Vanitas – Canadian designer Lida Baday’s latest collection takes a minimalist approach with a gothic, austere edge. Photographer Chris Nicholls lenses the fall 2012 campaign featuring model Marla Boehr (Elite), with art direction by Diti Katona (Concrete Design Communications Inc), who evokes vanitas still life with the shoot’s setting and props. Marla’s pulled back hair paired with porcelain skin, piercing eyes and contoured makeup, all by Simone Otis (p1m), gives the campaign a hauntingly beautiful touch. / Retouching + Color Work by Lorca Moore
Who’s That Girl? – Flare pays tribute to street star style for its July issue. Photographed by Chris Nicholls, Amanda plays the role of blogger, fashion editor, model scout and socialite in the sleek studio images. Fashion editor Fiona Green pieces together a wardrobe of high and low-end selects from the likes of Jil Sander, Zara, Prabal Gurung, Isabel Marant and Joe Fresh. Can you recognize some of the style inspirations in the shoot? / Hair and makeup by Tony Masciangelo
Heat Seeker – Bruna Tenorio hits the beach in sexy swimwear looks for Chris Nicholls’ latest work featured in the July issue of Flare Magazine. Styled by Fiona Green, Bruna keeps it sexy in designs from the likes of Tommy Hilfiger, Dries van Noten and Norma Kamali in the white sands and blue waters of Jamaica. Wet tresses and bright eyeshadow by beauty artist Simone Otis give the Brazilian stunner the perfect summer touch.
Into the Deep – Meagan Callen (Elmer Olsen Models) plays siren in this pictorial ode to summer’s aquatic hues from the pages of Flare’s June issue. Photographer Chris Nicholls captures Meagan in a dazzling array of ensembles and accessories styled by fashion editor Fiona Green. Meagan dons jewel tone makeup and sea worthy hair styles by Tony Masciangelo to complete the oceanic theme. / Editor – Carlene Higgins, Manicure by Leeanne Colley, Art Direction by Tanya Watt, Retouching + color by Lorca Moore
Most Valuable Players – Chris Nicholls captures a blue-haired Bekah Jenkins in fashionably athletic looks for the June edition of Flare. Styled by fashion editor Elizabeth Cabral, Bekah dons pieces from the likes of 3.1 Phillip Lim, Vera Wang, Rag & Bone and Altuzarra against the colorful backdrop of Jamaica. Beauty artist Simone Otis creates the stunner’s cerulean hair and bold orange, eye shadow.
Amazing Lace – Canadian actress and star of the upcoming “Cosmopolis”, Sarah Gadon, dons feminine lace pieces in Chris Nicholls’ latest work featured in the May issue of Flare. Fashion editor Elizabeth Cabral pieces together a wardrobe of high-low looks from labels such as Dolce & Gabbana, Prada and Topshop for the alluring shoot. Mussed locks by hair stylist Justin German and a smokey eye by makeup artist Veronica Chu bring a modern edge to the flirty frocks.
Beyond the Sea – Chris Nicholls captures Bekah Jenkins in sea siren looks for the May issue of Canadian magazine, Flare. Fashion editor Elizabeth Cabral pieces together a wardrobe metallic fabrics and tropical prints featuring the designs of Calvin Klein, Peter Pilotto and Marc Jacobs amongst others. Slicked back hair and sun-kissed skin by Simone Otis complement the seaside setting perfectly.
Minimal Luxury – Canada-based label Lida Baday taps Chris Nicholls to capture its spring 2012 campaign starring Dani Seitz. The images place focus on Baday’s minimal aesthetic which gives a modern twist to modern staples such as cardigans, knit tops, dresses and pants. On beauty are hair stylist Justin German and makeup artist Simone Otis. / Art direction by Diti Katona @ Concrete Design Communications Inc
Electric Circus – Clashing prints and kaleidoscopic patterns serve as the inspiration for Chris Nicholl’s latest work featured in the April edition of Flare. Models Wei and DJ don a colorful wardrobe of spring looks from labels such as Jil Sander, Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney styled by Elizabeth Cabral. Ombre hair and flawless makeup by beauty artist Veronica Chu bring a neon edge to the flamboyant ensembles.
Bellissima – Tapping into spring’s trend of seductive, Mediterranean inspired pieces, Chris Nicholls captures Bruna Tenorio in a sultry story for the March issue of Flare. Wearing colorful ensembles selected by fashion editor Elizabeth Cabral, Bruna takes to the empty streets in pastel prints and skin-baring silhouettes. / Hair and makeup by Simone Otis