Photography: Nick Dale
Styling: Eva Schelling
Hair & Make Up: Janice Wu
Model: Iskra @Vivien's Models
http://www.sassandbide.com / Sass & Bide
http://www.andreayasmin.com / Andrea Yasmin
http://www.ninewest.com.au / Nine West
http://www.nike.com.au / Nike
http://www.lululemon.com.au / Lululemon
FEATURED STYLIST INTERVIEW
1. How does this collection speak to you? How did it come about? What did you want this to say to your audience?
Iskra, our model actually gave me a brief of – CRAZY, FUN and COLOURFUL. So from there, I just let my imagination run wild! I wanted to push the boundaries – what if I made a skirt out of paper then covered it in coloured pvc? Well, the results speak for itself...
2. What do you find to be the most difficult when bringing a team of artists together to create a cohesive look? How do you pick the right team?
This particular shoot was organized by Iskra, ad hoc with the team being assembled independently- I love collaborating with different artists - in this industry you have to be flexible and be able to adapt to different styles because not only do you learn off people but you make
new friends along the way too. I thrive on the challenges so I don't really find a difficulty in assembling a team whether they're guns, beginners or assembled at the last minute.
3. As an editorial artist, what do you feel is one of the biggest mistakes beginners tend to make?
Mistakes are only natural especially at the beginning, so to me as long as they learn from it, at the end of the day, it's how they come back from those mistakes that matters
4. How would you describe your artistic style?
I love recreating garments to make them more unique and interesting. I can sometimes be excessive and over the top which really reflects who I am as a person.
5. How do you go about picking the right pieces for the editorial?
I just let my imagination go wild! I get inspired by anything- a shape, a colour and a garment and
then incorporating different materials to recreate the brief thatʼs given.
6. What is your greatest weakness; your greatest strength?
Weakness: Just getting back in the industry and finding my feet from having an 11 year break from the fashion industry
Strength: 11 years ago, I was fortunate to have worked with one of the greatest but craziest advertising photographer so I learnt a lot from him! From making something of nothing on the spot, to adapting to different artistic styles but most importantly believing in my work and being
7. What misconceptions do you think outsiders have about fashion / beauty editorials and the business of styling?
That itʼs glamorous... but itʼs not. A lot of hard work goes into that all important shot! Sleepless nights, long hours shooting/organising all the materials, sourcing, pressure of getting the brief right etc.
8. What is your secret to keeping a happy balanced life while following your passion? I grew up in a 3rd world country, so to me, everything I have is balanced and I believe I am THE luckiest girl in the world to have every opportunity that I have in my life…so I live each day with
9. Music feeds the soul and often motivates. What music are you playing while you are shooting?
It needs to set the mood- so uplifting happy house music always does the trick for a fun shoot like this one but if itʼs something more sensual/ sporty/etc. I would organize the music to fit, so that everyone gets into the character and sets the tone of the shoot.
10. Words to live by?
I LOVE what I DO and I DO what I LOVE…