Photographer/Retoucher: Fae Nocturne
Model: Abby Duffin
Hair: Leah Sparke
MUA/Stylist/Creative Director: Tina Khatri
ASOS Satin Cami With Cold Shoulder Tie Detail – Caramel
ASOS Plunge Neck A-Line Mini Dress – Pink
ASOS Kimono Mini Dress – Nude
New Look Turn Up Culotte Trousers – Nude
Abiza Jewelry Turquoise Long Drop Earrings
Abiza Jewelry Raw Turquoise Slab Necklace
Abiza Jewelry Arizona Turquoise Row Necklace
Abiza Jewelry Black Diamond Druzy Drop Earrings
Abiza Jewelry Freshwater Pearl Bar Necklace
Abiza Jewelry Freshwater Single Pearl Necklace
Abiza Jewelry Various Gemstone Bracelets
In this modern era we are surrounded by office blocks and drowned within technology such as social media. Being spiritual connected to mother nature is an idea that has been almost completely forgotten about as well as moved away from the public eye. These images are an exploration of being connected to mother nature but stylised to be brought into the modern era to be universally appealing.
The jewelry is the main focus as it features gemstones which have been known to have significant spiritual power. Uncut minerals have become a summer style stalwart and with raw stones and mineral slices made an appearance on the Spring/Summer 2017 runways. We saw jewelry fuse with clothing at Givenchy and Christopher Kane and crystal therapy and energising stones were front and center at Marni and Stella McCartney. The main stones that we wanted to be in the spotlight was the Raw Turquoise, Black Diamond, Pearl and Raw Citrine. These gemstones tend to hold a great importance to certain people whether in be due to cultural, religion or even aesthetic reason but they always seem to have profound effect.
Working with the idea about embracing nature and effortless beauty we choose to shoot in Trent Park. This beautiful park has with 3.2 km of forests and fields. It seemed like the perfect location to reflect the beauty of nature and its stones as well capture the right atmosphere that we wanted to translate to anyone who saw our images. As a team we wanted all aspects of the shoot to be soft and gentle allowing the jewelry to take the limelight.
Using soft pink and beige’s we were able to use the colour palette seen on many SS17 trend report which complemented with potentially busy park area and striking jewelry. Keeping up with using SS17 trend reports and theme of the shoot, we wanted to keep the clothing loose but with crisp lines. The stylist Jaclyn Hodes heavy influenced our shoot with her collection, Awaveawake SS17 RTW as seen in vogue. Jaclyn Hodes has an established a signature look with subtlety and grace which we wanted to translate into the styling.
Keeping in the mind the soft styling, the hair was styled by Leah Sparke who choose to create soft shapes and follow the flow of the hair and clothing, this added a essence of the freedom to the shoot without once again over powering the main theme.
Cosmetically the colour palette was earthly colors using warm tone to reflect the warm tones within stylising, the idea for the makeup was to enhance but not overpowering. Our Makeup Artist Tina Khatri referring to the work of Hayley Kassel, who known for specialises in soft and glowy looks.
Using the direction for Fae Nocturnal, our photographer we choose to shoot our model, Abby Duffin using backlighting and used a reflector to bring light to her face. This gave us a much softer effect on the overall image. Ensuring the background was blurred was essential as we didn’t want the busy forest of Trent Park to draw the eye however we did want to feature is beautiful the colour palette and shapes.
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