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In October’s ELLE, The New Pretty shoot explores the graceful power of womanhood with tactile textures, dainty delicates and skin-skimming linen. We all love to see what happens behind the scenes so let’s go backstage with these photos courtesy of ELLE style reporter Niquita Bento plus a video of the action in our Drive-In Studio.

Elle Magazine studio photoshoot at Roodebloem StudiosELLE’s Tarryn Oppel explains a little more about the shoot.

Who is your model?

We shot with Mariska Engelbrecht from Fanjam. She is one of their freshest faces. This was also her very first editorial, so it was really exciting to take a risk and give her that breakthrough.

Elle Magazine studio photoshoot at Roodebloem Studios What was the inspiration for the shoot?

The shoot was inspired by the new femininity movement in fashion.  It’s not to say that we shouldn’t be open to dressing in a completely feminine way, but things have evolved where even a loose-fitting non-skimming piece is enough to expresses yourself.

Highlight of shoot day?

Most definitely seeing Mariska blossom and project exactly what I had envisioned.

And here is the behind-the-scenes video, just click play.

For more behind-the-scenes photos check out the Elle blog.

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