A while ago, my friend Jenny asked if I could do a shoot for her and her girl friends, Liv and Ada. It would be a celebration of their 20+ years of friendship, youth, innocence and of course, beauty. I was absolutely delighted because I could finally do something akin to a styled shoot with the girliest set-up we could put together. So Jenny made this one-page list of props that she wanted to bring to the shoot. (She’s going to kill me for this but some sacrifices must be made along my path to success, right?) Among these were loaves of bread, decanters, birdcages, wooden trays, tons of Cath Kidston china which would weigh a few kilos, and wait for it… a pink wooden 1.5 by 1.5 metres chest of drawers which the four of us girls were supposed to somehow transport up to Mount Davis. The romanticist in me immediately succumbed to the irresistible idea of pink drawers and Cath Kidston china. Liv even kindly summonsed her family’s’ Jeep for this phenomenal event.
Sure enough, our enthusiasm for the pink drawers disappeared as soon as we saw the flight of extremely narrow steps about 20 metres high which led up to the picnic area. But not to worry, despite (1) Ada’s four-inch high boots and shiny Birkin, (2) Jenny’s four-inch high platforms and supple Chanel and (3) my fat Ugg boots and three-kilogram Nikon, we managed to carry all of the above-listed props up to our destination without any bodily injury. (Sorry, the lawyer in me tends to incorporate lists in my writing. You have no idea how hard it is for me to write a blog entry without using any headings and lists.) So we set up our little picnic spot and shot away.
Now, let me introduce the three adorable personalities in my story.
Thanks to Jenny, Liv and Ada for allowing me to indulge and I hope you girls had as much fun as I did. I’m going to do another shoot for you when you turn 50, yeah? *wink