It was a breath of fresh air to get out of London yesterday and into the green pastures of Turvey, Bedfordshire. I was there working on a shoot for British heritage brand, Tusting, styled by Charlie Moore, photographed by Robert Harper with creative direction from Gillian Tusting. Most of the shoot took place in historic Turvey House, an opulent, neo-classical house decked out in 18th and 19th century English and continental furniture and paintings in exquisitely decorated grand rooms. The House and gardens were the perfect backdrop for models Max and Alyssa (model shot from Push PR) who portrayed a young, wealthy couple on a very british weekend jaunt to the country. The shoot was showing off Tusting's new collections, classic designs in eye catching colours. The brand rightfully prides itself on being 100% British (many brands claim to be but manufacture outside the UK). All of their handcrafted leather luggage and bags are designed and made in their Buckinghamshire workshop, which lies close to the original tannery founded in 1875, the business remains in the family, handed down through 5 generations. Their timeless bags are must have pieces that scream quality and would be pride of place in any wardrobe. You can buy online, or if in London, head to Selfridges from today to check them out as part of The Big British Bang, celebrating all things British. My Tusting fav's are below.
Images from my iPhone 4S, Push PR and Tusting.co.uk