Dale Robertson, a model debut

One day, when Dale Robertson’s career as an actor comes to fruition, we might look back on his job working in the Western Australian mines with intrigue – the same way we devour the fact that Johnny Depp once worked as a pen salesman, or try to picture the days that Madonna worked at Dunkin’ Donuts. Celebrity has a way of enchanting us with every detail. But while Dale’s job may be gritty, it’s a sign of his dedication and drive, a smart and talented young man drawn to the art of being in the spotlight.

Where modelling is concerned, however, this shoot by Kelly Defina marks Dale’s debut. This is one spotlight he hasn’t been in before, but like any good photographer drawn to a muse, Defina saw something in Dale that she knew would make for captivating viewing. In her shadowy black and white portrait of Dale, captured in the late night wind and rain, Defina played to his semi-androgynous and uniquely multicultural look.

Dale by Kelly Defina for Fashionising.com

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Dale by Kelly Defina for Fashionising.com
Dale by Kelly Defina for Fashionising.com
Dale by Kelly Defina for Fashionising.com
Dale by Kelly Defina for Fashionising.com
Dale by Kelly Defina for Fashionising.com

The styling is part masculine, part feminine: an embellished Thurley jacket, heeled boots, an oversized YSL bag. Groomed to match by hair and makeup artist Shev Kelly, it’s a shoot that plays to the subtly intriguing side of ambiguously androgynous fashion.

View the full series of photos of Dale Robertson, shot by Kelly Defina (kellydefina.com) for Fashionising.com, by clicking on the gallery.

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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.