This shoot was definitely one of the more fun creative projects I’ve had the pleasure to be a part of. A true girl gang of six talented women came together for this day in the sun, and Ellen, the creative director behind the shoot, actually made and brought pink lemonade vodka - I'm pretty sure that's all I need to say to indicate how high the vibes were on this one.

I loved the way the idea behind this shoot seemed to marry a youthful innocence along with the tenacity of rebellion in the feminine adolescence. Pastel-ized babes smoking in the school bleachers, with peeks and pops of late 90s/early 2000s influence in the styling gave this shoot a definite charm and nostalgic feel. The second look ramped up the maturity and edge of the project, with black outfits and angular city building backdrops. I loved this look because of the capacity it granted to embrace a stronger presence in front of the camera, extending upon the idea of teenage girls on the brink of womanhood.

It was fabulous to work with the extremely talented and fun Missa and Chloe again, both of whom I was lucky enough to work with for the launch of Illicit Empress (check it out here).

Photographer: Melissa Cowan
Models: Myself, Ellen and Caitlyn
HMUA: Chloe Rose, Claudia Leahy