Drawing from my love of fashion and film, this lookbook was very much inspired by the star-studded movie, Mona Lisa Smile. I first watched it back when I was about 16 and fell in love with it for the female empowering story line and of course, the 50s fashion. The film, in my opinion, had a different presentation to style of that era. Unlike most 1950s inspired works, Mona Lisa Smile displays a contemporary twist in the sartorial sense and I guess that was why I was so compelled to use it as my inspiration.
This time round my brother and I managed to rope in another photographer, Kapilan, and a humble but superb model, Xaviera to help us out. Again, it seems that the weather was in our favour when we executed this shoot – the two photographers couldn’t stop gushing about how awesome the natural lighting was. Here are my favourites from the two outfits:
I think it was by chance Kirsten Dunst starred in the two films which inspired both my shoots thus far. This look was created with the affluent and preppy girl in mind, much like the Wellesley Girl in Betty Warren (Kirsten’s character).
Photographer & Editor: Hafiz Kamsadi // Stylist & Creative Director: Hannah Kamsadi // Assistant Director: Kapilan Naidu // Make-Up: Siti Shafiqah // Hair: Hannah Kamsadi // Model: Xaviera Ho // Wardrobe: Stylist’s Own