Bellaray Bertrand-Webb, Production Assistant at the Bridge Theatre
What does Penelope Chilvers mean to you and what is your connection with the brand? Strength and beauty! I have seen amazing women and friends wear Penelope's shoes and it has always made them look invincible and elegant - with a spring in their step. I have always followed their feet wide eyed.
Why did you choose your style of boot? What is it about this style that you like? I love the cowgirl folkloric style, and these shoes remind me of that.
How would you describe your mother’s style? Visionary, positive, memorable - totally her own.
How does creativity play a role in your family? It is at the heart! Everyone in my family is creative - without dreaming of projects, building stories and going to the theatre, cinema and galleries I don't think we would be as close – it helps us understand each other and it's a good peacemaker.
What do you have in common? Our neurosis, our humour and our love for colour
What good things have been passed down from generation to generation? Curiosity and thirst for adventure.
Penelope Chilvers makes shoes for travel and adventure. How will you wear yours? Strutting down the road with my mind in the desert and my confidence with the stars!
Leila Bertrand, Casting Director CDG
What was it like to work with the brand for this project? To be on the shoot was a joy - mothers, daughters and sons - a real family affair.
How would you describe your daughters' style? My daughters are individual, stylish young women.
What do you have in common? We all respect people who are trying to make a difference to our world.
What good things have been passed down from generation to generation? Never give up, believe in yourself and work hard.
Define family in 3 words: Love, Laughter, Respect.
Lily Bertrand-Webb, Photographer
What does Penelope Chilvers mean to you and what is your connection with the brand? The best way to keep your feet dry on Portobello Road.
Why did you choose your style of boot? What is it about this style that you like? As a photographer, I’m on my feet all day. Penelope Chilvers boots are exceptionally comfortable and make you look and feel fantastic at the same time!
What was it like to work with the brand for this project?I've had so much fun working on this project with Penelope. We work exceptionally well together. She trusted me and gave me creative freedom to shoot my concept. Throughout the day we had the loveliest mothers, daughters and sons. It was super fun to shoot different family dynamics and the vibe was upbeat. Every single person who walked into the studio loved wearing Penelope Chilvers and it was great to capture that.
How does creativity play a role in your family? I grew up in a household of performing arts. Romance, tragedy and comedy are all part of the melodrama of home life.
What exciting projects are you currently working on? This photo shoot amongst 101 other projects.