On Wednesday 27th May, Myself and Grace from GRACEROBYHAIR were delighted to be invited to GRACE LOVES LACE newest collection viewing. What an absolutely beautiful showing it was. We were showered with a bunch of flowers, the newest Look book as we entered and then lead over to a decant table overflowing with mouth watering food and floral cocktails.
As we mingled with other bloggers, fashion magazine and industry creative’s, 5 stunning models entered the room, wearing GRACE LOVES LACE of course and placed themselves into the most divine rustic, elegant and romantic setup by Barefoot Projects. Surrounding themselves with flowers from The Flower Drum, and organic pieces from Timber mill and NSW Leather Co.
It was such a joy to finally meet the Grace Loves Lace Team. The beautiful Lucy, who I had been in contact with introduced me to Megan, The brains, heart and soul and beauty and above all Creator of Grace Loves Lace. What an incredible lady. We learnt of the meaning behind the name. How her grandmother was called Grace. And to see the passion for what she does was so inspiring.
We adore this new collection, and are so lucky to have been able to view it in real life. The team has down such an amazing job and we can’t wait to see pictures of all the real brides in their gowns.
For now here are our pictures from the showing, plus our fav pics from the Look book shoot. Scroll the whole way down to see all the pics.
With thanks to our AMAZING team! xx
Photography: Kane Skenner
Photography assistant: Robert Saponja
Make Up: Ania Milczarczyk
Hair: Elina Valttila
Models: Gigi Midgley + Monika Clarke
Videography: Beren Hall
Art direction and styling: Megan Ziems and Julia Koenig
Iridescent and heavy with the imminent threat of snow, the pale Victorian sky consumed us as if it were a gyre of ancient enchantment. We transcended instantly to a world where the Man from Snowy River once ruled supreme.
Tall eucalypts swayed languorously in the biting air, provoking us to believe they too were once explorers of this untamed land. We were hypnotized, immobilized by their cosmic magnificence, as if the landscape had summoned us to hear its story of adventurers past and stories told. The ambient scent of burning ironbark and gum infused our senses. Smoke shimmered above us in the fresh alpine air, creating obscured hieroglyphs before dissolving, its secrets of the Australian bush eternally lost.
All around us, pine and gum-clad ridges dwarfed us, engrossing us with otherworldly charm and alluring, rugged beauty. Each tree held a cacophony of sound; birds waxed rhythmically, inviting us to decipher their song in the land of kangaroos and wombats.
Sharp mountain crests of deep jade, smoky cobalt and burnt chocolate, and the endless effervescence of the dappled, pink hued light intoxicated us. It was in this wild and beguiling realm, snow-dusted peaks whispered incantations of untamed romance and beckoned us to become lost forever in the vista’s infinite majesty.
In a land adorned with the ghost of Australian legends and the vivid, inebriating landscape, we sought to showcase our proud Australian heritage. It was in this consuming and magical place we breathed life into a redefining collection of impeccable textiles and luxurious silhouettes. Over the four days of shooting this campaign, we went only where horse would go and where man dares to adventure. Our team became family as we embraced the harsh and magnificent alpine Australia elements together, to manifest this visual repast.
We invite you to become enamoured in the days where man and horse were one, where romance hangs inexorably in the air, and where the beauty of the wild dominates. We invite you to be captivated by Untamed Romance.