The campaign marks the second time Kunis has collaborated with the company (which counts Solange Azagury-Partridge, Monica Vinader and Dominic Jones among its clients), for which the actress travelled out to the Gemfield mine in Zambia to see for herself where and how the stones are ethically and responsibly sourced.
“The visit to the Kagem emerald mine was fascinating and the trip itself was unforgettable – it was also the first time I’d been to Africa!” Kunis told us. “Zambia is a beautiful country, and the people were wonderful. I think the highlight was visiting the schools and clinics that Gemfields support, although being able to hold raw emerald crystals in my hands for the first time was pretty awesome! These gems have been forming underground for millions of years, and for me to be the first person to touch them – well you really start to appreciate their rarity.”
Working with Lindbergh also proved a rewarding experience for the young starlet. “It was incredible – there was an immediate connection between us, he made me feel totally at ease,” she said. “I actually forgot that we were on a campaign shoot at times. He really just has the amazing ability to capture this honest moment – it never felt posed or forced, and I think that comes through in the images.”
And how did she feel about going au naturel for the images? “When we talked through the direction and that the focus was on natural beauty – which really meant no make-up, no blow day and no retouching – I have to say I was a little anxious. Peter has a way of making you feel bare and raw, but in a funny way it’s the most beautiful I have ever felt on a photo shoot.”
Source: VOGUE UK
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