Wednesday, March 27, 2013

BLK #19: BTS Lorde feature shoot with Charles Howells

Variations on a shot
Lorde. The talent behind that song, Royals, you've all been hearing on the radio, and I know I'm not the only one when I say that my hand involuntarily reaches for the volume-up button! Yesterday, we had the honour of shooting Ella/Lorde at White Studios with Charles Howells. What a gem; softly spoken, with enough strength inside her to take on the whole world. And that's exactly what's she is going to do. Well, the music world anyway. Recently signed with Universal Music, Lorde is taking her Takapuna-bedroom tunes to the global music scene. At a point where her life is about to take on a whole new direction, we are more than excited to have Lorde feature in our next issue!

Photographed by Charles Howells, styling by Black Fashion Director Rachael Churchward (who had Lorde in Jimmy D, ZBB Jewellery, Ksubi and Rue de Seine headpieces), hair by Lauren Gunn at Stephen Marr and make-up by Carolyn Haslett using M.A.C Cosmetics. These behind-the-scenes images taken by Black magazine's Deputy Editor, Yasmine Ganley.

Lauren Gunn and Carolyn Haslett working on Ella's hair and make-up
Zora Bell Boyd jewellery
Black Magazine fashion director Rachael Churchward adds
ZBB necklace over Jimmy D dress
Charles Howells and crew on set
Rue de Seine head pieces
Ella with Ksubi top
ZBB rings and Rue de Seine wreaths