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Zarrie

Zarrie

Producer & Photographer: Jessica Shirley
Fashion Stylist: Hannah Beard
Model: Zarrie Wood
Hair: Ema Soole
Makeup: Indie Welsh of Life Prices Pharmacy 
Fashion from: Trouble & Fox
Florist: Rosie Seek of Expressions

With Special thanks to Liberty Fox

Canon 5DMiii, Canon 600 EX RT Speedlite, Canon 50mm 1.4

Jeanie

Editorial Shoot 


Producer & Photographer: Jessica Shirley
Fashion Stylist: Hannah Beard 
Model: Jeanie Robertson
Makeup: Indie Welsh of Prices Pharmacy
Hair: Ema Soole
Fashion: Lonely Lingerie, Jacket and Cathy Pope Jewellery all from Trouble & Fox
Bugs: Wings & Things

With Special thanks to Geoff Proctor of 'Wings & Things' and Liberty Fox of Trouble & Fox

Robyn Reynolds Clothing Look Book

Robyn Reynolds - Look Book

Model: Anneke Giblin
Produced & Photographed by: Jessica Shirley 
Assistant Stylist: Hannah Beard
Makeup: Indie Welsh of Prices Pharmacy
Fashion from: Robyn Reynolds
Jewellery: Stella Chrysostomou
Footwear: Taylors We Love Shoes
Location: Volume
With Special thanks to Stella Chrysostomou and Thomas Koed

Visit Stores:
Robyn Reynolds store online HERE  
Taylors We Love Shoes online HERE
Volume HERE

Jocelyn Dress

Jocelyn Dress

Jocelyn Top & Mellie Rose Jeans

Jocelyn Top & Mellie Rose Jeans

Jocelyn Top with sleeves & Lounger 3/4 Denim 

Jocelyn Top with sleeves & Lounger 3/4 Denim 

Mika Wrap Top in Denim & Loungers 3/4 in Denim

Mika Wrap Top in Denim & Loungers 3/4 in Denim

Alison Cow Neck Top & Eva Skirt 

Alison Cow Neck Top & Eva Skirt 

Jilly Tunic 

Jilly Tunic 

Alison Merino Dress

Alison Merino Dress

Forrest Top & May Trousers 

Forrest Top & May Trousers 

Alice Top & Cecil Skirt in Denim

Alice Top & Cecil Skirt in Denim

Mika 3/4 Sleeve Wrap Dress in Denim 

Mika 3/4 Sleeve Wrap Dress in Denim 

Alice Dress 

Alice Dress 

Bella 3/4 Sleeve Dress

Bella 3/4 Sleeve Dress

Jocelyn Top & Rebecca Tunic in Denim

Jocelyn Top & Rebecca Tunic in Denim

Alison Top in Merino & Cecil Skirt in Linen

Alison Top in Merino & Cecil Skirt in Linen

Admire Fashion: April 2017

"Gorgeous autumn wear features in this month's fashion spread" - Admire Magazine

For over a year I have been waiting for the right opportunity to shoot gorgeous models Kristen Burton and Shannon Cassidy together. With their strong and striking features and beautiful eyes they grace this months fashion spread in a shoot that was funky and fun. 

Stylists: Jessica Shirley & Hannah Beard
Photography: Jessica Shirley
Hair: Ema Soole
Makeup & Nails: Indie Welsh of Prices Pharmacy
Fashion from: Shine, Trouble & Fox, Kimberley's, Andrea Biani, Jellicoe, Sassy's, Little Boutique & Matthews Eyewear.

With special thanks to: Angela Leonard of Morrison Square for access to 'The Apartment' of wonderful shoot location. Deeanne Hobbs for use of her amazing fabric, including her locally designed prints. 

To read the full online edition of Admire Magazine click HERE.

On the cover: Shannon Cassidy wearing hat and top from Trouble & Fox.

On the cover: Shannon Cassidy wearing hat and top from Trouble & Fox.

Kristen and Shannon wear clothing, footwear and accessories from Trouble & Fox. Kristen wears frames from Matthews Eyewear Eyecare. 

Kristen and Shannon wear clothing, footwear and accessories from Trouble & Fox. Kristen wears frames from Matthews Eyewear Eyecare. 

Shannon wears dress from Kimberley's and shoes from Andrea Biani, with earrings, necklace and bracelet from Jellicoe. 

Shannon wears dress from Kimberley's and shoes from Andrea Biani, with earrings, necklace and bracelet from Jellicoe. 

Kristen wears dress from Sassy's and bracelets and earrings from Jellicoe. 

Kristen wears dress from Sassy's and bracelets and earrings from Jellicoe. 

Kristen wears clothing and footwear from Shine, and ring from Jellicoe. Shannon wears top from Little Boutique, pants from Jellicoe, shoes from Andrea Biani, watch from Jellicoe and bag from Trouble & Fox. 

Kristen wears clothing and footwear from Shine, and ring from Jellicoe. Shannon wears top from Little Boutique, pants from Jellicoe, shoes from Andrea Biani, watch from Jellicoe and bag from Trouble & Fox. 

Kristen wears  Liann Bellis  suit and Shannon wears  Julian Danger  dress and footwear.  Clothing, footwear and accessories all from Shine.

Kristen wears Liann Bellis suit and Shannon wears Julian Danger dress and footwear. 
Clothing, footwear and accessories all from Shine.

Brooch from Jellicoe

Brooch from Jellicoe

Dyrberg/Kern watch from Shine 

Dyrberg/Kern watch from Shine 

Dyrberg/Kern ring from Shine

Dyrberg/Kern ring from Shine

Earrings, necklace and bracelet from Jellicoe

Earrings, necklace and bracelet from Jellicoe

Stolen ring and Status Anxiety 'Maud' wallet from Trouble & Fox

Stolen ring and Status Anxiety 'Maud' wallet from Trouble & Fox

Pia Rossini gloves and Cat Baloo scarf from Little Boutique

Pia Rossini gloves and Cat Baloo scarf from Little Boutique

AGE 'Eager' frames from Matthews Eyewear Eyecare

AGE 'Eager' frames from Matthews Eyewear Eyecare

Jeffrey Campbell 'Rossdale' shoes from Andrea Biani

Jeffrey Campbell 'Rossdale' shoes from Andrea Biani

Rocco frames from Matthews Eyewear Eyecare. Necklace from Jellicoe. 

Rocco frames from Matthews Eyewear Eyecare. Necklace from Jellicoe. 

Behind the Scenes

Shannon looking gorgeous in this beautiful Arianne top from Little Boutique

Shannon looking gorgeous in this beautiful Arianne top from Little Boutique

Kristen in  Wanoa Four  from Shine

Kristen in Wanoa Four from Shine

Shannon wearing Julian Danger from Shine

Shannon wearing Julian Danger from Shine

Admire Fashion: March 2017

"The change of season seems an apt time to also have a change here at Admire Magazine. As we welcome in autumn and all the glorious colours that come with it, we also mark a change in our fashion team. Sonya Leusink Sladen has stepped down from styling our regular fashion spreads, which are put together here in Nelson - but will continue to offer us style advice in her monthly column. Stepping up to the styling challenge is our fashion photographer Jessica Shirley, who this month has styled her first fashion spread for Admire (along with photographing it), with help from style assistant Hannah Beard." - Vanessa Phillips, Editor. 

 

Autumn Blush

Photographer & Stylist: Jessica Shirley
Assistant Stylist: Hannah Beard
Models: Jesse Stevenson, Lucy Simpson & Tegan Kelling
Hair: Ema Soole
Makeup & Nails: Indie Welsh & Lauren Domigan of Prices Pharmacy
 

Fashion from: Dotti, Portmans, Amazon, Just JeansBarkersNelson Tailors Menswear, BeeteesCruellas Natural Fibre Boutique.

With special thanks to: Christine Ross of Nostalgia Antiques and Angela Leonard of Morrison Square for access to "The Apartment" our wonderful shoot location. 

Tegan wears dress from Dotti, necklace from Just Jeans and shoes from Tango's. Jesse is dressed in Barkers clothing (including footwear). Lucy wears top and skirt from Dotti and shoes from Tango's. Stool from Nostalgia Antiques. 

Tegan wears dress from Dotti, necklace from Just Jeans and shoes from Tango's. Jesse is dressed in Barkers clothing (including footwear). Lucy wears top and skirt from Dotti and shoes from Tango's. Stool from Nostalgia Antiques. 

Tegan wears top and bracelet from Portmans and jeans from Dotti. Lucy wears dress and necklace from Portmans. 

Tegan wears top and bracelet from Portmans and jeans from Dotti. Lucy wears dress and necklace from Portmans. 

Lucy wears playsuit, clutch and earrings from Portmans with shoes from Tango's. 

Lucy wears playsuit, clutch and earrings from Portmans with shoes from Tango's. 

Jesse and Tegan are dressed in Amazon clothing (including footwear and accessories) 

Jesse and Tegan are dressed in Amazon clothing (including footwear and accessories) 

Lucy wears knit top and pants from Beetees and shoes from Tango's. Jesse is dressed in clothes from Nelson Tailors Menswear (including footwear and bag). Tegan wears Cruellas Natural Fibre Boutique wool jersey and beanie, jeans from Just Jeans and footwear from Tango's. 

Lucy wears knit top and pants from Beetees and shoes from Tango's. Jesse is dressed in clothes from Nelson Tailors Menswear (including footwear and bag). Tegan wears Cruellas Natural Fibre Boutique wool jersey and beanie, jeans from Just Jeans and footwear from Tango's. 

This month we introduce a new accessories feature concluding our fashion spread, it is a chance to showcase the detail of the shoots - accessories. 

Gabee shoes from Tango's, clutch and bracelet from Portmans, playsuit from Dotti.

Gabee shoes from Tango's, clutch and bracelet from Portmans, playsuit from Dotti.

Necklace from Portmans.

Necklace from Portmans.

Portmans playsuit and clutch, Addiction shoes from Tango's. 

Portmans playsuit and clutch, Addiction shoes from Tango's. 

Back Road satchel from Nelson Tailors Menswear. 

Back Road satchel from Nelson Tailors Menswear. 

Galloway chunky boot from Barkers.

Galloway chunky boot from Barkers.

Papucei shoes from Tango's.

Papucei shoes from Tango's.

Hurley bag from Amazon. 

Hurley bag from Amazon. 

Converse shoes, from Amazon. 

Converse shoes, from Amazon. 

Nixon watch, from Amazon. 

Nixon watch, from Amazon. 

Wow this is it, the first ever published fashion shoot that I have coordinated, this month marks the start of a new position at Admire magazine. 
Along with the photography I now coordinate the fashion spread, I am so lucky to have a fantastic assistant stylist: Hannah Beard who brings a wealth of knowledge and of-course fresh style ideas and inspiration to our work. Together we liase with retailers, hair, makeup and location contributors to bring you high quality fashion all put together in Nelson, with real Nelson product and people modelling.

To read our online full version of Nelson's Admire Magazine, full of interesting articles and stories click here.
 

New Fashion Team at Admire

The upcoming March edition of Admire Magazine (out this Saturday!) marks the first fashion spread that I have coordinated. I have taken on previous stylist and friend Sonya Leusink Sladen's role as Fashion Stylist as well as continuing on with the photography of the spread. I have been very lucky to have hired a wonderful assistant to help me style and keep my head together on the day of the shoot, Hannah Beard. 

Hannah Beard is a 25-year-old who has a strong passion and desire for Fashion. She moved to Nelson in March 2016 after living in Wellington for 8 years where she studied fashion design and business studies at Massey University. After her studies Hannah worked for two children’s clothing boutiques where she began her fashion career in retail, online sales and merchandising. This then lead to opportunities in design, management and directing photo shoots.

Hannah and I at the BAM exhibition Dec 2016

Hannah and I at the BAM exhibition Dec 2016

Hannah and I are both very excited to be doing what we love and look forward to bringing a range of beautiful and quality fashion spreads to our Nelson Admire Magazine readers. Look out for our first edition this Saturday with The Nelson Mail. In the mean time here is a sneak peak at Autumn Blush... 

Our Models: Tegan Kelling & Lucy Simpson Fashion from  Portmans   Hair:  Ema Soole  Makeup: Indie Welsh & Lauren Domigan of  Prices Pharmacy   With thanks to  Morrison Square

Our Models: Tegan Kelling & Lucy Simpson
Fashion from Portmans
Hair: Ema Soole
Makeup: Indie Welsh & Lauren Domigan of Prices Pharmacy
With thanks to Morrison Square

Our model: Jesse Stevenson  Jesse wears clothing and shoes all from    Barkers   Menswear  Hair: Ema Soole Makeup: Indie Welsh & Lauren Domigan of Prices Pharmacy Stool: Nostalgia Antiques With thanks to Morrison Square

Our model: Jesse Stevenson

Jesse wears clothing and shoes all from Barkers Menswear
Hair: Ema Soole
Makeup: Indie Welsh & Lauren Domigan of Prices Pharmacy
Stool: Nostalgia Antiques
With thanks to Morrison Square

Admire Fashion: Feb 2017

Stylist: Sonya Leusink Sladen
Model: Raina Masters of Clyne Model Management
Makeup: Indie Welsh of Prices Pharmacy
Fashion from: Shine, Amazon, Jellicoe, & Beetees.

With special thanks to: Angela Leonard of Morrison Square management for access to "The Apartment", our fantastic shoot location. 

Read Admire online here

Jacket, jewellery and shoes from Shine. Dress from Amazon at Morrison Square. 

Jacket, jewellery and shoes from Shine. Dress from Amazon at Morrison Square. 

Top, jewellery and handbag from Shine. Pants from Jellicoe. 

Top, jewellery and handbag from Shine. Pants from Jellicoe. 

Trousers from Beetees, shirt, shoes and jewellery from Shine. 

Trousers from Beetees, shirt, shoes and jewellery from Shine. 

Top from Beetees, cardigan from Amazon at Morrison Square. Trousers, jewellery, handbag and shoes from Shine.

Top from Beetees, cardigan from Amazon at Morrison Square. Trousers, jewellery, handbag and shoes from Shine.

Top and trousers from Beetees. Coat from Jellicoe. Jewellery from Shine. 

Top and trousers from Beetees. Coat from Jellicoe. Jewellery from Shine. 

Sweatshirt and tee-shirt from Beetees. Trousers from Jellicoe. Shoes, bag and jewellery from Shine. 

Sweatshirt and tee-shirt from Beetees. Trousers from Jellicoe. Shoes, bag and jewellery from Shine. 

Beautiful Makeup by Indie Welsh of Prices Pharmacy

Beautiful Makeup by Indie Welsh of Prices Pharmacy

"Elk" bag from Shine

"Elk" bag from Shine

This month marks a milestone for me. It is my 23rd and final shoot with mentor, friend and stylist Sonya Leusink Sladen. It has been a privilege to work and learn from Sonya and I wish her well for the future and look forward to seeing what she creates next! 

Behind the scenes of Dec/Jan 2016 Bumper Admire. Working with Sonya was a lot of fun, with plenty of giggling and belly laughs! Here she is modelling, "Sonya Style" 

Behind the scenes of Dec/Jan 2016 Bumper Admire. Working with Sonya was a lot of fun, with plenty of giggling and belly laughs! Here she is modelling, "Sonya Style" 

Richmond Antiques & Curios

Sitting on the corner of Salisbury road and Queen street Richmond is a store that doubles as a museum and meeting place for collectors and historians alike. Its an interesting and quirky place to visit with friendly staff who have many regular's come for a weekly visit. 

Last month I took my camera and spent a morning with Logan and Maria at Richmond Antiques and Curios

The sky was grey but inside Richmond Antiques & Curios the mood was anything but grey. During my visit a number of towns folk came in with their smiles, charm and yarns to share. 

The sky was grey but inside Richmond Antiques & Curios the mood was anything but grey. During my visit a number of towns folk came in with their smiles, charm and yarns to share. 

Beautiful antiques on display, I wonder what they looked like in their original dining room many years ago...

Beautiful antiques on display, I wonder what they looked like in their original dining room many years ago...

Richmond Antiques and Curios will celebrate its 30yr anniversary this year. 

Richmond Antiques and Curios will celebrate its 30yr anniversary this year. 

Maria Martin tells me that she brought the family business from the original owner, antique enthusist Rob Packer. Rob who still works in the current store three days a week established  Richmond Antiques & Curios in 1987 beside the Arthur Wakefield. Rob works with owner Maria and full timer Logan who says he is "passionate about all things archeological, dug up and broken"

Logan and Maria chat with one of their regular visitors to the store.

Logan and Maria chat with one of their regular visitors to the store.

Every inch of space is filled with trinkets, jewels, art and of course curios. 

Every inch of space is filled with trinkets, jewels, art and of course curios. 

There is something about religious paraphernalia that evokes mystery and emotion but its beauty and soulful presence is hugely contentious. 

There is something about religious paraphernalia that evokes mystery and emotion but its beauty and soulful presence is hugely contentious. 

Everything I look at when I'm browsing this wonderful shop, makes me think about the stories these items could tell. Who were the people that used them? what was the environment and era that they came from like? This gorgeous bed must've looked amazing all dressed in its best with hand embroidered sheets and sewn blankets. 

Everything I look at when I'm browsing this wonderful shop, makes me think about the stories these items could tell. Who were the people that used them? what was the environment and era that they came from like? This gorgeous bed must've looked amazing all dressed in its best with hand embroidered sheets and sewn blankets. 

I could set up a bed and lay in here just looking at the walls all day, the textured and colourful walls reflect a by-gone era where life was very different to what it is now in 2017. 

I could set up a bed and lay in here just looking at the walls all day, the textured and colourful walls reflect a by-gone era where life was very different to what it is now in 2017. 

Richmond Antiques & Curios have a large selection of historic books. I believe no matter how far technology comes you still cant replace the experience of reading a real book, feeling the paper between your fingers and smelling the aroma when you put your nose up to its text. 

Richmond Antiques & Curios have a large selection of historic books. I believe no matter how far technology comes you still cant replace the experience of reading a real book, feeling the paper between your fingers and smelling the aroma when you put your nose up to its text. 

Tabacco tins line a shelf, a reminder of a once booming industry which provided work to many a Nelsonian in the local hop fields. 

Tabacco tins line a shelf, a reminder of a once booming industry which provided work to many a Nelsonian in the local hop fields. 

When I was younger, with my passion for photography blooming I would approach Antique shop owners and ask if they would mind if I took some pictures inside their amazing room filled still-lives. I would feel like a five year old in a toy shop excitedly getting high from the experience of capturing images bathed in Renaissance light. 

When I was younger, with my passion for photography blooming I would approach Antique shop owners and ask if they would mind if I took some pictures inside their amazing room filled still-lives. I would feel like a five year old in a toy shop excitedly getting high from the experience of capturing images bathed in Renaissance light. 

“Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.”    ―   Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.” 
― Franklin D. Roosevelt

1950s fly screens, colourful and bold, passed over many a Nelsonians ancestors. 

1950s fly screens, colourful and bold, passed over many a Nelsonians ancestors. 

Lets line up the "Boys Centenary Camp 83-84" boys. Lets see them now, if only. 

Lets line up the "Boys Centenary Camp 83-84" boys. Lets see them now, if only. 

Fern, deer, and the world, just many of the bits and pieces you will find in this wonderful store. 

Fern, deer, and the world, just many of the bits and pieces you will find in this wonderful store. 

One thing you would lot want to let loose in here is a bull or a few children! 

One thing you would lot want to let loose in here is a bull or a few children! 

The thing about this store is its a wonderful trip down memory lane or a jog if you will. Do you remember the piano accordions? I have great childhood memories of them at an elderly friends house in the Rai Valley. 

The thing about this store is its a wonderful trip down memory lane or a jog if you will. Do you remember the piano accordions? I have great childhood memories of them at an elderly friends house in the Rai Valley. 

Yup and its a selfie, here I am getting into life!  Amongst two of my favourite passions: history and photography. 

Yup and its a selfie, here I am getting into life!  Amongst two of my favourite passions: history and photography. 

Imagine totalling up the combined hours of labour that these tools were used for. It makes me think about the young boy pushing the hand mow up a long driveway on a sunny Nelson day in the 1970s. 

Imagine totalling up the combined hours of labour that these tools were used for. It makes me think about the young boy pushing the hand mow up a long driveway on a sunny Nelson day in the 1970s. 

Ivy, rust & iron. 

Ivy, rust & iron. 

All that remains are the wheels covered in ivy. Where did the vehicles that were attach to them drive? who drove them? so many questions will remain unanswered, a great place to spur the imagination. 

All that remains are the wheels covered in ivy. Where did the vehicles that were attach to them drive? who drove them? so many questions will remain unanswered, a great place to spur the imagination. 

In their prime what was inside these bottles? if anything at all? 

In their prime what was inside these bottles? if anything at all? 

I remember riding a tricycle like this as a little girl at my grandparents orchard, they just don't make things as rough and tough as they used to. This little bike would be well over 30yrs old. 

I remember riding a tricycle like this as a little girl at my grandparents orchard, they just don't make things as rough and tough as they used to. This little bike would be well over 30yrs old. 

Collections and ornaments, line the walls of the store.

Collections and ornaments, line the walls of the store.

This is the wall of the back office, with all the speciality items and the controversial collections. 

This is the wall of the back office, with all the speciality items and the controversial collections. 

An assortment of speciality items.

An assortment of speciality items.

One of those specialty items is, Dr Wansbrough's Nipple Shields.

One of those specialty items is, Dr Wansbrough's Nipple Shields.

Would you like to wear these lead nipple shields? 

Would you like to wear these lead nipple shields? 

1950s ashtray with the words "For your throats sake-smoke Cravena" 

1950s ashtray with the words "For your throats sake-smoke Cravena" 

1836 - English land deed, ink well, sealing wax and dip fountain pen.

1836 - English land deed, ink well, sealing wax and dip fountain pen.

"Nigger Boy" playing cards from the 1940s


"Nigger Boy" playing cards from the 1940s

The most controversial items in store are the taxidermied baby ducklings. 

The most controversial items in store are the taxidermied baby ducklings. 

There is a large selection of wonderful old photographs for sale. Some of them are rather amusing! 

There is a large selection of wonderful old photographs for sale. Some of them are rather amusing! 

Richmond Antiques should be your first stop if you are interested in Nelson history, they have a range of books on the area with amazing photographs. Here is one of Nelson harbour from "The Sands" (Tahuna Beach)

Richmond Antiques should be your first stop if you are interested in Nelson history, they have a range of books on the area with amazing photographs. Here is one of Nelson harbour from "The Sands" (Tahuna Beach)

So much history, and lots of reading for the historian enthusiast. 

So much history, and lots of reading for the historian enthusiast. 

Photographic glass plates were an early photography process which were around before film in the early twentieth century. They were made using silver nitrate printed onto glass in the back of camera.

Photographic glass plates were an early photography process which were around before film in the early twentieth century. They were made using silver nitrate printed onto glass in the back of camera.

Packaging for the photographic glass plates (1910)

Packaging for the photographic glass plates (1910)

There is an assortment of popular vinyl records out the back, hits of the 1950s & Men At Work on display here. 

There is an assortment of popular vinyl records out the back, hits of the 1950s & Men At Work on display here. 

A beautiful birthday card 

A beautiful birthday card 

The inscription of the beautiful birthday card above reads: To dear little Annetta, hoping all are well, with love from Lily xxxxxx

The inscription of the beautiful birthday card above reads: To dear little Annetta, hoping all are well, with love from Lily xxxxxx

Simply beautiful portraiture 

Simply beautiful portraiture 

This page is from a wonderful photo album collection dating back to the late nineteenth century.  Nelson Lighthouse 1892

This page is from a wonderful photo album collection dating back to the late nineteenth century. 
Nelson Lighthouse 1892

Trafalgar Street, Nelson. 1893

Trafalgar Street, Nelson. 1893

"A Nelson Identity" 1893

"A Nelson Identity" 1893

Smurf figurines

Smurf figurines

"The Toast" - "The ladies god bless em" 1914 print.

"The Toast" - "The ladies god bless em" 1914 print.

Victorian toothpaste. 

Victorian toothpaste. 

"Book of etiquette and correct dress" 

"Book of etiquette and correct dress" 

The final items I would like to share with you have a special story behind them. These two old and tattered Indian dolls belonged to a little girl called May.  May lived during the Indain rebellion wars of 1854 between the British and the Sepoys where she was a member of a British Lieutenants family. During a raid where an entire town was massacred the childs nanny hid the girl with her dolls, telling her not to move or make a sound. The nanny sacrificed her own life and saved the little girls.  All that remains today of the girl and the story are these dolls, far away from that time and world, now resting in newspaper at Richmond Antiques.

Thank you Logan and Maria, for sharing your wonderful antique store and stories with me. 

Thank you Logan and Maria, for sharing your wonderful antique store and stories with me. 

Admire Fashion Dec/Jan 2017 "The Art of Elegance"

Our second fashion spread for the bumper summer edition features newly revamped Suter Art Gallery with fashion from Shine, Tango's, Eclectic, Dotti on Morrison Square and Sassy's.

Stylist: Sonya Leusink Sladen
Photography: Jessica Shirley
Model: Phoebe Legge
Make-up: Lauren Domigan from Prices Pharmacy
Hair: Connie Flemming from Cardells 

With special thanks to the team at The Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi o Whakatu, our inspiring shoot location. 

Dress and jewellery from Shine. Jacket from Sassy's. Vintage fascinator from Eclectic. Shoes from Tangos. 
Artworks from the collection of The Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi o Whakatu

Dress from Dotti. Jewellery and clutch from Shine. Coat from Sassy's.
Artwork by Max Gimblett (New Zealand 1935-), Spine, 1984, acrylic and metallic pigments on canvas. Collection of The Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi o Whakatu.

Jewellery and clutch from Shine. Dress from Sassy's. Vintage cape from Eclectic. Hosiery and hair piece, stylist's own. 
Artwork by Israel Birch (Ngapuhi, Ngati Kahungunu, 1976-), Ruku Po (3), 2007, mixed media. Collection of The Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi o Whakatu. 

Dress, clutch and earrings from Shine. Vintage beads and plumes from Eclectic. Shoes from Tango's. 
Artwork by Brain Strong (New Zealand, 1945-), Lake Series 10, Rotoiti, 1974, oil on canvas. Collection of The Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi o Whakatu. 

Coat from Sassy's. Dress from Dotti. Jewellery and clutch from Shine. 
Artwork by L. Budd (New Zealand), There - here, 1999, mixed media. Collection of The Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi o Whakatu.

Dress, clutch and jewellery from Shine. Feathered cape from Dotti. Hosiery and hair netting, stylist's own. 
Artwork by Lisa Chandler, We often lose today, because there has been a yesterday and tomorrow is coming, 2016, acrylic on linen. Courtesy of the artist. 

Nostalgia

I have always loved to visit antique shops, they are such quirky places filled with all sorts of relics from the pasts and treasures. One such place is Nostalgia, a shop on my street specialising in antiques, collectables, retro and vintage. 
Nostalgia owner Christine Ross has a special passion for items we grew up with, things our parents and grandparents had. Her business began as a hobby, where her home was filled with collectables but now while there are a few special items she can't part with, everything she finds goes to her shop where she can enjoy them with others. 

"People will walk out with a smile on their face - having had a rush of memories triggered by visiting Nostalgia" 

Christine is always on the look out to purchase items for Nostalgia so if you have anything retro, vintage, antique or collectable pop in and see her. 

You can visit Nostalgia at 50 Vanguard Street, Nelson
Shop hours are: Mon - Fri: 10:30 - 5pm
                                    Sat: 10:30 - 4pm
Shop ph: 03 5487060
Christine Cell: 021 101 0378

Visit Nostalgia on Facebook 

Last week I took my camera into Nostalgia and immersed myself in a time gone by, capturing photographs inside this special shop. 

Admire Fashion Dec/Jan 2017 "Summer Camp"

"The Tahuna Beach Holiday Park provided the perfect setting for our fashion spread on summer camp wear" - Vanessa Phillips Editor Admire magazine

Working with model Alesha Pyers is always such a joy. Alesha is a true professional with as much of a beautiful personality as she has looks, I would like to sincerely thank her for joining us and shining like the star she is! 

Stylist: Sonya Leusink Sladen
Photographer: Jessica Shirley
Model: Alesha Pyers
Hair: Chloe Turner from Cardells 
Make-up: Indie Welsh from Prices Pharmacy

Fashion from: Morrison Square, The Little Boutique, Frock and Soul, Trouble and Fox, Eclectic, Cheryl Mackie, Tangos, with special thanks to Tahuna Beach Holiday Park.

Read Admire online here

Marina - KILT Clothing

We were spoilt for choice when composing frames during our KILT clothing shoot at Nelson's Warwick House . I had so much fun combining two of my favourite things, fashion photography and historic places. 

Model: Marina Kere
Fashion: KILT Clothing
Hair: Juanita Poynter
Makeup: Michayla Addison-Saipe

Special thanks to Nick Ferrier of Warwick House for your hospitality, and ABOKI Hairdressers for supporting this project.  

Admire Fashion - November

This month was a 'county girl' inspired fashion spread featuring the lovely Marina Kere. Special thanks to the owners of our location, a farm style cottage on Hill Street in Richmond. 

Stylist: Sonya Leusink Sladen
Photographer: Jessica Shirley
Model: Marina Kere
Makeup: Lauren Domigan from Prices Pharmacy

Special thanks also to my photography assistant: Karina Kusumadarma

Fashion from: Morrison SquareKimberleys, Just Jeans, Andrea Biani, Dotti, &

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Behind the scenes photography by Karina Kusumadarma

Catherine - KILT Clothing

The Pear Orchard Lodge is so contemporary and fresh, it was the perfect location for our KILT Clothing shoot featuring Catherine, who just could not stop smiling - she such a gorgeous girl! I would like to thank Timo of the Lodge for his hospitality and letting us shoot inside his european style accomodation in Richmond. It was so lovely, that I spent a night there a few weeks later testing out my vintage film cameras you can see the post here

Model: Catherine Ang
Hair: Juanita Poynter
Makeup: Michayla Addison-Saipe
With thanks to ABOKI Hairdressers
Fashion: KILT Clothing

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Anneke - KILT Clothing

Beautiful Anneke is gorgeous inside and out. She is also so humble and down to earth it was such a pleasure to photograph her. Here is her shoot at Seifrieds winery - wow what a location! Special thanks must go to Anna Seifried for allowing us to shoot inside the enormous winery and her hospitality.

Model: Anneke Giblin
Hair: Juanita Poynter
Makeup: Michayla Addison-Saipe
With thanks to ABOKI Hairdressers 
Fashion: KILT Clothing

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Amiee Miller - Life coaching, website photography

It was a pure pleasure working with Aimee creating photographs for her website, this mum of four is a total inspiration, I highly recommend her - she just oozes motivation!

Here is a wee bio about Aimee from her website. 

"My name is Aimee I am a Life Coach, fitness junkie, whole food enthusiast and mother to four amazing children aged 2-9. 
After having children women often need to regain the motivation to get back on track with nutrition, wellbeing and general life balance. I love supporting women to reclaim their energy and positivity for life.
Maybe it is a total life edit that you need or just help getting past one obstacle that has been impossible to overcome on your own.
I believe a happy mum is the core of a happy family. Its simple really....the happier and healthier mums are, the happier and healthier their children, partners and families become."

Visit Aimee's website here 

 

Elia - KILT Clothing

I would like to share with you the second shoot that I did for KILT Clothing as part of my final year of the Bachelor of Arts & Media. The location was one of my favourites, I have always wanted to shoot at a car wreckers! Special thanks must go to Graham Boland and Ian Sexton of Nelson Auto Parts. Our model Elia was amazing, she came to the rescue at the final hour after the original model was unable to attend on the day... Elia was made for this role! her hair and makeup was also amazing thanks to the girls at ABOKI Hairdressers. 

Model: Elia Levy
Hair: Libby Ferguson
Makeup: Michayla Addison-Saipe
With thanks to ABOKI Hairdressers 
Fashion: KILT Clothing  

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Shannon - KILT Clothing

I would like to share with you another one of the shoots for KILT Clothing that I worked on this year as part of my final year of my Bachelor of Arts & Media.  I would like to thank Justine Robertson of Petite Fleur for letting us shoot at her beautiful bright restaurant. I would also like to thank everyone involved, you were all awesome!

Model: Shannon Culley
Hair: Juanita Poynter
Makeup: Michayla Addison-Saipe
With thanks to ABOKI Hairdressers 
Fashion: KILT Clothing 

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Canon 50mm 1.4