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The latest issue of Yen came out today. I’ve been stinging to get this shoot up since Mike Naumoff and I shot it in early January.

It features Jess Gold – a total sweetheart, unbelievably gorgeous and owner of the best eyebrows in town. Love her.

From top; 1. Prada crop top, skirt & heels, Louis Vuitton earrings, 2. Manning Cartell dress, 3. Gary Bigeni shirt & pants, Rittenhouse cardi, Burberry hat, Louis Vuitton shoes, 4. Prada jacket, Friend of Mine shorts, 5. Mulberry jumper, Therese Rawsthorn skirt, 6. Diaz for Sportsgirl jumper, Miu Miu skirt, Karen Walker sunglasses, Maurie & Eve shoes, 7. Stolen Girlfriends vest, Dion Lee II bralette, ManiaMania ear cuff, 8. Asos dress, Matina Amanita for Sretsis headband, Kate Sylvester glasses & necklace, Prada earrings 9. Rittenhouse jumper, Wrangler jeans, Pink Loulou pinky ring

Photographer: Mike NaumoffStylist: Pip VassettHair: Kimberly ForbesMake Up: Jasmin LoModel: Jess Gold @ Maverick

Shot at Surry Hills Studio

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This weeks Girl Friday is Natalie Wheatland – Lover of fairy tales, Van Morrison, and possessor of an innate ability to make everything from a pair of overalls to a cocktail dress look incredible.

Name? Natalie Ellen Wheatland

Where are you from originally? Originally Queensland, however I spent the majority of my childhood in Perth.

Where are you based now? Now, Sydney is home.

How were you discovered? I don’t have a very fanciful story of being “discovered”. I was initially dragged into an agency at age 12 by my aunty all ducky footed and lanky. It wasn’t until 16 when I warmed to the idea of modelling being a serious career option and signed with my first agency.

How long have you been modelling? It was an off and on gig for a few years during school but I have been working full time for close to two years now.

If I weren’t modelling I’d be….A modern day vagabond, skipping around the globe in the search for flying carpets, unicorns and a really god-damn-good serving of scrambled eggs!

Favourite film? The first film I recall being completely captivated by was Fairy Tale: A True Story. I went to see it with my Mum when I was six. She had to endure a solid few months of a determined little me trying to build a fairy haven in our back yard. I just can’t get over that film its a little girls ultimate fantasy.

What item in your wardrobe can you not live without? A very, very, well worn in pair of Levi 501’s cut off denims that I thrifted and customized when I was 15.

Most played song or album on your ipod? The likes of Nicholas Jaar and Radiohead get a fair thrashing but Van Morrison -Sweet Thing is the first tune on any playlist. 

Top: Sara Phillips dress, Bottom: Bassike tshirt, Friend Of Mine shorts

Photographer: Mick BruzzeseStylist: Pip VassettModel: Natalie Wheatland @ Chic


A few more from The Cutting Room Floor…I’m planning a black and white shoot next week so I thought I’d dig out a few unused black & white shots.

The top image is from a test I did with Frenchy a couple of years ago. We shot a cute girl that was in town for a few weeks called Lindsey Hoover – I see her all the time in Nylon now. I really love those stupid big 70s platforms.

The below is of the lovely Karla Devine, who you’ve seen on Poppet before. This was actually one of my very first tests – about 4 or more years ago! The shoot was inspired by the film Cabaret. It’s totally different from the kind of styling I do now but I still really love this image.

Photographers: Shot 1. Frenchy, Shot 2. Jai Odell, Stylist: Pip Vassett