Flowers and the Water Sprite

We were pleased as punch when Iona Seligman asked us to help out with a bit of flowery magic for a mini graphic novel photo shoot she was organising. We love working on photo shoots and what made it even better was the theme - Rusalka! A Czech opera based on a water sprite (apparently where the story of the little mermaid originated). We were asked to create a foliage piece for a character who embodied nature.

 Alex Biddle wears hat by James Robert Faulkner, Rogue Milliner

Not only did we have a cool theme but a tonne of talented people to work along side. We just looove James Robert Faulkner's hatsLike us he's a bit of a forager and often uses road kill in his creations.  This giant pheasant feather hat is one of our favourites. The cool clothes were supplied by Leila Shams, and wonderful jewellery from Sarah Brown of black box boutique and Laurence Coste.  For the amazing photography we have to thank Edmund Fraser of Lights out Collective, definitely a talent to look out for!

Clothes by Leila Shams

 Jewellery by Lauren Coste, foliage installation by Pyrus

 Jewellery by Sarah Brown black box boutique

Here's the important part. The graphic novel was shot in preparation for a millinery and comedy event to be held on the 7th January 2013.  The show will be held in the Natural History Museum in aid of The Teenage Cancer TrustThe event aims to raise awareness and funds to provide five new chemo packs for the ward, each pack costing £30k. If these images are anything to go by it's going to be a truly fantastic night so please get it down in the diary!

Anna Stephenson with make up by Charlotte Wakeling

Other creative clever clogs involved were Amber Hunter, Serap Couture, Rene Walrus and Jennie Loof.