Back in the nineties (for those of you who were around then) Absolutely Fabulous starring Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley brought British comedy to the fore, with its over-the-top representation of the fashion and PR industry, sending it up through its two characters Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone, a PR agent and fashion editor respectively.
If you didn’t already know, they’re back in a movie and as fans, we can’t help but look back on the series, its hilarious parody and cliché-ridden (but all so true) portrayal of the industry.
So in our latest shoot, we highlight everything fabulous about the series. Shot by our very own creative director, Zin Cattell, this fun spread lets us relive some of the series’ most iconic scenes, referencing Edina and Patsy’s constant (but failed) gym visits, including their epic shopping trips, useless “power lunches,” and of course, their love for champagne at any time of the day.
While everything else was a parody in the series, Edina and Patsy’s friendship was not. So here we feature a real-life cast of best friends; fashion bloggers Nicole Wong and Nellie Lim; general manager of GuavaPass Rhyce Lein and Rob Etre; E! News Asia’s host Yvette King and blogger, Isabel Tan; owner of Yoga Movement and singer Alicia Pan and entertainer Coral Tong; and finally, the fashionable “joined at the hip” BFFs, Charmaine Seah and Aarika Lee. Naturally the chemistry was absolutely fabulous.
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie opens 25 August, 2016.
Photographer, art director and stylist: Zin Cattell
Make up: Alyssa Ng with Estée Lauder