We are having a pseudo-Winter with a rainy Spring vibe going on which means layering and dresses with stockings. Always a favourite. I always talk about the weather because in Melbourne it is very easy to wear too little or too much or get caught in a downpour and then no one is happy. Every morning I check the weather report and stick my arm out into the balcony before dressing myself and even then it’s a 50-50 chance of being uncomfortable. I’ve now got a part time job which means I can break out all the lovely items of clothing recently purchased while on a H&M and Asos binge, because looking good means lovely customers would believe you more when you say ‘oh that looks gorgeous on you’.
I love online shopping. No fuss, no scrabbling around on racks trying to find something decent, no wondering whether or not this limp item would look good on you, and instead everything is displayed on a model, you just pick the size, the color and hand over your credit card. It helps when there’s a big SALE sign and FREE shipping. Easy exchanges are good too. Asos recently announced they’re going to open an Australian (AsosAu) site, and now I just silently pray for H&M Aus. In any case there’s always H&M Singapore and H&M Paris.
Every girl deserves to feel sexy and I adore this little hot red number. It’s also an effort to diversify away from black.
Dress from Asos.com and features a lovely little cutaway detail at the back. The necklace is from Phoebe & Iris.
I’ve worked with model Ana Kingsley previously on the Couleur Beauty shoot and was quite happy when she approached me with a new beauty concept. In fact I love it when models (and other creatives) come with ideas- particularly those that do not involve the words fierce, high fashion, dark and edgy, graffiti, and under water. Collaborating again with the very luscious makeup artist Justine Bruers, we also brought in Kaye Waterhouse; very tall, very beautiful and a rocking model.
Equipment needed: framed glass and lots of colorful candles.
Things to watch out for: flames, burnt fingers and a overzealous over happy Justine being distracted with melting max.
Anna L acted as assistant again; brewing tea, dripping candles and taking behind the scene photos. Enjoy.
Cake and cupcakes are obviously a very important part of any shoot. So are semi-naked models with panda hats.
I’ve just finished a bunch of August shoots, stay tuned!
While I’m stewing with my hand warmers on it’s nice to look back at my last beach editorial with the fabulous Anke Hansen, Ana Biasol and Alycia @ Boss Models. You can view the behind the scenes photos here.
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Can’t wait for next summer to pack it full of swimwear and resort and gorgeous dresses.