Admire Fashion September 2016

This month Tasman Makos players Vils Lolohea and Josh Tafili join model Anneke Giblin for our fashion spread showcasing smart casual clothing. 

Stylist: Sonya Leusink Sladen
Models: Anneke Giblin, and Tasman Mako's Players Josh Tafili & Vils Lolohea
Hair: Connie Fleming of Cardells
MUA: Indie Welsh of Prices Pharmacy

Fashion from: Nelson Tailors Menswear, Whitwells, Barkers at Morrison Square, Trouble & Fox, Shine, and Tango's

Admire Fashion July 2016

It was a romantic revival this month for July Fashion, with inspiration coming from the "beautiful age" of Belle Epoque which was the name given in France for the period of history which went from roughly 1871 to the start of world war one (1914).

It themed in well with this months up-cycling issue and got creative juices flowing. Hair Stylist Lauren Lewis crafted a high fashion dramatic hair feature in model Michelle's hair, while makeup Artist Indie Welsh applied dark burgundy lips which added to the drama. 

We shot at the stunning Nelson Castle - Warwick House, which completed the theme. Hope you enjoy the spread as much as we did creating it!
With special thanks to the Advertisers and team:

Model: Michelle Taylor
Stylist: Sonya Leusink Sladen
Assistant Stylist: Catherine Potton
Hair: Lauren Lewis of Cardells
MUA: Indie Welsh of Prices Pharmacy
Location: Warwick House

Fashion from: Liann Bellis, Shine, Jellicoe, Sassy's, Richmond Antiques, The Little Boutique, Morrison Square, Hartey's, Nostalgia, and Tango's.



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 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 October 2015 - 'Seventies Sophistication'

Admire Fashion October 2015 - Seventies inspired shoot, fashion goes retro.

Special thanks to model: Holly Parkes, Stylist: Sonya Leusink Sladen, Hairstylist: Connie Fleming of Cardells, Makeup: Kate Donaldson of Jays & Ko, Pam and Brain Meadows for allowing us to use their fabulous Richmond home for our 1970's inspired shoot. 

Fashion from: Jays & Ko, Trouble & Fox, Shine, Edito, Richmond Antiques, The Little Boutique, Portmans, Fock & Soul, and Taylors We Love Shoes. 

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 July 2015 - Donnybrook Farm

Fashion on the farm for Admire July edition.

I also did the graphic design and page layout for this edition - have posted the full page spreads here. 

Special thanks to Fergus and Beth O'Connor and handler Glenn Leys of Donnybrook Farm for the unbelievable experience of shooting at the Clydesdale Stud and Dairy Farm. Dorothy the chicken, Tyler Chamberlain and Lucy his dog, Odette, Kylie and Kristy the Clydesdale Horses. 

Model: Isabella Garwood, Stylist: Sonya Leusink Sladen, Hair: Connie Fleming of Cardells, Makeup: Kate Donaldson of Jays & Ko. 

Fashion from: Jays & Ko, Trouble & Fox, Glenn James Jeweller, Shine, Beetees, Taylors We Love Shoes, and Sidecar. 

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.