I’m genuinely thrilled to be officially unveiling Second Chance.
When The Global Girl Fashion Cinema Series was launched and this film began taking shape, little did I know that my fashion-fueled fairytale romance would end up snowballing into such an amazing adventure!
It’s been an incredible journey, from assembling our wonderful cast and crew to working with a fabulous line-up of brands and partners I truly adore.
Styling the shoot alone was a delight. I was treated to some exquisite gowns and accessories from Monika Chiang, BCBG Max Azria and Rachel Gilbert (those of you who follow my Fashion Week adventures will spot several cameo appearances from some of my fave runway picks).
For our filming location, we were treated to the most lavish sets courtesy of Thompson Hotels. I’ve chalked up quite a few hotels in my lifetime, from Lilongwe to Benares and a few glam euro cities in the mix, but little did I know that I’d stumble on one of my absolute fave destinations only a few blocks from my Bev Hills HQ! Shooting at the Thompson Beverly Hills was nothing short of a dream. They set us up in their stunning penthouse suite on a mid-week day (their absolute busiest time) and gave us full access to the hotel’s hottest spots, from the gorge rooftop pool to the stylish entrance where we shot the arrival scene. And I received a very special treat besides. An invite for an encore at the pool to practice my cannonball! Seriously wonderful folks.
Last but not least, we’re celebrating the release of Second Chance with yet another fab partnership. An amazing Giveway of Aveda beauty faves (handpicked by yours truly) and salon pampering services to share with you all (find out all about it here). To top if off, the wonderful team at the Aveda Institute Los Angeles sent to the studio not one, nor two but five talented hair and makeup artists to get me all glammed up for the film’s red carpet premiere! Never had so many pairs of hands in my mane 😉 While we were at it, we teamed up to bring you The Global Girl’s on-camera beauty series. You can view the first of this three-part glam video series, “Get Camera Ready with Ndoema & Aveda”, here. We’ll be releasing the other two throughout the week (get excited).
I hope you enjoy watching Second Chance as much as we’ve enjoyed making it for you. We’re on a roll, with three other exciting fashion films lined up in post production, so stay tuned. We’ll be sharing more of our cinematic adventures with you all very soon!
Scene 1: The Heartbreak
Runway Paloma dress from BCBG Max Azria Spring 2013 Collection | BCBG Max Azria Runway Hex color-blocked sandals | Monika Chiang watersnake Bulleit envelope clutch in Malibu/Mango.
Scene 2: Arriving at the Thompson Beverly Hills
Monika Chiang one-shoulder silk mermaid gown | CC Skye gold pyramid stud cuff | Marni platform sandals | Vintage articulated gold earrings.
Scene 3: Poolside
Silver sequin halter mermaid gown from Rachel Gilbert Spring 2013 collection | Monika Chiang Laria Vault pumps | Swarovski crystal-studded Thorn Ear Cuff by Monika Chiang.
Scene 4: Scene 4: Surprise Proposal
BCBG Max Azria jeweled halter cutout gown | Monika Chiang Imena chain and leather lace-up sandals | Vintage white marabou feather jacket.
Scene 4: Happily Ever After
Monika Chiang beaded gown with leather appliqué | Monika Chiang Swarovski jeweled choker and shoulder body chain | Sequined braided sandals with silver metal heel by Jean-Michel Cazabat .
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Get The Look
Many of you have been clamoring for hair and beauty tutorials. Well, here they come! In this first installment of The Global Girl Beauty Series, you’ll learn great hair and beauty tips to dazzle on-screen and off.
Join me with Tyler, Katie, Adriana, Lauren and Jennifer of the Aveda Institute Los Angeles on this three-part glam video series. Sit back, relax and enjoy a little hair and makeup inspiration.
No celebration is truly complete without a little gifting 😉 So it’s truly a double pleasure to celebrate the release of Second Chance by sharing this special treat with you and teaming up with a Brand and team I genuinely love!
Read all about the Giveaway and how you can participate, here.
Red Carpet Premiere
Truly, this was the icing on the cake. Getting the Aveda star treatment by the fabulous ladies of the Aveda Institute Los Angeles. Reuniting with our fab cast and crew. And of course, I never miss an opportunity to slip into a gorge gown!
16 thoughts on “Second Chance”
Cant wait for the next installment!
Me either ^_^
You and your leading man look good together! I can sense the chemistry 🙂
Thank u! Colin was a lot of fun to work with. I guess it reads on camera ;))
Your red carpet dress is the bomb! You look incredibly hot !
WoW! Thx! You’re making me blush ;))
Now thats what you call star treatment! Wish I was there :(. but thanks for showing the video!
I wish we could all celebrate together that day! Next time we’ll have to rent a stadium and book an airline to get everyone to attend our film’s premiere ^_^
Oh wow freebies! You really do have a good heart Ndoema! Joining now. Hope I get chosen ♥
I hope so too!!! Good luck xoxo
Thanks for the links for the clothes! Being overseas, I always have a hard time looking for the fab things you wear.
You’re welcome. Happy shopping ^_^
You look dazzling as always! Glad to see all the outfits coming to life in the movie 🙂
Hah! Thanks 🙂 Yes, they were made to move. Especially the gowns! xoxo
Finally! the long wait is over! Woohooo!!!