Sunday, April 22, 2012

NYE Trash Masquerade with Amanda Palmer & Neil Gaiman

New Years Eve 2010-2011- I found myself perched on a giant amplifier, in front of a crowd of 11,000 people at the Falls Festival Tasmania...while Sian and I of V Dentatas flanked PEACHES as she boomed out the NYE countdown. (see the video here)
Followed by an epic Peaches DJ set also featuring the glamorous gothic stylings of my male twin and partner in crime Agent Cleave.

And so this year- he and I were left wondering- how does one match that?
So we got in touch with our buddy Ms Palmer and joined the circus that was:


In the epic warehouse/performance space that is "Revolt"- for one night it was a magical land of vice, trash and masquerade. Lavishly costumed punters were treated to a night of musical genius, performance, theater, poems, letters... Neil Gaiman seduced his audience and fans with his calm voice and magical words, while the lady of the night that is Amanda Palmer rocked the roof off. The night also featured amongst others The Bedroom Philosopher, The Jane Austen Argument, Mikelangelo and Saint Claire and the goddess that is MEOW MEOW! What a line up.
Agent Cleave and I thought what better way to bring in the new year in this trash-esque wonderland than to treat the audience to a gothic striptease of flying ponies. New capes in hand, thigh high PVC boots, corsets and latex horse heads- we created an audience interactive performance piece where ladies and gentelemen were piled up together in a trashy masked orgy that left us no other choice but to writhe amongst them and cough up blood all over ourselves.

Happy New Year indeed!


Saturday, April 21, 2012

Delta Goodrem music video & Logies performance

I dipped my toe into the wide world of mainstream to design for Australian popstar Delta Goodrem.
Hired by Sony Music, I designed the costumes for her dancers in her video clip "Sitting on Top of the World" and helped style Delta and assist her for the shoot. The highlight of the styling was Delta's final outfit: leather shorts and a $45,000 Balmain studded leather jacket.
I recently teamed up with Sony again for the 54th Annual TV Week Logie awards, where Delta performed at Crown Casino and was televised on the Nine Network.
The aesthetic; pastels and earth tones, English garden party/Ralph Lauren catalogue. I designed and sourced the costumes for her 35 dancers, 5 musicians and 2 backing vocalists. An epic project.
"Sitting on Top of the World" Delta Goodrem Sony Music 2012
Directed by Guy Franklin

Delta performing at the Logies. Sony creative director Courtney Hard, choreographer Lucy Richards.

 Backing vocalists Tarryn Stokes & Natasha Pinto
Some of the Delta's dancers, backstage at the Logies

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Front cover of The Sunday Age "M" Magazine!

I recently collaborated again with the incredible Simon Schluter; photographer extraordinaire who spends a good deal of his time making celebrity portraits for Fairfax Media's magazines and newspaper feature sections. He has photographed the likes of Linda Evangelista and Dita Von Teese- the honour!
Simon is The Age newspaper's photographer- and we met in 2010 when he photographed me for the cover of the Sunday Life magazine after I won the Wycheproof Fashions on the Field. Check out some of his work here: 
This time the shoot was to promote Mámor Chocolates & High Tea Szalón in Melbourne.
As well as modelling for the shoot- I was employed as the one woman band; hair, makeup and styling. The lot.
The photoshoot was featured in The Sunday Age "M" magazine, front cover and article.
The divine Hungarian goddess that is Madame Hanna Frederick is the master chocolatier who was not only generous to lavish us with a high tea and enough chocolate and cake that I could indulge in, but she has hired me as the face of Mamor chocolates. 

All photos by Simon Schluter 2012

The following is a sneek peek from another shoot just a few days ago....I am to be the face of Mamor's new Mozart inspired chocolate!