Happy Friday, friends, and cheers to the weekend! We have our first out-of-town volleyball tournament this weekend, and I couldn’t be more excited. Not only to watch our girl play, but for a few nights in a hotel, ha! Especially since we just found out yesterday we have yet another busted pipe… this one in the brick wall. So much for hot water. #sigh
In more fun news, we’ve been hard at work for several months on our next Gibsonlook x Hi Sugarplum Collection, and I can hardly wait to share this new Spring line with you! (Details coming soon, so make sure you’re subscribed HERE.) Today I thought it would be fun to take you behind the scenes of our photoshoot earlier this month in Palm Springs. It really is the perfect backdrop!
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 a few sneak peeks!
The first hurdle is packing up all the shoes, bags, jewelry and hats we use to style the Collection. As always, eBags made it happen!
I double-masked and headed out to meet my girls. This double-strand necklace is definitely a favorite find recently… I’ve worn it non-stop.
We hunkered down in the most quintessential Palm Springs house, and it was the perfect little bubble for us… not to mention an adorable backdrop for this new Spring Collection!
With five bedrooms spread out between two structures, it’s a great property for large families or multiple couples. The exterior space is incredible, as is the location to town. The interior is fairly minimal, but comfortable.
Rental House HERE
Rental House HERE
These cuties were checked-in and ready… always (unintentionally) matching in their matching Gibsonlook cozies! We seriously live in all their cozy pieces. Code SUGARPLUM15 saves you 15% on all their full-priced items, plus most sale items!
First step is always to get my brows tamed!! Suzie is the owner of Flybrow, a mobile brow business that pops up in the LA and San Fran areas, and works magic on brows! She laminates, tints, and shapes them before every shoot, and it’s my favorite party favor.
We then headed out to scout locations around Palm Springs, and of course couldn’t resist the famous ‘Palm Springs Pink Door’ house.
Next step is unpacking all the styling accessories, and prepping the Collection so we’re ready to roll bright and early.
Shop most of the accessories HERE. Full accessories details coming next week!
I tried a ton of white jeans in preparation, and was happy with this new style. They’re a higher rise, with tons of stretch, no see-thru pockets, and a good denim weight.
Mornings start before the sun, and I was in Suzie’s chair by 5:30am for a full makeover.
How’s this Before & After for the power of makeup?!
The magic of Val and Suzie is they are both so full of incredible positive energy, and are so good at their jobs, I never once check a mirror or the camera… I just know they’ve got me!
We are such a well-oiled machine after nine Collections together, that we cranked out over 45 looks and it never once felt like work.
Striped Jumpsuit: Coming Soon! | Slippers
Val’s Bodysuit: Coming Soon! | Jean Shorts
Suzie’s Tee (Use code SUGARPLUM15 for 15% off!) | My Shirt: Coming Soon!
We did take turns with the Theragun at every snack break though! That thing is next-level, and a must-have especially if you or your teens are active.
It’s so cute these two always show up matching… I promise they don’t plan it either! They just live for the Gibsonlook cozy life!
The aftermath… I really missed Mama Sugarplum, ha! She’s the one that keeps us fed, tidy, and organized.
Palm Springs recently re-opened their outdoor dining, so we celebrated our ninth successful shoot with a Pu Pu Platter at Tropicale… so yummy!
Everyone needs a Val and Suzie in their life!
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 soon! #nextweek 😉
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.
Happy weekend, lovebugs, I’ll see you back here on Monday for a post you don’t want to miss!
PS… Don’t miss the news and get early shopping access by subscribing to my emails HERE! I’ll give one lucky Hi Sugarplum subscriber a $500 Gibsonlook gift card! Simply subscribe HERE, and I’ll choose a random winner the night before launch, just in time to shop the Collection (current subscribers automatically entered)!