Walking in to hospital for an operation is a scary thing. Three wisdom teeth removed and one dental implant later you would think I would be a little dreary but that just wasn’t possible! Especially since our first ever shoot made it onto Miss Moss minutes before I ‘went under’! Even after surgery I was smiling from ear to ear – with a little blood pouring out my mouth. Charming, I know, but I thought I had to share just HOW excited we are about the release of our shoot with Alix-Rose Cowie and Kate Desmarais, two of the hottest hot cakes out there. The decision to shoot with Alix and Kate was an easy one. Who could resist working with such incredible talent? They hardly spoke flowers, and we hardly spoke fashion or photography, but we knew there was a understanding of what was about to be created and that it was going to be magical!
Being our first shoot, we were a little nervous. Everything needed to be made minutes before so as to keep the flowers and foliage looking as fresh as possible, so whilst one of us styled on set, the other prepared the next piece. We decided not to pre-plan our pieces too much, but rather let it be an organic process. This was difficult task for us as we are both CRAZY perfectionists. We woke up in the early hours of the morning in utter panic! How to make a headpiece hold the weight of an aloe plant and various oddly shaped seed pods? Working well under pressure is a given for a florist so one alice band, two school rulers, lots of water tubes and a tin can later, the result wasnt too bad huh?
Our van laden with an assortment of flowers and foliage we arrived at Tamboerskloof Primary School; the location for the day. It had been raining that morning which was a little worrisome but within no time the clouds cleared away, and the sun made it’s way out to cast incredible natural light on our shoot. None of us had prepared for the heat that was about to follow. The African sun is an unpredicatble guy. Alix, the fairest of us all, ended up with photographers-tan; camera strap and all. True dedication!
Our model, Shelley Chen, was just a dream. She would look beautiful even if we shoved compost on top of her head and twigs out her nose. A third year medicine student at UCT, Shelley’s one to envy. Brains, beauty and just the sweetest peach. Major girl crush! Here she is behind the scenes with her favourite piece.
We are totally overwhelmed with the response we’ve had to the shoot. Thank you all for your positive words and support and a massive thank you to Shelley, Alix-Rose and Kate for making the magic happen!
Lots of love,
The SUPERNATURAL girls xx
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