The nice thing about my work is I never know quite what will appear in my inbox next. I tend to priorities what work I accept based on how much it excites me – if something gets my blood pumping and ideas bouncing, I know it will be a great project for me creatively.
When Rachael approached me about shooting her A/W lookbook, I wasn’t sure I had time. Then she showed me the stock she had lined up – all linen and cotton dresses, handmade homewares, ceramics and clay – and I knew I had to say yes. We carved out a day in our schedules and met at my house in Yorkshire to make some magic.
I first met Racheal when she launched Object online in June 2015. Now she’s just opened a beautiful little bricks-and-mortar store in my hometown of Chorlton, Manchester, and we’re already plotting a special little workshop session there for the Christmas period. (If you’re local, sign up to my emails to get an early heads up when spaces go on sale.)
Normally I keep my clients away from my home, but it felt right to shoot this collection on home turf as it’s all very much the sort of stuff I love & wear. I’ve spent the entire summer in linen pinafores and clogs, and I fully intend to just add in wooly socks and jumpers to take this into autumn.
That, plus Rach and I were on the same page about what story we wanted to tell – a little glimpse of the best bits of autumn. Cozy, quiet moments alone, gathering and foraging, making the most of the golden sun before winter skies well and truly blow in.