Behind the Scenes at the Francesco Group Photo Shoot With ‘Mini Cara’ Harley Chapman and Silver Londoner

Not Dressed As Lamb at the Francesco Group photo shot (Photo: Kate Brooks @katebrookscreative)

You may have seen on my Instagram feed a photo shoot that the husband, Silver Londoner, and I were part of for hairdressing group the Francesco Group earlier in the year.

As their “Time to Shine” collection has now launched I have some behind the scene photos and stills from the video they made about the day to share with you. It actually took me a while to recognise myself in the black and white photo above – the lighting made me look like a blonde…!

Their idea was to use “internet sensations” (their phrase, not mine – I’m hardly one of those yet) to model hairstyles for 2015. The husband ended up looking like (to me) a Mafia boss with his two sons, and I gained a gorgeous 10 year old daughter (the shoot was for Mother’s Day) in the shape of child model Harley Chapman.

If you’re thinking that Harley looks familiar, it’s because she’s actually known as a “mini Cara” and has appeared in lots of campaigns, including a series for Withings where she recreated well known Cara Delevingne images including one with a Kate Moss lookalike (see final two pictures, below). She also has a (very popular) Instagram account – definitely a rising star; she was also the sweetest, most un-brattish little girl ever, considering what she’s doing)…!

Hope you enjoy the photos – let me know what you think in the comments!


40+ blogger Catherine Summers (Not Dressed As Lamb) with child model Harley Chapman

Francesco Group photo shoot - Catherine Summers and Harley Chapman

Francesco Group photo shoot - Catherine Summers and Harley Chapman

Francesco Group photo shoot - Catherine Summers and Harley Chapman

Francesco Group photo shoot

Francesco Group photo shoot - Catherine Summers and Harley Chapman

Francesco Group photo shoot - Keith Summers and Harley Chapman

Keith Summers - Silver Londoner
Credit (all photos/video stills above): Francesco Group, except lead image: Kate Brooks


Mini Cara Delevingne Harley Chapman (photo: Withings)

Mini Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss: Harley Chapman and Maya Koski-Wood (photo: Withings)

Credit (two images above): Withings

Catherine x

P.S. Like this post? You might also like to see Behind the Scenes at the Fever London Real Models Photo Shoot!

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  1. 23 May 2015 / 8:12 am

    Amazing photos. You all look fantastic. I do photoshoots like this for work being on the advertiser's side, but not about such glamourous subjects. Everytime I see these hair "before" videos I hear my mother when she said: "never forget, they are just photos. When it is made the guy behind all that lucious hair takes his hand away and it all falls down" haha. She is partly right. Nevertheless your hair is beautiful and the photos are too. Husband may have looked like maffia, but I think he is very handsome. You do deserve each other.
    Little Harley looks indeed like a younger version of Cara, especially in that second but last picture.

    • 26 May 2015 / 3:24 pm

      Aww Greetje so many compliments, thank you so much!! They actually did a really great job with my hair, it still looked pretty amazing the next day… luckily my hair holds curls pretty well :))

  2. 21 May 2015 / 5:34 pm

    Beautiful photos. Love the curls in your hair. And what a fun thing to do. Just started discovering your blog and really enjoying it.

    • 22 May 2015 / 5:10 pm

      Thank you Nomita – it's nice to meet you! Hope to see you here again :))

  3. 19 May 2015 / 9:10 pm

    OMG you both look positively incredible! What an amazing experience — and as far as I'm concerned, "internet sensation" is the perfect description for you Catherine!

    Sed Bona

    • 22 May 2015 / 5:09 pm

      Aww thanks Ashley – and you are truly too kind ;))

  4. 17 May 2015 / 11:34 pm

    Oh you two – so gorgeous! Looks like fun as well as lots of hard work, congratulations. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xo.

    • 19 May 2015 / 2:35 pm

      Aww Patti thank you so much, you're so sweet to say that!!

  5. 17 May 2015 / 11:14 pm

    I know that as a full-time blogger your schedule is ALWAYS packed – and you're frequently "burning the midnight oil" – but doing a campaign like this (with the hubby, no less!) must be such a fun change of pace, dearest Catherine!! Where will the finished photos and video eventually be featured?? Are you going to be in a (gulp!) television commercial?! Oh my gosh…maybe you'll be a real live "movie star" now!! ;D

    • 19 May 2015 / 2:34 pm

      It was a lovely change, Monika! These are the finished articles – the link in the copy to the Time to Shine collection and the video are the features themselves :))

  6. 16 May 2015 / 9:08 pm

    But you ARE an internet sensation you silly! 😀 The photoshoot is amazing, the mini Cara kind of creeps me out a bit, the resemblance is striking!

    • 19 May 2015 / 2:31 pm

      Haha yeah I forgot, Keit – I am!!!! No really (really, I am joking), the resemblance Harley has to Cara is incredible, it was the first thing I thought when I saw her!

  7. 16 May 2015 / 11:33 am

    Beautiful and looked looked like a lot of fun!

  8. 15 May 2015 / 11:28 pm

    These photos are great Catherine! You both look great and your hair, well, I always think it looks amazing! 🙂

    Take care and have a lovely weekend,
    Daniella xox

    • 16 May 2015 / 10:37 am

      Thanks Daniella, you're such a sweetheart! You too have a fab weekend xx

  9. 15 May 2015 / 11:04 pm

    what a fun experience! you all look so amazing!

    • 16 May 2015 / 10:37 am

      Kelsey that's really sweet of you, thank you xx

  10. 15 May 2015 / 4:19 pm

    You look absolutely stunning Catherine, what gorgeous photos! x

    • 16 May 2015 / 10:37 am

      Aww Porcelina thank you, I have to give all the credit to the hair and make up team of course ;))

  11. 15 May 2015 / 3:19 pm

    You look like you were having a great time and your hair and makeup in these pics are just beautiful. Lx

    • 16 May 2015 / 10:36 am

      Thanks so much Lorraine – it was a really fun shoot and so nice to have such lovely pictures afterwards!

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