Hunter Candles founder and creator Vianney Hunter is as raw and intriguing as her signature scents.
Never seen without her hat and black cape, Vianney is obsessed with the graffitied streets and back alley ways of Newtown - the back drop to many impromptu Hunter Candles photo shoots. "I find the streets contagious. They have this crazy energy, full of life and lust. Yet everything still feels so simple here, and everyone feels so connected".
This perfect tension between the chaos and the calm runs through Vianney's blood. Growing up, Vianney's mother was an interior designer and photographer. "I remember our house always being full of enormous candles. They were everywhere. Mum use to style them in and amongst a million plants and branches. When I look back at that now, I feel like my Hunter Candles are a snapshot of those rooms".
It was her mothers love for the arts that originally inspired Vianney to train as a professional singer. "My singing career was an amazing adventure that took me around the world and back. I had enough fun to last me a lifetime. But for now, the only time I pull out the mic is at Kelly's on King Street for karaoke".