The accidental Geisha

Peter Coulson found Kelly Rihanna in a mundane suburban setting, a flower amidst a supermarket desert – and he turned her into a Geisha.

Wearing a range of authentic kimonos from Vintage Emporium, the styling of the photo series takes Kelly from head-to-toe Geisha girl in china doll makeup, ornate accessories and intricate hair, through to natural looks that demonstrate how oriental fashion can translate into everyday wearability.

kelly rihanna by peter coulson

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Geisha: Kelly Rhianna by Peter Coulson
Geisha: Kelly Rhianna by Peter Coulson
Geisha: Kelly Rhianna by Peter Coulson
Geisha: Kelly Rhianna by Peter Coulson
Geisha: Kelly Rhianna by Peter Coulson
Geisha: Kelly Rhianna by Peter Coulson
Geisha: Kelly Rhianna by Peter Coulson
Geisha: Kelly Rhianna by Peter Coulson

Despite being – as model stories often go – plucked from obscurity, Kelly Rihanna plays her blushing Geisha role with a natural ease. With hair by Deanne Leigh, styling and hair accessories by Annette Sanfilippo, and makeup by Joanna Blair, you can view all of Peter Coulson’s shoot of Kelly Rihanna at the gallery above.

For more of Peter’s work head to peter-coulson.com.au.

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