This is how I define a perfect weekend. The dreamy English countryside. Nubby fair isle sweaters. Horseback riding. Cow printed wellies. Hot toddies. Picking up fresh flowers on my bike. This is by far the chicest part of Oxfordshire, England and I’m so happy I got to spend it with M Missoni, shooting their Winter ’17 collection, pieces that will work well into 2018 and beyond. A collection that is meant to be layered with a serious mix of prints in the warmest of colors that blended seamlessly with our surroundings of open meadows and gardens. I can always spot an M Missoni print from a mile away, they’re iconic and timeless. I didn’t pack much else. As a NYC girl, I spent as much time during my day breathing in the clean country air as nights were spent in with a glass of wine and really, long hot bath in our beautiful classically English cottage. Now that is weekend perfection. Simple.
Isn’t this the most beautiful English cottage? I have so, so much to be thankful for this year. I’m so thankful for being able to travel the world, to constantly create and imagine, to meet amazing people, and be able to bring my family and friends along with me on this wonderful journey, every single day. The M Missoni stories I shot in England with Dylana are ones to be framed and remembered. I get a tingling feeling just looking back at them. It has always been a dream of mine to shoot in the foggy English countryside. For years, I have admired the grey skies, fair isle sweaters, and chicken coups that graced the glossy pages of British Vogue. That feeling of being far away, in the middle of nowhere, wrapped in wool is mesmerizing and intriguing. It’s a photographer’s dream. M Missoni made that dream of mine a reality during our Winter ’17 shoot at Soho Farm House in Oxfordshire, England. This is just a sneak peek into our shoot. I’ll rolling around in our grassy front yard for now.