My dream life and work life collide most days but this years Bumble and Ava Autumn Winter 2017/18 shoot was particularly special. The fabrics for this seasons fabrics were designed by my childhood friend and extremely talented illustrator Susannah Garrod. The 'Victoriana' theme dreamt up between Susie and brand owner Natasha Dickenson was the perfect excuse to indulge in a nostalgic childhood theme for this season shoot. But what made the shoot all the more special is that most of the models are my family. So a big thank you to my cousins Oli, Jess, Thomas, Clare, Plum and Henry for lending me Max, Ella, Sophia, Milo, Immy and Martha. Last but not least my own son Zac, who was bribed into posing with bubbles and bananas...again. And another big thank you to Susie for bravely letting us borrow her newly refurbished house in Anglesey!