Behind the scenes with Stage3!

We’ve got a brand spanking new collection going live on the store soon! We’re super excited – weve got some kick-ass new designers coming on board, and of course, some new pieces by some of your favourites… stay tuned on our Instagram page @stage3social to find out more.

So for all of you who think that shoots are fun and glamorous, I’m about to burst your bubble. They are far from it. But its thanks to the models, photographers, and make up artists who manage to brush away all the flaws to give you picture perfection.

A day in the life of a Stage 3 shoot:

9:00 – Models, Stylist and Clothes arrive at the venue.

10:00(ish) – The rest of the team arrives after battling through Noida traffic

11:00 – hair and make up start – braids go wrong, curls fall flat and an air-conditioner stops working… melting make up alert!

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12:00 – set issues… our white wall some how has a window! Oops!

12:25 – after a mad rush and a little reshuffling, or stage is set, and we are off! Look 1 done…

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2:50 – 10 looks down.. 25 to go… its gonna be a looong day

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3:30 – 17 shots done… half way through, and it’s finally PIZZA time…

4:00 – hair and make up change, and away we go again

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7:00 – catalogue shots FINALLY done!

7:30 – Now its time for the campaign shoots… 7 in total… I think it’s time for chocolate, and beer….

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9:00 – approximately 500 phoots , 43 outfit changes, , 7 set changes, 4 hair and make up changes and 2 models later and we are finally DONE!

 

What’s it all for you ask?

We’ve got a brand spanking new collection going live on the store soon! We’re super excited – weve got some kick-ass new designers coming on board, and of course, some new pieces by some of your favourites… stay tuned on our Instagram page @stage3social to find out more.

On The Red Carpet: The MET Gala

We love love loooved the MET’s Manus x Machina theme at the ball this year: the chrome, the shine, the dramatic make-up and fierce poses really got our blood oil racing!

Here are some of our favourite looks!

Brie Larson in Proenza Schouler:

"Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala - Arrivals
NEW YORK, NY – MAY 02: Actress Brie Larson attends the “Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology” Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Ciara in H&M:

"Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala - Arrivals
NEW YORK, NY – MAY 02: Ciara attends the “Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology” Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Claire Danes in Zac Posen:

"Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala - Arrivals
NEW YORK, NY – MAY 02: Claire Danes attends the “Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology” Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/FilmMagic)

Jourdan Dunn in Balmain:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's COSTUME INSTITUTE Benefit Celebrating the Opening of Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, Arrivals, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, New York, America - 02 May 2016
Mandatory Credit: Photo by David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock (5669034bt) Jourdan Dunn The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s COSTUME INSTITUTE Benefit Celebrating the Opening of Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, Arrivals, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, New York, America – 02 May 2016

Kate Hudson in Atelier Versace:

"Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala - Arrivals
NEW YORK, NY – MAY 02: Kate Hudson attends the “Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology” Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/FilmMagic)

Kristen Stewart in Chanel

"Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala - Arrivals
NEW YORK, NY – MAY 02: Actress Kristen Stewart attends the “Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology” Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/FilmMagic)

Noami Campbell in Roberto Cavalli:

"Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala - Arrivals
NEW YORK, NY – MAY 02: Model Naomi Campbell attends the “Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology” Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Naomi Watts in Burberry:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's COSTUME INSTITUTE Benefit Celebrating the Opening of Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, Arrivals, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, New York, America - 02 May 2016
Mandatory Credit: Photo by Andrew H. Walker/REX/Shutterstock (5669035lf) Naomi Watts The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s COSTUME INSTITUTE Benefit Celebrating the Opening of Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, Arrivals, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, New York, America – 02 May 2016

Nicole Kidman in Alexander McQueen:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's COSTUME INSTITUTE Benefit Celebrating the Opening of Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, Arrivals, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, New York, America - 02 May 2016
Mandatory Credit: Photo by Andrew H. Walker/REX/Shutterstock (5669035eh) Nicole Kidman The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s COSTUME INSTITUTE Benefit Celebrating the Opening of Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, Arrivals, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, New York, America – 02 May 2016

Poppy Delevingne in Marchesa:

"Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala - Arrivals
NEW YORK, NY – MAY 02: Poppy Delevingne attends the “Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology” Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Zendaya in Michael Kors:

"Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala - Arrivals
NEW YORK, NY – MAY 02: Zendaya attends the “Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology” Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/FilmMagic)