“I love the word ‘melange’, I’d love a melange of everything… but I have a love hate relationship with the word ‘moist’. I don’t know why but I kind of really hate it.” Cara Delevingne, 20, Leo.
Photographer Richard Bush and i-D Contributing Fashion Editor Sarah Richardson shoot a mysterious and mischievous coven of Cara Delevingne, Charlie Bredal, Codie Young, Louise Parker and Magda Laguinge. Here Sarah talks us through the ingredients that went in to the shoot’s bubbling cauldron.
How did the witches idea come about? We live close to Camden and it was the idea of young girls growing up & hanging out in Camden and how they might dress and behave.
Where did you shoot? Camden Town & Stoke Newington.
What’s your creative collaboration process with Richard like? Easy, we have a very similar vision.
How did you decide on casting? We wanted to find girls that felt a little mysterious and had that London mischievousness.
Do you believe in magic/ witch craft? Life is magic so yes.
If you were a witch for a day, what spell would you cast? For everyone to have a loving, happy and fulfilled life.
Hair James Rowe at D+V Management for Sassoon Salons
Make-up Mathias van Hooff at MFA using NARS
Casting directors Barbara Nicoli, Leila Ananna
Photography assistance Peter Carter, Edd Horder, James Donovan, Manuel San Martin
Styling assistance Alice Lefons, Roberto Rapanaro, Adonis Kentros
Retouching Andy at Love Retouch
Models Cara Delevingne at Storm, Charlie Bredal at IMG, Codie Young at Viva, Louise Parker at Marilyn, Magda Laguinge at Next
From top. Look one: Cara wears dress Roksanda Ilinic. Dress worn underneath Diesel. Bow Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane. Headband Scott Wilson. Shoes Azzedine Alaia. Look two. Codie wears dress Valentino. Necklace Scott Wilson and ManiaMania. Cuff Eddie Borgo. Shoes Beyond Retro. Look three:
Codie, Cara and Charlie wear all clothing and accessories Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane. Look four: Charlie wears top and trousers Jil Sander. Hat Beyond Retro. Veil Borovick Fabrics. Ribbon The Cloth House. Cover: Codie, Magda, Charlie and Louise all wear clothing and accessories Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane.