Boys by Girls is constantly evolving and growing, and in our newest issue “Lessons” BBG Editor-in-Chief Cecilie Harris wanted to tell some more general stories, as well as personal model based stories for our readers to relate to. One of the most important lessons you learn when growing up is the lesson of Love, so the shoot “When We Love” is about that first time when you fall in love. A time when you were completely absorbed in an idealistic love that you could not see anything else in the world but the two of you.
Joshua Moroney at FM Models and Lauren Franklin at Elite Models London work with Cecilie to create this story of a young couple on a weekend getaway, resulting in these subtle yet wonderfully intimate images. We see their playful and romantic trip away unfold, showing Joshua as the idealist and Lauren as the fun loving tom boy who just can’t get enough of one another. Joshua and Lauren tell this story with a realistic view, chosing to show the 'in-between' moments of a relationship; a silly conversation, a kind kiss or a stolen moment alone.
Mirroring the exuberance of young love, the couple are dressed exclusively in 55DSL’s AW13 collection "It's Time for a Showdown". Inspired by the playfulness of the wild west, this collection has everything to offer to the modern day heroes and heroines. Stylist Chad Burton plays around with the collection and its elements of washed eve leather, muted palettes of camouflage patterns, and bright pops of orange and yellow, helping us tell the tale of the young and lawless love that knows no bounds. We show off their vintage-inspired washed prints, over-dyed cotton twill, waterproof wool and toned-down colour denim, which results in a perfect mix of rustic vintage with a youthful attitude. 55DSL lets the modern girl be both edgy yet pretty, perfect to show off Lauren's playful side. While the Sefemal Western-detailed shirt allows Joshua to channel his inner vagabond hero.
We share a few teaser images from this 10-page story, but make sure to buy a copy of the issue to see the full story!
Photography CECILIE HARRIS
Fashion CHAD BURTON
Styling Assistant ALICE ODELL HUNT
Grooming STEPHEN HAMILTON
using Paul Mitchell and Cosmetics à La Carte
Photography Assistant ALEXIA FRANGAKIS
Models: Lauren (Elite Models London) & Joshua (FM Models)
All clothes by www.55dsl.com
A special thanks goes out to the National Shooting Centre in Bisley, Surrey who allowed us to use their camp site as a location for our lovers getaway.
Words by Annie Ounstead.