Behind the Scenes of being a Cover Girl

Somebody pinch me! January 2018 started off on such a high! I can’t believe I get to say that I was on the cover of a magazine… two magazines. At the same time. Surreal.

I first did a shoot on the 2nd of November, with George when he was 4.5 months old for the cover of Living and Loving magazine. The wonderful Veronique Mills was the photographer – it was really special to work with her again – she shot all my maternity pictures. Minke du Plessis did my make-up – she is amazing!

Georgie was an absolute star on set and gave us the cutest smiles (with Dads help of jumping up and down behind the camera.) Anyone who has photographed babies and children knows that you will end up behaving and looking absolutely ridiculous just to get a smile. You pull out all the stops – dance moves, funny faces, the weirdest noises – whatever it is, you’ll do it. It’s pretty hilarious.

Being photographed is hard work… Napping:

I absolutely LOVE the cover and I definitely want to have it framed. I also really loved the article. I was interviewed telephonically and it turned into more of a chat. When I read the article, I was really impressed with how our chat had been construed. Sometimes articles can be misconstrued, but this one was done so well. Thank you for that Living and Loving!

Here is the cover… surreal to see my son and I on the cover! So exciting!

At the end of November, I flew up to Johannesburg. It was Georgie’s second flight (when he was 3 months old, Sox, George and I flew to Port Elizabeth to have a mini holiday at St. Francis Bay.) However, it was my first flight with Georgie on my own. I was so anxious (but tried to stay calm because babies pick up on your energy.) As we got onto the plane I could see people around me thinking: “Oh no. A baby! Please don’t sit next to me.” Well, he was an angel. He didn’t make a sound. I fed him on take-off and landing and he slept the whole 2 hours. Afterwards, those same people who had grimaced as I sat down, came to compliment me on what a good baby I have. 

It was so good to see my Mom and Dad and all my JHB friends, who got to meet George.

Granny is smitten… On the Friday, my Mom, G and I headed to Caxton for the cover shoot. Yet again, Georgie was an absolute star! My Mom looked after George while I was in hair and make-up and various outfit changes. 

The article was really great too and I’m so grateful that what I answered (also in a chat form) was depicted so well.

Here is the cover – such an honour! 

I was not expecting for both covers to come out in the same month. Essentials was originally for April 2018, but the magazine schedules changed. There I was standing in the queue with my shopping when I saw BOTH magazines smiling back it me. It was a pretty proud moment personally and in my career.

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  • Reply Paulina

    What an honour! You looked beautiful in both magazines and answers so honest as always xxx

    January 29, 2018 at 3:12 pm
  • Reply Tanya

    I was so excited to see you on both covers of two magazines I usually buy. You look absolutely stunning on both and should be very proud!The cover with you and George is so beautiful.I enjoyed both articles and love your honesty and openness Bailey. Keep on shining Xxx

    January 29, 2018 at 8:26 pm
  • Reply Siobhan Yeatman

    Well done! I actually bought the Essentials magazine, because both you and Leigh from Lipgloss Is My Life were in it. I had to fangirl slightly (a lot) and support local bloggers!

    January 30, 2018 at 9:02 am
  • Reply Louise Hughes

    You rock. That’s all. Keep on being the shining light. Ha ha, I loved seeing all the clips at the back of the dress.

    January 30, 2018 at 11:11 am
  • Reply Megan Hartwig

    Loved both of your covers and interviews in the magazine. xx

    January 30, 2018 at 11:32 am
  • Reply Caley

    SO SO SO proud of you and I just love both these covers!!! Gorgeous my friend x

    February 1, 2018 at 9:12 am
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