For the November 2008 issue, O turned the stars of The Real Housewives of Orange County (Bravo) into well, real housewives of New York City. We went behind the scenes of the Los Angeles shoot.
New Yorkers may have a reputation for being pushy, but it took more than a handful of us to persuade Real Housewives Vicki Gunvalson, Jeana Keough, Tamra Barney, Lauri Waring, and Gretchen Rossi to shed their long blonde hair, conspicuously full lips, form-fitting clothes...and embrace (or at least agree to try) tamer East coast styles.
The team starts with O creative director Adam Glassman, hairstyling genius (and Jessica Simpson confidante) Ken Paves, fashion editor Sean Spellman, and makeup artist Heather Currie, plus set designers, seamstresses, manicurists, assistants, and photographer Robert Trachtenberg. Amidst the mayhem of the shoot, which took place at Smashbox Studios in Culver City, CA, Adam captured these shots on his digital camera, while beauty director Val Monroe kept a watchful eye on the transformations.