A photo series from mei-li documenting what women really think about beauty.
Creative Direction Bri Hammond and Emily Thiang
Photographed at Nicholson Street Studios
Jessie . Having a conversation with a good listener, hearing lyrics that express something I hadn’t been able to put words to, when the sun hits my skin after a cold winter and wearing a scent that brings me joy.
Sia . I feel most beautiful when I laugh. Open, wholeheartedly and with people I love. When I’m laughing and happy it is one of the most freeing feelings in the world and what is more beautiful than that?
Emma . Making someone smile or feel like they can reach out to me. I think our ability to connect with people and intrigue, inspire and support one another is one of the greatest forms of inner beauty!
Bri . Making others laugh. Bare feet. Fresh hair. Singing. Riding my bike in a pretty dress on the first warm day of Spring. Comfortable clothes. Striding down a busy street with my headphones blasting The Grates, Beyoncé or Rancid.
Anjana . Colour! Lots and lots of colour! Colour in the streets, colour in nature. Colours all around me. It reflects in my designs, and it feels really really good when people reach out and appreciate it.
Mia . Walking tall, with purpose and joy; pursuing something that excites me, a creative project; and inspiring other people. Not thinking about myself, but the moment.