Fairytale Friday: Concrete Jungle
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Photographer Mark Tiu and I began brainstorming photoshoot ideas this spring, but it's taken two season-changes for the results of our first collaboration to materialize. The concept for this shoot was born out of our mutual desire to shoot somewhere other than a studio or a field - the two types of locations that Saskatchewan photographers tend to be intimately acquainted with.
We wanted an aesthetic with a rich dichotomy between two versions of fierce sex appeal. Lioness versus temptress, predator versus prey, and a contrast between the models that is at once lone wolf and part of the pack. Hairstylist Rachel Stange of The Factory Beauty Parlour, and D'Arcy Hall of B'lush Makeup were an integral part of bringing this vision to life.
An important aspect of my styling projects is always the incorporation of locally available and designed pieces. Some of the pieces featured are the work of Regina-based minimalist label, Kazz Clothing. The hoop skirt made from rubber tires comes from Saskatoon-based designer Melissa Squire, with a few of my personal vintage favorites from my dear friend Shanon's Flashback Clothing Collective, along with new friend Stacey's Regina-based store, The Dress Form, interspersed along the way. My go-to stores at Midtown Plaza filled the spots that others couldn't, particularly in the form of a fantastic shoe sale at The Bay. Oh, and those fur coats? Part of the stylist's personal collection ;)