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.

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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, &

Canon 5DM3
Canon 50mm 1.4

Behind the scenes photography by Karina Kusumadarma

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 April 2016

Admire autumn April fashion spread, was a pleasure to shoot with our two gorgeous models:
Lauren Aickin and Sheena Thomas.

Styling: Sonya Leusink Sladen, Hair: Connie Flemming of Cardells, Make-up: Indie Welsh from Prices Pharmacy, Thank you team!

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Fashion from: Sassy's, Beetees, Shine, and Rugs from Guthrie Bowron Nelson.

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 out takes - Bumper Issue 2015/16

What a fun filled time we had shooting for the Christmas Bumper Issue of Admire this month. Double the photography! We had two themes the first, Jewellery out at the beautiful Grand Mercure Monaco  and the second a race's theme shot in studio at The Nelson Mail. 

We had a lot of fun with the race theme, contacting Grey Hounds as Pets NZ we were able to find a lovely Grey hound and to join us for the shoot. 

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

Our second shoot was a a race's theme for which we had amazing flowers a grey hound and beautiful fashion. 

Special thanks to the team:

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

Look for the Christmas Bumper Issue of Admire Magazine which comes out tomorrow!