Look Book I shot for Hanaa-fu Japan #ShowroomSeven Model Melinda Elvenes
The Hanaa-fu brand offers women sculptured And beautifully detailed handbag designs; when she carries a Hanaa-fu handbag, a woman feels like she is wearing an art piece.
The brand ‘s Japanese essence is seen in its unique pairing of tradition and modern sensibility: in its attention to elegant design craft as well as in its flare of a particular Japanese pop modernism.
The brand name is ‘’Hanaa-fu’’ is derived from the names of the four seasons in the Japanese language. Spring(Haru), Summer(Natsu), Autumn(Aki), Winter(Fuyu), the first letters of which create the brand name.
Shooting the Disney -Pirates of The Caribbean Signature collection for Hayden-Harnett was a joy. Designer Tony Hacker was a pleasure to work with, and I was thrilled to have her in my Greenpoint Brooklyn studio, styling the shoot alongside my team, Brit Cochran on hair & makeup, Stephen Dirkes -on Lighting and music- live DJ set, which set the mood for a fun Disney Signature HH collection shoot, with our fave model muse Kim Mutalova.I was later hired to shoot HH spring collection, of silk scarfs, cuffs and Toni Hacker’s new Jewelery pieces- handmade in Brooklyn, creating a natural and fresh clean look. Collection drops May 1st! Limited editions of 50! Disney Signature -HH collaboration.Photographer Tal Shpantzer, model Kim Mutalova with designer/owner Toni Hacker