19 Jul 2013

Behind the scenes with SWAK designs

At the end of our USA adventure, we headed back to LA for a week where I was lucky enough to catch up with Sarah and the team from SWAK again. If you didn't see my crazy live feed on Instagram (and if not, why aren't you following me? My IG is lots of fun I promise!), it was SUCH a fantastic day! Sam and I not only got to have a peek at the behind the scenes workshop, photoshoots and new collection, but we also got to style up five outfits of our own and get in front of the camera as well! I'm not going to give too much away because I've just seen the finished photos (AHHHHMAZING!) and hopefully they will be out soon! In the meantime, check out some of the piccys direct from where the magic happens! 

Some of the gorgeous dresses from the Curvy Kitten pin-up collection! I LOVE the white and pink cherry dress!

It was such an honour being photographed by Lesley Pedraza. A former plus-model herself, Lesley's portfolio is stellar and she's photographed for some of my favourite independent brands (Ashley Nell Tipton, Cult of California). She made me feel so relaxed and at ease in front of the camera.  

I loved this photo/inspiration board in Sarah's office. She is the coolest chick ever!

Kelsey Olson looking stunning in front of Lesley's magic eye! I was totally fan girl-ing out when I met Kelsey, I'm pretty sure I made a total fool of myself when I told her the first 'proper plus size' fashions I bought had her as the model.  And she was even cooler in real life than I thought. Even Ben commented that she was so chilled and fun to be around!

Hiya Kelsey I love you!!! :-D

Sam getting done up by Brittany Sullivan. Ummmmm, I just want to steal Brit away and keep her for myself. Her makeup skills are FLAWLESS!!! I loved the outfit she was wearing that day as well, relaxed rocker babe! And see her little koala that Sam brought with us- cute as! When we left at the end of the day, I gave Brittany a big snuggle goodbye and smooshed myself on those wicked rad shoulder spikes! 

Some goodies waiting for new homes!

Sam's extensions getting prepared!

After we watched part of the new seasons collection get photographed, it was Sam's turn to model her chosen outfits and I was up into Brit's makeup chair!

And this is what I'm talking about. Brittany blew me away! Can you believe that is my face?!?!

So after I was all gussied up and ready to rock- I jumped straight on to my marker and strutted my stuff!

Thats me!!! On the computer!!!! NO WAY?!?!

Waiting in between takes while the ladies approved the pictures!

I LOOOVVVEEE this picture of Brit and Sarah adjusting my outfit! The SWAK team is so incredibly supportive and encouraging. I felt so relaxed the whole time and like I had known these ladies for years! I wonder if I could tempt them over to Australia for my wedding makeup and photos????? ;)

What a day!! I hope you guys have liked this little behind the scenes snippet- watch this space for when the finished photos are released!!


  1. That makeup and you look fantastic, and what an awesome day :)

  2. Looks like such a fun day! Looking forward to seeing the finished photos :)

    Hope you are feeling better :)

  3. Woooow you look amazing! I love the ouftit with the golden pants *_*

  4. Gah. SO cool. This looks like all sorts of fun and you look {and the other ladies} look AMAZING. LOVE.

  5. Gosh Liv, you and Sam look absolutely gorgeous!! What a wonderful experience, I love love LOVE that makeup

  6. What an amazing day! Great post because i felt like I was right there with you. You look amazing and I love the outfit choices on you too!

  7. Guh! You look fantastic! Can't wait to see the final piccies! It looks like you had such a great time!

  8. This looks amazing - what a great opportunity!

  9. Um, yep, I'll take one of each of those dresses in the first picture. This sounds like such fun, you're such a lucky girl. Oh and uh, I didn't want to be the one to tell you but you are a super fox - work it Liv.


  10. loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this!!


  11. Looks SUPER fun!!! Wish I was there lol!!

    Much love,

  12. omg Liv you look amaze, sooo gorgeous! But the makeup artist had a brilliant canvas to work with xx


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