If you’ve already received your September Birchbox, you might have noticed that there’s something a little different inside: our first look book! This 20-page mini mag highlights 10 of our favorite fall trends, all modeled by Birchbox staffers. We shot everything on a single, very warm day in July, on location in Brooklyn. Hair whiz Anna Schneider and makeup guru Stefanie Syat created the looks—and kept them intact, despite the humidity. We were lucky enough to snag photographer Tara Donne to take the gorgeous pictures. Naturally, there were plenty of snacks along the way—including delicious whoopie pies from One Girl Cookies, which was also the setting for two of the shots. Here’s a look behind the scenes!
Photographer Tara Donne peers down while Birchbox’s Mollie Chen and Charlie Cooper arrange creative director Jess Williams’ hair just so.
Operations associate Sonia Porter prepares to smize for the camera. Tyra would be proud!
Instant gratification: checking out the photos in real time on a nifty laptop setup.
Donne catches Birchbox staffers Emily Van Meter and Molly Meacham looking uncharacteristically serious.