masculine/ feminine.

top: b store. pants: unspoken. cuff: 8 other reasons. collar: how typical of metal.
vest: blesse'd are the meek. top: minty meets munt. pants: LP33.3. necklace & rings: samantha wills.
jacket: mister zimi. top: unspoken. pants: viktoria & woods. ring & bracelets: samantha wills.

Photography: Christine Ai
Model: Melissa Hanes
MUA: Yenn Xin

Super excited to share with you part one of my collab with Christine, Yenn and the UNSW Photo Club. 

Life is full of unexpected surprises - I never thought that being squashed next to Christine  in the media pit backstage at Watson x Watson during MBFWA would result in an opportunity to style a shoot a few months later. I love the endless possibilities of styling - I no longer have to worry about whether a dress is going to chop off my legs, I am free to explore pieces and trends that I wouldn't normally consider wearing myself. 

You'd think that giving me full stylistic direction would be a walk in the park but I honestly found it more difficult to come up with something on my own. Even more so I realised that I had to work much harder to make the looks visually stronger as I had no backdrop or location to carry the theme. Having a white background was like asking me to paint on a white canvas and start from scratch. 

I was given a brief to style two stories with three looks each. The first was workwear inspired shoot, combining elements of the masculine and feminine. So you have very soft peplum and lace details contrasted with stronger elements so tailored pants, fitted designs and statement accessories. 

Would love to hear your thoughts. Can't wait for you to see part two!


  1. Can I please just have half of your talent?

  2. The photos are fantastic and the outfits are perfectly styled!
    Obsessed with those Minty Meets Munt pants in the second look
    Can't wait to see part two :)

  3. Well done! Styling is very exciting indeed - everything looks better on models ahhahaha! Love the navy tone in these images, I'm really feeling navy lately and these shots are stunning! Love the styling Mel!