fashion

Spring Loves Adair Boutique

29/10/2014
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Hello Friends

Not too often Vess and I get pictures together especially since I am usually behind the camera. Until I am able to master the art of self timer, you will usually get pictures of us individually or in separate posts. So it’s super special when we manage to be in photos together and to actually be standing next to each other.

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Talent:
Styling: Adair Boutique
Makeup: Livia Lai 
Photography: Yohan Liliyani

Hello Friends

Not too often Vess and I get pictures together especially since I am usually behind the camera. Until I am able to master the art of self timer, you will usually get pictures of us individually or in separate posts. So it’s super special when we manage to be in photos together and to actually be standing next to each other.

Looking at these photos, I not only see Vess and I in stunning clothing but I also see the amazing stories and incredible people behind this shoot. Three sets of people who, without their help, passion and creativity, this shoot would have never occurred.

Firstly, the incredible, Yohan Liliyani, an amazing fashion photographer, who did not actually study photography (if I remember correctly, she studied Accounting at Monash) is the first element of this shoot that makes it so incredible. Her attention to detail and knowledge of lighting made her a joy to work with and it’s crazy to think that if she didn’t challenge herself and pursue her passions we wouldn’t have these pictures!

We also have to thank the amazing Livia Lai from LisforOlive for her insane makeup skills, if you haven’t checked out her blog already, you have to do it now! Not only is she a stunning lady, inside and out, her thoughts, musings on life and her drive makes her not only a terrific friend and co-worker, but also an inspiring individual. By day she is a Science student at Melbourne and by night she is an incredible and inspiring blogger/stylist/model/makeup artist.

And finally we have the gorgeous ladies from Adair Boutique, which is where most of these pieces are from. I met Ashley and Nadira when I shot a promo video for their Loreal Fashion Meets Art Runway event. Meeting them in their home studios I found out their online business is a personal passion project for them, and like Vess and I, during the day they work full time and by night they are hard working, fashiontastic entrepreneurial business ladies.

So there you have it, a post about us, yet also a post about the people behind it.

Starting to plan next month and was wondering if you guys know of any blogs/people you would like us to feature/approach? We’re more than happy to give it a go and to find others with the same Big Picture Idea that we have!

With Love

Val and Vess

(words by Val )

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vess copy squareVANESSA BONG   –  
Vess is a writer, graphic designer, illustrator and creative director based in Melbourne, Australia. Passionate about design, art, fashion and story telling.  She has worked with a number of well known clients including the Melbourne Zoo, Kelly Thompson Illustrations and currently holds a position at SMASH enterprises as a junior designer.  Website Instagram

 

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VALERIE BONG   –  
Val is an Arts/Commerce student currently based in Melbourne. As a photographer and documenter she loves celebrating the beauty of the world. With her love for capturing special moments she specialises in fashion, wedding, family and event photography.

Website Twitter / Linkedin

 

Screen Shot 2014-10-29 at 11.23.58 pmYOHAN LILIYANI- Photographer
Yohan is an accomplished high fashion photographer based in Indonesia. Having worked for well known bloggers such as K is for Kani and fashion photographers in Melbourne, her work ethic and skill makes her stand out from the crowd.

Website

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  • Livia 29/10/2014 at 12:26 pm

    AHHHHH you girls are spectacular!
    Seriously bowing down, you guys are so beautiful! I love this post! Thanks so much for having me do makeup, always love dolling you girls up, not that you guys need it.
    And that last picture is definitely my favourite!!
    Too many exclamation marks!!! LOVE!!!!

    • Val & Vess 30/10/2014 at 11:46 am

      GAH! YOU made us beautiful Liv!!! <3
      Your makeup skills are out of this world! Love you so much and can't wait to see both our work grow and develop!
      xo
      haha yeah, that last pics is perhaps so true of us. So happy to have had you there with us Liv! xo

  • Susan 30/10/2014 at 9:13 am

    you both look so beautiful! absolutely gorgeous 🙂

    • Val & Vess 30/10/2014 at 11:45 am

      Thankyou wonderful Susan, a much different look to our usual! <3 Miss you ! x

  • Vey 31/10/2014 at 2:44 am

    I absolutely love the last photo! But you girls are stunning in every one! <3

    • Val & Vess 31/10/2014 at 2:52 am

      hehe Yeah! seems to be a favourite! 😀 where can we see more of that amazing under water shoot??? 😀 x

  • Peachy Style 31/10/2014 at 1:28 pm

    Love these looks! You both look stunning x

    • Val & Vess 31/10/2014 at 1:32 pm

      Thanks lady!! Loving ur recent looks too! Always so chic and polished ! Love it! X

  • Alice 31/10/2014 at 10:55 pm

    I am blown away. So beautiful.

    • Val & Vess 31/10/2014 at 11:27 pm

      Thankyou lovely Alice! Seriously the work of our amazing photographer! Miss u! Can’t wait to see ur posting project!:)

  • Annie 03/11/2014 at 12:17 am

    these photos are amazing, you girls look so stunning!! the last photo is my favourite 🙂

    • Val & Vess 03/11/2014 at 1:51 am

      Thanks wonderful Annie!! Can’t wait till our shoot together! Haha the last one seems to be a fav!:) x thanks for the comment!:D

  • Stephanie 27/11/2014 at 12:36 pm

    Just discovered your site…. just a thought, have you tried a remote with your camera? i have small sewing blog, so have to take photos of myself as well… this is an invaluable tool in my camera kit, wouldn’t be without it.

    • Val & Vess 27/11/2014 at 1:47 pm

      Thanks Stephanie! Thanks so much for the tip and we’re glad you like our site! maybe will give it a go. We just love getting our friends to shot us together so that’s what you will tend to see on our page!:) how long have u been blogging for?:)