Posted on September 22, 2013 by Kate Garvey
It's always a fun day when it's shoot day at Milly and Eugene. We have had a bit of practice with them now, so we know the drill. Our morning started at 8.30am, to get in early, making use of the beautiful natural light, in our go to studio (aka window ledge in Hailey's house).
We were shooting our brand new beautiful hand made ceramics. They arrived last week and it was a pretty hectic day of unpacking our second container and housing the new products. But the reward of shooting the product was well worth the hours of lifting and shredded paper we had to sort through.
Our morning was off to a good start, with the abundance of freshly cut flowers and dozens of sweet cakes from our favourite cupcake bakery in Sydney, My Little Cupcake, Neutral Bay. We spent most of the day until mid afternoon, shooting the detail in each product, arranging posies for our vases and styling the dinner wear to show off it's beauty and individuality.
Once the afternoon hit, it was time for the fun to begin. We headed over to my house and began setting up our garden party, in order to shoot at dusk. The table was sprawled with colour and the dim light, made for such a romantic setting. Hailey and I, clowned around (as usual) as we tried to act cool in front of the camera. For those of you that know us, know that we love to have a photo, but when it comes down to business we are extremely awkward and very nervous.
The night ended at around 7 o'clock, with pizza, beers and cupcakes for dessert. It had been a long and tiring day, but the pictures we have captured, tell of a day of fun and quality product.
Can't wait to share them with you all.
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Milly And Eugene was dreamt up by two young creative sisters with a passion for all things beautiful.
The decision to call their new venture, Milly and Eugene, evolved from the nicknames they were called as young girls. Hailey, was often referred to as Milly by Mum, Jude, as she named her after the famous 60's actress, Hayley Mills. Kate, was given the nickname Eugene, by her older brother, Martin, who thought it was funny to call her an "uncool name" (at the time) and enjoyed the torment and reaction he received whilst using it.
It was after an inspiring family holiday and both having recently completed home renovations, Hailey and Kate's desire to start a homewares company was in the making. Owning a chain of restaurants and retail businesses between them, the sisters are no strangers to hard work and the success that comes with it, so combining their passion and talent, it's no doubt, Milly and Eugene had captured the hearts of their fans. Milly and Eugene has evolved over the years, starting out as a small online business run from the garage of their homes, into their very own retail store and now into wholesaling, their beautiful wares to some of the best retailers around Australia.
It's Hailey and Kate's aspiration to bring you unique and desirable pieces, that have been hand selected from around the world, into your home.
Enjoy and shop often xx