Yesterday was spent in the company of some truly wonderful women (and men), collaborating to capture some shots of Satya James's latest divine collection. This time we were working with Byron based photographer Donatella Parisini at her gorgeous studio in Suffolk Park, with Satya and the lovely Rohini as models and me on hair and makeup.
We started out with simpler outfits, gradually adding more textures, colours, layers and accessories with each wardrobe change - and I tried to reflect this with each different look for hair and makeup by starting off fairly simple and gradually going a bit crazier. The new collection draws from a gorgeous colour palette of black, white, gold, wine red, coppery burnt orange and turquoise so I had plenty to work with and tried to bring elements of each outfit into the makeup. We also utilized some of the custom head pieces that I made Satya for her launch last year to add some extra drama - very exciting as I'll finally be able to share them with you!
Satya is always wonderful to work with as she's so encouraging and gives me plenty of freedom to play with looks and ideas. Both her and Rohini looked stunning and sumptuous in front of the camera - and Donatella was just amazing! I have such a huge appreciation for photographers who are confident in what they're doing and bring professionalism, creativity and energy to a shoot - it makes a world of difference. All in all a great day and I'm looking forward to seeing the results of all our work :)
It looks like I'm going to be leaving Byron Shire for a while - which is a bit of a shame as now that I've found Donatella I'm itching to do more work with her, alas c'est la vie! Have to fund my return to England this summer somehow.....