Marrakech photo shoots

Marrakech Morocco: and a tale of Femina magazine fashion photo shoot at Peacock Pavilions

They were Swedish and Danish.  They were mostly blond. They were Femina Magazine.  

Femina_Sweden_-February_2013-A_kin-A_W_largeA team of 6 - a fashion editor, 2 models, a stylist, a makeup/hair artist & a photographer - came to Peacock Pavilions to shoot not 1, not 2 but 4 fashion stories (and a magazine cover!).  I couldn't have been more excited:-)

They came with bags and bags of clothes that they hung here and there.  IMG_3617-001
  They came with shoes arranged in rows and rows.


 They came with pairs and pairs of sunglasses.


And oodles of jewels.


{The latter displayed for selection in interesting ways like on our Moroccan mobile sink from the 1940s.}


 There were flowers and herbs from our garden to weave into the hair of the models. 


Peeking through the blossoms, there were looks for consideration.


The hairstylist/makeup artist did her magic. 



And finally....there was shooting!  The camera was enormous!


German model Claudia Raba by the pool....


and in the Medina Pavilion.


And Swedish model Ingrid Wrisley in the Atlas Pavilion.

IMG_3666and with all eyes on her....


in the main Pavilion....


There was furious photo editing......!


but we'll have to wait for the final images in the Spring issues of Femina!  Many many thanks to the sweetest fashion editor I've ever met, Sarah Thornqvist.  We loved working with you and your adorable team!

PS  With blooms in her hair, Ingrid perused my book, Marrakesh by Design.  She may be Swedish, but I hope she won't soon forget Marrakesh....


PPS Photo shoots are one of our very favorite things to do at Peacock Pavilions.  Fashion, jewelry, handbags, bedding, homewares -- we love it all. Our rates are super reasonable even for new brands, and we can help you with everything from models, to photography, to flowers, to props, to camel rental {really}.  Or just come with your goodies and we'll be the most charming shoot location, while providing you with yummy meals and cocktails.  Bookmark us and contact us here to inquire.