THE GIRL AND HER REFLECTION
“WHEN THE WORLD IS ITSELF DRAPED IN THE MANTLE OF NIGHT, THE MIRROR OF THE MIND IS LIKE THE SKY IN WHICH THOUGHTS TWINKLE LIKE STARS.” ~ KHUSHWANT SINGH, DELHI.
Beneath the Moroccan sky lies the desert. Stretching beyond the imagination of the eye. For some it is home, for others a place of refuge. Quiet, harsh, and unforgiving. Nothing grows but what is granted survival by mercy. Burning sand beneath our feet. We see nothing. We hear nothing. Still, the desert moves us with it’s magnificent beauty, and a promise of something intangible. Somewhere, behind the dunes in the distance, something throbs. And we wait – breathless – until she appears, like a mirage dancing across the horizon. Weightless tulle flowing in the wind rhythmically encapsulating and freeing her body in an amorous lovers beat. She’s gleaming – delicate, but fierce. Playfully disappearing and reappearing before our eyes. She captivates us with her gaze filled with passion and want for life. Mirroring the pulsating energy of the deserts ever-changing landscape. Alive, breathing with endless vibrancy as the wind sweeps across the sand, challenging the desert to be something new, she too is changing, from a mirrored image to someone gentle and true.
This amazing shoot was a product of our Styling Pilgrimage, the new Peal and Godiva workshop series, and shot by the talented Jen Huang. Through our workshops we practice retraining our eyes to look deeper and reveal the world that otherwise was hidden – seeing with pure and uncontaminated minds, to challenge our perspectives and find endless beauty in the apparent void.
Workshop, Styling and Creative Direction : Pearl & Godiva | Photography : Jen Huang with Nevealbums | Make Up Artist : Lora Kelley | Hair stylist : Lora Kelley | Bespoke lace embroidered tulle gown : Created for Pearl & Godiva byEmily Riggs Bridal | Beaded gown : Jenny Packham from The Mews, Clifton | Earrings and Necklace : Kristin Hayes | Veils and turban : Enchanted Atelier by Liv Hart | Ring : Delphi Antiques | Pearl Earrings : Sourced by Pearl & Godiva | Fine art tarot paintings : Karina Puentes | Model (Maja) : Union Models