This is a post about three makers creating a fashion look book. This past summer, I had the honour of putting together Duffield Design‘s spring 2016 look book. I did the same thing last year, what seems like eons ago, and I love how each shoot has its own personality and ambiance. Last year we shot on a grey but warm day and Meghan Duffield’s pieces had beautiful hand-dyed elements. The collection was made up of dark sky blues, sea greys and tropical salmon colours. We shot by the water, not far from Duffield’s idyllic country home, and the mood was contemplative and serene.
Once again, Megan and I were joined by the talented and super hoot Brittany Gawley of Throne Photography. This year, we shot in Meghan’s colourful garden. We had full sun and Mother Nature’s palette to play with. This collection is made up of solid colours such as navy blue, grey, taupe, violet, teal and white. These muted colours bounced beautifully off of Duffield’s flowers and the feel of this shoot was distinctly bright and cheery.
I wanted to take this opportunity to highlight the talented work of Sara MacLellan of Forestiere. Sara donated her unique pieces to the shoot. I asked her to take part because I knew that her muted toned pieces, made up of delicate thread, would complement Meghan’s collection so well. Do you agree?
Lastly but certainly not least, our models. We had the privilege of working with Christine de Meester-Guloy, my beauteous “sister-in-common-law” and Aleatha Bedard-Poole, whom Meghan met at an eco-fashion show last year.
I can’t tell you enough how blessed I feel to be able to work with such genuine, warm and talented women. I hope our fun on set shines through to you in