A muted birthday celebration in a room resembling a finished suburban basement replete with wooden paneling and linoleum flooring sets the scene for a 12-page story in the Spring 2014 issue of Oyster featuring Meghan Collison. Photographer Bjarne Jonasson dispenses with the usual candles and confetti for this occasion, it ain’t that type of party, and instead allows Meghan’s deadpan beauty to deliver all the celebratory cheer that is required. Titled “Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number,” the Clare Byrne-styled story uses the drabness of the interior space as a foil for bold prints and the occasional flash of color for spring. However many birthday candles there are to extinguish is neither here nor there, Meghan’s wishes couldn’t be anything other than true.
Credits include: Publication, Oyster Spring 2014; Title, “Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number”; Photography, Bjarne Jonasson; Styling, Clare Byrne; Hair, Takashi Yusa; Makeup, Georgi Sandev.