We recently received a lovely note from Phyllis Brasch Librach, the president and founder of Sydney's Closet (www.sydneyscloset.com
), enthusiastically describing Kelsey Olson's recent shoot for the company. The note came with an outtake of the shoot itself, and we were so delighted by this message--and by the image--that we simply had to share both with the public. (You may click on the image to view it at a larger size.)
Ms. Librach writes:
Fans of Kelsey Olson will love this behind-the-scenes photo taken in May when Kelsey did her first - and certainly not last - shoot for Sydney's Closet.* * *
In this photo, as in real life, Kelsey stars as the center of attention with the crew of hair and makeup artists, graphic designers and stylists posing for finishing touches just before the wedding dress shot.
Sydney's Closet searched for months for a fresh, young face with a very curvy body to model their collection of plus-size special occasion dresses. They knew they found it when they discovered Kelsey's incredible beauty through the Dorothy Combs agency.
On location at Studio D, a former firehouse turned photo studio in downtown St. Louis, Kelsey's sweetness and energy came through the lens as photographer Jim Diaz clicked away capturing her talent in frame after frame.
Whether she wore a Cinderella Prom ball gow, an elegant black evening dress, or a dreamy lace wedding gown, Kelsey didn't just model, she gave personality to Sydney's Closet dress designs with an artistic display of her amazing curves and graceful beauty.
And everyone found time to have fun too! After a full day of shooting that covered no less than four hair and makeup changes, Kelsey and crew headed to the grand opening of the new Busch Stadium. There, cameras rolled again as a local television crew filmed Kelsey enjoying the celebration in a private suite somewhere over home plate.
What a fascinating account of the shoot! And how wonderful to see Kelsey in her rightful place as the "center of attention," fawned over by a whole production team, primped and preened the way Helen of Troy might have been on her wedding day to Paris himself.
And how delightful to read that Sydney's Closet specifically searched for a "fresh, young face with a very curvy body." There's something truly celebratory about Ms. Librach's brief ("very curvy"), which indicates that this company has precisely the right idea about plus-size beauty. And to hear Kelsey's beauty described as "incredible" and "amazing" and "graceful" is simply icing on the cake.
We eagerly look forward to seeing more work from Kelsey with Sydney's Closet, or with any company that is perceptive enough to display her "very curvy" and "incredible" allure to the world