Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you. The Pili-Pala collection is an attempt to capture the playful elusiveness of the butterfly, or in Welsh, pili-pala.
Stylist and milk_shake UK Ambassador, Shelley Pengilly, wanted to achieve a delicate yet dramatic look for the collection inspired by the butterfly. Shelley used Kapello hair extensions on her model. All colours used were milk_shake smoothies and direct colour cocktails. Speaking on her collection, Shelley said,
My mission for this project was to find the perfect colour combination. Mixing milk_shake Direct Colour to create cocktails; I came up with the candy hues for this delicately ethereal look! I used copper wire to structure the braids, and created a delicate web-like texture in the hair pieces.
Make-Up Artist, Jessica Verity, said about the collection,
Well! My aim was to create a soft but untameable look on Nia. I wanted to experiment with colour and also make reference to nature, as that was our inspiration for the collection! I really loved how the deep green and high shine gold shadows complimented the milk_shake colours in the braid. For the lashes I drew inspiration from the flutter of a butterfly wing - beautifully delicate!
Hair: Shelley Pengilly of Shelley’s Salon. Make-up Artist: Jessica Verity. Videographer/Photography: Simon Huntley