Saturday, August 20, 2011

hansel and hello hansel's AW11 lookbook.

I think this has to be my favourite lookbook photoshoot to date. (You can see all the pics here on The hansel FB Page.) hansel and hello hansel's AW11 collection finds them in the land of the Arabian Nights, of Alladin, magical flying carpets, faithful donkeys, Ali Baba and The 40 Thieves and other tales that held me enchanted when I was little.

My art director cousin Ginny and I worked together to determine the creative direction of this shoot. We both really wanted to feature more of my artwork that is what makes hansel so distinctive. The day before the shoot, I drew the backdrop of stars and sand dunes, plus lots and lots of props.

My personal favourite prop was the boa constrictor - that was Ginny's idea!

We shot in photographer Chase's studio in Little India.

The model Devon from Mannequin Models was great to work with! For several of the shots, she got it on the first try! It was literally "click" and "OK! We got it! Next outfit!"

Oh that sand... the photographer Chase very kindly helped us pick up some sand from the beach at midnight the night before the shoot. . .

I'm off camera, pulling on a transparent nylon fishing line to keep the donkey's nose up.

Genie, genie, on the sand. . .

One of the final shots.

Monday, August 15, 2011

The hansel logo.

I found the original ink/watercolour painting I did of Hansel the god, ooops, I mean, dog, for my label's logo. I did the painting based on a photo I took him - I followed him around the house with my camera till he developed a phobia of cameras. (Anytime someone pulled out a camera and put it up to his face, he'd run for the door.) If you take a look at the last picture comparing original photo and final logo image, you might notice that I had to erase a something-something in order to make the logo, more family friendly. ;-)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Primary colour girl.

I did a random portrait as I was working on next season's fabric print.
Is that supposed to be me (sans glasses)?

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Warpaint at The hansel Shop.

An excited all-girl hansel team met the celebrated all-girl band Warpaint at The hansel Shop on Tues 2 Aug. The Warpaint girls were lovely and down-to-earth and spent about an hour and a half trying on clothes and styling each other.

Warpaint girls and hansel girls!

I really liked how Theresa Wayman gave the sweet, prim-and-proper Tiered Skirted Dress a rebellious edge with her tousled hair, fishnet stockings and (you can't see it in this shot) turquoise socks with black canvas high tops!

Stella Mozgawa gives the outfit a whole different vibe of HER own. ;-)

I had the chance to talk Stella through my next collection while the other girls were using the fitting rooms.

You can see more photos of Warpaint's visit to my shop here on The hansel FB Page.