Wardrobe Stylist: Anna Katsanis
Photographer: Sophy Holland
Makeup Artist: Misha Shahzada @ See Management
Hair: Lacy Redway @ The Wall Group
Anna Katsanis tells the story behind this shoot:
"We shot this story last November just before Thanksgiving. The story came out shortly after in late December for the January resort issue of Elle Singapore. Resort refers to the season in between fall and spring, when people are traveling, also known as the 'Cruise' collection.
The photographer Sophy Holland and I had been in touch with the magazine regarding shooting a story for an upcoming issue. I had sent them a range of trend and story ideas and they selected the pastel story. I had shot at the Silver Sands Motel previously and thought it would be perfect for this story. It fit really well with the concept that we had and the magazine loved the idea so we went with that. Once we had finalized our concept and location, we needed the perfect muse for this story. I had seen Melissa on instagram and had loved her look. Then she showed up in a model package and immediately asked the photographer about her as I thought that she would be perfect for the story. Sophy agreed and we booked Melissa through her agency Next.
The day of the shoot we got to the location really early with the entire crew and discussed hair and makeup direction. Then Sophy and I went through all the rooms and areas of the motel and planned out the shots and the looks according to each scene. Everything came together extremely well and we were thrilled with the outcome. I feel that Sophy captured the essence of the location so perfectly and really made it special in connection with the model."
"My favorite image from this story included the pink Fendi column dress in the bedroom. The color of the dress matched seamlessly with the mattress color. The colors had not been modified or changed in photoshop. I remember it was our final shot, and we almost did not have time to shoot it so I was happy when we did.
Some of the other notable designers that were used were Louis Vuitton, Bottega Veneta, Tom Ford, Chanel Givenchy, Louis Vuitton. It was really important to me that the character and not just the model came through with our story. We wanted to create a story and we accomplished this. I am really happy with the editorial."
Beautiful work Anna!
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