Despite coming directly from an hours-long flight, multi-hyphenate Julianne Hough arrived on the set of our shoot looking exactly as we'd imagined she would. You know… with her flaw-free Snow White skin, ice blue eyes, a freshly cropped long-bob (oh, contradictory beauty jargon). As Hough told us of her new cut, “I initially cut my hair for the movie Safe Haven, and it was the best thing I’ve ever done. It’s much more sassy and free. I feel this is really who I am right now."
Rolling up the sleeves of her Chloé lace blouse, she opened her suitcase to reveal a mix of brightly hued shoes – many of which from her seriously impressive SoleSociety collab – and delicate, feminine jewelry. Has someone been reading our mind, or what? Of her line with the brand, Hough told us, “I just love shoes, period. They’re such a statement about who you are and can totally make an outfit soar.” Among her selection, were the essentials: A Cartier Love bracelet, a wide-brimmed fedora and a pair of paparazzi-proof aviators. A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do, right? Hough even got really honest about the whole red carpet thing, telling us, “I’ll own up to all my past choices but will say I’ve learned a lot about 'less is more'— whether it’s the dress, the jewelry, or the fake tan!" But it wasn’t until Hough stepped in front of our camera that the real magic began happening. Hough danced playfully while our photog, Jake, snapped away. And snapped, and snapped… yeah, we may have gotten a little carried away during the whole portrait-taking thing, but can you really blame us? Girl is beyond stunning. It's all in a days work, right?