Beach City!

Photographer Christian Blanchard and I recently collaborated on an eclectic vintage fashion story at City Beach featuring up and coming Scene model Amelia Brown. I used some great un-established designer labels and vintage, mixed with high end pieces straight off the international runways. Hair and Make-up by Ashley Brockman.

Amelia wears turban and silver mesh knit from Winifred & Bance. Tsumori Chisato star fish broach, Oliver Goldsmith sunglasses, Ann Valerie Hash necklace and Vivienne Westwood tote all from Dilettante. Strawberry ring and bangles stylist’s own. Dress (worn under knit) designed by Elli Christou from label TORA.

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Behind-the-scenes.

I have always hated the mis-match look but for some reason lately I have been inspired to create my own unusual combinations. This is my first attempt at mixing and mis-matching and I am happy the look worked in reality as it did in my mind in theory.

Necklace, bamboo bangles and shoes stylist’s own, one piece swim suit by Lady Lascivious available
at Red Stripe Clothing, Tsumori Chisato skirt, headband and material bracelet from Dilettante. Bo Ra flower broach cookbookofcreations.blogspot.com

The best assistants in Perth, chilling on set at City Beach kiost.
 Richard Jeffersion (R) – photographer’s assistant and Jaxon Reibel (L) Stylist’s assistant. I met Jaxon through a friend only a few weeks ago and I’m so glad I did. He is a budding designer and has done some styling short courses at Central Saint Martins as he just returned from living in London for the past 2 years. He isn’t afraid to voice his own opinion and is not daunted by $3,000 blazers – always a good thing 🙂

Richard is a serious photographer in his own right and is so skilled at his craft he is an asset to everyone he works with. Richard also regularly assists Getty Images Award winning and Perth Fashion Festival Official catwalk photographer Stefan Gossati.

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Bo Ra bow worn in hair, Lady Lascivious bikini top (lady.lascivious@bigpond.com) also available at Red Stripe Clothing, Preen shorts from Dilettante and vintage umbrella from my grandmother.

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Christian and Amelia.

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Orange scarf and sheer blue bolero from Winifred & Bance, swimsuit bikini bottom by Lady Lascivious available at Red Stripe Clothing cnr William and Roe Street, Perth www.redstripeclothing.com.

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Sunset and almost time to go home after 12 hours solid shooting.
I’ll post some of the final images when I get them.

Christian is currently in New York. He is big news at the moment and now one of the top photographers in Australia. He just shot the Perth Fashion Festival 2009 Campaign with festival face Emily Cattermole and recently photographed the past two Mimco campaigns – the latest to be released soon.

Big Thank you to Dilettante
Lady Lascivious
Red Stripe Clothing
Winifred and Bance
Bree Anderson of Bo Ra
Zekka
Elli Christou of TORA

I promise to be giving you more SV in future than of recent times, it’s been mental lately!

Much love, rock ‘n’ roll and sexy times xxx

09-05-2009

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