Talisa Sutton for Grazia.it.
The second of my Aussie girls I photographed late last year for Grazia. Head on over to Grazia.it to find out Talisa's pick of places to shop in Sydney for fashion, interiors and books, where she finds her style inspiration and her never-take-off accessory (which she is wearing in these photos! Can you spy it? It is almost like the Where's Wally game;)
So on a wild and windy day in Sydney, I headed on over to Talisa's apartment to take some photos of her in her fav outfits. My friend Hannah (who is besties with Talisa) and who suggested that Talisa would be perfect for a Grazia feature, came along to introduce us. When Talisa opened the door, I squeaked out in delight "OMG, OMG, I saw you the other day!!!". I am quite sure Talisa (and Hannah) thought I was some mad stalker person :) The crazy thing was, I had bought a take-away coffee at one of my favourite coffee haunts in Sydney, Toby's Estate Coffee*, the day before and had seen a girl wearing a fabulous jumpsuit and heels that I really wanted to photograph. Unfortunately I had left my camera in my hotel room (sad story).
Anyway, it turns out it that it was Talisa I had seen (happy story!). How fun (and odd) is that?
Graphic Designer (she has just finished her diploma), Illustrator, co-designer of new Australian label, Uniform, and co-editor of Badlands blog (her man is the other editor), Talisa is so crazy talented (and busy) that I feel a bit dizzy just typing it all. Talisa began freelancing as a graphic designer in the last year of her course and also started designing a collection for fashion label, Uniform, with her business partner, Maria. The girls were just putting the finishing touches on their collection when I photographed Talisa but I had a little sneak peek as Talisa wore a few of the pieces for our shoot. And I loved what I saw! Lots of leather, simple, wearable shapes with a healthy dash of quirky edginess (note the leather pinny and baseball cap). Not sure when the label is launching but keep checking Talisa's Badlands blog for updates.
Talisa's outfits for our shoot?
Cream lace dress: Australian label Lover (one of my fav labels)
Yellow Dress: Acne; black heels (Zara) and YSL ring.
Black dress: Uniform; Flat sandals: Australian/New Zealand label Benah (such great sandals and accessories, perfect for summer)
Black leather skirt and cap: Uniform; Tank: Alexander Wang
Black pinafore and shirt: Uniform; Black boots: Rag and Bone
*Which is opening a branch in Brooklyn on Monday, Jan 9th. Awesome!