Valentines Look Book with Alisha Le May
Sometimes you meet someone and you just click! You instantly get each other, the vibes are right and you have so much in common that sitting next to a stranger chatting away already feels like we've been friends forever.
That's what it was like the first time I met Alisha, (@Alishalemayx) she's warm, funny, empowering and it goes without saying... has bags of style, just kind of emulates cool vibes. She is an influencer/blogger who is interested in fashion, styling, travel and food! Check out her website; www.Aleymayco.uk.
I was on the hunt to find a perfect partner, particularly a blogger who I could collaborate with to shoot a valentines inspired shoot, so I hit up Alisha with a few ideas and asked if she wanted to work together. Soon enough she'd organised us to meet at Linden House in Stansted, (http://www.lindenhousestansted.co.uk) a beautiful boutique hotel where each room is uniquely designed and named after glasses of wine (perfect!) and has a real luxurious feel to the place. We were welcomed by helpful staff who took our bags and poured us both a bellini and me and Alisha sat down and got acquainted!
Not long after we were taken to the room, it was the Grand Rioja (Room 5) This is an arresting room, dominated by its wood-panelled four-poster bed and free-standing bath. Antique portraits stare down from above the dressing table. The toilet room is surprisingly spacious with an eye-pleasing illuminated alcove where sits the great sink. Perfect for our romantic valentines inspired shoot and what's more there were chocolate covered strawberries and champagne waiting in the room for us, that in particular excited us! It's attention to detail which makes places and their services really stand out, Linden House is very much in touch with this which makes the stay all the more inviting.
The vibe of this shoot was flirty and sexy but also Alisha wanted to focus on 'Galentines Day' where you spoil yourself with love, you come first. This really resonated with both of us as we are both newly single and embracing it! Glam on Alisha was by the wonderful Shauna, a talented make up artist based in Harlow, Essex. (@glambyshauna) The look she created on Alisha was perfect for the vibe of the shoot and lasted all day long, even in a bath with a face full of chocolate strawberries...we'll get to that later! See some of the shots we created below and outfit details tagged.