Audrey Louise Reynolds & Helena Christensen

Fashion

Photos: Helena Christensen

Models: Audrey Louise Reynolds & Helena Christensen

Helena Christensen and artist Audrey Louise Reynolds' new collaboration The Misses is the artistic fusion we never knew we needed, but one we know to look forward to. Their project will be a mixture of artisanal inspirations and sustainable handmade objects from their travels. We sat down for a chat with the two to discuss their friendship, their mutual passion for activism, pandemic revelations and their new projects.

BROWNSTONE COWBOYS: How did you guys meet?

HELENA: We were introduced by a mutual friend at a Christmas party, she had imagined us really getting along and she was right!

AUDREY: The beyond epic, talented, kind, gorgeous, earth angel Julianne Moore introduced us. I'm eternally grateful. This was 2010 or 2011... Helena had just come home from Peru and I was about to leave for there, so we dove right into talking about that and haven’t stopped talking since. I remember leaving the party with our respective boyfriends at the time and continuing to text each other all night after we left and even said I love you. We got very serious, very fast ;)

BROWNSTONE COWBOYS: It seems like you are both very close and playful — what is at the core of your friendship? What makes it work?

HELENA: Exactly that, we can be very serious and deep but what defines us is our playfulness, the curious child within us. We live for the moments and find joy in all the little obscure and poetic things around us, and we are obsessed with nature.

AUDREY: It’s just one of those uncalculatable things, we just click. As she said, we really go from deep to curious to dying laughing and typically all centered around being outside surrounded by flowers or the ocean. There’s zero doubt in my mind we will be friends forever.

BROWNSTONE COWBOYS: What is one thing you love about each other?

HELENA: What I love about Audrey is that she is like my spirit sister. I am so grateful that someone who sees and feels the same way I do about so much even exists.

AUDREY: Helena has the biggest heart and the darkest sense of humor, all while she literally picks up trash everywhere we are going as we are just walking around. Right now, she’s probably thinking about what kind of cheese she’s going to eat later. I couldn’t adore her more.

"We live for the moments and find joy in all the little obscure and poetic things around us and we are obsessed with nature."- Helena

BROWNSTONE COWBOYS: Is there anything that the past year has changed for you/your life that you’d like to hold onto as life returns to the “new normal”?

HELENA: I realized I was very happy on my own and most at peace and grateful when in nature. Both of which I got to experience a lot more in the past year and a half. I want to hold onto that for the rest of my life.

AUDREY: I realized how much I hide in my work and it prevents me from having a real work life balance. Covid certainly made me stop in my tracks. I had days that felt long where I even forgot to eat lunch, which I never meant to skip — it’s just that every day I woke up, started working and by the time I looked up it was like magically 4:30pm and I was starving. Not nearly enough had gotten done as far as I was concerned. I’m hoping to continue to allow myself the balance I desperately needed and now have.

BROWNSTONE COWBOYS: What are the silver linings the pandemic has made you realize?

HELENA: Being with my son again, being in nature, taking my time with things I really love doing, taking photos and being creative, immersing myself in nature, all of those have made me feel extremely grateful within.

AUDREY: I met a very special boy that I fell madly in love with which would never have happened without the pandemic...

BROWNSTONE COWBOYS: Do you have any daily practices that help center you?

HELENA: Not really, except perhaps jumping into freezing rivers. It makes me feel like the truest version of myself.

AUDREY: I make paintings out of things I find on my walks, whether it be some yummy extra red mud, a flower, a piece of blue wood, an inky cap mushroom. I have never had any choice but to create. Now that most of what I create is attached to monetary means it can get a bit confusing... It’s very good for me to just make for zero reasons at all like how it began. It’s like a little reset button. I also watch Helena jump into freezing rivers and scream and I am just like, “Umm nope,” fully clothed on land probably smoking a joint.

"I have never had any choice but to create. Now that most of what I create is attached to monetary means it can get a bit confusing... It’s very good for me to just make for zero reasons at all like how it began. It’s like a little reset button."- Audrey

Photography: Helena Christensen

Starring: Helena Christensen and Audrey Louise Reynolds

Bathing suits, one piece and bikini top: Staerk Christensen

Jumpsuits, sweatshirts, bucket hats, flannel shirt: Audrey Louise Reynolds

Boots and sunglasses: Model's own

Necklaces are either Helena’s or pawnshop

Dogs are Damo (Audrey’s) and Kuma (Helena’s)

Fashion

Photos: Helena Christensen

Models: Audrey Louise Reynolds & Helena Christensen

Helena Christensen and artist Audrey Louise Reynolds' new collaboration The Misses is the artistic fusion we never knew we needed, but one we know to look forward to. Their project will be a mixture of artisanal inspirations and sustainable handmade objects from their travels. We sat down for a chat with the two to discuss their friendship, their mutual passion for activism, pandemic revelations and their new projects.

No items found.

Photography: Helena Christensen

Starring: Helena Christensen and Audrey Louise Reynolds

Bathing suits, one piece and bikini top: Staerk Christensen

Jumpsuits, sweatshirts, bucket hats, flannel shirt: Audrey Louise Reynolds

Boots and sunglasses: Model's own

Necklaces are either Helena’s or pawnshop

Dogs are Damo (Audrey’s) and Kuma (Helena’s)

Audrey Louise Reynolds & Helena Christensen

Helena Christensen and artist Audrey Louise Reynolds' new collaboration The Misses is the artistic fusion we never knew we needed, but one we know to look forward to. Their project will be a mixture of artisanal inspirations and sustainable handmade objects from their travels. We sat down for a chat with the two to discuss their friendship, their mutual passion for activism, pandemic revelations and their new projects.

Photography: Helena Christensen

Starring: Helena Christensen and Audrey Louise Reynolds

Bathing suits, one piece and bikini top: Staerk Christensen

Jumpsuits, sweatshirts, bucket hats, flannel shirt: Audrey Louise Reynolds

Boots and sunglasses: Model's own

Necklaces are either Helena’s or pawnshop

Dogs are Damo (Audrey’s) and Kuma (Helena’s)

Audrey Louise Reynolds & Helena Christensen

HASSON

Fashion

"We live for the moments and find joy in all the little obscure and poetic things around us and we are obsessed with nature."- Helena

Helena Christensen and artist Audrey Louise Reynolds' new collaboration The Misses is the artistic fusion we never knew we needed, but one we know to look forward to. Their project will be a mixture of artisanal inspirations and sustainable handmade objects from their travels. We sat down for a chat with the two to discuss their friendship, their mutual passion for activism, pandemic revelations and their new projects.

No items found.

Photography: Helena Christensen

Starring: Helena Christensen and Audrey Louise Reynolds

Bathing suits, one piece and bikini top: Staerk Christensen

Jumpsuits, sweatshirts, bucket hats, flannel shirt: Audrey Louise Reynolds

Boots and sunglasses: Model's own

Necklaces are either Helena’s or pawnshop

Dogs are Damo (Audrey’s) and Kuma (Helena’s)

Audrey Louise Reynolds & Helena Christensen
Fashion

Photos: Helena Christensen

Models: Audrey Louise Reynolds & Helena Christensen

Helena Christensen and artist Audrey Louise Reynolds' new collaboration The Misses is the artistic fusion we never knew we needed, but one we know to look forward to. Their project will be a mixture of artisanal inspirations and sustainable handmade objects from their travels. We sat down for a chat with the two to discuss their friendship, their mutual passion for activism, pandemic revelations and their new projects.

No items found.

Photography: Helena Christensen

Starring: Helena Christensen and Audrey Louise Reynolds

Bathing suits, one piece and bikini top: Staerk Christensen

Jumpsuits, sweatshirts, bucket hats, flannel shirt: Audrey Louise Reynolds

Boots and sunglasses: Model's own

Necklaces are either Helena’s or pawnshop

Dogs are Damo (Audrey’s) and Kuma (Helena’s)

Helena Christensen and artist Audrey Louise Reynolds' new collaboration The Misses is the artistic fusion we never knew we needed, but one we know to look forward to. Their project will be a mixture of artisanal inspirations and sustainable handmade objects from their travels. We sat down for a chat with the two to discuss their friendship, their mutual passion for activism, pandemic revelations and their new projects.

Photography: Helena Christensen

Starring: Helena Christensen and Audrey Louise Reynolds

Bathing suits, one piece and bikini top: Staerk Christensen

Jumpsuits, sweatshirts, bucket hats, flannel shirt: Audrey Louise Reynolds

Boots and sunglasses: Model's own

Necklaces are either Helena’s or pawnshop

Dogs are Damo (Audrey’s) and Kuma (Helena’s)

Pink

frost

Thistle

brown

Super talented stylist-turned-photographer Thistle Browne and stylist Heathermary Jackson — both in New Zealand during COVID-19 lockdowns — traveled to Rangitoto Island, a dormant volcano off the coast of Central Auckland, to shoot the new campaign for New Zealand jewelry designer Jasmin Sparrow. The shoot showcases Sparrow’s timeless gold and silver jewelry, and a beautiful collection of hand-beaded bras and skull caps designed with Glen Prentice. Models wore mainly vintage from Search and Destroy and Brownstone Cowboys’ collection, combined with some local, sustainable brands and New Zealand gumboots (rainboots).
Photography: Thistle Brown
Styling: Heathermary Jackson
Designers: Jasmin Sparrow and Glen Prentice
Models: Charlotte Moffatt, Nina Katungi, Obadiah Russon

Audrey Louise Reynolds & Helena Christensen

Fashion

May 18, 2022

Photos: Helena Christensen

Models: Audrey Louise Reynolds & Helena Christensen

Helena Christensen and artist Audrey Louise Reynolds' new collaboration The Misses is the artistic fusion we never knew we needed, but one we know to look forward to. Their project will be a mixture of artisanal inspirations and sustainable handmade objects from their travels. We sat down for a chat with the two to discuss their friendship, their mutual passion for activism, pandemic revelations and their new projects.

BROWNSTONE COWBOYS: How did you guys meet?

HELENA: We were introduced by a mutual friend at a Christmas party, she had imagined us really getting along and she was right!

AUDREY: The beyond epic, talented, kind, gorgeous, earth angel Julianne Moore introduced us. I'm eternally grateful. This was 2010 or 2011... Helena had just come home from Peru and I was about to leave for there, so we dove right into talking about that and haven’t stopped talking since. I remember leaving the party with our respective boyfriends at the time and continuing to text each other all night after we left and even said I love you. We got very serious, very fast ;)

BROWNSTONE COWBOYS: It seems like you are both very close and playful — what is at the core of your friendship? What makes it work?

HELENA: Exactly that, we can be very serious and deep but what defines us is our playfulness, the curious child within us. We live for the moments and find joy in all the little obscure and poetic things around us, and we are obsessed with nature.

AUDREY: It’s just one of those uncalculatable things, we just click. As she said, we really go from deep to curious to dying laughing and typically all centered around being outside surrounded by flowers or the ocean. There’s zero doubt in my mind we will be friends forever.

BROWNSTONE COWBOYS: What is one thing you love about each other?

HELENA: What I love about Audrey is that she is like my spirit sister. I am so grateful that someone who sees and feels the same way I do about so much even exists.

AUDREY: Helena has the biggest heart and the darkest sense of humor, all while she literally picks up trash everywhere we are going as we are just walking around. Right now, she’s probably thinking about what kind of cheese she’s going to eat later. I couldn’t adore her more.

"We live for the moments and find joy in all the little obscure and poetic things around us and we are obsessed with nature."- Helena

BROWNSTONE COWBOYS: Is there anything that the past year has changed for you/your life that you’d like to hold onto as life returns to the “new normal”?

HELENA: I realized I was very happy on my own and most at peace and grateful when in nature. Both of which I got to experience a lot more in the past year and a half. I want to hold onto that for the rest of my life.

AUDREY: I realized how much I hide in my work and it prevents me from having a real work life balance. Covid certainly made me stop in my tracks. I had days that felt long where I even forgot to eat lunch, which I never meant to skip — it’s just that every day I woke up, started working and by the time I looked up it was like magically 4:30pm and I was starving. Not nearly enough had gotten done as far as I was concerned. I’m hoping to continue to allow myself the balance I desperately needed and now have.

BROWNSTONE COWBOYS: What are the silver linings the pandemic has made you realize?

HELENA: Being with my son again, being in nature, taking my time with things I really love doing, taking photos and being creative, immersing myself in nature, all of those have made me feel extremely grateful within.

AUDREY: I met a very special boy that I fell madly in love with which would never have happened without the pandemic...

BROWNSTONE COWBOYS: Do you have any daily practices that help center you?

HELENA: Not really, except perhaps jumping into freezing rivers. It makes me feel like the truest version of myself.

AUDREY: I make paintings out of things I find on my walks, whether it be some yummy extra red mud, a flower, a piece of blue wood, an inky cap mushroom. I have never had any choice but to create. Now that most of what I create is attached to monetary means it can get a bit confusing... It’s very good for me to just make for zero reasons at all like how it began. It’s like a little reset button. I also watch Helena jump into freezing rivers and scream and I am just like, “Umm nope,” fully clothed on land probably smoking a joint.

"I have never had any choice but to create. Now that most of what I create is attached to monetary means it can get a bit confusing... It’s very good for me to just make for zero reasons at all like how it began. It’s like a little reset button."- Audrey

Photography: Helena Christensen

Starring: Helena Christensen and Audrey Louise Reynolds

Bathing suits, one piece and bikini top: Staerk Christensen

Jumpsuits, sweatshirts, bucket hats, flannel shirt: Audrey Louise Reynolds

Boots and sunglasses: Model's own

Necklaces are either Helena’s or pawnshop

Dogs are Damo (Audrey’s) and Kuma (Helena’s)

Audrey Louise Reynolds & Helena Christensen

Fashion
May 18, 2022

Photos: Helena Christensen

Models: Audrey Louise Reynolds & Helena Christensen

Helena Christensen and artist Audrey Louise Reynolds' new collaboration The Misses is the artistic fusion we never knew we needed, but one we know to look forward to. Their project will be a mixture of artisanal inspirations and sustainable handmade objects from their travels. We sat down for a chat with the two to discuss their friendship, their mutual passion for activism, pandemic revelations and their new projects.

BROWNSTONE COWBOYS: How did you guys meet?

HELENA: We were introduced by a mutual friend at a Christmas party, she had imagined us really getting along and she was right!

AUDREY: The beyond epic, talented, kind, gorgeous, earth angel Julianne Moore introduced us. I'm eternally grateful. This was 2010 or 2011... Helena had just come home from Peru and I was about to leave for there, so we dove right into talking about that and haven’t stopped talking since. I remember leaving the party with our respective boyfriends at the time and continuing to text each other all night after we left and even said I love you. We got very serious, very fast ;)

BROWNSTONE COWBOYS: It seems like you are both very close and playful — what is at the core of your friendship? What makes it work?

HELENA: Exactly that, we can be very serious and deep but what defines us is our playfulness, the curious child within us. We live for the moments and find joy in all the little obscure and poetic things around us, and we are obsessed with nature.

AUDREY: It’s just one of those uncalculatable things, we just click. As she said, we really go from deep to curious to dying laughing and typically all centered around being outside surrounded by flowers or the ocean. There’s zero doubt in my mind we will be friends forever.

BROWNSTONE COWBOYS: What is one thing you love about each other?

HELENA: What I love about Audrey is that she is like my spirit sister. I am so grateful that someone who sees and feels the same way I do about so much even exists.

AUDREY: Helena has the biggest heart and the darkest sense of humor, all while she literally picks up trash everywhere we are going as we are just walking around. Right now, she’s probably thinking about what kind of cheese she’s going to eat later. I couldn’t adore her more.

BROWNSTONE COWBOYS: Is there anything that the past year has changed for you/your life that you’d like to hold onto as life returns to the “new normal”?

HELENA: I realized I was very happy on my own and most at peace and grateful when in nature. Both of which I got to experience a lot more in the past year and a half. I want to hold onto that for the rest of my life.

AUDREY: I realized how much I hide in my work and it prevents me from having a real work life balance. Covid certainly made me stop in my tracks. I had days that felt long where I even forgot to eat lunch, which I never meant to skip — it’s just that every day I woke up, started working and by the time I looked up it was like magically 4:30pm and I was starving. Not nearly enough had gotten done as far as I was concerned. I’m hoping to continue to allow myself the balance I desperately needed and now have.

BROWNSTONE COWBOYS: What are the silver linings the pandemic has made you realize?

HELENA: Being with my son again, being in nature, taking my time with things I really love doing, taking photos and being creative, immersing myself in nature, all of those have made me feel extremely grateful within.

AUDREY: I met a very special boy that I fell madly in love with which would never have happened without the pandemic...

BROWNSTONE COWBOYS: Do you have any daily practices that help center you?

HELENA: Not really, except perhaps jumping into freezing rivers. It makes me feel like the truest version of myself.

AUDREY: I make paintings out of things I find on my walks, whether it be some yummy extra red mud, a flower, a piece of blue wood, an inky cap mushroom. I have never had any choice but to create. Now that most of what I create is attached to monetary means it can get a bit confusing... It’s very good for me to just make for zero reasons at all like how it began. It’s like a little reset button. I also watch Helena jump into freezing rivers and scream and I am just like, “Umm nope,” fully clothed on land probably smoking a joint.

Sarah Gidick @pornforwomen

Occupation: Social Media Strategist and Writer

Holidays you celebrate? Christmas

Charities you support? Sheldrick Wildlife Trust- This organization raises orphaned wildlife (primarily elephants) that have lost their mothers to poaching. It's the world's most successful elephant rescue and rehabilitation program - something everyone can get on board with.

Businesses you support? I am a huge fan of Susanna Chow This mother-daughter duo lovingly craft the most whimsical, beautiful beaded accessories - everything is made by hand and each item is super special. Épice, created by Danish designers, is another small brand I love. Their scarves are beautiful, high quality and unique - expect loads of compliments.  For jewelry, I can't get enough of Maria Black. Her Liv hoops are the most perfect, lightweight earrings to ever exist.

Other advice?  In the spirit of sustainability and thoughtfulness, I think it's best to give things that the recipient will actually love and use. I seek out items that are well-made and often have a charming story behind them. I'm lucky to live in Paris and be able to visit a brocante (flea market) to find gifts like vintage tiaras (for your Miu Miu obsessed friend) or silver toast caddy gifted with "Poilâne," a must-have cookbook by the world-famous bread bakery. You don't need to spend a lot to make an impact -- just put some thought into it.

Wynn Hamlyn Crawshaw @wynnhamlyn

Occupation: Fashion Designer


Charities you support? Any charity that people want to support helps and is a super thoughtful gift to give someone for Christmas. I particularly like Trees that Count - Te Rahi o Tane. I like it for Christmas because at this time of year there is so much consumerism and travelling, and our carbon footprint balloons in size. It’s a good way to help mitigate that effect directly. Trees that count is a New Zealand one, but there are similar ones in all countries


Businesses to support? My favorite thing, person and brand is called Lucky Dip. It’s by my friend Tuhi and he makes shirts from reclaimed and recycled fabrics. He makes them himself, locally here in New Zealand. They are incredible

Georgina Graham  @_georginagraham_

Occupation: Make-up artist

Holidays you celebrate? We celebrate Christmas. Not for religious reasons, we are atheists as a couple, but for cultural fun because we have 5-year-old twins. We get a tree and decorate the house. We exchange gifts but we also do a lot for our community and give to charity and teach our little ones the importance of being useful and helpful in society.

Charities you support?  We get calendars from Advent of Change and we contribute money gifts to womankind worldwide. We also do an advent food box which is 25 days of collecting food to donate to a women and children's shelter near where we live as well as do a clothing and toy drive.

Businesses you support? We are supporting local community business and artisanal crafts fairs by buying from them so as to keep local and help our community and local economy.

Other sustainable ideas? We make cakes/pies /chutneys and jams to give to friends and loved ones.

Other advice? Less is more for us. We don't need anything. We do give gifts to people who work for us and our colleagues as gestures of love. We try to just give for the children or grandparents and would rather help our community.

Photography: Helena Christensen

Starring: Helena Christensen and Audrey Louise Reynolds

Bathing suits, one piece and bikini top: Staerk Christensen

Jumpsuits, sweatshirts, bucket hats, flannel shirt: Audrey Louise Reynolds

Boots and sunglasses: Model's own

Necklaces are either Helena’s or pawnshop

Dogs are Damo (Audrey’s) and Kuma (Helena’s)

Audrey Louise Reynolds & Helena Christensen

Photos: Helena Christensen

Models: Audrey Louise Reynolds & Helena Christensen

Helena Christensen and artist Audrey Louise Reynolds' new collaboration The Misses is the artistic fusion we never knew we needed, but one we know to look forward to. Their project will be a mixture of artisanal inspirations and sustainable handmade objects from their travels. We sat down for a chat with the two to discuss their friendship, their mutual passion for activism, pandemic revelations and their new projects.

BROWNSTONE COWBOYS: How did you guys meet?

HELENA: We were introduced by a mutual friend at a Christmas party, she had imagined us really getting along and she was right!

AUDREY: The beyond epic, talented, kind, gorgeous, earth angel Julianne Moore introduced us. I'm eternally grateful. This was 2010 or 2011... Helena had just come home from Peru and I was about to leave for there, so we dove right into talking about that and haven’t stopped talking since. I remember leaving the party with our respective boyfriends at the time and continuing to text each other all night after we left and even said I love you. We got very serious, very fast ;)

BROWNSTONE COWBOYS: It seems like you are both very close and playful — what is at the core of your friendship? What makes it work?

HELENA: Exactly that, we can be very serious and deep but what defines us is our playfulness, the curious child within us. We live for the moments and find joy in all the little obscure and poetic things around us, and we are obsessed with nature.

AUDREY: It’s just one of those uncalculatable things, we just click. As she said, we really go from deep to curious to dying laughing and typically all centered around being outside surrounded by flowers or the ocean. There’s zero doubt in my mind we will be friends forever.

BROWNSTONE COWBOYS: What is one thing you love about each other?

HELENA: What I love about Audrey is that she is like my spirit sister. I am so grateful that someone who sees and feels the same way I do about so much even exists.

AUDREY: Helena has the biggest heart and the darkest sense of humor, all while she literally picks up trash everywhere we are going as we are just walking around. Right now, she’s probably thinking about what kind of cheese she’s going to eat later. I couldn’t adore her more.

BROWNSTONE COWBOYS: Is there anything that the past year has changed for you/your life that you’d like to hold onto as life returns to the “new normal”?

HELENA: I realized I was very happy on my own and most at peace and grateful when in nature. Both of which I got to experience a lot more in the past year and a half. I want to hold onto that for the rest of my life.

AUDREY: I realized how much I hide in my work and it prevents me from having a real work life balance. Covid certainly made me stop in my tracks. I had days that felt long where I even forgot to eat lunch, which I never meant to skip — it’s just that every day I woke up, started working and by the time I looked up it was like magically 4:30pm and I was starving. Not nearly enough had gotten done as far as I was concerned. I’m hoping to continue to allow myself the balance I desperately needed and now have.

BROWNSTONE COWBOYS: What are the silver linings the pandemic has made you realize?

HELENA: Being with my son again, being in nature, taking my time with things I really love doing, taking photos and being creative, immersing myself in nature, all of those have made me feel extremely grateful within.

AUDREY: I met a very special boy that I fell madly in love with which would never have happened without the pandemic...

BROWNSTONE COWBOYS: Do you have any daily practices that help center you?

HELENA: Not really, except perhaps jumping into freezing rivers. It makes me feel like the truest version of myself.

AUDREY: I make paintings out of things I find on my walks, whether it be some yummy extra red mud, a flower, a piece of blue wood, an inky cap mushroom. I have never had any choice but to create. Now that most of what I create is attached to monetary means it can get a bit confusing... It’s very good for me to just make for zero reasons at all like how it began. It’s like a little reset button. I also watch Helena jump into freezing rivers and scream and I am just like, “Umm nope,” fully clothed on land probably smoking a joint.

Sally wears Marni knitted patchwork trousers, vintage Jeremy Scott leather sunglasses from Fabulous Fannies, Halston silk shirt & hood from Arara Archive. Pony rein by Collina Strada. Kids own clothes
Sally wears vintage sunglasses Fabulous Fannies, Hillier Bartley lamé kimono and vintage blue lizard coat from Arara Archive.
Sally wears Marni knitted patchwork trousers, Balenciaga green wellies, blue PVC coat from Arara Archive
Sally wears Balenciaga fleece trousers, vintage tee & T neck from Arara Archive
Sally wears Collina Strada star hoodie, Balenciaga wellies, Korean fishing trousers and sequin scarf from Arara Archive

Photography: Helena Christensen

Starring: Helena Christensen and Audrey Louise Reynolds

Bathing suits, one piece and bikini top: Staerk Christensen

Jumpsuits, sweatshirts, bucket hats, flannel shirt: Audrey Louise Reynolds

Boots and sunglasses: Model's own

Necklaces are either Helena’s or pawnshop

Dogs are Damo (Audrey’s) and Kuma (Helena’s)

Audrey Louise Reynolds & Helena Christensen

Helena Christensen and artist Audrey Louise Reynolds' new collaboration The Misses is the artistic fusion we never knew we needed, but one we know to look forward to. Their project will be a mixture of artisanal inspirations and sustainable handmade objects from their travels. We sat down for a chat with the two to discuss their friendship, their mutual passion for activism, pandemic revelations and their new projects.

Photography: Helena Christensen

Starring: Helena Christensen and Audrey Louise Reynolds

Bathing suits, one piece and bikini top: Staerk Christensen

Jumpsuits, sweatshirts, bucket hats, flannel shirt: Audrey Louise Reynolds

Boots and sunglasses: Model's own

Necklaces are either Helena’s or pawnshop

Dogs are Damo (Audrey’s) and Kuma (Helena’s)

Audrey Louise Reynolds & Helena Christensen

Fashion

Photos: Helena Christensen

Models: Audrey Louise Reynolds & Helena Christensen

Helena Christensen and artist Audrey Louise Reynolds' new collaboration The Misses is the artistic fusion we never knew we needed, but one we know to look forward to. Their project will be a mixture of artisanal inspirations and sustainable handmade objects from their travels. We sat down for a chat with the two to discuss their friendship, their mutual passion for activism, pandemic revelations and their new projects.

BROWNSTONE COWBOYS: How did you guys meet?

HELENA: We were introduced by a mutual friend at a Christmas party, she had imagined us really getting along and she was right!

AUDREY: The beyond epic, talented, kind, gorgeous, earth angel Julianne Moore introduced us. I'm eternally grateful. This was 2010 or 2011... Helena had just come home from Peru and I was about to leave for there, so we dove right into talking about that and haven’t stopped talking since. I remember leaving the party with our respective boyfriends at the time and continuing to text each other all night after we left and even said I love you. We got very serious, very fast ;)

BROWNSTONE COWBOYS: It seems like you are both very close and playful — what is at the core of your friendship? What makes it work?

HELENA: Exactly that, we can be very serious and deep but what defines us is our playfulness, the curious child within us. We live for the moments and find joy in all the little obscure and poetic things around us, and we are obsessed with nature.

AUDREY: It’s just one of those uncalculatable things, we just click. As she said, we really go from deep to curious to dying laughing and typically all centered around being outside surrounded by flowers or the ocean. There’s zero doubt in my mind we will be friends forever.

BROWNSTONE COWBOYS: What is one thing you love about each other?

HELENA: What I love about Audrey is that she is like my spirit sister. I am so grateful that someone who sees and feels the same way I do about so much even exists.

AUDREY: Helena has the biggest heart and the darkest sense of humor, all while she literally picks up trash everywhere we are going as we are just walking around. Right now, she’s probably thinking about what kind of cheese she’s going to eat later. I couldn’t adore her more.

BROWNSTONE COWBOYS: Is there anything that the past year has changed for you/your life that you’d like to hold onto as life returns to the “new normal”?

HELENA: I realized I was very happy on my own and most at peace and grateful when in nature. Both of which I got to experience a lot more in the past year and a half. I want to hold onto that for the rest of my life.

AUDREY: I realized how much I hide in my work and it prevents me from having a real work life balance. Covid certainly made me stop in my tracks. I had days that felt long where I even forgot to eat lunch, which I never meant to skip — it’s just that every day I woke up, started working and by the time I looked up it was like magically 4:30pm and I was starving. Not nearly enough had gotten done as far as I was concerned. I’m hoping to continue to allow myself the balance I desperately needed and now have.

BROWNSTONE COWBOYS: What are the silver linings the pandemic has made you realize?

HELENA: Being with my son again, being in nature, taking my time with things I really love doing, taking photos and being creative, immersing myself in nature, all of those have made me feel extremely grateful within.

AUDREY: I met a very special boy that I fell madly in love with which would never have happened without the pandemic...

BROWNSTONE COWBOYS: Do you have any daily practices that help center you?

HELENA: Not really, except perhaps jumping into freezing rivers. It makes me feel like the truest version of myself.

AUDREY: I make paintings out of things I find on my walks, whether it be some yummy extra red mud, a flower, a piece of blue wood, an inky cap mushroom. I have never had any choice but to create. Now that most of what I create is attached to monetary means it can get a bit confusing... It’s very good for me to just make for zero reasons at all like how it began. It’s like a little reset button. I also watch Helena jump into freezing rivers and scream and I am just like, “Umm nope,” fully clothed on land probably smoking a joint.

Photography: Helena Christensen

Starring: Helena Christensen and Audrey Louise Reynolds

Bathing suits, one piece and bikini top: Staerk Christensen

Jumpsuits, sweatshirts, bucket hats, flannel shirt: Audrey Louise Reynolds

Boots and sunglasses: Model's own

Necklaces are either Helena’s or pawnshop

Dogs are Damo (Audrey’s) and Kuma (Helena’s)

Audrey Louise Reynolds & Helena Christensen

Fashion
May 18, 2022

Helena Christensen and artist Audrey Louise Reynolds' new collaboration The Misses is the artistic fusion we never knew we needed, but one we know to look forward to. Their project will be a mixture of artisanal inspirations and sustainable handmade objects from their travels. We sat down for a chat with the two to discuss their friendship, their mutual passion for activism, pandemic revelations and their new projects.

Photography: Helena Christensen

Starring: Helena Christensen and Audrey Louise Reynolds

Bathing suits, one piece and bikini top: Staerk Christensen

Jumpsuits, sweatshirts, bucket hats, flannel shirt: Audrey Louise Reynolds

Boots and sunglasses: Model's own

Necklaces are either Helena’s or pawnshop

Dogs are Damo (Audrey’s) and Kuma (Helena’s)

Audrey Louise Reynolds & Helena Christensen

Helena Christensen and artist Audrey Louise Reynolds' new collaboration The Misses is the artistic fusion we never knew we needed, but one we know to look forward to. Their project will be a mixture of artisanal inspirations and sustainable handmade objects from their travels. We sat down for a chat with the two to discuss their friendship, their mutual passion for activism, pandemic revelations and their new projects.

Photography: Helena Christensen

Starring: Helena Christensen and Audrey Louise Reynolds

Bathing suits, one piece and bikini top: Staerk Christensen

Jumpsuits, sweatshirts, bucket hats, flannel shirt: Audrey Louise Reynolds

Boots and sunglasses: Model's own

Necklaces are either Helena’s or pawnshop

Dogs are Damo (Audrey’s) and Kuma (Helena’s)

Audrey Louise Reynolds & Helena Christensen

Fashion

Photos: Helena Christensen

Models: Audrey Louise Reynolds & Helena Christensen

Helena Christensen and artist Audrey Louise Reynolds' new collaboration The Misses is the artistic fusion we never knew we needed, but one we know to look forward to. Their project will be a mixture of artisanal inspirations and sustainable handmade objects from their travels. We sat down for a chat with the two to discuss their friendship, their mutual passion for activism, pandemic revelations and their new projects.

BROWNSTONE COWBOYS: How did you guys meet?

HELENA: We were introduced by a mutual friend at a Christmas party, she had imagined us really getting along and she was right!

AUDREY: The beyond epic, talented, kind, gorgeous, earth angel Julianne Moore introduced us. I'm eternally grateful. This was 2010 or 2011... Helena had just come home from Peru and I was about to leave for there, so we dove right into talking about that and haven’t stopped talking since. I remember leaving the party with our respective boyfriends at the time and continuing to text each other all night after we left and even said I love you. We got very serious, very fast ;)

BROWNSTONE COWBOYS: It seems like you are both very close and playful — what is at the core of your friendship? What makes it work?

HELENA: Exactly that, we can be very serious and deep but what defines us is our playfulness, the curious child within us. We live for the moments and find joy in all the little obscure and poetic things around us, and we are obsessed with nature.

AUDREY: It’s just one of those uncalculatable things, we just click. As she said, we really go from deep to curious to dying laughing and typically all centered around being outside surrounded by flowers or the ocean. There’s zero doubt in my mind we will be friends forever.

BROWNSTONE COWBOYS: What is one thing you love about each other?

HELENA: What I love about Audrey is that she is like my spirit sister. I am so grateful that someone who sees and feels the same way I do about so much even exists.

AUDREY: Helena has the biggest heart and the darkest sense of humor, all while she literally picks up trash everywhere we are going as we are just walking around. Right now, she’s probably thinking about what kind of cheese she’s going to eat later. I couldn’t adore her more.

BROWNSTONE COWBOYS: Is there anything that the past year has changed for you/your life that you’d like to hold onto as life returns to the “new normal”?

HELENA: I realized I was very happy on my own and most at peace and grateful when in nature. Both of which I got to experience a lot more in the past year and a half. I want to hold onto that for the rest of my life.

AUDREY: I realized how much I hide in my work and it prevents me from having a real work life balance. Covid certainly made me stop in my tracks. I had days that felt long where I even forgot to eat lunch, which I never meant to skip — it’s just that every day I woke up, started working and by the time I looked up it was like magically 4:30pm and I was starving. Not nearly enough had gotten done as far as I was concerned. I’m hoping to continue to allow myself the balance I desperately needed and now have.

BROWNSTONE COWBOYS: What are the silver linings the pandemic has made you realize?

HELENA: Being with my son again, being in nature, taking my time with things I really love doing, taking photos and being creative, immersing myself in nature, all of those have made me feel extremely grateful within.

AUDREY: I met a very special boy that I fell madly in love with which would never have happened without the pandemic...

BROWNSTONE COWBOYS: Do you have any daily practices that help center you?

HELENA: Not really, except perhaps jumping into freezing rivers. It makes me feel like the truest version of myself.

AUDREY: I make paintings out of things I find on my walks, whether it be some yummy extra red mud, a flower, a piece of blue wood, an inky cap mushroom. I have never had any choice but to create. Now that most of what I create is attached to monetary means it can get a bit confusing... It’s very good for me to just make for zero reasons at all like how it began. It’s like a little reset button. I also watch Helena jump into freezing rivers and scream and I am just like, “Umm nope,” fully clothed on land probably smoking a joint.

Photography: Helena Christensen

Starring: Helena Christensen and Audrey Louise Reynolds

Bathing suits, one piece and bikini top: Staerk Christensen

Jumpsuits, sweatshirts, bucket hats, flannel shirt: Audrey Louise Reynolds

Boots and sunglasses: Model's own

Necklaces are either Helena’s or pawnshop

Dogs are Damo (Audrey’s) and Kuma (Helena’s)

Audrey Louise Reynolds & Helena Christensen

Fashion
May 18, 2022

Photos: Helena Christensen

Models: Audrey Louise Reynolds & Helena Christensen

BROWNSTONE COWBOYS: How did you guys meet?

HELENA: We were introduced by a mutual friend at a Christmas party, she had imagined us really getting along and she was right!

AUDREY: The beyond epic, talented, kind, gorgeous, earth angel Julianne Moore introduced us. I'm eternally grateful. This was 2010 or 2011... Helena had just come home from Peru and I was about to leave for there, so we dove right into talking about that and haven’t stopped talking since. I remember leaving the party with our respective boyfriends at the time and continuing to text each other all night after we left and even said I love you. We got very serious, very fast ;)

BROWNSTONE COWBOYS: It seems like you are both very close and playful — what is at the core of your friendship? What makes it work?

HELENA: Exactly that, we can be very serious and deep but what defines us is our playfulness, the curious child within us. We live for the moments and find joy in all the little obscure and poetic things around us, and we are obsessed with nature.

AUDREY: It’s just one of those uncalculatable things, we just click. As she said, we really go from deep to curious to dying laughing and typically all centered around being outside surrounded by flowers or the ocean. There’s zero doubt in my mind we will be friends forever.

BROWNSTONE COWBOYS: What is one thing you love about each other?

HELENA: What I love about Audrey is that she is like my spirit sister. I am so grateful that someone who sees and feels the same way I do about so much even exists.

AUDREY: Helena has the biggest heart and the darkest sense of humor, all while she literally picks up trash everywhere we are going as we are just walking around. Right now, she’s probably thinking about what kind of cheese she’s going to eat later. I couldn’t adore her more.

BROWNSTONE COWBOYS: Is there anything that the past year has changed for you/your life that you’d like to hold onto as life returns to the “new normal”?

HELENA: I realized I was very happy on my own and most at peace and grateful when in nature. Both of which I got to experience a lot more in the past year and a half. I want to hold onto that for the rest of my life.

AUDREY: I realized how much I hide in my work and it prevents me from having a real work life balance. Covid certainly made me stop in my tracks. I had days that felt long where I even forgot to eat lunch, which I never meant to skip — it’s just that every day I woke up, started working and by the time I looked up it was like magically 4:30pm and I was starving. Not nearly enough had gotten done as far as I was concerned. I’m hoping to continue to allow myself the balance I desperately needed and now have.

BROWNSTONE COWBOYS: What are the silver linings the pandemic has made you realize?

HELENA: Being with my son again, being in nature, taking my time with things I really love doing, taking photos and being creative, immersing myself in nature, all of those have made me feel extremely grateful within.

AUDREY: I met a very special boy that I fell madly in love with which would never have happened without the pandemic...

BROWNSTONE COWBOYS: Do you have any daily practices that help center you?

HELENA: Not really, except perhaps jumping into freezing rivers. It makes me feel like the truest version of myself.

AUDREY: I make paintings out of things I find on my walks, whether it be some yummy extra red mud, a flower, a piece of blue wood, an inky cap mushroom. I have never had any choice but to create. Now that most of what I create is attached to monetary means it can get a bit confusing... It’s very good for me to just make for zero reasons at all like how it began. It’s like a little reset button. I also watch Helena jump into freezing rivers and scream and I am just like, “Umm nope,” fully clothed on land probably smoking a joint.

Audrey Louise Reynolds & Helena Christensen

Fashion

Photos: Helena Christensen

Models: Audrey Louise Reynolds & Helena Christensen

Helena Christensen and artist Audrey Louise Reynolds' new collaboration The Misses is the artistic fusion we never knew we needed, but one we know to look forward to. Their project will be a mixture of artisanal inspirations and sustainable handmade objects from their travels. We sat down for a chat with the two to discuss their friendship, their mutual passion for activism, pandemic revelations and their new projects.

BROWNSTONE COWBOYS: How did you guys meet?

HELENA: We were introduced by a mutual friend at a Christmas party, she had imagined us really getting along and she was right!

AUDREY: The beyond epic, talented, kind, gorgeous, earth angel Julianne Moore introduced us. I'm eternally grateful. This was 2010 or 2011... Helena had just come home from Peru and I was about to leave for there, so we dove right into talking about that and haven’t stopped talking since. I remember leaving the party with our respective boyfriends at the time and continuing to text each other all night after we left and even said I love you. We got very serious, very fast ;)

BROWNSTONE COWBOYS: It seems like you are both very close and playful — what is at the core of your friendship? What makes it work?

HELENA: Exactly that, we can be very serious and deep but what defines us is our playfulness, the curious child within us. We live for the moments and find joy in all the little obscure and poetic things around us, and we are obsessed with nature.

AUDREY: It’s just one of those uncalculatable things, we just click. As she said, we really go from deep to curious to dying laughing and typically all centered around being outside surrounded by flowers or the ocean. There’s zero doubt in my mind we will be friends forever.

BROWNSTONE COWBOYS: What is one thing you love about each other?

HELENA: What I love about Audrey is that she is like my spirit sister. I am so grateful that someone who sees and feels the same way I do about so much even exists.

AUDREY: Helena has the biggest heart and the darkest sense of humor, all while she literally picks up trash everywhere we are going as we are just walking around. Right now, she’s probably thinking about what kind of cheese she’s going to eat later. I couldn’t adore her more.

"We live for the moments and find joy in all the little obscure and poetic things around us and we are obsessed with nature."- Helena

BROWNSTONE COWBOYS: Is there anything that the past year has changed for you/your life that you’d like to hold onto as life returns to the “new normal”?

HELENA: I realized I was very happy on my own and most at peace and grateful when in nature. Both of which I got to experience a lot more in the past year and a half. I want to hold onto that for the rest of my life.

AUDREY: I realized how much I hide in my work and it prevents me from having a real work life balance. Covid certainly made me stop in my tracks. I had days that felt long where I even forgot to eat lunch, which I never meant to skip — it’s just that every day I woke up, started working and by the time I looked up it was like magically 4:30pm and I was starving. Not nearly enough had gotten done as far as I was concerned. I’m hoping to continue to allow myself the balance I desperately needed and now have.

BROWNSTONE COWBOYS: What are the silver linings the pandemic has made you realize?

HELENA: Being with my son again, being in nature, taking my time with things I really love doing, taking photos and being creative, immersing myself in nature, all of those have made me feel extremely grateful within.

AUDREY: I met a very special boy that I fell madly in love with which would never have happened without the pandemic...

BROWNSTONE COWBOYS: Do you have any daily practices that help center you?

HELENA: Not really, except perhaps jumping into freezing rivers. It makes me feel like the truest version of myself.

AUDREY: I make paintings out of things I find on my walks, whether it be some yummy extra red mud, a flower, a piece of blue wood, an inky cap mushroom. I have never had any choice but to create. Now that most of what I create is attached to monetary means it can get a bit confusing... It’s very good for me to just make for zero reasons at all like how it began. It’s like a little reset button. I also watch Helena jump into freezing rivers and scream and I am just like, “Umm nope,” fully clothed on land probably smoking a joint.

"I have never had any choice but to create. Now that most of what I create is attached to monetary means it can get a bit confusing... It’s very good for me to just make for zero reasons at all like how it began. It’s like a little reset button."- Audrey

Photography: Helena Christensen

Starring: Helena Christensen and Audrey Louise Reynolds

Bathing suits, one piece and bikini top: Staerk Christensen

Jumpsuits, sweatshirts, bucket hats, flannel shirt: Audrey Louise Reynolds

Boots and sunglasses: Model's own

Necklaces are either Helena’s or pawnshop

Dogs are Damo (Audrey’s) and Kuma (Helena’s)