Statements Part 1 Photoshoot

Styling and Wardrobe – Ethel Manalo (me)
Photographer – Raelene Baget
Make-up artist – Shelia Tsakalidis
Model – Cam Tu Nguyen

I’m fortunate enough to have so many talented people in my life. Among them, is my roommate and one of my best friends, Raelene Baget. She has the ability to capture candid portrait shots, reflecting a person’s personality after just meeting them for the first time.

Since starting my blog, I’ve been dying to collaborate with Raelene and thankfully she was able to squeeze me into her busy schedule.

We came up with a concept straight away. We wanted to do a fashion shoot showcasing statement pieces.

To model these pieces, we were lucky to work with a gorgeous model, Cam Tu Nguyen. Raelene has worked with her previously and after seeing their pervious work, I fell in love! She was perfect for the shoot.

Raelene and I both wanted to move in a more artistic direction for the shoot. For each shot, we wanted to capture one or two statement pieces with minimal clothing.

To reflect my crazy and quirky style, I decided to use make-up and face paint. I couldn’t think of a better make-up artist to work with then Sheila Tsakalidis. She was the talent behind the 60s photoshoot and has also worked with face paint before. Not to mention she’s one of my favourite make-up artists.

With these three looks, I wanted the photos to be happy, bright, colourful, crazy and fun. Just like the statement pieces.

On Monday I’ll be posting part 2, the photos are in complete contrast to part 1. They’re stronger and more intense, so don’t forget to check it out.

Enjoy, have a good weekend! 🙂















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