Behind-The-Scenes | GxHSP ‘Summer of Fun’ Collection

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!


on Val & Suzie: Long Sleeve Henley Tee | Our Tumblers
on Me: Sunnyside V-Neck Top | Playa High Waist Short | Flip Flops
(Use code SUGARPLUM15 to save 15% on our clothes!)

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


Sugar Shack sources HERE | Inflatable Paddle Board (this pump is a must!)


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.


Gingham Shirt | Chambray Shorts (Use code SUGARPLUM15 to save 15% on both!) | Similar Sandals | Favorite Steamer | Garment Rack | Rug


Long Sleeved Henley Tee (Use code SUGARPLUM15 to save 15%!) | Garment Rack | White Wooden Hangers


Serving Bowls | Custom Insulated Tumblers

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!


on Suzie: Bonita Racerback Jumpsuit | Curling Iron
on me: Ruffle Tank | Cozy Joggers (50% off!) | Phone Case
(Use code SUGARPLUM15 to save 15% on our clothes!)

How’s this Before & After for the power of an incredible makeup artist?!


Striped Pajama Set | De-Puffing Eye Patches | De-Puffing Face Mask | Chin & Neck Mask | Ruffle Tank (Use code SUGARPLUM15 to save 15%!)

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!


Val’s Top | Suzie’s Dress (Use code SUGARPLUM15 to save 15% on both!)

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%!)


Val’s Top | Mama SP’s Gingham Shirt | Mama SP’s Chambray Shorts (Use code SUGARPLUM15 to save 15% on their clothes!) | Custom Door Mat | My dress coming soon!


Mama SP’s Gingham Shirt | Mama SP’s Chambray Shorts (Use code SUGARPLUM15 to save 15% on both!) | Gold Bead Bracelets | My dress coming soon!


Suzie’s Top (Use code SUGARPLUM15 to save 15%!) | Weekend Vibes Tote | Tablecloth | Custom Door Mat | Step Ladder


Inflatable Paddle Board (this pump is a must!) | Hat | Flip Flops | All-Weather Bangles (Use code HiSugarplum to save 15%!) | Dress coming soon!


Val’s Top (Use code SUGARPLUM15 to save 15%!) | My Shorts | All-Weather Bangles (Use code HiSugarplum to save 15%!) | My embroidered top coming soon!


Suzie’s Dress (Use code SUGARPLUM15 to save 15%!) | My ShortsAll-Weather Bangles (Use code HiSugarplum to save 15%!) | My embroidered top coming soon!


Mama SP’s Top (Use code SUGARPLUM15 to save 15%!) | My Wedges | Custom Door Mat | My dress coming soon!


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)!


My Swim Top | My Necklace | My Sunglasses | My skirt & Suzie’s set coming soon!

 

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%!)


Hat | Tote Bag | Faux Stems | Sunglasses| Blanket Ladder


Val’s Top coming soon! | Striped Towels


Swim Top | Necklace | Hat | Striped Towels | All-Weather Bangles (Use code HiSugarplum to save 15%!) | My skirt coming soon!


Slide Sandals (Also HERE)

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!


Hat | Dress (Use code SUGARPLUM15 to save 15%!) | All-Weather Bangles (Use code HiSugarplum to save 15%!)

 

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)!

 

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16 Comments

  1. Nancy A wrote:

    I love everything! Such a great summer collection…the colors and patterns are darling.

    Posted 6.15.21 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      So happy to hear that Nancy, thank you!!!! One more day!!! xo, C

      Posted 6.15.21 Reply
  2. patricia wrote:

    Looks like fun! But hard work. But also fun!

    PS I think I spy your tile popping up as a print.

    Posted 6.15.21 Reply
  3. Sandy wrote:

    This is so fun and amazing! See some really nice looks here.
    Luv that modern farmhouse/lake house, Sugar Shack!
    Wow, ladies!

    Posted 6.15.21 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Thank you, sweet Sandy!!! So blessed to be able to shoot this Collection at the Sugar Shack!! xoxo, C

      Posted 6.15.21 Reply
  4. Cindi Kinsey wrote:

    Great eye brows, too!

    Posted 6.15.21 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Ha! Thank you Cindi! Suzie working her magic! xo, C

      Posted 6.16.21 Reply
  5. Becky wrote:

    Love it all. Please share lipstick color/brand details.

    Posted 6.15.21 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Stay tuned on Thursday for lip color details!!! xo, C

      Posted 6.15.21 Reply
  6. Nina Paul wrote:

    I had always wondered how do these photo shoots look like. But thanks to you now I don’t need to wonder any more. And last but not the least what a great summer collection, please share all the details about the collection with s.

    Posted 6.16.21 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      It launches today, Nina!!! All of the details are in today’s post! xoxoxo, C

      Posted 6.16.21 Reply
  7. Pam Meharg wrote:

    Love it all! Fun seeing behind the scenes! Okay – how do the chambray shorts run? TTS?

    Posted 6.16.21 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Thank you so much, Pam! I wear an XS in the chambray shorts, so I’d say TTS! xo, C

      Posted 6.16.21 Reply
  8. Michelle wrote:

    How fun that you give us a little sneak peak of what these photo shoots are like. Lots of work but I bet fun at the same time! Do you happen to have a link to Val’s shoes?

    Posted 6.19.21 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Thanks so much, Michelle! I’m thrilled you like the post! I’ll ask her about the shoes! xo. C

      Posted 6.19.21 Reply
      • Michelle wrote:

        Great, I appreciate you asking! 🙂

        Posted 6.20.21 Reply