Our latest ABURY Look Series led photographer Suzy and me to Hamburg, where we met the lovely girls from PEPPERMYNTA. After a week of darkness and rain we were thrilled to be welcomed with some of the first sun rays of the year in the harbour city. A bunch of motivated girls, possibly the cutest café in town, a stunning model without sensitivity to cold wind, sunny spring vibes, and not to forget the excited and very photogenic dog Pelle – this combination was the perfect basis for an excellent second round of the ABURY Look Series!
PEPPERMYNTA, that’s Fenja and Lesley, two inspiring women who are overflowing with positive energy. This energy has encouraged them to start their own fair fashion and lifestyle blog, which they manage next to their other jobs. Prior to the photo shooting the girls selected their favourite ABURY pieces and combined them with their favourite sustainable fashion outfits. Model Tine had great support when posing by Lesley’s dog Pelle, who cut quite a good figure, too. The result truly tells its own tale:
PEPPERMYNTA’s 1st ABURY Look:
Bring it on, Summer
The series started at Fritzis, a beautiful little café dear to the girls and also in St. Pauli, the neighbourhood where Fenja and Lesley live. The sun was asking for colours, so the first look brought together a variety of them. Tine combined a yellow Petite Berber Bag and a pink Petite Berber Bag to reflect the colours of the cocccon Bengaluru Scarf she was wearing around her neck. The look was topped with a blue Organic Tagua Jewellery Bracelet that would match the bright blue of the jeans.
PEPPERMYNTA’s 2nd ABURY Look:
Lady in Blue
Still at Fritzis, Tine was dipped in different shades of blue. The blue embroidery of the ABURY Berber Clutch could be found again in the Organic Tagua Jewellery Bracelet. Despite the same family of colour the two accessories are clearly in contrast to the rest, which turns them into real statement pieces.
PEPPERMYNTA’s 3rd ABURY Look:
Denim, Leather, Steel
The third ABURY look combines two outstanding crafts with a variety of materials: Firstly, there is the Berber embroidery of the Moroccans stitched as cactus silk on goat leather making the ABURY Berber Clutch. Secondly, the diligent process of winding thread into jewellery by Indian designers is visible in the material composition of stainless steel and jute of the En Inde necklace.
PEPPERMYNTA’s 4th ABURY Look:
As you might have noticed, the PEPPERMYNTA girls fell for our bags: Clutches and shoulder bags, our Angelina Bucket Bag and not to forget one of our oldies – our Vintage Bag Malika. The combination of Tine’s wide denim skirt and her loose hippie blouse, a touch of Moroccan vintage flair and cultural fusion from Ecuador results in a stunning boho-chic outfit! One of my favourites!
PEPPERMYNTA’s 5th ABURY Look:
Geek in a Skirt
Time to explore the neighbourhood a bit. That denim skirt idea seemed pretty good previously, so why not give it a bit of a different angle? For Tine’s fifth look the girls combined a variety of styles: A cute denim skirt with a colourful blouse, a sporty college jacket and geeky glasses (don’t get me wrong – I love these!), topping the outfit with a statement accessory: the ABURY Red Berber Bag.
PEPPERMYNTA’s 6th ABURY Look:
Lesley and Fenja decided to really show Tine’s variable beauty and put her into the boyfriend look. The playful details of the ABURY Petite Berber Bag add some dynamic to the simplicity of the rest of the outfit. Surely an appearance Pelle was confident having as his companion when exploring the streets of Hamburg.
PEPPERMYNTA’s 7th ABURY Look:
Denim, I just can’t get enough
Last but not least, because they just could not get enough of those denim looks… The Petite Berber Bag in pink adding the right amount of colour to this outfit.
What a day! After an amazing shooting the PEPPERMYNTA crew got treated with some of our natural cosmetics favourites from our beauty partner Dr. Hauschka.
© All photos by Suzana Holtgrave for ABURY