Sydney, Herb Ritts, Ivy, Gina, Kerrie and Kye

This was a collaboration to create something classically stylish along the lines of some selected Herb Ritts Images. The Final set of images was a result of two separate shoots in the CBD of Sydney, one before Christmas 2014 and one just after. Hair for both shoots was by Kerrie Jane Bailey and makeup for the first shoot by Kye Burn - Kerrie did makeup and hair for the second shoot. These ladies did a wonderful job and I truly appreciate their efforts and love the collaborative aspect of such efforts - the results are the final images which I am very happy with.

Gina Ananadis did the styling for both shoots and sourced some fantastic items, such as two beautiful  cigarette holders, some original coloured 'illegal' Sobrane cigarettes and opera gloves. She also supplied the form fitting pants worn by Ivy in the second shoot, the black mock top, the very sexy leather jacket, Fedora hat, about 5 different pairs of sunglasses and one of my favourite items: the white tuxedo shirt.

And then of course someone had to wear all this stuff and display it in a way that would actually work. Ivy-Rose did an amazing job on these two shoots, the second of which was conducted in very hot conditions but she kept the sweat well and truly at bay. Her poses and expressions fitted the theme perfectly for both shoots. The two shoots had a slightly different look - the first one Ivy wore her pencil skirt and amazing 1940s top and the second shoot was  amore contemporary version and was styled by Gina.

The end result is a heap of very, very good images; too many in fact as the set will be submitted for publication to a prestigious fashion journal and I need to cull the final selection down a bit - which is a tough job!

Ivy-Rose Raven on the left during the first shoot, hair by Kerrie Jane Bailey and makeup by Kye Burn - then Christy Turlington in Valentino 1995, by Herb Ritts.

Ivy-Rose Raven on the left during the first shoot, hair by Kerrie Jane Bailey and makeup by Kye Burn - then Christy Turlington in Valentino 1995, by Herb Ritts.