Friday, March 25, 2011

Sneak peak! Fleur Wood Spring 2011

Shooting the lookbook for a new collection is one of my favourite days of the whole process. It’s the moment when everything I’ve been doing for the past few months comes together and the total vision is realised. Working with a great team is also really inspiring, and I feel really lucky to work with these incredibly talented people.

The spring/summer collection is called Age of Bohemia, and for the shoot we looked to Vanina Sorrenti’s overlaid images for our inspiration. Jordan Graham was behind the lens and Sara Smith took care of the styling—I think she really captured what I wanted to achieve with that relaxed, bohemian feel. Thanks, too, go to Sarah Tammer for make-up and to my dear friend, Brad Ngata, for hair.

Here’s a sneak peek to whet your appetite for when the collection drops in July…

Our spring/summer lookbook shoot was also little Billy’s first experience in the studio, and I think he quite enjoyed it. He certainly took a shine to MODEL XXXXX—and it looks like the feeling was mutual.

 This is one outfit I am looking forward to wearing.
Gypsy Blouse, Bright Star Pants

My little boy Billy stole the show for a few minutes
 Bright Star Maxi Dress

What a beautiful of my favorites
Bohemia Dress

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Nouvelle Vague – Couleur Sur Paris

French post punk pop Supergroup return with brilliant 4th album.

Less known cover versions with more of a French flavour, with vocals from 
the best current French artists: Vanessa Paradis, Camille, Coralie Clement.

Cool, Sophisticated, soft, intriguing, fun and exquisitely beautiful. 
Immerse yourself Parisian cool. Perfect for: Dinners, travel, parties and life

Click this link for my favorite song. 

Nouvelle Vague (feat. Coeur de Pirate) – “Voila les anges”

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Vanina Sorrenti a true icon

Great fashion photography is so inspiring for my work, and I’m always drawn to those photographers with a strong visual identity. My current favourite is Vanina Sorrenti. Not only is she Mario Sorrenti’s sister, but her younger brother, Davide, who died when he was just 20, and also their mother, Francesca, were also photographers, so that talent must be in their blood.

She actually started out in the industry as a stylist, so I guess that’s one of the reasons she understands fashion photography so well and how best to show the clothes while creating unique images.

Vanina’s work can be beautiful and dreamlike and innocent on one hand—when she shoots in natural light it can be quite magical. But she also works with the digital overlaying of images, say a naked girl superimposed on another shot in which she’s clothed. The effect can get a little spooky, but the end result is always compelling. I hope you find these pictures as fascinating as I do.