A behind-the-scenes look at our February cover shoot.

Well-slept from a flight in Cathay Pacific’s business class, Team COSMO touched down in LA – the land of dreams, the City of Angels, the backdrop for our February cover shoot.

Dragging our suitcases behind us, all of them full to the brim with the latest collection from Guess, we checked into the iconic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. (Marilyn Monroe used to stay here, and if it’s good enough for Maz…)

Our first day was spent trying to find our bearings and attempting to shake off a severe case of jet lag. (‘What do you mean it’s 9am? I just went to bed!’) So we filled it with shameless touristy bits: the Hollywood Walk of Fame (it was right outside our hotel door, so it would have been rude not to), the Hollywood sign, and enough US-tastic fast food to make us citizens.

Day two and we found ourselves in the jaw-droppingly awesome Guess store on Rodeo Drive. After spending far too long scheming how we could actually move in, we grabbed some extra bits for our cover shoot and hit the road. This was going to be EPIC.

Day three was spent scouting the hotel for locations to carry out the shoot. The rooftop, the pool, the private rooms, the suite that Marilyn stayed in – they were all on the list. Together with our awesome photographer John Tsiavis, we nailed our shoot plan and had nothing to do but wait…

Day four was shoot day. Two words: it rocked.

WATCH the BTS video below!

Check out our world-exclusive cover shoot in the February issue of COSMO. All looks are available at Guess stores now!

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