Mint Couture: A Sunlit Styled Shoot

By Raashka Mannie

Inspired by the stunning back of New Zealand's flora and fauna, this styled shoot was headed by Mint Couture with a vision for bringing luxe detail into every facet of reality. The images we held in our minds as created this styled shoot were both simple and beautiful: black, sandy beaches, roaring oceans, a golden sunset, and the warmth of a smile on a chilly winter's day. We wanted to capture a moment of love, a moment of beauty, and a moment of happiness; more importantly, we wanted to make these moments one. Mint Couture brought this to life with heavy-work dresses, impressing upon us all that even the most gorgeous of pieces can belong anywhere − even amongst nature itself, complementing natural beauty and being a part of the sea. Design is about embracing nature and embracing life, which is what we forged on with when creating this styled shoot. With a love for New Zealand, and a love for love, we have captured our vision and are here to share it. For a full list of contributing vendors, please see below.

Thanks to all the contributing vendors:

Dresses & Design: Mint Couture
Makeup: YUYU Jin Li
Hair: Perfekt Hair Studio
Photography: Poki’s Corner
Flowers: Greenpoint Florist
Suits: French 83