Here’s a quick glimpse inside our photo shoot yesterday with the seven lucky ladies of the Tournament of Roses 2010 Royal Court. We are super excited about this year’s editorial fashion spread and working with photographer Watchara Phomicinda.
Q. Can you guess the location of our shoot? (Answer, and more, below.)
The Court — with their stylist and Tournament of Roses escorts — gathers on the patio
Princess Kinsey Stuart in the stacks
Cramming the equipment into the small spaces between shelves was a challenge
Princess Katherine Hernandez in front of the Peter Pan Fireplace
That’s a pop-up “Nancy Drew” book from the children’s wing
Queen Natalie Innocenzi in the reference section. (A. Yes, the shoot took place in the historic Pasadena Central Library.)
Our hot lights were Diva Lite brand, which is sort of fitting, no?
Mood lighting in a stairwell with Princess Michelle Van Wyk
Huge thanks to the library administration and staff — and especially the unsuspecting patrons — for allowing us to invade for a couple of whirlwind hours.
Ahead of our annual fashion shoot next week with the newly-announced 2010 Rose Queen and Royal Court, get a look at the transformation these local women have undergone in about a week.
The before photos on the left were taken on Oct. 12 at the big reveal of the seven Rose Court princesses. The after photos were taken yesterday during the announcement of Arcadia resident Natalie Innocenzi as Rose Queen.
What say you of their red, red blazers and red, red lips?
And: Did you know you can now follow the Royal Court on Twitter @therosediaries and at their official blog? The Tournament of Roses, that bastion of Pasadena tradition and ritual, is making strides into the modern era. Hello, Facebook! And YouTube. SRSLY.
Rose Princess Katherine Hernandez, 18 Pasadena, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy
Rose Queen Natalie Innocenzi, 16 Arcadia, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy
Rose Princess June Ko, 17 Arcadia, Arcadia High School
Rose Princess Lauren Rogers, 17 Altadena, Blair High School
Rose Princess Kinsey Stuart, 18 South Pasadena, Pasadena City College
Rose Princess Ashley Thaxton, 17 Altadena, John Marshall Fundamental High School
Rose Princess Michelle Van Wyk, 17 La Canada Flintridge, La Canada High School