The phrase Lady of the Manor immediately calls to mind a particular type of woman. We might imagine her in full skirts, walking her dogs or weaving tapestries fireside while being waited on by a bustling staff of servants. But in the Middle Ages, when the Lord of the Manor was away serving his King, the Lady’s role was far more involved. She was in charge of the entire household, its running and its finances.
Karen Woo‘s striking black and white shoot brings to life a modern day version of the Lady of the Manor. Regardless of her activities she’s immaculately groomed and elegantly dressed, styled by Cecylia Kee with an expert mix of classicism and modernity.
“We wanted to capture a confident, modern and educated young lady,” Cecylia told us. “The lady is in charge of her entire household, so she must be very intelligent and certain of her abilities.”
Featuring Melbourne labels like Kathryn Beker and Hopeless Lingerie, and shot at the historic Rupertswood Mansion, this is one Lady of the Manor whose life looks enviable. You can view the full shoot starring model Louisa Kitchin by clicking on the thumbnails.