Charlie Ayres-Taylor Issue 10

6 June 2016

First impression are often all too untrue. Shrouded, cast in mistaken circumstances - what really lays bare is the blithe being of a boy. Is Charlie a sophisticated gentleman, or a joyous charmer intoxicated by a positive outlook on life? Perhaps both? Sometimes first impressions can be misleading.

Photographer Linda Brownlee captures carefree Charlie Ayres-Taylor at Storm Models for Issue 10, 'Muse', in a beautifully constructed full colour series. Linda plays with light where she manipulates shadows, showcasing the dramatic contrast of light and dark. Circular shapes and gridded lines cast over knit and tweed textures, selected by Fashion Editor David Nolan, comes from a wide selection of Vivienne Westwood, Pringle of Scotland, Kooples, Paul Smith, Caruso, Casely Hayford, Topman and Ralph Lauren. Autumnal tones of sand, browns and beige subtly compliment Charlie’s woodland brown eyes, and the shadows of rust blazers and ribbed turtlenecks cast faint shadows on Charlie’s energetic personality. David and Linda’s collaboration results in a creation of a somewhat alluring character; it teases the viewer to want to learn more about the tales of Charlie. The model's delicate, pixie-like complexion with sharp angles and wisps of strawberry blonde hair, is groomed by Mike John O’Gorman to perfection.

This editorial is a homeage to colour, light and shadow. What shines through this series of images, is the sprightly boy at heart. Confidence radiates through the lens, as the readers is left to create their first impression of Charlie. Is a first impression forever?

Enjoy the brief preview below, or see the beatifully crafted story with its stunning colour design and use of light, enabling Charlie to showcase some seriously lovely SS16 collections in Issue 10. Available in stores and online now.

Photography LINDA BROWNLEE
Fashion DAVID NOLAN
Grooming MIKE JOHN O'GORMAN using Wella Professional and Mac Cosmetics
Model CHARLIE AYRES-TAYLOR at Storm Models

Words by Rosie Williams.

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