Elroy scheduled the shoot the weekend before I was due to arrive in England. As I expressed my disappointment at this and keenness to work with him, he kindly arranged an additional day for 20 February 2011, for which I have been most grateful. Luckily another model was shooting the same evening so I didn't feel bad he'd arranged one especially for me. The promotion was to be based on the theme "Suite 301" involving various exotic models being photographed, interviewed and videoed in and around, you guessed it, Suite 301 of a North London hotel. I took the tube there and arrived at the hotel where Elroy greeted me. And what a nice guy! Very polite, professional and making sure I was comfortable throughout the shoot. He even provided healthy treats like water, fruit juices, fruits and ok flapjacks...not quite healthy but certainly beats Jaffa cakes! Not many togs would do that.
We started with me entering the room in the outfit I came in and introducing myself on video. Then Elroy had this bright idea of me doing that all in Japanese. Having been out of the country since 1994, and hence not having much opportunities to speak it, that completely threw me off! Still I managed by switching into my Japanese mode and being giggly, humble and acting "cute", you'd think I was a totally different person. Now that would certainly add value to my work experience and add diversity to the Suite 301 promotion! For the other video clips though, it was all back in English so I was back to my more confident "Westernised" self, hence positively enhancing versatility. Many of my peers in UK were also rather surprised to see the other side of me. I've certainly Elroy to thank for thinking about this!
Througout the day, we shot in different settings. On the bed where I rolled around in lingerie or in the nude playing with silky fabric, one in black another in red. That was a lot of fun, bringing out the inner child in me! Then in the closet in my red lingerie all huddled up in the narrow space and hanging on the rails. Thankfully I'm rather flexible and small while not so claustophobic. Then it was the most unusual part: slathering myself in baby oil and moving around a leather armchair to enhance sheen. He'd take photos in low key to make a fine art nude effect. Then into the shower! I didn't mind getting my hair wet or my make-up smudged but my eyes started stinging trying to keep them open. Oh well! Worth the fun. Finally, when I got out and dried myself, I changed into some black bra and panties as Elroy was shooting me dancing to some sexy music.
It was such a productive, exciting and interesting day. It's always good to have a new challenge now and again, and this certainly was one of them! Now, Elroy has a website for this, and he's even got a limited-edition book out! I'm considering getting it as it'll remind me of what a fun shoot it was and how chuffed I am being among these other beautiful models featured. By the way, Elroy is looking for models for his various projects, the more exotic-looking the better, but really it doesn't matter as long as you're sexy, vivacious and fun! Get in touch with him via www.suite301.co.uk. You get my recommendation for working with him, he's awesome!
Oh... and don't forget to check out the videos on the Miu's Videos page!!