Remington Parker is Berkeley’s resident lioness. Wearing Judith Poe’s new collection, she’s a powerful force, equal parts brawny feline and bronze goddess. Dark, feathered brows offset her hazel eyes and glowing complexion, as lustrous as a gold patina. She has this captivating intensity, present both on shoot day or when you bump into her after class, nerded out with glasses and a stack of books, and I’ve often found myself scrolling through her Instagram lamenting how unfair life can be. She was blessed with an envious mix of feline genes, some sort of lion ancestry that manifested itself in her unruly mane and, well, everything else about her. I’m bummed that my favorite part didn’t make it into this shoot: her freaking perfect smile (but there’s always round 2!).
And then we have Judith, resident artisan who handcrafts delicate jewelry, using gemstones like labradorite and amethyst, sometimes setting them in gold, sometimes in oxidized silver. Her collections, while referencing bohemian trends, are certainly an extension of herself and you can see the care she puts into her work, through her use of material and frequent experimentation. Her masonry uses geometry to play with light; some say her jewels reflect the stuff but I swear they somehow emanate on their own.
Shooting this collection with Remington and Judith was an honor, but unfortunate enough to be monitored by a few peeping toms, one of which decided to leave a note for Remington tucked into the windshield wipers of our car, signed, “The guy in the white shorts." Well, sir, white camo cargo shorts are never okay!!