Photographer Nadia Attura and Stylist, Hair and Make-up Artist Mercury have been working together since 2006. Passionate about communicating the beauty of queer identity the pair founded Northern Stars Ltd in May 2007 with the aim of improving lesbian visibility and challenging stereotypes about what gay and bisexual women really look like. If you are interested in becoming involved with the project in any way please do drop us a line.
Their ilove projects include; ilove London Girls a stylised London Lesbian History, which asks what if our lesbian history had not been destroyed or hidden, could it have looked like this? ilove Film Girls takes a cheeky look at Hollywood and imagines what if Hollywood was full of leading ladies. ilove Drag courts the Royalty of London & Brighton's Drag scene. ilove kissing Girls shows us that it does not matter where you are; at work, at play or even stuck in a lift, anywhere is good to show you care. ilove Global Girls "Around the World in 80 Gays" a new queer ticket for RTW travel. Our globe trotting sisters journey across our beautiful diverse planet to discover its interesting hot spots and fall in love along the way. ilove Career Girls takes a peek at love at the work place and what makes our 9 to 5 jobs better. You can also see our monthly fashion shoots in the award winning magazine G3, Milivres Prowler and Gaydar advertising campaigns.
The ilove London girls calendar became the face of DIVA Direct sales publicity, Gaydar advertising campaigns 2008- 2011, featured in Time Out Editors choice, Curve Magazine, L-Mag, BLIKK, DIVA, G3 and Fyne magazines, websites Afterellen, Chueca, Cherry Girl, YAGG, The Pink Paper, SX Magazine, YAGG, Lovegirls, Lesbilicious, CHERRIE, Lez World, Sugar Butch, Gaelick, Euro Out, Aut!, Fem Fusion, Gaysir. Soho Books. Exhibitions at The Soho Theatre, First Out and The Candy Bar.
We are in awe of those who have fought and continue to fight for equal rights. We stand in solidarity with those who currently face cruel oppressive governments, ignorance at home and prejudice at work.
At ilove we are fortunate to be Out and proud and to be able to make our little project with the full support and generosity of family and friends. Love and Peace.