Not only is Elaine Carlin beautiful and so lovely, she is pretty much the most patient model ever. When we booked Elaine for this shoot, it was less about The Beauty Manifesto and more about a project JM was doing...The goal was to take on the idea of romance and interpret it into a portrait. We decided to go with the theme of “blinded by love” mostly because I had been obsessed with the idea of using those heart patches on the eyes ever since I ordered them in one of my late night Amazon binges.
I have to be honest that I don’t remember what I used here because we shot it in 2015, which is the second piece to Elaine’s supreme patience (first was during the shoot when we had no idea what we were doing). It took us about 6 months to complete this set and figure out how to make it work for the blog. Unfortunately I still haven't learned to pause and write things down as I'm going!