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Moodboard Monday: Filicudi, Italy

Moodboard Monday: Filicudi, Italy

by Melissa Magsaysay

What goes into making an image appear candid, flawless and effortless? Quite a bit. From conception to execution, from location to catering, the glamour of a photo shoot is just a sliver of the process.

It all starts with the concept and a vibe set by a mood board of beautiful and aspirational imagery. For every Mood Board Monday, Creative Director Shannon Hall shares her inspiration and process for each 11 Honoré shoot.

Moodboard Monday: Filicudi, Italy

This month it’s the stunning coast of Italy, with campaign images starring Geo Burke and appearing on the 11 Honoré homepage throughout August.

Moodboard Monday: Filicudi, Italy

The Inspiration

I've wanted to shoot Geo as a modern day Ursula Andress pretty much for as long as I've been working with her. Geo is the perfect combination of the sexy and elegant Ursula with the quirky moodiness of Brigitte Bardot.

Moodboard Monday: Filicudi, Italy

The Location

When the opportunity came to do a shoot in the Aeolian Islands, I immediately thought of Geo and this character. Filicudi (the actual Island we shot on) has so many incredible visual options and the Aeolian Islands have long been a favorite backdrop of some of the best Italian film directors (Rossellini, Antonioni, etc.) Standing in one position and pivoting 360 there was first the ocean, then the mountains, then some incredible, ancient old winding side street. Every vantage point offered a new paradise.

Moodboard Monday: Filicudi, Italy

The Mood

The clothes in this particular collection could easily be picked straight out of a Slim Aarons photo so adding a bit of styling (a scarf, sunglasses, a cocktail ring) to bring it a bit more directly to the character in mind and the era, was completed the overall vision.

Moodboard Monday: Filicudi, Italy
CREATIVE DIRECTION: SHANNON HALL
PHOTOGRAPHER: LAURIE BARTLEY
MODEL: GEO BURKE
HAIR STYLIST / MAKEUP ARTIST: MARANDA WIDLUND
STYLISTS: DOLLY PRATT & MICHAELA SESSA

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