Ashley Smith, Nautical for Harpers Bazaar

by Alice Byrne

Choosing to lead with the nautical summer trend, the July / August issue of Harper’s Bazaar Spain, photographer Nico shoots Ashley Smith in a sailor-themed editorial. Styled by Claudia Englmann, Ashley is outfitted in a sophisticated combination of over-sized jackets, headwear and dresses.

The make-up for this shoot was done by Houda Remita, I think the cats-eyes look fantastic here, and work well with the the overall styling of the images. As well as this, Ashley’s glossy lips and lids add a touch of glamor to the photographs, which sometimes appear fairly casual. Ashley’s tousled locks also add to this casual aesthetic, and I think her blonde hair look fantastic against the colors of the fashion and surroundings.

I love the most nautical photograph, where Ashley is wearing a sailor hat. I feel that this image has a lot of attitude, and I love the overall styling, down to the thin navy ribbons tied in Ashley’s hair. It is a fairly simple image, in terms of color and composition, but often I feel these simple images are the most effective.