Waiting for permission to publish new work, so in the meantime have a throwback to one of my all time favourite shoots! Y'know, back when I actually photographed people…
Photographer: Catherine Day
Neckwear: Patrick Ian Hartley @patrickianhartley
Models: Amber Tutton @ambertutton and Victoria Coutts @victoriacmodel
Hair: Jodie Austen @peachystylist
Makeup: Shell Crosswell @shell_crosswellmua
You told Glamour Mag “growing up, I didn’t see a lot of people that looked like me. Scary Spice was the only one, and she had a special place in my heart.” How do you think the fashion/media industry is changing and how do you think it’s staying the same?
Its changed a lot I have to say. Literally her and Lisa Bonet were the ONLY celebrities I saw that I related to. Now there are so many young inspiring African American and mixed women on television– Zendaya, Amandla, Solange, Misty Copeland. I think it’s the fashion industry that is the slowest to be honest. They still fetishize everything. So one season certain ethnicities are more ‘in’ than others, hair types, etc. It’s actually quite disturbing.
-Aurora James, Creative Director of Brother Vellies
Read more from Aurora’s #ChromatBABE feature here. Photo by Lanee Bird, Makeup by Kerrie Bearcat Murphy