Last month I collaborated with two of my favourite Melbourne ladies in the creation of a new video short showcasing the work of Melbourne designer Daniel Cumbo's amazing label IDOL.
Clare Nica filmed, directed and edited the piece and Jasmina Mili once again demonstrated her amazing presence in front of the camera as well as assisting me with hair/makeup and styling throughout the day. I can't even begin to describe how much I loved working with these ladies - it's such a treat collaborating creatively with your friends and I can't wait until we have the opportunity to do it again xxx
RAW is an amazing organization which functions as a fantastic platform for new and emerging artists to showcase their work locally and around the globe. On the 31st of May RAW Melbourne presented Revolution - an evening of art, fashion, music, film and performance at the Melbourne Pavilion in Flemmington starring an eclectic mix of amazing talent in all disciplines.
I was kindly granted a fabulous space to exhibit where I showcased a selection of old & new work, my stop motion animation Painted and some new body art which I created live throughout the evening with the assistance of my amazing friend: makeup artist Shannon McKean on the divine Miss Jasmina Mili. Shannon's help was absolutely invaluble (the woman is beyond brilliant) and Jasmina absolutely rocked it - the girl was born to model!!
The marvelous creative team of Alysander De Djinn Photography & Olivia Duval were absolute life savers - a huge thank you to the both of them for their beautiful help and generosity. Not only did these superstars lend me all I needed to make my space presentable but they practically set up & decorated everything as well as organizing space to capture some GORGEOUS images of the finished body painting. I am sooooooo happy with the photos and can't wait until they're finished so I can share them with you!!
Huge thanks also go out to my irreplaceable friends Dave & Benito for getting me to and from the event, to Daniel Cumbo for his company and encouragement, to the fantastic organizers of RAW - especially Yolanda - for their help and amazing efforts in putting together the night and to everyone who came to show their love and support throughout the evening :)
Some new beauty makeups for the gorgeous Bella Gardner with photography by Donatella Parisini.
Bella is a wonderful model to work with - she has an incredibly versatile face and has been an absolute pleasure to work on on a number of recent creative projects that we will be sharing over the next few months. In addition to being a great model she also runs her own business providing highly professional Brow Sculpting, Lash Extensions and Organic Fake Tanning in Byron Bay, the Gold Coast & brisbane- so if you need any of the above you know where to go!!
Earlier this year I collaborated with Alysander De Djinn photography on this shoot inspired by the magical work of Australian artist Del Kathryn Barton. Alysander was wonderful to work with having a great knowledge of his equipment and different lighting styles and my beautiful friend Jordan absolutely rocked in bringing character and life to the piece.
Thank you both for an amazing day xxx