on monday we shot a lookbook for john james jewellery, i did a quick creative shoot with wilkosz and way back in february with their stuff so when they asked me if i was interested to shoot their lookbook i didn’t even think about it, the artist is erin ignacio and her pieces are amazing, they are big and bold and unique (as in every piece is one of a kind). makeup was done by the ever so great and talented alicja wilkosz. everyone was great and we managed to do three looks and 24 necklaces within 6 hours. everyone has already blogged about the shoot, but what’s interesting is the origin of the brand’s name and the idea behind it. i have not known this but john james audubon was an artist, a naturalist and an ornithologist (ie branch of zoology that concerns the study of birds) in the 19th century. when erin went to school to become a graphic designer she was inspired by him and incorporated elements from his drawings into her own work. what she is doing with this jewellery is amazing, i’m inspired by her ability to create such elaborate pieces as well as by the background that she chose for her brand, she isn’t just making these necklaces to make money, she lives and breathes her work. look for her designs being featured in the upcoming issue of flare magazine
one of the looks from monday’s shoot (courtsey alicjia’s blog)
some of the pieces from john james existing lookbook

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