Behind the Scenes at Christian Francis Roth

by jennine on October 14, 2009

Christian Francis Roth

If you are a reader of Wendy Brandes or the Francis NY blog, you’ve probably already seen the photos from the Francis SS10 Lookbook. But what you may not have noticed is the behind the scenes photos were taken by yours truly… me! Christian had seen my  photos from the studio visit last month and really wanted me to take the photos for the lookbook, but with the rain and the fact that I’m not very good with studio lights unless I have supervised help, I took the behind the scenes shots to capture the mood of the collection, which is fresh and playful, particularly in the spirit of spring. All in all the day went fantastically well, the model, Karol Marie was amazingly able to put on a happy face all throughout the shoot, which lasted about 9 hours.  I know for a fact that it is difficult because I have a hard time putting on a  happy face for my outfit shots which last about 20 minutes. Seriously, my fake smile sucks, and a pretend to think of something funny, well, it has to be REALLY funny.

It was really nice to see the collection in action, particularly since Christian has such a playful approach to design. I really loved the vintage inspired cuts and the vibrant colors, it’s such a far cry from the greyness that I seem to be stuck in lately. By the time spring rolls around I’ll be ready, I just know it. If you see something you like contact wendy at cfrnyc dot com for more information or to pre-order. Otherwise click on the images to see full view!

Model: Karol Marie/Wilhelmina
Hair: Tracy Collins for Cutler
Makeup: Mykel Renner
Backstage Photography: Jennine Tamm Jacob
Photography: Orlando Behar (not shown here)
Assistant: Morgan Bayrd
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WendyB October 14, 2009 at 3:59 pm

Wait, you didn’t say anything about LUNCH! I kid, I kid. I particularly like the action shot of Christian at work on the one-shoulder dress. But I really love all of them. Karol Marie should be plotzing over that close-up portrait of her in one of the Lite-Brite dresses. That’s a dream photo.
.-= WendyB´s last blog ..Francis for Spring, Plus a Chocha Explanation =-.

Tami October 14, 2009 at 4:03 pm

I love the rainbow striped dress…too adorable…and the model is gorgeous!

punky October 14, 2009 at 4:05 pm

i love the set..too cute. I’m a sucker for umbrellas
.-= punky´s last blog ..Etsy Shop Preview =-.

Ashe Mischief October 14, 2009 at 4:06 pm

You did such a lovely job, dear! While the Lookbook pictures show case the pieces nicely, I think yours really capture the playfulness of them, and the beautiful details.
.-= Ashe Mischief´s last blog ..OMG SHOES! 80%20 The Penny Wedge =-.

Alicia October 14, 2009 at 4:08 pm

Beautiful shots!!!

Nickie Frye October 14, 2009 at 4:11 pm

Wow, those are fabulous shots! Great quality of light. Reminds me of how bad I need a new camera. :(
.-= Nickie Frye´s last blog ..Silk Lion Jacket =-.

Peldyn October 14, 2009 at 4:19 pm

LOL, so hard to thing of Spring right now. I do like the colours though and I am sure when it is time they will be just what I am wanting.
.-= Peldyn´s last blog ..Style or Comfort? =-.

Imelda Matt October 14, 2009 at 4:21 pm

ohhh…that lens is workin’ a treat. There’s a soft dewy feel to your photo’s. But now you’ve made me depressed…I need my camera back, I’m lost without :(
.-= Imelda Matt´s last blog ..WINDOW SHOPPING =-.

Quinn Smith October 14, 2009 at 4:30 pm

Your photos are awesome!
.-= Quinn Smith´s last blog ..All the Little Birdies on Jaybird Street =-.

Andrea October 14, 2009 at 4:47 pm

Gorgeous! The bright, sherbet colors are so pretty! Now, I cannot wait for spring again…
.-= Andrea´s last blog ..Trend: The Military Jacket - Love it or Hate it? =-.

jennine October 14, 2009 at 4:59 pm

❤ wendy…ooh lunch was the only t hing I could remember from that day aside from the whirlwind of photos! you had ravioli!
❤tami…the rainbow striped dress… is so fun!
❤punky.. i would too, if i didn’t keep losing them!
❤ ashe thanks my dear…it was kind of the point, i hope it worked!
❤peldyn, me too, in fact it’s hard not to think about anything that’s not a wool coccoon
❤imelda…what happened to your camera?
❤andrea… the grass is always greener..or in this case the trees are always greener…

Natanya October 14, 2009 at 5:06 pm

Lovely photos! It reminds me, when I first found your site I thought for sure you had a professional photographer taking photos for you, or you were a fashion photographer blogging on the side. You photography abilities are truly exceptional.
.-= Natanya´s last blog ..Fashion Caucus Finally =-.

THE SHOE GIRL October 14, 2009 at 5:49 pm

Wendy is right… these photos are AMAZING!!! You have such a great eye <3
I love them all. As the Germans say… "Great job!"
.-= THE SHOE GIRL´s last blog ..I ♥ NY =-.

K-Line October 14, 2009 at 5:52 pm

Fantastic photos!

Friend in Fashion October 14, 2009 at 6:22 pm

Such a gorgeous collection! Love the bright colours! :)

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Alice Olive October 14, 2009 at 6:24 pm

I absolutely LOVE the first shot with the umbrella. The light is so soft. Beautiful.

FI FIGUEROA October 14, 2009 at 6:41 pm

all the photos are great. but, THAT LAST ONE…perfection!
it is beautiful! the balloons, the dress… wow
good job jennine!
.-= FI FIGUEROA´s last blog ..Metallic lace up Shoes trend =-.

Tina October 14, 2009 at 6:54 pm

LOVE the photos! Wonder if that’s how they do it in Germany…
.-= Tina´s last blog ..Ahoy, Matey! =-.

jennine October 14, 2009 at 7:37 pm

❤ natanaya…hahah that’s so funny, because it’s not even close to the truth… i wish!
❤ shoegirl… or as they say in german… schuhmädchen… thank you.
❤ kline…oh thanks!
❤ friendinfashion, colors are great huh?
❤ alice olive…the light is soft, or out of focus, i can’t tell…
❤ fi..that’s one of my favorites to.
❤ tina…well, maybe!

PixelHazard October 14, 2009 at 7:51 pm

Looks like it’s time to pull out that orange dress again
.-= PixelHazard´s last blog ..Wedding Wednesday =-.

MAISON CHAPLIN October 14, 2009 at 9:43 pm

The dresses are great, very fun!

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.-= MAISON CHAPLIN´s last blog ..John Richmond: Winter 2010 advertising campaign =-.

dreamsequins October 14, 2009 at 10:36 pm

He’s so wonderful with colorful prints! And your “backstage” shots are wonderful! Can you please make it back here soon? :) New York misses you back.
.-= dreamsequins´s last blog ..Thrilling Thursday Reads! =-.

missmilki October 15, 2009 at 3:25 am

Beautiful photos! It really captures the mood of the day & of the collection I think! :)
.-= missmilki´s last blog ..Thoughts on Sanders, Small Trades and Streetstyle =-.

Foley October 15, 2009 at 5:49 am

Oh wow so many beautiful colors! And the model is gorgeous, with such a “happy” face, not so commum on fashion models, it’s refreshing!

Barbara October 15, 2009 at 6:15 am

Fabulous photos. Congratulations to Jennine, Francis and of course Wendy!!!!!!

PAPERFASHION October 15, 2009 at 6:47 am

just the colors in these photos are so inspirational! i love the collection!
.-= PAPERFASHION´s last blog ..FIRE =-.

Sal October 15, 2009 at 6:48 am

Well, if THIS is what you ditched me to do, I can hardly blame you. ;) And those photos are just too much! Rich and vibrant and alluring - you’ve really captured the energy of the collection, Jennine.
.-= Sal´s last blog ..This Week I Love … =-.

Sonja October 15, 2009 at 11:55 am

Wow, such gorgeous pics! You’ve got mad skillz, girl. Love all those candy colors and the hot pink lips. Lovely!

Market Publique October 15, 2009 at 12:02 pm

The photos are fantastic! You’re such a great photographer, Jennine :) Behind-the-scenes photos usually turn out much more interesting than the actual photos, don’t you think? Maybe I just like them more because it’s really like being there…

enc October 17, 2009 at 7:04 am

Beautiful work—as always—Jennine. I know that studio day was hard work.
.-= enc´s last blog ..Poll #48 Yes, No, or Maybe? =-.

CFR October 20, 2009 at 7:06 am

Lovely photographs as usual : ) I totally adore them! Thank you so much for making the trip to NY to work with me.

Necole October 24, 2009 at 7:22 pm

Wow… the photos are absolutely lovely!!!

I just stumbled on to your blog today and I’ve gotta say - love it!!!
.-= Necole´s last blog ..I *Heart* Polaroids! =-.

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