The other night, we had a girlie night in. Bjørn came round, Eurovision 2013 was blaring on the laptop and these were the two willing models.
First request: That they were waiting in dressing gowns with hair washed
I will admit that both Anna and Daisy were a tad nervous but Bjørn knew what he was doing and I had in mind what I wanted to achieve. Using only what we had – ok, I had bought in hair spray, mousse and some pins – Bjørn went to work on Anna first.
Sadly, BeAnne turned into BitchAnne by taking the best bed in the house.
Rather than offering her guest, Amina, the best seat in the house, she told her to stay under the table. I was ashamed.
So Amina fell in love with Jack instead who felt a tad nervous. He did not want a paternity test or maintenance responsibilities.
Meanwhile, Bjørn worked his magic on Anna and Daisy and then I took over and did their make up. We used my jewellery and other pieces. I am not very good at make-up but I had a go.
After that came the hard work for the girls. Wow! That is the only word really.
So, while I was taking photos of Anna with and without her mask, Bjørn worked his magic on Daisy.
Again, same drill, mousse, hairdryer, makeup and jewellery that I already had. I cry when I see these photos but that is because I am her mother so I am allowed to.
I also loved the girls both together like two princesses about to be sold to the highest bidder, in the Royal Family. This was pure make believe with dressing-up.
Ok, so I was learning how the camera(s) worked, how to use a tripod for this sort of thing, the best lighting, trying not to shake at the amazing results and watch Eurovision at the same time. This is the reality, between scenes. Daisy had socks on, as well as wearing one of Floss’ dresses (as was Anna), BitchAnne and Jack at their feet, perched on the sofa trying not to giggle at the whole fantasy of the evening plus the “ridiculous” behind the scenes.
The girls laughed so much too, which was very healthy as we were just experimenting in looks, different worlds and having fun!
(someone felt a little left out – but she is always a supermodel to me!)
Anyway, back for the second go was Anna. A completely different look for her and it was an incredible transformation again. The girls did their own make-up this time.
Wow, oh wow! I just kept snapping. I had given up being any influence.
Bjørn worked hard too in the kitchen ….
And these are Daisy’s second photoshoot photos ….
Wow! I can’t find words for these incredible transformations. The girls are so beautiful. I always knew that. I say it to them all the time but, of course, being a mother, they never believe me because that is what mothers always say. The camera, however, never lies.
What can I say? Well, really a huge enormous thank you to Bjørn for helping two teenage girls see their potential, their beauty and their awesome power. We had the best night and it was life-changing for us all.
And this is the morning after! A duvet day for the supermodels. They deserved it.