Editorial : “The recluse & the Awhitu bach”

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Zambesi ‘Made In New Zealand’ tee, Adidas Adilette Slides.

When I was first sent the pictures of our location in Awhitu, I saw a bach and caravan set in a time warp, I don’t know what era exactly, but I immediately thought of my childhood, and that nostalgia landed me on a piece of clothing that I was determined to use in the shoot. In fact, I based my entire styling of the shoot around this item of clothing – A pair of Adidas scuffs. Officially, they are Adidas ‘Adilette Slides’, but to most people, scuffs. As a kid in the islands, scuffs were how you swagged out whilst staying cool in the heat, and in the hood, scuffs and socks never go out of style. I wanted to bring that ‘hood classic’ style to the shoot, as well as contrast it with pretty and delicate dresses.

But it wasn’t just the clothes, the location helped me imagine a character that lived alone, who didn’t like to be bothered. I imagined I’d spend my mornings and evenings in the cool of the house drinking, or recovering from drinking, not bothering to fully dress. During the day, I’d venture out to my caravan for a change of scene, to avoid any visitors who might have come to peer in through the front windows of the bach, and to feel the sun on my face for a few moments. Not because I particularly enjoyed the sun, just because it was something to do.

Huge thanks to Lucko & Mark for asking me to be involved, and to AJ, for shipping in those Scuffs all the way from Ozzie just for the shoot. Just click on the images if you want to enlarge them :)

Photographer : Lucko Prawito @ Lucko Photography
Hair : Mark & Mya Henare @ Lovehair
Makeup : Sam Buhl for Smashbox
Styling : Leilani Momoisea for LaniSays (hehehe)

Wearing : Zambesi, Adidas, Thing Thing, Ruby, GlassonsGeorgia Alice. The majority of items worn are from the Winter 2014 collections, so won’t be in stores until after Feb.

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Zambesi ‘Made In New Zealand’ tee, Adidas Adilette Slides.

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Thing Thing ‘the Eleven dress’ & Mono Thing pack, Glassons chain, Adidas Adilette slides

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Thing Thing ‘the Eleven dress’ & Mono Thing pack, Glassons chain, Adidas Adilette slides

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Ruby dress, Georgia Alice denim hat, Adidas Adilette slides

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Ruby dress, Georgia Alice denim hat, Adidas Adilette slides

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Zambesi dress, Bendon bodysuit, Adidas Adilette slides

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Zambesi dress, Bendon bodysuit, Adidas Adilette slides

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4 Responses to Editorial : “The recluse & the Awhitu bach”

  1. Sheena December 11, 2013 at 9:39 pm #

    OMG I love this editorial Lani. How do you come with these ideas? The location is divine, it does bring back so much memories and I still love those caravans.

  2. Maddy December 11, 2013 at 10:50 pm #

    Stunning pictures Lani. I love the last look the most. So many great things in one place. Beautiful.

  3. João December 13, 2013 at 12:02 am #

    Nice photos. Love the Adidas slides. How about a photo shoot where you play the drums and wear the Adidas slides.

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