I recently found some behind the scenes shots from the chimera shoot and decided to share them as I think they show off some aspects of the garments that weren’t that evident from the final images. The majority of these were taken by Phil Nicholls and a couple by myself.
The garments featured in the shoot are available to purchase at www.eustratia.co.uk. Sale on till 22.1.12 so hurry!
I also took this opportunity to better showcase some of the accessories from the shoot with some still life images as I feel most of them didn’t stand out enough in the final images. These will be added to the online store as soon as I have some more suitable images back
Certain items from this range are already available at Birds yard in Leeds and all will be available very soon at www.eustratia.co.uk .
The will be priced as follows and can also be ordered via email to email@example.com.
Perspex inverted cross necklace: £12.50 on black chain or £16 on thick gunmetal chain (pictured).
Latex, studded inverted cross necklace £20
Latex, studded cross hair clip £18
Latex, studded shield necklace £20
Nutmail choker £50
Nutmail cuff £38
The nutmail chocker and cuff are available in two styles, one solid and one with holes through the middle. All aspects of this item, down to the smallest links are hand-shaped! A truly beautiful item, worth every penny.
I recently launched the new Eustratia latex/chainmail fusion collection, Chimera. The collection was produced in collaboration with chainmail and metal jewellery designer, Richard Ayres. The name was chosen to reflect the combination of two, very different materials.
The theme of the collection revolves around medieval military and knights while still adhering to aspects of current silhouettes and trends.
Images and retouching: David Richardson
models: Victoria B, Biomechanina and Elle Beth
MUA: Mercedes and Sarah Jane Ellis
We also did a bit of a concept shoot before we got kicked off our chosen location!
Items from this collection are now available to purchase on the online store!
All chainmail components were hand made down to each individual link by my partner, Richard Ayres. He is also happy to take on orders for custom and bespoke items so feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org with any ideas or questions. His collection of metal jewellery and accessories will also be added to the online store very soon.
It was a bit of a rush to get the whole collection made and shot before I left for clothes show live and I ended up waiting to launch till I got back and was able to add items to the shop. I’m quite happy with the way everything turned out given the circumstance, special thanks to David for all his help and support!
Close up shots of the accessories coming soon, along with some more perspex.
For updates, please check the facebook page.