Thursday, 18 February 2010

Exhibition Piece

Last week I received a phone call from my publicist and producer Dean Drieberg regarding an upcoming fashion shoot for one of the amazing photographers on my agency, Miss Bossy Boots books. Photographer Amelia Soegijono is represented by MBB and Dean in Sydney and asked if I would be interested in working with her on a exhibition piece for this years Loreal Melbourne Fashion Festival (LMFF) titled 'Desire'. I jumped at the chance to work with a great photographer like Amelia and to work with someone new, so Amelia flew me to Sydney where we proceeded to make her concept come to life!
Amelia chose Slovakian model Alina @ Chic Management(above) and as you can see yourself she is an incredible beauty!
The outfit Alina is wearing above is a piece of sheer cotton fabric I fashioned into a dress by wrapping and cutting, making a strong shouldered, asymmetrical look.

As the exhibition is to be featured during LMFF the focus I thought needed to be on a high end fashion look and decided to use only one designer, Aurelio Costarella, couturier to the stars like Jennifer Hawkins, Rihanna and Sharon Stone to name a few! I have featured Aurelio in this blog before and continue to love his work, as I do his PR director Paul O Connor for getting these couture pieces to me on time!
Aurelio Costarella gown with background fabric flowing
Slovakian beauty Alina from Chic Management
Some of the couture gowns by wonderful friend Aurelio Costarella

Make up artist Aliza creating our third look on Alina, a demonic, dark moody character.

Diminutive, talented photographer Amelia Soegijono creating magic!
Two versions of the dress, one black, one white giving a good/bad feel to the 'Desire' theme

The above photo may look a little odd but once Amelia works her post production magic and the full picture is released at the exhibition it will all make sense when you see the finished product!

I loved working with Amelia and the team in Sydney and thank Dean Drieberg for making it happen, not to mention his company in a very humid Sydney town! 95 % humidity is something special, its almost water!
The exhibition details to come very soon!

Wednesday, 10 February 2010


My recent posts have been about parties, weddings and friends so I thought it best that I get back to what I really set this blog up for, my work and giving you a look behind the scenes at what a stylist such as myself does.
Last Friday I was excited to be working again with French photographer Philippe Auger, great friend and great make up artist Narelle Hall and my talented assistant Tara Ramsay. We were shooting an upcoming editorial story for a certain magazine that I will let you know of in the future, as you can understand they want the shots to be seen first while you flick through their glossy pages! Hence sum images are blurry, on purpose!
The location was a empty warehouse in Richmond Victoria and the feel Philippe wanted was of a rundown theatre with a dark, slightly haunted environment.
Our model was Laura Scaife of Camerons Models who recently was runner up of 'New Zealand's Next Top Model' and who wowed all of us on set for her amazing work, unfortunately she is only here in Melbourne for a couple of weeks but I hope she makes it back for Loreal Melbourne Fashion Festival.
Make up artist Narelle Hall working her magic, changing model Laura's hair from a short platinum blonde style to 30's black bob! Amazing transformation and fantastic make up!
Model Laura Scaife

Photographer Philippe Auger shooting the wonderful Laura!
And again
Me working hard!

Some beautiful pieces of clothing from 'Madam Virtue' and 'Gorman'
I can't wait to see this in print and am so happy with the outcome, Philippe did an amazing job, I have seen the shots that he created and will share them with you when they appear in the magazine.
A great team effort for a great result, big thanks to Philippe, Narelle, Laura and Tara!

Photographer Philippe Auger
Stylist Philip Boon
Make up artist Narelle Hall
Stylist's Assistant Tara Ramsey
Model Laura Scaife @ Camerons