The Telegraph’s Stella magazine shot a fashion spread with our Spring Summer 2013 collection, at Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles.
In a sea of spring flowers, model Jessica Marie wears pieces from the Main and Catwalk collection, styled by Charlie Harrington and photographed by Kristin Vicari.
Responsible for all the fashion on Stella’s pages, Charlie gave us her opinion on the new collection, and what it was like on the shoot.
What drew you to the Mulberry Spring Summer 2013 collection?
It’s so easy for me to be drawn to Mulberry! Emma Hill does such a genius job of presenting cool-girl accessible style, with that fine flourish of luxury! Spring Summer 2013 has such a feminine prettiness to it, cleverly mixed with tom-boyish jackets, and the softest simple leather pieces.
How do you select looks for the shoot?
I like to present a good cross section of the designer’s work in my shoots. What I like about this collection is there is such a playful spirit to all the clothes. You can just pick your own identity! Flippy and flirty, laid-back cool in a boiler suit, or clean and modernist in the tailoring.
What’s your favourite piece from this collection?
I am crazy about the relaxed fit navy biker. The perfect throw-on piece for a casual jeans look, or a flippy tea dress to grunge it up… Oh, and I am always a little bit too excited about the dogs in the show… but hey, clothes come first!
Describe a typical day on a shoot:
I love the morning moment when we all arrive and discuss our ideas. A good shoot is like the perfect dinner party of right minded people, bringing something great to the table. Once the hair and make up brief is set, there is plenty of time to think about the set up of each picture. This day was particularly fun, as we had a room smothered in flowers, and it was all too tempting to start fashioning head garlands using gardening wire. My favourite moment in the day, when I know things are feeling right is when the model comes out in the first look, and hear a voice in my head saying ‘I sooo want to be that girl!’
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