Outback beauty

The Australian outback has some recognisable cliches. Dusty dirt roads. Rusty wire fences atop fence posts that lean lazily in some wayward direction. Structures that are more shacks than they are houses, constructed of wood and with cobbled together interiors. But anyone who calls the Australian countryside home feels as much an affinity for those objects as their city-dwelling counterparts feel for the bars and cafes and concrete. It’s that kind of iconic Australiana setting that Kelly Defina set the country’s interpretation of spring 2011 fashion against.

In this shoot for Fashionising.com,  you can expect no (literal) dirty denim jeans or Akubra hats on our leading lady. Each outfit is instead as feminine and pretty as a fragrant bush wildflower and, true to the shoot’s concept, each outfit is sourced from only Australian designers.

kaye waterhouse kelly defina shoot

Click the thumbnails for full pictures:
Outback Beauty by Kelly Defina
Outback Beauty by Kelly Defina
Outback Beauty by Kelly Defina
Outback Beauty by Kelly Defina
Outback Beauty by Kelly Defina
Outback Beauty by Kelly Defina
Outback Beauty by Kelly Defina
Outback Beauty by Kelly Defina

From bush to beauty, this is a photo shoot highlights the humble beginnings of many an Australian town or city. And yet they’re beginnings that still actively exist in the face of modernity.

You can click on the thumbnails above to view the full photo shoot, which stars model Kaye Waterhouse and was styled by Mercy Watson.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.