In our latest issue multimedia artist Alana O’Herlihy teamed up with model Bambi Northwood-Blyth, hair stylist Evanie Frausto, make up artist Marcelo Gutierrez and our fashion director Heathermary Jackson to shoot The Last Tango in New York City. To mark the launch of this exclusive video we sat down with Alana to talk about the idea behind the shoot, how it all went on the day and the unsung star of the show – a cat named Bruce.
Tell us about the concept for the shoot. Where did the idea come from?
Catwoman! I like superhero movies and hold a particular enthusiasm for the superhero movies wherein the hero is a woman! This is a modern cat woman, pulling from the past and jumping into the future.
Where did you shoot and how did you find the location?
We shot at my dear friend Dylan Brackpool’s beautiful apartment. I chose to shoot there because it is just stunning and she really did such a great job with the place.
Had you worked with any of the team before?
Yes. I work with HeatherMary Jackson and Evanie Frausto often. I always enjoy working with them and hold the personal relationship we have close to my heart! Their talent is extraordinary. Bambi and I are great friends, and this was our first time shooting together which was exciting! I also worked with some new stars in my life on this. Marcelo Gutierrrez made my Catwoman fantasies come to life as did (manicurist) Ms. Leanne Woodley.
How was the actual shoot day? Any surprises?
The shoot day was smooth and a great time. The team we had was a winning #.
How did Bruce the cat perform on the day?
Bruce! Bruce was and is a star. He was a bit camera shy at first, he soon realized that he was our co star and leaped into character.
Did you have a cat yourself when you were growing up?
I am actually extremely allergic to cats, hence Mr. Bruce’s lack of hair!
PRE-ORDER ISSUE 9 OF PUSS PUSS HERE TO VIEW THE FULL SHOOT
Louis Vuitton shirt & jacket
Matek bodysuit, Vex Clothing bra, Coach moccasin boots
Givenchy shirt, trousers & earrings
Video: Yasmine Diba
Model: Bambi Northwood-Blyth at IMG
Makeup: Marcelo Gutierrez
Hair: Evanie Frausto using Bumble & Bumble
Manicurist: Leanne Woodley at She Likes Cutie
Casting: Clare Rhodes at Casting by Us
Photographer’s assistants: Yasmine Diba & Paula Armas Fernandez
Stylist’s assistants: Quan Nguyen, Aixa Loor, Joseph Gonzalez Special
Thanks to Dylan Brackpool Pussycat: Bruce