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    News — Editorial

    Silent Summer

    I adore shooting editorials. It is a way for me to express and show my brand in a different way, they are a dream or fantasy and I love that. Editorials are always collaborative and Kaja and I were excited to work with Sophie again after 7 years. 

    Sophie walked in my first runway show for Ottawa Fashion Week in 2013. She was so grateful, professional and she had a GREAT runway walk. I subsequently put her in every OFW runway because of her talent, and when we reconnected in Toronto at the OOAK Show, I knew we needed to work together again.

    Shooting Silent Summer was a great day spent with creatives. Between Kaja and I honing looks and Sophie making each photo pop with her incredible makeup styling. Being surrounded and working with these artistic women was invigorating!

    Silent Summer Editorial featured in Flanelle, Kaja Photo Photography

    Silent Summer Editorial featured in Flanelle, Kaja Photo Ottawa Photography

    Silent Summer Editorial featured in Flanelle, Kaja Photo Ottawa Photography

    Silent Summer Editorial featured in Flanelle, Kaja Photo Ottawa Photography

    Silent Summer Editorial featured in Flanelle, Kaja Photo Ottawa Photography

    Silent Summer Editorial featured in Flanelle, Kaja Photo Ottawa Photography

    Silent Summer Editorial featured in Flanelle, Kaja Photo Ottawa Photography

    Silent Summer Editorial featured in Flanelle, Kaja Photo Ottawa Photography

    Silent Summer Editorial featured in Flanelle, Kaja Photo Ottawa Photography

    Silent Summer Editorial featured in Flanelle, Kaja Photo Ottawa Photography

    We are all honoured to have these photos featured over at Flanelle. You can give it look and read what Kaja wrote about this shoot as well. 

    Photography: Kaja Tirrul @kajaphoto kajaphoto.com

    Model & MUA: Sophie Esslinger @socialmediasophie

     

     

     

     

    There Were Walls

    This shoot was conceived Jan 2019, after I started to see a huge change in who was looking to shop Copious. No one can deny the cultural shift with gender happening around the globe, it is becoming more fluid, we are seeing a return of unisex silhouettes and men are starting to push their day to day style boundaries. Feeling this, I instantly went to Kaja with my thoughts and not only was she in love with the idea, she also had the perfect location.
     
    Before the shoot, we talked and planned for months to make sure every detail was perfect, because everything we wanted to say was so important. We openly talked about gender and how clothing, posture and even positioning of models can be perceived as masculine or feminine. We wanted to break down those norms and show that a human no matter how they identify, can be and wear what they want.
     
    Thank you to Kaja, this shoot was our biggest endeavour to date and I am lucky to have a creative partner who helps me develop and bring these ideas to life. Malika, Jadyn, Andrew, Anthonia and Jesse, we were so lucky to get to collaborate with each of you for this project. We all put our hearts into this editorial and we were all there for the same reason, because we love creating art.
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    THERE WERE WALLS 
    Editorial Printed in Moevir Magazine 
    Photography KajaPhoto // Instagram
    Model Agency Angie's AMTI // Instagram
    Bag in Photo 8/9 Misneach // Instagram
    Jewelry in Photo 10 Vintage Glory 22 // Instagram
    Security Jesse Stewart
    & thank you to this building, it was a character in this editorial and it would not have been the same without this backdrop. 

    I Think of Mud

    When I start to think of an editorial shoot, I instantly start a dialogue with my creative partner, Kaja, and like anything that grows, it is a seed of an idea that we both add to. I have always loved that we both get to add our own ideas and explore our own creative energy in our editorials. 

     For me, “I Think of Mud” was the start of needing Copious to be able to grow and been seen in more than one way. My original thought written in my notebook was “I want this [shoot] to redefine what Copious may mean to my customers, I want to show a side of this company that hasn’t yet been explored.” At the time I was feeling like I was in a box creatively, it was making me edgy and moody and I needed to explore that stylistically.

     For Kaja, “I Think of Mud” came at a time when she was dying for something creative in a lot of ways. The calm, anger, sadness and sincerity seen in these photos was all her, releasing her emotions into each photo, and for her it is not just the planning and shooting but the editing that is creative as well. These photos look unlike anything we have worked on together, which was our original goal, to grow and push our own boundaries. Coming together to create and produce something different from our “usual”, helped both of us be reminded of why we love what we do.

    This shoot was not planned out or “pre-styled”, it flowed from everyone involved equally, we had no plan where it would land, it was not designed to sell anything, it was something that our souls needed to feel connected to our creativity again.
    Featured in Kodd Magazine

    Photographer: Kaja Tirrul www.kajaphoto.com @kajaphoto

    Hair & MUA: Brittney Keohan  @bk.mua

    Models: Grace & Olivia of Strutt Central Modelling Agency @struttcentral

    Stylist: Kaja Tirrul & Carissa McCaig @copiousfashions

    Shot on Location in Port Perry, Ontario at Willowtree Farm @willowtree_farm

    Brands : Copious, House of Knot, London Fog, Vintage, Blundstone, Current Mood, Topshop, Frye, Dolls Kill, Brave Leather, Vans, American Apparel, Etereo, Lebanon Found, Steve Madden, Dunlop, Roots Canada

    Cinnamon Solstice

    Cinnamon Solstice

    At the end of each season a twinge goes off in my heart for the passion, love and work that went into that collection. The S/S 2017 Collection, Cinnamon Solstice, was particularly passionate for me because the inspiration came at a moment when I was feeling directionless.

    After being less than inspired for a collection that needed to be urgently designed, an incredible opportunity presented itself where I got to take a road trip with my best friend and see California for the first time.

    At first I found the states' lack of colour bizarre to see. Being October my Canadian brain was trained to search for red, orange and yellows, but all I saw was browns and greens. As we continued our drive I began to see all the different shades of green, the pops of colour from the tropical plants and the endless blue sky. Just like that, visiting a new area, hitting the road with my friend who helps me navigate my thoughts and one of my best collections was born. 

     I am beyond lucky to know a group of creatives that collaborate so beautifully together. One thing I hate to do is put limitations on their own ideas, so going into this shoot I told them picture two girls on a road trip who have collected vintage items along the way. Together this is what we created... 

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    Photography: Kaja Tirrul, Kaja Photo
    Assistant: Kamara Morozuk
    Model: Jana Galley
    Model: Leyla Djira
    Styling: May Mustapha
    Set Styling: Brittany West, Gloss Events & Decor
    Makeup: Megan Roberts, _2bu_
    Hair: Stephanie Richardson, Richardson Hair Design
    Airstream: Kasey Boudreau, Cellar 82
    Videographer: Emma Jones

    Dear Deer

     So glad I can finally share these photos! It's always nice to do a creative shoot with people that are so passionate about what they do and when you have such an incredible backdrop with friendly animals that want in the shot, you get photos you can't stop looking at!

    Get closer to the shoot with our BTS video here!

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    Photographs by Kaja Tirrul (@kajaphoto) www.kajaphoto.com
    Styling by May Milly (@may.milly)
    Makeup by Anthonia Bejide (@anthoniamakeup) www.anthoniamakeup.com/
    Video by Up North Wedding Films (@joshua_upnorth) www.letsgoupnorth.com/
    Model: Tiffany Yach (@tiffanyyach) www.angiesmodels.com