Nomad Photography – The Battlefield Dress

Photographer: Nomad Photography
Makeup Artist: Ashley Cirovski
Stylist: Happy Schnapper
Model: Kay
Model: Jay

Finally I’m ready to start introducing you to some of the styling projects I’ve been working on for the past month!  First off was a shoot with Thierry Nguyen from Nomad Photography.  As it was my first official shoot I wanted to ease myself into it by working with people that I’m really familiar with.  I’ve known Thierry for years having worked with him in the past on wedding editorials as a model.  The thing I love most about Thierry is that he is open to sharing knowledge.  When I bumped into him recently at Fashfest he found me in the media pack struggling with my camera settings in the low light conditions.  Without hesitation Thierry took my camera, turned dials and knobs so that my camera was set to capture the catwalk to the best of its amateur ability!  The second thing I enjoy about working with Thierry is his vast amount of gadgets!  From his Model Release iPad app to the photos that stream to his iPad in real time during the shoot.  It’s just all a little bit James Bond!

Now to my beautiful models who happen to also be my besties!  What better way to ease into a shoot than working with the gals that I goof around with most weekends?  Kay has been modelling for the past decade which took a lot of pressure off me as she needed no direction to produce these killer shots and Jay has not modelled at all however her photos show what a natural beauty she is.  I’m very blessed to have such gorgeous and supportive friends.

My brief for this shoot was a powerful corporate styling – fierce, strong, edgy women.  The original plan was to shoot in a very urban, modern location however just my luck it was not just raining but torrential down pour which resulted in a last minute change in location.  We made the most of it and had a great time in the process!
The first look I have put together is based on the Sheike Battlefield dress which is probably one of my favourite dresses, it’s such a great dress that Jay and Kay also own it.  I’ve teamed the dresses with faux fur and gold accessories for a touch of luxury.

Above Jay wears:
Faux fur stole by Kmart
Battlefield dress by Sheike
Golden eye belt by Sheike
T-bar suede heels by Glamour Puss c/o Wanted Shoes
Gayla bag in grey pebbled leather by Pink Corporation
Gold pony tail cuff by Annie Pop Shop
Rose gold chunky chain bracelet by Diva

Above Kay wears:
Faux fur cropped vest by Valleygirl

Battlefield dress by Sheike
Golden eye belt by Sheike

Clayton heels in nude leather by Tony Bianco
Gold chunky chain bracelet by Diva
Lastly I would like to make mention to the makeup artist Ashley Cirovski who produced the very strong makeup look for the shoot.  I had never worked with Ashley before and she proved to be reliable, friendly and very talented at what she does.  Ashley has trained not only at the Canberra Makeup Academy but also has undertaken training in London working on high profile events such as London Fashion Week.

Keep an eye out for more from this shoot over the coming weeks, I’ve got so many more to share!

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