When photographer, Lucy Davenport, shared with us this styled shoot titled Light Catcher / Delicate Darkness, I was intrigued. I always love the play of contrasting concepts and ideas because something beautiful always comes from it. And this editorial was a great example of it. Along with an amazing team – stylist, Lucy Purbrick, gowns from The Mews Bridal, Notting Hill, makeup artist Louise Seymour and with hair stylist Jo Irving, they channeled their vision to create two contrasting looks. I hope this editorial shoot inspires you to step out of your comfort zone to explore two completely different ideas, to encounter the beauty of something completely brand new.

“Some of your most powerful intentions are born in your moments of greatest contrast.” – Michael Thomas Sunnarborg

Using model Stephanie from BMA, with her English rose skin and blonde hair, I wanted to echo the softness and capture her on the distressed white brick wall. This helped to create the texture and ensured the end look wasn’t too polished along with statement jewelry.

Soft, muted colours were used in the florals including ranunculus bundles in the hair. Layered lace, Freya Rose mother of pearl heeled shoes and ceramic hair accessories from Luna Bea complimented the overall look.

With bridal two pieces being very much on trend, the Moonflower gown from Elizabeth Stuart was a nod to this – a great option for a bride wanting to wear a classic look but still on trend.

In contrast Delicate Darkness was about the contrast, but showing this look could still be effortlessly beautiful. Some elements were brought over from the Light Catcher look including the statement jewelry. I loved Ashley’s ethnic look and we exposed her tattoos to push the laid back luxe and rock chic combo. This was accentuated using denim and biker boots then the glitter Alexander McQueen trainers with the Delphine Manivet jumpsuit – the ultimate. Whats not to love?! Luna Bea’s ceramic hair pieces were used in a more dynamic style, and the florals were a deeper palette.

Photographer Lucy Davenport  | Location Sunset Studios, Peckham | Stylist Lucy Purbrick | Hair Stylist Jo Irving at Lovehair | Make Up Artist Louise Seymour | Bridal Salon The Mews Notting Hill | Gowns Rime Arodaky | Delphine Manivet | Donatelle Godart | Elizabeth Stuart | Otaduy | Shoes Freya Rose| Hair Accessories Luna Bea | Jewellery Ros Millar | Urbiana | Floral Designer Bo Boutique | Ribbon Lancaster & Cornish | Models: Stephanie Linda and Ashley V. of BMA Models | Film Lab Carmencita Film Lab

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