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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 August 2016

This month was a 'Wheels Issue' our focus for fashion was relaxed comfortable Sunday drive/road trip looks. 

We would like to give special thanks to Bill Osborne for his fabulous 1979 Ford Escort RS2000, and to Pat Clay from the Nelson Marlborough Classic Car Club for his help. 

Stylist: Sonya Leusink Sladen Models: Maddi Davidson and Nikki Anderson Makeup: Indie Welsh of Prices Pharmacy

Admire Fashion June 2016

'By The Boathouse'

This month we are looking swell by the sea!

I was so excited to work with a fresh new model called Charm Williams, I loved shooting her - it was impossible to take a bad photograph. Her humble warm kiwi attitude was just awesome!

Model: Charm Williams
Stylist: Sonya Leusink Sladen
Makeup: Indie Welsh of Prices Pharmacy
Location: The Boathouse Nelson

I would like to give special thanks to The Boathouse for the use of their warm rooms at 6:30am and beautiful location.

Fashion from: Trouble & Fox, Shine, Cruellas, Jellicoe, Sidecar, Jackie E

Admire Fashion May 2016

Model Mothers!
To celebrate Mothers Day we photographed a beautiful group of Nelson mums. We had one mother in her 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s. The mothers were styled by Nelson retailers Trouble and Fox, Cheryl Mackie, Sassy's, Shine and Beetees. Hair by the team at Cardells, Frankies hair by Fay at Aboki, make-up by the team at Prices Pharmacy. 

Coordinated by Sonya Leusink-Sladen.

Marvelous Mothers - Mothers Day Fashion 

To see the full magazine visit here

Aimee Parkyn, 20s

 "I discovered joy and happiness that surpassed everything I've ever known before" 

Aimee is a full time mother to children aged 4,3 and 1.

Dressed by Trouble & Fox, Nelson. 

Sharron Wetere, 30s

"It is a love that you just can't explain or put into words"

Sharron is a sales associate and mother to children aged 20 years and 5 months. 

Dressed by Cheryl Mackie, shoes and jewellery are her own.

Cheryl Gillooly, 40s

"No one prepared me for the absolute unconditional love" 

Cheryl is a chef and mother to children aged 20 and 17, and a stepchild aged 18.

Dressed by Beetees with shoes and accessories from Shine

Helen Gilchrist, 50s

"It really is a lifetime commitment to always be there for them, but you cannot lose yourself"

Helen is a clinical pyschologist and mother to chldren aged 30 and 31, and stepchildren aged 27, 24, 21 and 16.

Dressed by Marshalls with shoes and jewellery from Shine, glasses frames from Kuske.

Chrissy Randall, 60s

I have discovered a special love for my mokos (grandchildren) that is most pure and truly joyful."

Chrissy Randall is Te Korowai Trust Manager, matriarch and mother to children aged 41, 34, 29 and grandchildren aged 9, 8 and 6.

Dressed by Sassy's with shoes from Tango's.

Frankie Morgan-Stock, 70s

"There is now a strong reciprocal love with my children, as they bestow constant love and care for me in my older years."

Frankie is a retired occupational therapist and mother to children aged 52, 47 and grandchildren aged 18, 16, 15 and 14.

We also had a special visit from Sharron's baby daughter,  don't they look beautiful together. 

Happy Mothers Day from Aimee, Sharron, Cheryl, Helen, Chrissy and Frankie! our beautiful models for May Admire Fashion Spread. 

 

 

 

 

 

Admire Fashion March 2016 - Undercover Style

'Autumn fashion is under the spotlight in our gorgeous James Bond-inspired fashion spread featuring models Shannon Cassidy and Reggie Elliot-Jones' Admire

This has got to be one of my favourite shoots yet, I'm so proud of how it all turned out. The team was amazing and it all worked together like magic.

Fashion Stylist: Sonya Leusink Sladen, Models: Shannon Cassidy and Reggie Elliot-Jones of RPD Models, Hair: Connie Flemming of Cardells, Makeup: Indie Welsh of Prices Pharmacy.

Special thanks to the team at Nelson's Rutherford Hotel for our inspiring shoot location. 


Admire Fashion February 2016 - Corporate Classics

Welcome back and into 2016,  this months Admire fashion focus on a return to work with sophisticated, yet comfortable styles. 

The fashion team - Stylist Sonya Leusink Sladen, Connie Flemming of Cardells Hair, Indie Welsh, makeup artist of Prices Pharmacy

Model - Georgia McMillan

Retailers- Cheryl Mackie, Marshalls Fashions, Shine, Matthews Eyewear, Taylors We Love Shoes, Edito, Sassys, and Portmans.

If you would like to read the whole magazine check out the link here


Admire 'Favourite Things' Product Photography Dec/Jan Bumper Edition

Stylist Sonya Leusink-Sladen and I have had a lot of fun re-vamping the product pages for Admire Magazine. We decided to create beautiful still life pages with them, rather than clear white cut outs of objects on pages. This we believe is more meaningful for us and the readers, creating high quality imagery which sells quality products.  We are both very proud of what we have achieved together creating what I call works of art in their own right on the pages. I hope you enjoy them too, Nelson and Richmond have a lot of quality locally sourced and produced, as well as internationally hand picked  products. We are very lucky to live in not only a little slice of paradise but also have our cake and eat it too!

Favourite Things - On Our Table

This vintage-themed composition was shot from a mezzanine roof looking down to create a birds eye view. 

Glass Server, vintage - Richmond Antiques, Apples - Fresh Choice Nelson, Candle in ceramic vase - Living Light, Wine - Fresh Choice, Serving dish, vintage - Richmond Antiques, Table cloth, vintage - Richmond Antiques, Ceramic bowl & dragonfly - Cache, Olives - Fresh Choice Nelson, Bread Loaves - Prego & Comida, Paella pan - boxed confectionary & rice - Prego & Comida, kitchen candles - Living Light, olive oil - Prego & comida

Favourite Things - Take It Outside

This image was shot from on top of Sonya's roof looking down onto her perfectly manicured bright green lush lawn!

Lantern candle - Living Light, Rattan chair - Lighthouse, Outdoor cushion (green) - TM Covers, Slides (orange) - Taylors We Love Shoes, Outdoor Table - Lighthouse, White tray - Cache, Orange pitcher - Cache, Beer, 2 Stroke - McCashins, Citronella candle - Living Light, Deck chair - TM Covers, Picnic Basket - cache, Baby-Q BBQ - Zinc, Marilyn Andrews Art Calendar - Art in the City

Admire Bumper Edition Dec/Jan - Fashion

This edition of Admire has double the awesomeness! I was excited to spend extra time doing what I love this month. We shot two fashion spreads and two product still life pages. 

I would love to share the fashion shoots with you now, 

First up was a beautiful soft jewellery themed shoot at the charming Grand Mercure Monaco. 

'All That Glitters'

Stylist: Sonya Leusink Sladen, Model: Emily-Rae Madsen, Hair: Connie Fleming of Cardells, Makeup: Indie Welsh of Prices Pharmacy.

Fashion from: Glen James Jewellers, Rocs Richmond, The Little Boutique, Kimberley's at Morrison SquareTrouble & FoxShine

Second fashion shoot 'Hats & Hounds'

Stylist: Sonya Leusink Sladen, Model: Anthea Shearer, Hair: Connie Fleming of Cardells, Makeup: Indie Welsh of Prices Pharmacy

With special thanks to Jen Trow and 'Shy' her beautiful greyhound, a former greyhound racing champion rehomed through Greyhounds As Pets (GAP)

Fashion from: Jellicoe Design, Sassy's, Trouble & FoxShineTaylors We Love ShoesEditoBeeteesProfile

Backdrops from Guthrie Bowron Nelson and Flowers by All About Flowers.

Admire Fashion September 2015 - 'Spring Love Unfolds'

New love, romance always in fashion... Admire September issue.

Special thanks to: Models: Isabella Garwood from Monarch Model Management and Daniel Classen, Stylist: Sonya Leusink Sladen, Hair: Connie Fleming of Cardells, Makeup: Kate Donaldson of Jays & Ko.  Kerry Ford and her team at Fords Restaurant & Bar and Panama Kitchen & Bar Nelson for accommodating us during the shoot.  Along with Page & Blackmore books for the classic romance novels. 

Fashion from: Jays & Ko, Beetees, Taylors We Love Shoes, Shine, Sidecar, Trouble & Fox, Craig Potton Gallery & Store, Profile, Living Light Candles, and Harringtons Eyecare.

 

Admire Fashion August 2015 - Prints & Princess

Admire Fashion August 2015 - Prints & Princess

A princess finds her prints, in Admire Magazines August 2015 fashion spread. - Photography by Jessica Shirley and Stylist Sonya Leusink Sladen. 
Model: Phoebe Fulton of Clyne Model Management 

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Admire Fashion May 2015 - Weekend in Wool

Fashion spread for Nelson's Admire Magazine May 2015 issue 'Weekend in Wool'

Special thanks to Model: Alesha Pyers, Stylist: Sonya Leusink Sladen, Hair: Connie Fleming of Cardells, Makeup: Kate Donaldson of Jays & Ko, Location: The Grand Mecure Monaco. 

Fashion from: Jays & Ko, Cruellas, Shine, Glen James Jeweller, Beetees, and The Little Boutique.


Admire Fashion April 2015 - Monochrome Collective

This was my first time shooting for Admire Magazine - April 2015. The theme, 'Monochrome Collective'

Stylist: Sonya Leusink Sladen, Model: Anthea Shearer, Location: Bridge Street Collective, Hairstylist: Connie Fleming - Cardells, Makeup: Kate Donaldson - Jays & Ko

With thanks to the staff at Bridge Street Cafe and members of the Bridge Street Collective for accommodating us during the shoot. 

Clothing from: Trouble and Fox, Jays & Ko, Whitwells Motueka, Shine, The Little Boutique,