A Look Behind the Seams: Miik’s Creative Team
Posted on March 14 2016
With our Spring collection in stores and online, we’d like to shine some light on the talented creative team behind our collection. Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of a fashion shoot? Bringing each new line to life is a collaborative effort that requires hard word from our creative director, photographer, models and stylists. Our Spring ’16 collection would not be what it is without the vision, insight and contribution of our team – or, as we like to call them – the Miik ‘DREAM TEAM’.
From left to right: Wardrobe Stylist Matthew Chow, Hair/Makeup Artist Natalie Ventola, Model Leanne Proctor, Photographer Sean Penhall, Model Eunique Brooks, Miik President Susan Cadman and Designer and Creative Director Donna Smith.
Designer & Creative Director: Donna Smith
Donna Smith wears many hats here at Miik – not only is she our co-founder, she also serves as the lead designer and creative director for each collection. Miik is truly a reflection of her vision. As a busy, hard-working mother of two, Donna has the ability to create pieces with her customers’ needs top of mind, while also keeping the art of fashion, design and sustainability at the forefront. At all our fashion shoots, Donna works alongside the entire team to guide the overall look and feel of the collection and Lookbook.
Photographer: Sean Penhall
Sean Penhall is the talented local photographer behind the lens of our recent collection. Whether we’re in studio or on location, Sean’s professionalism and fun-spirited attitude make him a pleasure to work with and a very important member of our team. His expertise helps guide the models and nail the best angle, lighting and pose for every shot. We’re excited to continue working with Sean on our Fall 2016 collection!
Models: Eunique Brooks and Leanne Proctor (Elmer Olsen Models)
Eunique Brooks you may recognize as a familiar face as we’ve been working with her since Fall 2014. She beautifully represents the Miik woman and showcases our clothing in a way that’s true to our vision. Leanne Proctor is new to our Spring 2016 line and we absolutely love her! She will also be back alongside Eunqiue for Fall 2016. Both women exude natural beauty and confidence – exactly what the Miik brand is all about.
Stylists: Wardrobe Stylist, Matthew Chow (P1M) & Hair/Makeup Stylist Natalie Ventola (P1M)
Our talented stylists are the force behind the various looks and outfits that we create with the collection. Our wardrobe stylist Matthew Chow is a genius when it comes to understanding the Miik brand and creating a range of unique, edgy and classic looks with our pieces. Natalie Ventola is our go-to hair and make-up artist; she knows exactly how to enhance our gorgeous models’ natural beauty and create looks that compliment the styling of our clothes. You’ll find both Matthew and Natalie’s work again coming up in the Fall!
There’s no doubt a lot of hard work and time goes into producing a great look book and photo shoot. But when you have a fabulous team, it hardly feels like work at all!
Check out our Spring 2016 video for more fun behind the seams!