I’m constantly finding myself inspired by paintings and illustrations, whether it be a piece in a museum or a faded thrift store print. While I glanced through some old pieces at a local store my eyes fell to a faded botanical print. It was technical piece, pretty in it’s own scientific way. Years of sun had faded it but it still showed a quiet simplicity through form and colour. It was a mixture of softness and hardness. It was bright and beautiful. And that was that.
A few days later I was standing in Mary Spears' beautiful Millay Vintage studio chatting about our shared philosophies (you should definitely read more of Mary’s mission statement here). I brought up my botanical inspiration and concept and she was spiritedly on board. With her amazing vintage pieces and styling this collaborative session came together.
Many thanks to the amazingly talented people who were a part of making this come together.
Floral Styling: Claire Hudson, with flowers by Petit Jardin en Ville
Set design and prop styling: Claire Hudson and Mary Spears
Hair: Claire Hudson and Mary Spears
Makeup: Nicole Ricco, Sweet Pea Beauty
Wardobe styling: Mary Spears / Millay Vintage