MILK AND HONEY
BY JADE AND EMILY
Designer: Lucilla Grey Photography: Taine Rasmussen Makeup: Laura Tucker
Models: Tahlia Pratt from Kirsty Bunny Management and Ella Arnst
FOR THE LOVE OF
What does this mean to us?
For us it means doing something for pleasure as opposed to doing something for profit or gain or because you feel obliged. This project is a pure motivation to create something special and a chance to find new talent in Wellington that are passionate about what they do. It’s a chance to work together to create something that looks amazing while showcasing a local designer or artist. It’s so important to continuously search for other creatives and work with people outside of your usual circle to keep your mind open and fresh with new approaches and ideas, and to meet some great people!
Who we love
Lucilla Gray is an extraordinary local designer with a collection of the most beautiful earrings. She’s making waves in the Wellington fashion world with her unique and innovative designs. Jade and I knew we wanted to showcase Lucilla’s jewellery with with a luscious retro vibe to the whole look with a modern approach. We decided on a luxurious gold eye and luminous skin. For the lips we decided that because the earrings are available in the same silhouettes with multiple colour options we would have a pop of complimenting colour to the lips that we switched up with each earring change throughout the shoot.
How we work together
Jade and I were paired up for our differences as well as our similarities. We both have a love of editorial work and seeing an image come to life is such an elating experience for us so working on this project together was fun. Even though we share the same love in the result we both have a very different approach to getting there which was something that challenged us and taught us ways to utilise both of our strengths and support each others weaknesses.
Taine is a brand new photographer in Wellington. He worked with our other Willis York duo Rebecca and Connor on their shoot “Heavy Dew” and we were so in love with his images and felt we must showcase his work again! He has such a unique vision and because he is still rising in the industry he had such a fearless approach to trying different angles and poses and lighting. We couldn’t be happier with the result and with working with him, he’s such a pleasure to be around!
Laura Tucker MUA
Finding the right person to do the makeup was super important to Jade as she is also a make up artist. Luckily Jade was working backstage at WOW during the weeks before the shoot so was meeting plenty of fellow artists! We wanted to make sure we had someone new to the game with a fresh eye but also with confidence and vision. Laura was the perfect choice. She fully embraced our mood board and gave the girls the look we loved effortlessly and with great care to make sure we were on the same page.
Tahlia Pratt and Ella Arnst
We couldn’t have done this without our beautiful models! Kirsty Bunny Management is such an incredible friend to Willis York and we always look for our models here first. Tahlia is a Fresh Face at KBM and as soon as we saw her we knew, we had to have her! She was so great and easy to work with, she is truly stunning and we’d love to work with her again! Ella is one of Emily’s clients at the salon. When Emily met Ella she couldn’t help badgering Ella to model and she did! This was only Ella’s second ever shoot and we love her willingness and ability to be so relaxed in a totally unfamiliar environment while also looking so gorgeous.