December 7th, 2010 by , and  |  Published in Headline, The Look  |  8 Comments

The notion of androgyny has been a constant in fashion since the industrial revolution. When Yves Saint Laurent introduced Le Smoking in the spring 1967, everything changed again. Think Helmut Newton’s black and white images of a young woman, cigarette in hand, hair slicked back and wearing a man’s three piece suit.

These incredible men, and how they depicted strong, confident, sexually defiant women, were my influences for this shoot. I wanted to bring young and upcoming Australian brands to the style that the world has been moving forward with for decades. A woman does not have to be half naked to be sexy; A collared shirt with the top button undone, a loosely worn tie, all with a fierce red lip can be all she needs. The classic vestiges of a man’s wardrobe have become staples in a woman’s wardrobe, and still make your jaw drop.

Look 01
Crested Double Button Shirt - The Twelfth Letter - $119.95 | Sleeveless Trench - The Twelfth Letter - $139.95 | Braces - Stylists Own | Sateen Pant - Pol Design - $299 | Black Boots - United Nude - $295

Look 02
Tuxedo Jumpsuit - Saint Augustine Academy - $390 | Gold Bow Tie - Gala Curios - $450 | Black Boots - United Nude - $295

Look 03
Shirt - Jaime Lee - $350 - from Capital L | Black tailored cropped pant - Karina Pires - POA | Tie - Stylists Own | Black Boots - United Nude - $295

Capital L
Gala Curios
Karina Pires
Pol Design
Saint Augustine Academy
The Twelfth Letter
United Nude

Stylist: Dana Fernie
Photographer: Jessica Kingelfuss
Hair & Make-up: Megan Harrison
Model: Marnie Simpson from Chadwicks


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    December 7th, 2010at 2:01 PM(#)

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  2. Amy says:

    December 8th, 2010at 12:00 AM(#)

    I love love LOVE this! Great shoot :)

  3. Bruce says:

    December 8th, 2010at 6:52 AM(#)

    Great look.

  4. mary says:

    December 9th, 2010at 12:09 PM(#)

    Loved the look !

  5. Kim says:

    December 10th, 2010at 11:33 PM(#)

    None of this screams androgyny. It’s all very feminine and poorly put together.

  6. jake says:

    December 15th, 2010at 11:09 AM(#)

    LOVEEEEE this shoot! killer styling - love the overall look.

    nothing like a red lip and big eye brows mixed back with suspenders!!

  7. Ashleigh says:

    December 15th, 2010at 11:10 AM(#)

    Loving it! The Jumpsuit and Bowtie are ah-mazing!

  8. mandy says:

    December 16th, 2010at 8:25 PM(#)

    That Jaime Lee shirt is divine. I think the collection is a smartly done mix of dainty and masculine.

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