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Dancing Leopard models wearing sequin dresses whilst laying down on and stood beside a bed

BACKSTAGE ACCESS X AW 2017

Leopards! It has been a whirlwind but totally amazing few months and we couldn't wait to share it all with you guys!!!

Now that the dust has settled on one of our biggest shoots to date - we wanted to give you guys exclusive backstage access to what we have been getting up to! Afterall, it wouldn't be the ride that it is without each and every one of you!

Dancing Leopard model holding magnifying glass over her mouth
A serious moment on set...

 So...what was the big shoot?!

As you all know we usually base our shoots out in Ibiza - but for our exciting launch of the new Autumn/Winter collection we took to the UK and the team descended on an AMAZING location in Yorkshire - Broughton Hall Estate on the 7th November! If you have been keeping up to date with our Insta stories you may have seen a few sneak peeks as to what we got up to...well here is the full down-low!

behind the scenes shot of photographer taking picture of Dancing Leopard model
The making of the magic!

We always love doing our editorial shoots - it gives us the chance to really step away from the studio and have full artistic control over what we create! This shoot was focused on Eccentric Decadence - we wanted to get into the mind of the eccentric women and wanted to portray this through the glamour and decadence of a stately home (it's safe to say we all wanted to move in on the day!). This was the perfect location to showcase some of our exciting new party season pieces!

two Dancing Leopard models around a table with a chess board

So who was the team and what did we get up to on the day?!

We spent the full day/evening shooting together and it was SUCH fun with an amazing team! We were lucky that some of the group had flown in from Ibiza and we had others coming from London, Birmingham and other areas around the UK! With all of the travel, it was certainly an early start but we were all super excited to be on location and had the pleasure of staying the night, too! The logistics of the day were made so much easier thanks to our very own Leopard babe Anne - who was on hand throughout the whole day making it run seamlessly!

behind the scenes shot of photographer taking picture of Dancing Leopard model
Snacks to keep the team going!

We had our amazing photographer Samara and videographer Andy on location scouting within the house (it had more bedrooms than we could count on both hands!) along with our Co-ordinator and Video Creative  Sarah Seaton. As soon as we arrived we got our beautiful babes Sarah and Fae into hair and makeup whilst the rest of the team was setting up! Major shout-out to our stars Stephanie and Louisa for their relentless touch-ups throughout the day! They smashed it!

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A little touch up on set!
hair stylist doing Dancing Leopard models hair whilst she holds a tea set
Time for a hair touch-up!

It was a jam-packed day with lots of amazing looks to get through - luckily we had our babe Charlotte Kennedy over from Ibiza on the day to lead the styling (you may recognise her from a recent feature we did on her here!). The dressing room was every girl's dream - scattered with clothes, jewellery and of course amazing shoes from Public Desire. We even had our very own resident garment tech Mandy on the day, sewing machine in tow (we are also pretty certain she broke the world record for whipping up a turban in the quickest time on the day!!).

behind the scenes shot of stylist helping a Dancing Leopard model with tie on dress
Charlotte getting Fae glammed up!
Dancing Leopard model sat on a table with parrot ornaments

We had full roam of the house which was incredible! We were really able to focus on the bold and lavish areas of the house that we had fallen in love with! As we shot video as well as photographs - we were able to create a fun atmosphere with music and all-around good vibes! Who doesn't enjoy a little bit of dancing on a piano in stiletto heels?! Uh...Hello!

behind the scenes shot of lady in bath tub wearing stardust shoes
Time to put our feet up! These beauties are Stardust Shoes

=Multiple outfit changes, photographs, touchups and giggles later - it was a wrap! We were so proud of what had been done on the day by the whole team - the months of planning really paid off! None of it would have been possible without our chief Leopard Jade! What better way to celebrate another successful shoot than to sit down to dinner together with a couple of wines (or get into the bath in your favourite heels!!!).

Dancing Leopard model sat on steps peering through sunglasses

We at Dancing Leopard HQ would like to give special thanks to those brands that also made the shoot so fabulous and glamorous - and of course Broughton Hall for accommodating us all! This includes you - Public Desire, V Jewellery, Stardust Shoes, Revolver, and many more amazing brands!

Behind the scenes snaps brought to you of course by our social media Leopard Mel! Want to see more?! We don't blame you, Leopards! You can see the whole Lookbook here or catch the full video over on our YouTube channel here!

Time to start planning the next one...don't worry - we will take you with us!

Team Leopard xx

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