Well I have been up north, shooting a high end W.A. fashion story, of course!
I sent Thom, who currently resides in New Zealand, my proposal to do a high-end W.A fashion shoot for editorial – to make some beautiful art and highlight some of the amazing talent we have here in W.A. To use items from Ruby Mariani’s ‘Seduisant et Repousant’ collection and show the rest of the world my vision of Western Australia being a respected fashion capital. And to my utter surprise, Thom agreed!!!!
After that W.A. make-up artist Rebekah Clark came on board. Rebekah’s work is also renowned internationally and Australia wide, having worked on campaigns for Wheels and Dollbaby, Illonaire and been responsible for making-up none other than ‘The Body’. We then found our model in Sarah Pauley from Viviens – she was fantastic and perfect due to her otherworldy look and statuesque figure.
Thanks to Ruby Mariani’s awe inspiring collection and her constant inspiration, I styled each look and borrowed pieces from Dilettante, Jewellery designer Max Ball at Purist Gallery, Joynt Venture and Risque Adult Shop (stipper heels that is) and before I knew it Thom had flown over from N.Z.and we were all on a road trip up north.
I will be sure to let you know when the editorial is printed. It is tipped to be exposed in a very high-end, brand-new, Australia-wide magazine later this year – but you will no doubt see them before then also – will keep you posted (literally 😉
Take a sneak peak here at the behind-the-scenes action.
‘Presenting Ruby Mariani’ Fashion Story
Photography: Thomas Kerr @ Vendrame
Art Direction/ Production/ Styling: Me
Make-up & Hair: Rebekah Clark
Model: Sarah Pauley @ Viviens
It was so cool there. If you ever manage to get up this way you should definitely make a stop. It is just before a town called Cataby and is off Brand Hwy.
It has some hilarious 1950’s country petrol station memorabilia. The lady who owns it is hilarious also, lovin’ it taking the piss out of city people – but in an affectionate way.
I love Rebekah’s raw use of make-up. She enhances the natural elements of the model’s features allowing them to shine through whilst giving it a tough, yet natural appearance. It was exactly what we were going for with this shoot as we were all exploring the juxtaposition of dark and light, tough and soft, Seduisant et Repousnat (allure and respulsion).
Epic yet beautiful!
Ahh what we do for high fashion!
This shot was taken before I put the shoes on. Standing in 5 inch heels on sand is not easy.
Sarah wears Bristling ear rings and bracelets and Cage rings by Max Ball @ Purist Gallery, Christopher Kane for Swarovski Crystal broach worn as headband, Kane for Swarovski necklace and Preen Dress all from Dilettante, Human Hair Bag by Ruby Mariani.