Recently I worked with a wonderful team to create a series of beautifully whimsical images. I was asked to create a large flower crown and only had a couple of days so it was lucky I had some gorgeous silk peonies in purple and pink on hand! The flower crown was hand-wired with silk babies breath, purple berries and of course the gorgeous silk peonies in purple and pink. Makeup artist Jolina matched the purple peonies with a stunning lip colour and flawless eye makeup.
Every once in a while I like to take part in a creative photoshoot and work with the wonderful creative talent that Canberra has to offer, and it's always a bonus if we get published! It also gives me an opportunity to creative something a little bit different from what my current collections exhibit, which keeps things interesting! Meeting new creatives is always fun too. What can I say! My job is pretty awesome!
The wonderful team involved in this shoot definitely made this shoot a success and as a result was published in Whim Online Magazine - and on the front cover to boot!
Model: Ally Hourigan
Hair: KOSA studio
MUA: Jolina O'Hair | Makeup Artist
Styling: Jessica DiScipio Stylist
Headpiece: Peacock & Lotus
Photography: GC Photography
I have always loved an Old Hollywood look - it's so elegant and timeless, so I decided to create a collection showcasing some bling and this time I wanted to add some jewellery pieces to match my headpieces. Quite often I give the advice that if you are wearing a headpiece for your wedding you should limit your additional accessories but with an Old Hollywood look, it's difficult to go wrong with a headpiece, matching cuff bracelet and necklace! Less isn't always more.
I truly love this old world feel - the collection has a lot of crystals and pearls, but have been put together in a way that the headpieces and jewellery aren't too blingy and are slightly subdued to not appear too sparkly. This collection can also be worn for special occasions - I find the necklaces and cuff bracelets are fantastic for adding a bit of sparkle to a cocktail dress. All the components for these pieces have been painstakingly hand-sewn (actually it's quite relaxing) to create these beautifully heavily beaded pieces.
We had a lot of fun on this shoot and it is one of my favourites to date. I had a wonderful team in creating my 1930's Old Hollywood look which is also modern enough to be worn with outfits don't quite fit the Old Hollywood theme. These pieces are fantastic for when you want to feel glamorous with minimal effort - just pair one of these pieces with a little black dress and you're all set!
Model: Angelina Leljac
Hair: Angelina Leljac
MUA: Paula Gleeson
Styling: JNalin Kiczurczak - Peacock & Lotus
Headpiece: Peacock & Lotus
Photography: GC Photography
Last Saturday Peacock & Lotus was involved in a photoshoot with some wonderfully talented people, featuring my newest bridal collection entitled 'Lace & Blooms'. I am so excited about this collection as it has been a little while since I released one! The new bridal collection features (as the name states) headpieces, necklaces, bridal cuffs and bridal sashes with gorgeous lace and handcrafted silk flowers.
Here are a few images from the day and I must say I am so excited to see the rest! Sharn (model) looks stunning in Peacock & Lotus Headpiece - 'In Bloom' pictured above and Silver Grecian Goddess headpiece below.
Thank you to the wonderful team who made this shoot possible:
MODEL: Sharn Jaye
MAKEUP & HAIR: Raediant Beauty
HEADBAND: Peacock & Lotus Designs - Handmade custom hair accessories
ASSISTANTS: Fionna & Raechel
The lovely Bronte Lockwood also made a behind the scenes video of the day capturing us in action!
Some more BTS images
The new collection 'Lace & Blooms' will be up in the next week or so! I cannot wait to share the wonderful images with all you lovely brides out there!
Linny K xo
As the weather gets cooler I find myself creating hair accessories with Autumn & Winter colour palettes. At the moment I am loving warm reds, orange, gold and browns to create a sense of warmth!
Canberra is getting so cold at the moment and as much as I love the beautiful autumn trees, it's a little chilly! Hopefully the colours I'm currently working with will ignite some warmth in the soul!
The lovely Rachel from Raediant Beauty was my model for some of my new everyday and event hair accessories pictured below. If you're in Canberra and looking for a beauty therapist check out her website. She also is a makeup artist and did her own makeup for my mini shoot.
Now this is a great way to spend the working day! If I could have it my way I would do a photo shoot at least once a week. It's such a great feeling when you have a wonderful team and everyone has a good vibe going on! It makes all the difference.
I was lucky enough to work with Ben Thomas from Ben Thomas Photos who was amazing to work with! Fionna from Fenon who created beautiful floral arrangements, Raechel from Raediant Beauty who did an awesome job with Autumn inspired makeup. The lovely Maria of Vellos Bridal loaned us two absolutely breathtaking vintage inspired wedding dresses. Michelle from Red Pout Boutique who did a wonderful job of styling our models hair and last but not least our gorgeous models Ashlea and Taylor were absolutely stunning!
I absolutely can't wait for all of the images to be edited! I have a handful I can share with you all now and more to come in the next little while! But first here are some shots from Behind the scenes................
Below are a handful of gorgeous edited images, I cannot wait to see the rest!!!! Once I have them all in my hot little hands I will do another blog post!