This is the fourth and final part of my Model for a Day series in which I share with you my experience as a model for the Spiegel Reality Dressing photoshoot in New York City. You want behind the scenes? You've got it!

Once I was dressed, I was totally ready to go. I went on photographer Erez Sabag's set, and he immediately put me at ease. He offered to get people off the set, but I have no problems with being camera shy, so we got right down to business. Music was playing, which kept me a little looser, and even though I didn't really have a clue what I was doing, I felt like a pro. I just moved like I see the celebs move on the red carpet and I was (apparently) good to go!

Reality Dressing - Ready for my close up!

On setHoly hair, Batman!Getting tips from the photographerJust a little more makeup ...What a poser
What I hadn't realized was how many times they would have to stop shooting to adjust my purse or jacket, or fix my hair. At times, I had three or four people fussing over different parts of my ensemble, but they sure knew what they were doing -- you'll see some of the behind the scenes pictures in the gallery, but in the photographer's shots, I would hardly have recognized myself.

I had a fantastic time, and I don't think I was the only one. The folks in charge had my husband jump in a few fun pictures with me, making the experience even more special. It was a long day -- there were eight of us being photographed in all, and it took from 9 a.m. until well after 5 p.m. to get all the shots. We were all tired when it was over, but I met some fascinating people and had an experience I'll never forget. Especially since it was all caught on camera!

This Reality Dressing feature will be a part of the Spring 2009 Spiegel catalog, and the whole shoot was filmed. I'll let you know when that video is available, and thanks for following along with my fabulous experience!

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