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As many of you know, we are putting together the first BurdaStyle book! Beginning late July, our FedEx deliveries became the highlight of our day. Everyday we were welcomed to the office by 7 packages stacked high on our desks. Each package was a wonderful surprise, revealing unique and creative garments sewn from you, the members. We read aloud each hand written note and were impressed with your incredible skills (embroidery, beading, knitting, pleating,…you name it!). In the end, we received 78 garments from 23 countries to be to be considered for the book. Members shipped creations from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Canada, Costa Rica, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Phillipines, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, UK, and USA.

The past two weeks served as a thrilling finale to the collection process. The BurdaStyle team joined forces with an incredibly talented crew to photograph the creations! Check out our slideshow to see all the behind the scenes action. In a photography studio here in NYC, our first day of shooting was so much fun! Alison, stylist to the shoot, decided the final looks for our models and chose the perfect accessory to compliment.

The next morning, we woke up before sunrise to meet on location at 6 am! We took your creations out into the fresh air for the second day of modeled photography. The team dodged tourists, dog walkers, pigeons, cars, and the hot mid day sun, but it was well worth it.

We can’t wait to reveal the photos in about a year. Follow the slideshow to see images from the whole process, beginning with receiving almost 80 creations from around the world!

Our team included photographers Isabel Asha Penzlien, Tory Williams, makeup Jessa Blades, and stylist assistant Lauren.


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    Sep 1, 2010, 11.10 PMby gedwoods

    Remember we talked about a BurdaStyle book a couple of years ago. I’m really glad the BurdaStyle team got around to this project (the first of many?). All things come to those who wait, or something like that!

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    Sep 1, 2010, 08.08 AMby shielaimbao

    oh i can’t wait to see the book, i’m super excited:)

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    Aug 31, 2010, 06.57 PMby luxihere

    i can’t wait to see my design and all the other designs as well so fabulously shot; i am sure it will take us all to cloud nine to see our creations showcased in all glory. Thanks Burdastyle.

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    Aug 28, 2010, 03.21 AMby verypurpleperson

    I saw my sketches! (^_^)/ Can’t wait to see the book!

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    Aug 27, 2010, 09.28 PMby bola

    Great! i’m really looking forward to seeing all those creations!

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    Aug 27, 2010, 02.51 PMby squirrellypoo

    How exciting! I can’t wait to see how mine was styled!

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    Aug 27, 2010, 08.18 AMby thecuriouskiwi

    Ohh sneak peaks, yay! I think I saw mine in one of the bag shots…well it was the right colour anyway, haha! :) I can’t wait to see the final product.

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      Aug 28, 2010, 01.00 AMby nettie

      I did the same thing!! Lol I wish the pic was larger. I was trying to read the name on the bag ;o)

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      Aug 28, 2010, 02.43 AMby thecuriouskiwi

      Hehe, me too, I was squinting at the tag in the photo so hard :)

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      Aug 31, 2010, 06.56 PMby luxihere

      Count me too. i thought it resembled my package …ha ha

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    Aug 27, 2010, 07.44 AMby sew4my3

    What great fun! I can’t wait to get the book!

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