tomorrow!
And a special thanks to YOU, darling friends, for your endless support, kind words, and enthusiasm surrounding our Collections. I have this amazing opportunity because of your support and encouragement. I feel incredibly fortunate to be part of this community, and hope you know just how much I appreciate you.
I can’t wait for you to finally see the the full ‘Summer of Fun’ Collection tomorrow! See you back here around 7am CST!
PS… Shop the Collection 2 hours earlier by subscribing to my emails HERE! Plus, I’m giving one lucky Hi Sugarplum subscriber $500 to shop! Simply subscribe HERE, and I’ll choose a random winner tonight, just in time to shop the Collection (current subscribers automatically entered)!