I’d certainly not consider myself a model, not by any stretch of the imagination. I know what a model is, and I’m not one of them. But one of the countless upsides to being the Editor of a publication like Fashionising.com is that you often get to wear different hats (yes, both literally and figuratively). You also get to meet, get to work with, get to know and love, some really great and talented people. When Lyndel Yeo and Daniel Jackson from 35mm photography asked if I’d do a shoot with them my thought bubble was of a few casual snaps in someone’s backyard. But instead it turned out to be quite a luxurious affair at boutique Melbourne hotel The Blackman, with some amazing garments pulled together by the team from Melbourne Stylists. They pretty much had to prise the D&G silk slips and Stella McCartney shoes from my hands (and feet), so perfectly chosen was their bounty.
Perhaps it’s the luxury of not being in front of the camera for a living, but working on these kind of projects with the amazing people we get to meet every day becomes kind of like the fun mucking around you’d do with a bunch of friends. Aside from the genuinely fun time I had lounging around in a hotel room in D&G, drinking wine and singing along (rather badly) to Feetwood Mac, it was also completely interesting – as shoots always are – watching the team at work. With constant pampering from hairstylist Sharah Fitzgerald and makeup artist Fiona Hughes the day went by quickly and without a dull moment. And, it must be said, Lyndel and Daniel make a fantastic team.
You can see the fruits of that day’s efforts by clicking on the thumbnails and browsing through the photo shoot.