Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Vogue travels everywhere - even my old garden...Winter Fashion Shoot

Vogue Australia fashion team came to our lovely old garden many years ago to photograph a story for their winter fashion pages. As a stylist, I am always in search of beautiful locations to shoot in and I am also quite often asked to source locations for both the film and magazine industry.

The Southern Highlands is well known for it's beautiful countryside and properties and very popular with magazines and television. When we first moved to the Highlands we lived on a beautiful old farm with a gorgeous old sandstone home built in 1867, one of the oldest in the Robertson district. The garden was also very old with beautiful old trees, enormous box hedges and amazing views across the countryside, there was also a rain forest running through the property and we would go for long walks with the children and explore. I had quite a few different magazines and television shoots at our house whilst we were there, I think it was easy for the girls at Vogue and other magazines to just call me and ask if they could come down, also it was such a wonderful location for so many things. These Vogue images were taken around the garden near the house where my children played. I wish I was still there today...... I can still remember the little birds and all the leaves falling from the trees.

Above: The driveway leading around the sheds, my son Thomas telling me how big something is and the model attempting to prune the hedge, unfortunately my old hedge clippers were just a bit to old.

Fly fishing nearby at Belmore Falls, beautiful old stone walls around the garden and collecting firewood, always needed as it was freezing most of the year. I also had a snake visit me one day just where the model is standing, which was removed by my brave husband as I hopelessly looked out the window....... thank goodness.......

Above: The front of the house, Rebecca in her pram on the old front veranda.
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