I have been fortunate enough to get to work with Tereza Janakova since not too long after she moved to Seattle a couple of years ago. I'd heard of her, she'd heard of me, and a mutual stylist friend brought us together for a casual test. I knew then and there in that studio in downtown that I had found a true friend and creative partner.
We've done a lot of great projects together, but the Fall issue of JUTE Is by far what I'm most proud of thus far, (though I'm sure there will be plenty more as time rolls on.) As we sat in a coffee shop, discussing whether or not we would want to travel to Atlanta to shoot with Shannon, I could absolutely see both of our mischievous eyes light up because we had essentially without hardly more than a "...I mean yeah, I'd go to Atlanta." decided we would make it happen. JUTE was kind enough to give us the opportunity, and we immediately got to work. Before you know it the perfect location, courtesy of David at Brick + Mortar and his phenomenal space, our stylist Tristan Weholt, and tickets- we were off.
We all had a packed schedule surrounding the shoot itself, so the process of getting there was as exhausting as it was exciting. After a 6 hour layover in Houston, (I made friends with a bartender and worked on my website, so needless to say I was having a great time during this layover...) we arrive in the evening with just enough time to take a walk around the city center and grab dinner. I also bought a pin just for proof I was there until this editorial actually came out. (Side bar: This particular tidbit probably has something to do with when I was in the 4th grade and no one believed me that I had gone to the Spice Girls concert so I've kept proof of most dope things I've done since then as a result.)
The next day we all packed up and headed out to the location, and waited for Shannon to arrive. I also played with the cute pupper Beulah because, well, puppers. As Shannon arrived, we got going and I absolutely adored her. A Harry Potter fan, music lover and makeup enthusiast I was immediately smitten by this talented, humble human. As fun as all those details are- here are the REAL things you want to know- what I used to make the looks!
For this first, natural look I just wanted to embrace her gorgeous features and freckles. I used YSL Primer, NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, NARS Narsissist Loaded Eyeshadow Palette on the eyes to contour the eye shape, Anastasia Beverly Hills for the brows, Glossier Cloud Paint on the cheeks and the NARS Bord de Plage Highlight and Bronzing Palette for the glow.
For the next set of looks I took inspiration from both fall, and the natural terra-cotta coloring of Shannon's freckles, lips and hair. For this look I used Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in a beautiful rich burnt orange, and layered it with more of the NARS Narsissist Loaded Eyeshadow Palette. I also mixed up a more red/orange-based lip and mixed it with Glossier gloss for a natural but rich lip color.
For the final look I wanted to go a little darker, have a little fun! I used Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencils, and Make Up Forever shadow to create a rich, deep green smokey eye. I layered a bit of YSL Eye Gloss on top as well. Because, well, why not?