Monday, July 11, 2011

"The Windmillers Wife"

When a shoot comes together, it really comes together. 

Irish weather is known as little less than unpredictable throughout the world but on a Summer day when the rain plummeted  from the heavens in the early morning, my wishes for a clear blue sky came through. The clouds parted like the red sea and I was left standing in the impressive shadows of the 'Skerries Mills'. What an amazing, yet quite understated and serene location for a summer shoot. Vast fields, a gently flowing river and two large windmill turbines, unmoving, still. A whistling wind whisked across the hills (playing havoc with my kit and the models hair) adding to the organic nature of the shoot.  

The model represents a familiar face - I had woken her up about two hours previous - today she was working for free. it's my younger sister Claire. Today however she played the role of "The Windmillers Wife" and what a beautiful job she did. 

Silk shirt by Oasis, Crepe 70's trouser by Oasis, Summer straw bag by Oasis
Shoes by Kurt Geiger, Earrings are stylists own, ankle straps - customised by stylist

Mesh mohair jumper by Topman Design
Graphic stripe skirt by Karen Millen (as below)

Draped yellow wrap dress by Karen Millen
Bead embellished belt is stylists own.
Flash red patent bag by Karen Millen

Halterneck backless jumpsuit in blue by Topshop Unique
Metal plate mirror belt by Karen Millen
Shoes by River Island
Scarf is vintage from a selection at Rokit

Mesh jumper as above
Graphic stripe skirt as above by Karen Millen
Boots are models own by Carvela

Scarf from a selection of vintage by American Apparel
Bird print cardigan by Oasis
Fur is vintage from Portobello market

Shirt by Oasis
Leather pencil skirt by Oasis
Headscarf is vintage

Shirt and headscarf as before

Stylist - David Greene
Model - Claire Greene

Shot on location at Skerries Mills by David Greene

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