I’ve been yearning to spill the beans on my upcoming blogging project, now that everything is moving according to plan, I can finally reveal it and tell the whole world!
It’s gives me great pleasure to announce my upcoming collaboration with Australian Red Cross. I’m organising a Winter Fashion Shoot spread for my blog, Op Shop Diva featuring winter clothes from the Red Cross op shops.
Together with two other lovely ladies, one an aspiring model and the other an advocate for social justice and global poverty, we will showcase various preloved winter threads from the Red Cross op shops.
I’ll be working closely with South Australia’s finest photographer, Mel Neumann of Portraits by Melissa Neumann. Mel scooped the South Australian Family Photographer of the Year in 2010 and South Australian Portrait Photographer of the Year in 2009. I have no doubt that she will whip out a spectacular photo shoot and work her magic as we ‘models’ strike a pose!
Mel has an amazing gift and talent, and she truly has an eye for beauty in all forms.
I’ve been toying with this idea for some months now, and when I met Mel and shared this concept with her, she was absolutely thrilled to collaborate with me.
The concept behind this fashion shoot: To feature the various preloved garments that come through the op shop doors, in a different setting. By embracing nature, the outdoors, familiar sights and locations across Adelaide. A winter fashion shoot to showcase the various colours, textures and styles that co-exists in an op shop. To encourage people to support and buy preloved garments at their local op shop. To acknowledge that their purchases are helping to build homes, schools, give women opportunities to run their small businesses and mostly to overcome hardship, poverty and injustice. To change your purchasing habits. To shop at your local op shop.
I would like to thank the following businesses for their tremendous support and generosity in this fantastic collaboration. Please give them all a loud cheer and applause!
1. Clothing- Australian Red Cross
2. Photography- Portraits by Melissa Neumann
3. Hair Styling- The Styling Room with the lovely and delightful Lucette Baldwin
Mel and I are still on a hunt for a rad make up artist to join us on this fantastic project. If you know someone or you’re a fantastic make up artist who wants to contribute to this epic fashion shoot, leave a comment here.
Upcoming blog post: Meet the models!
Updates: Huge thanks to Mel for securing the gorgeous Mandy of Mandy’s Makeup for our official makeup artist. Can’t wait to work with Mandy soon!