Last year, I virtually met one of the most inspiring women I have had the pleasure of working with, Melissa from Katastrophic. She has such a wonderful soul, and it translates strongly into her brand. Using the best American organic fabrics and hand dying all of her garments, she's created the most incredible style for her company. Our collaboration has just launched on her website and I couldn't be more excited.
I worked on two different photoshoots with Katastrophic, both visually different and styling her garments in different ways, and her work is so versatile that it can be worn in so many different ways. Our first shoot was with the incredibly talented Amy bowers, who is ranked number 1 Make-Up Artist in the UK, who also modelled for the shoot. We headed out to my field in my parents' camper van, decorated with cute, handmade bunting, and got to work. We had rain and sunshine throughout the day (as you can tell on some of the images, little water droplets on the windows!) luckily we had the shelter of the camper van for rainy times, and the rain made the field glow for the outside shots.
Our second shoot was with one of my best friends, Ruth, who I love working with as she's so versatile in her style but also has such a strong style herself. We raided her wardrobe and styled the Katastrophic Tees and Vest in a more street style, similar to the skate style that's so popular at the moment. These images were more like fashion portraits, with the focus really being the style of the shoot with nothing much to distract from the main point of the shoot. Ruth is a Make-Up Artist as well as being an amazing model (You may have seen her in Route One magazine looking beautiful as always!) She will continue to be a great inspiration to me, and it felt amazing bringing together these two women who sparked new creativity in me.
I also had the pleasure of interviewing Melissa for my blog, The Lingeristas, about her lingerie work which you can find here. I highly recommend shopping her designs, they are super soft on your skin, comfortable and stylish. If you're a sucker for beautiful lingerie that is also comfortable and wearable then her designs really are perfect.
Thank you to all the amazing women that came together for these shoots, big love to you all!