Strict pandemic restrictions didn’t stop FASHION‘s editorial branded content campaign with L’Oréal Paris for its September cover. The issue features French modelling star – and L’Oréal Paris’ newest international spokesperson – Cindy Bruna. Bruna is passionate about stopping domestic violence against women. She’s on the advocating team for Stand Up Against Street Harassment, the brand’s international initiative to train a million people in bystander intervention.
Here we give you a peek at how our FASHION team executed the cover shoot across countries and time zones.
FASHION Creative and Fashion Director George Antonopoulos tuned in virtually for a nine-hours-plus shoot from Toronto. Bruna (and her tiny, socially distanced team) were on set in Paris. How did that work, exactly? Through FaceTime, Antonopoulos and Bruna selected the cover and editorial looks. Next, a virtual location scout determined the best possible spots at the Nolinksi Hotel Paris, the luxurious location for the shoot. Via Zoom, Jacques Burga (art director), Mira Metter (creative director), Claudia Revidat (assistant photographer) and Antonopoulos joined from different time zones to share ideas and work as if they were all there in person.
The team captured BTS video of Cindy highlighting the “making of,” which will appear on FASHION and L’Oréal Paris’ websites and social handles.
While Bruna did her own make-up for the shoot, Val Garland, L’Oréal Paris’s global makeup director, sketched looks from her studio in London. SJC’s post-production team applied the makeup looks remotely in studio for both the print and digital content. Consumers can try on the looks on lorealparis.com using the Virtual Beauty Tool.
L’Oréal Paris make-up items featured in September FASHION spread were safely shot at at SJC’s studio in Toronto.
To see the editorial branded content produced across three countries, the September issue is on newsstands August 10 and available today on Apple News. Bonus: The issue includes QR codes to scan and virtually “try on” the looks Garland created for Bruna.