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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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.