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She Made Me brings the ’70s vibes to swimwear

The thing with sun-drenched, vintage-like photographs, shot in dreamy locations and starring drop-dead gorgeous muses decked in retro pieces of swim, is that they blur all the lines between then and now, between past and present, and in doing so they present life as a wide open, unconfined fantasy. Which is nothing short of perfect. The place to get lots in when looking for summer…
Georgia Fowler by Akila Berjaoui for She Made Me
Georgia Fowler by Akila Berjaoui for She Made Me
Georgia Fowler by Akila Berjaoui for She Made Me
Georgia Fowler by Akila Berjaoui for She Made Me
Georgia Fowler by Akila Berjaoui for She Made Me
Georgia Fowler by Akila Berjaoui for She Made Me
Georgia Fowler by Akila Berjaoui for She Made Me
Georgia Fowler by Akila Berjaoui for She Made Me

Bondi muse

Akila Berjaoui‘s photography work sits somewhere in the space between Von Unwerth’s sensuality and Terry Richardson’s raw sex appeal. Or rather, it lounges there, with its feminine touch and ever present sense of self-awareness. Door121 called on Berjaoui’s trademark style for their campaign ‘Bondi Muse’. Styled by Elena Antoniou, you’ll find long legs in short denim, white lace crop tops and flowing skirts, and other…
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Ellery Gazette: sans the clothing

Akila Berjaoui’s shoot for the Ellery Gazette prompted me to label the publication as a fine example of print as ‘souvenir’. Ellery may be a fashion label, but this print effort is all about celebrating the creatives associated with it, and in Berjaoui’s shoot the Ellery clothing was there but barely noticeable amidst the dark setting and dashes of nudity. Steven Chee’s shoot for the…
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Akila & Ellery, a perfect match

It was the perfect accompaniment to Ellery’s spring 2011 show at Australian fashion week: a 200 page publication that was not so much a celebration as a validation of the label’s spread; of it’s status. Ellery’s Gazette brings together work from many of the creative forces Kym Ellery has crossed paths with, including one of my personal favourites, photographer Akila Berjaoui. Grainy and dark and…
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Beauty at home

As well as her usual ability to capture a certain sensuality in any subject, Akila Berjaoui – in this shoot – captures something else as well. Namely, the fascination with beauty that makes us want to observe those who are beautiful, no matter how mundane their activities. Sitting on a kitchen table smoking or eating a chip. It doesn’t really matter; just try not to…
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Akila’s nudes: great models made better

Does Akila Berjaoui only photograph models who have an unapologetic sexual magnetism and sensuality… or it that she has the skill as a photographer to bring out the sexuality of any model? From all the shoots of Akila’s we’ve seen to date, I think the latter is more likely. A great photographer brings out what they want from a subject. Akila starts out with beautiful…
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Even Cowgirls Get The Blues

Pretty pastels and frayed denim… In this shoot by Akila Berjaoui, innocence and self-awareness meet. Imogen Wilson‘s styling is perfect, pulling together Australian and New Zealand labels with pieces by the likes of Ellery, Sara Phillips (including the bandeau pictured), Karen Walker and Twenty-Seven Names.
Even Cowgirls Get The Blues by Akila Berjaoui
Even Cowgirls Get The Blues by Akila Berjaoui
Even Cowgirls Get The Blues by Akila Berjaoui
Even Cowgirls Get The Blues by Akila Berjaoui
Even Cowgirls Get The Blues by Akila Berjaoui
Even Cowgirls Get The Blues by Akila Berjaoui
Even Cowgirls Get The Blues by Akila Berjaoui
Even Cowgirls Get The Blues by Akila Berjaoui

Colour juxtaposition: Tiah by Akila

You know by now that I can’t resist featuring the work of Akila Berjaoui. And while this one, like many others, features nudity, it’s the actually the perfect union of lilac flowers against the bold red hair of Tiah Eckhardt that stands out the most.
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Linnea by Akila

I was missing the unbridled yet glossy sensuality of Akila Berjaoui‘s shoots. Thankfully this set of snaps, featuring model Linnea from Chic, popped up on Akila’s blog in all their boldly coloured glory.
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Linnea by Akila Berjaoui
Linnea by Akila Berjaoui
Linnea by Akila Berjaoui
Linnea by Akila Berjaoui
Linnea by Akila Berjaoui
Linnea by Akila Berjaoui

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