Fairytale Friday: Concrete Jungle

Fairytale Friday: Concrete Jungle

Fairytale Friday: a weekly series featuring editorial and creative shoots by local photographers, hair stylists, makeup artists and wardrobe stylists. To submit your editorial and creative work for consideration, email submissions@polishedcotton.com or fill out the form. Click the tag at the bottom of the post to see more.

Photographer Mark Tiu and I began brainstorming photoshoot ideas this spring, but it's taken two season-changes for the results of our first collaboration to materialize. The concept for this shoot was born out of our mutual desire to shoot somewhere other than a studio or a field - the two types of locations that Saskatchewan photographers tend to be intimately acquainted with. 

We wanted an aesthetic with a rich dichotomy between two versions of fierce sex appeal. Lioness versus temptress, predator versus prey, and a contrast between the models that is at once lone wolf and part of the pack. Hairstylist Rachel Stange of The Factory Beauty Parlour, and D'Arcy Hall of B'lush Makeup were an integral part of bringing this vision to life.

An important aspect of my styling projects is always the incorporation of locally available and designed pieces. Some of the pieces featured are the work of Regina-based minimalist label, Kazz Clothing. The hoop skirt made from rubber tires comes from Saskatoon-based designer Melissa Squire, with a few of my personal vintage favorites from my dear friend Shanon's Flashback Clothing Collective, along with new friend Stacey's Regina-based store, The Dress Form, interspersed along the way. My go-to stores at Midtown Plaza filled the spots that others couldn't, particularly in the form of a fantastic shoe sale at The Bay. Oh, and those fur coats? Part of the stylist's personal collection ;)

ONE

Zoë:
Dress: vintage available through Flashback Clothing Collective. Necklace: Aldo. Shoes: The Bay.

Rhiana (EDGE Agency):
Top: local designer Kazz Clothing. Leggings: Dynamite. Necklace: Aldo. Shoes: The Bay.

TWO

Zoë:
Top: vintage blouse from The Dress Form.  Bra: stylist's own (similar here). Crinoline: stylist's own (similar here).

Rhiana (EDGE Agency):
Skirt: local designer Melissa Squire. Top: Guess. High-waisted panty: American Apparel. Shoes: The Bay.

THREE

Zoë:
Crop Top: Material Girl available at The Bay. Skirt: Material Girl available at The Bay. Necklace: Aldo.

Rhiana (EDGE Agency):
Top: local designer Kazz Clothing (similar here). Skirt: Vero Moda. Belt: vintage from Flashback Clothing Collective

Fashion Shoot: Erin Crooks Photography

Fashion Shoot: Erin Crooks Photography

Tourism Saskatoon: 2014 Commercial

Tourism Saskatoon: 2014 Commercial