Hooligans’ Travels | Ones & Elevens
Guest post by: Verity Megan
Last month I had the pleasure of meeting the Raabe family in their ample suite at Le Bristol, in Paris. Upon arrival we were greeted by the smell of fresh baked croissants, which they’d made that afternoon in a French cookery class. There was a buzz of excitement in the air as we sat down to discuss details for our shoot the following day.
I quickly learned that this was, for the children, their first trip to Europe and that Paris was a dream destination for eleven year-old Carlye. She’d celebrated her birthday earlier that year reaching a special anniversary in the Raabe family. We were soon enlightened of their unique celebration of ones and elevens. Having reach this landmark Birthday Carlye could choose a destination anywhere in the world, and like most young girls the romantic, fashion capital of Paris took her fancy.
The photo-shoot was part of the prodigious Birthday gift for young starlet Carlye, with Paris as her backdrop! She got to experience life as a model for the day with a her own crew, hair and make-up, wardrobe stylist and of course a photographer (the best in the business.) Her younger brother Noah even helped by playing supporting role… and looked terribly handsome doing it!
Clothing: Photo 1 + 2: Noah wears Bonpoint collarless shirt, Scotch Shrunk Basic blazer, Chino pants & braided belt, with TOMS Canvas Classics. Photo 3+4: Carlye wears ilovegorgeous Sunset skirt, Lucy tee & Luna boots, with BonTon flower garland. Photo 5: Carlye wears Chloe T-shirt, Marie Chantal collarless jacket with Bonpoint jeans. Collar, bag & sunglasses Stylist’s own. Shoes: Model’s own. Photo 6 + 7: Carlye wears ilovegorgeous Plato top & Luna boots. Scotch Shrunk Petit Ami shorts, Fringe backpack & Felt hat. Necklace Stylist’s own.