We rode on horses made of sticks
He wore black and I wore white
He would always win the fight
Bang bang, he shot me down
Bang bang, I hit the ground
Bang bang, that awful sound
Bang bang, my baby shot me down."
-Bang Bang, Nancy Sinatra
Those of you who know me will know how excited I am for this collection of Winer 2011 to hit the stores.
This is the second last collection I designed for One Teaspoon, after a 3 year love affair, so come June next year you'll probably notice a shift in vibe.
For this shoot, we headed to the snowy mountains of N.S.W in a family van, and I was super stoked to have baby Bambi right on board.
I had first met her at a friends wedding a couple of months previous, before the universal Bambi bomb of epicness had been dropped on the fashion world. As soon as my eyes hit her there was no looking back. When I flew back to Sydney I went straight into Jamie's office and declared: "Jamie, I have found the One Teaspoon girl. Lets book her right now before everyone else gets their dirty little paws on her!" (Little did I know she had already shot for every other Australian brand that ever did live!)
She is, after all, every designers dream love child.
For this collection we were really diggin' long silhouettes, and an effortless winter vibe, mixing vintage inspired lace and chiffons with humungor chunky knits and worn out leather.
This shoot proved to be the funnest, most rewarding one I have ever been a part of. (I did nearly get trampled by 8 foot wild brumby's and was constantly worried that Bambi would fall dead from hypothermia, but all in all, the shots and location blew my mind).
I was going to wait until the collection launches in Jan to share this with you, but Knight Cat has just posted about it so here we are!
I hope you like it...xx
|Designed † Styled: Jamie Blakey and myself|
Photography: Ben Sullivan
Hair † Makeup : Liz
Model: Bambi Northwood Blyth
I think the coolest thing with this campaign is the short film by Jack Shanahan.
To really get the vibe watch it : VIDEO