With international stints at HBC in Toronto, Emporio Armani in New York, Johanna Ho in Hong Kong, and Ports International in China, Monica Mei sets out to create a line inspired by travels, experiences, loves and dreams – fusing a new form of living with love for the Aime contemporary collection.
Super fun shoot with Monica Mei, owner & creator of AIME LUXURY. We shot some new items from her line, which is made in Canada and uses beautifully sustainable fabrics and luxurious textures.Visits to her new Yorkville boutique are at your own peril.
Makeup by ELENA PACIENZA was flawless as usual, including (my personal weakness) neon yellow nail polish. She really outdid herself on super sweet Malaysian supermodel SARAH LIAN, who was a hero, working late with an early morning flight to Kuala Lumpur in the morning.
I’m sure Rich didn’t mind being surrounded by us girls, especially when Monica’s father-in-law won the day by surprising us with a few Chinese style lobsters and handmade noodles at the end of the night. I’m pretty sure they are best friends now! No less amazing was the house we shot in, which he had personally spent months hand-gilding to match a beloved trip to Versailles. The perfect backdrop for the luxurious silks and wools we had to showcase.