5 models, hair, make-up and production teams descended on the SORAPOL studio early on Thursday morning to prepare for the most electrifying editorial shoot to date. With a make-up team lead by Barrie Griffith, creating a twist on that famous Twiggy look and amazing quiffs constructed by Claire Healy and Natalia Vieira that could rival even that belonging to Elvis. Once perfected, the models, hair, make-up, production and SORAPOL team stepped aboard an open platform, red, London bus for the journey of a lifetime.
The day was spent driving and causing havoc at some of London’s best-known tourist hotspots including Big Ben and Trafalgar Square. The day consisted of numerous quick changes on what can only be described as the shakiest bus London has to offer, hair and make-up touch ups, good music, and lots of laughs.
Photographer Ram Shergill, injected his own personality into the shoot by directing some really exciting shots both on and off the bus. Videographer, George Allen, captured the essence of the day with his camera, ensuring that the shoot was a great success.
But by mid-afternoon, hunger had set in. All of the scantily clad models, hair and make-up and SORAPOL team, climbed off the bus at Trafalgar Square and made a break for McDonalds only to be greeted by a heavy onslaught of strange looks and glares.
Once back on the bus the sky began to open and the sun went down, with only a couple of locations left to shoot. The bus drove a short distance to the next location, Piccadilly Circus, where half-naked, male models posing with incredible electric guitars, courtesy of Philippe Dubreuille, really caused a stir amongst unsuspecting onlookers, in the freezing cold and pouring rain. Before long it was time to visit the last location of the day, a very cold and very wet Sloane Square. The crew clapped and cheered as the final shot was taken, as the bus drove off into the distance and like they say, ‘it’s a wrap’.