The latest offering from the Australian jewellery label, 8 Other Reasons, features bright statement pieces that almost beg to be worn in excess. I shot some serious behind the scenes action (note the bulldog clips in the second last picture, so farshun) during their lookbook shoot for their upcoming collection titled 'Her Name Was Candy'. The collection was modelled by the naturally stunning April Tiplady and styled by an all-time favourite of mine, Megha Kapoor. Enjoy mis amigos!
Film and BTS Images Nicole Cooper Music Shea Duncan Model Holly Rose Hair and Make Up Max May Styling Tiana Wallace Collaboration Candice Lake for Louis Vuitton.
There is rarely ever a moment in my life when I'm left utterly speechless - just ask anyone that's ever met me. Today however, it actually happened. For the past few weeks I've been working away on a short film for Candice Lake's stunning collaboration with Louis Vuitton and this morning, the video went live. I was left lost for words at the excitement of it all. I obviously suck at playing it cool in these sort of situations but I've come to accept how dorky I truly am. Below are some of my behind the scenes stills of Holly Rose, although I highly suggest you check out Candice's site for the real deal (warning: drooling on your keyboard is totally unavoidable). Special thanks also goes to the ridiculously talented Shea Duncan for composing an original piece for the film - the dude is definitely going places.
Images by Nicole Cooper for Vogue Australia. Holly wears: one Josh Goot top, Free People shorts, Chanel necklace and bracelets two Josh Goot top, Free People shorts, Celine shoes, Chanel necklace and bracelets three Josh Goot corset, Free People shorts, Vintage Chanel earring four Ellery top, Ksubi shorts, Celine shoes, Love & Hatred earrings five Ellery top six Ksubi top, Tom Ford sunglasses seven Collette Dinnigan top, Ksubi shorts, Love & Hatred earrings.
Let me introduce you to my latest model obsession, Holly-Rose. This sixteen year old stunner hails from New Zealand and is a certainly a face to watch. I've been fortunate enough to work with her a few times now, the latest venture being for Miss Vogue #8, capturing the behind the scenes action. The online exclusive featuring Holly-Rose was shot by Pierre Toussaint and styled by none other than Christine Centenera herself. These images are a mix of my outtakes and behind the scenes, however you can check out the full gallery up on Vogue now.
During Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, I was fortunate enough to shoot the stylish attendees for the online store we all know and love, ASOS. Those pictured above are simply a small (but seriously rad) selection of well-dressed fashun peeps I snapped throughout the week, the rest can be found on the ASOS Facebook page and/or blog. Someone had asked me what my favourite outfit from the five days had been, and I struggled to even try to narrow it down to just a few. I love so many different elements from the photos above - Gadir's tie-dyed socks, Tasfia's Marni top, Rachel Rutt's TOME gear, Talisa's leather pinafore, Alys' bright pink sunglasses and Brydie's striped get up. If you couldn't already tell, I have some serious outfit envy when it comes to each and every one of these kids.
Images by Nicole Cooper.
Who doesn't love a bunch of polaroids featuring ridiculously hot/well-dressed models pulling questionable faces? I managed to snap these shots while backstage at Emma Mulholland's 'Spring Break' show, on the fourth day of MBFWA. The collection itself was a serious highlight, especially since it reminded me so much of the snowboarding Ninetendo 64 game, 1080° - but on crack and with a lot more colour. I was also a massive fan of the styling (by Mark Vassallo), which had models decked out in perspex cuffs, ankle straps, gopro cameras and ultra reflective ski goggles. Needless to say, I'm pretty excited for 'Spring Break' to drop in stores. Defs gonna get me one of them sparkly killer whale dresses.
Images by Nicole Cooper.
Now that the hecticness (it's definitely a word, google it) of Farshun Weak is over, I'm finally able to sift through the 500GB worth of photos and video that I took over the last 7 days. One of the highlights for me was the Karla Spetic show, held offsite on the rainy Tuesday morning. Seated directly opposite the photo pit, I was in photography heaven as models floated past me into the blinding lights - leaving nothing but their silhouettes and lens flares. I was over the moon with just how beautiful everything was, I actually nearly teared up. I blame the stunning music, divine clothing and my lack of sleep for that one.
Images by Nicole Cooper.
After wrapping up a shoot, Talisa and I decided to quickly jump at the opportunity to photograph her favourite knitwear for the Vogue Spy Style blog. Her top picks included the likes of Hope and Lover (pictured above), topped off with lust-worthy pieces and accessories by Eska Alikai, Dries Van Noten and Isabel Marant to name a few. I know what you're thinking and yes, Talisa does indeed have a wardrobe so heavenly that you'd probably cry tears of joy and sadness, at the same time. It's just that darn good.
I made a gif. Again. I just couldn't resist. On a side note: wouldn't it be great if someone made a jacket like this? Changing colours and all? I'd be all over that shiz in a second. Emma Mulholland, I'm looking in your direction (you can thank me for that idea later). More pics of my test with the super cute Ebony will be up very soon!