Last month the #bahrainbloggers were invited to attend a fashion editorial photo shoot by award winning photographer Ali Sharaf and award winning designer Shaima Al Mansoori.  The editorial images are out in the latest L’officiel magazine this week, so be sure to grab your copy! The two day shoot was split into two parts; an editorial shoot for L’officiel magazine and a Monsoori A/W 2012 campaign.  Being part of the #bahrainbloggers I was excited to attend as it’s always fun to be on set, see the whole preparation and be caught up in the action.  We got to chat with the lovely designer Shaima Al Monsoori who gave us a little background info on her label and who was bubbly and excited to have us on set. The location chosen for the shoot was beautiful! The house with it’s gorgeous architecture set on a beach front is a gorgeous ode to Bahrain. Ali Sharaf, Fahad Al Dosseri (stylist/director) and the rest of the team did an amazing job capturing the essence of Monsoori designs.  What I truly loved about being on the set was that mainly everyone working on the team from the makeup artist, photographer, designer and so on were Bahraini.  There is so much talent on this beautiful island and it’s always great to see the local talent being used and not outsourced.  I was introduced to Monsoori label on the set and fell in love instantly.  I love the intricate detail of the workmanship, the beautiful lines, structure and fabric chosen for the collection.  The beauty of Monsoori is the designs are timeless, graceful and will always remain appealing.

I have been so excited to share with you these pictures (if you follow me on instagram you may have seen a few) but wanted to wait to do the blogpost once editorial was ready.  Below are the behind the scenes pictures I took on the day.  The pictures are now officially out in L’officiel and I will be posting them in the following blogpost.


* all images belong to electric firefly