It doesn’t matter if it’s one solitary necklace or a whole treasure-trove of gold bangles and cuffs; Ashely Smith wears her jewellery with attitude. And it’s the jewellery that’s the focus of this shoot by Hicham Riad, silver or gold, shiny or matte, against a palette of all-black outfits.
The styling by Anne Rabeux is at its best when harder, faster, more fetishist – rather than when it sparkles bling-like against Ashley’s raucous attitude and fun poses. But in every shot, Riad brings out the best in the model, making for a jewellery shoot that’s a rock jewel indeed.
For the full shoot of Ashley Smith by Hicham Riad, which features in the December 2011 issue of Elle Belgium, click on the gallery above.