Career highlight, meeting fashion icon, Carmen Dell’Orifice – who at 81 years old is the worlds oldest working supermodel. Carmen was enlisted by Aussie fashion’s true king of evening dressing, Peter Alexander, to represent luxurious dressing gowns, two piece pj sets and nighties in the upcoming Mother’s Day collections. Shot in NYC by world class photographer Alexei Hay, the campaign truly captures Carmen’s vibrance and zest for life. I’m so grateful to be invited by Peter Alexander to snap these behind the scenes images of magic happening. Carmen is a true muse! I also had the chance to sit and chat to her for about half an hour during a break of shooting, she gave me all kinds of sage advice about relationships and my career – I wish she was related to me! I’m super lucky to have spent time with Ms Dell’Orifice.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Peter Alexander – we’re talking about a hugely popular Australian sleepwear brand, with conceptualised collections (my fave has been the Disney range, so cute) and high street stores. I also scored an interview with Peter to discuss all things PJ’s and fashion.
Every Peter Alexander collection takes you to a new place – what is it inspiring you this season and what is it that keeps you excited about the next? I like to keep things fresh not only for my sanity ( I’ve been in the pyjama game for over 25 years ) but also for my customers. Each month I do a new collection with a new theme – this May its a story about a naught girl sent to Scotland to stay with her very glamorous grandmother. The inspiration was my niece, she has moved to Glasgow to study for six months – so i just started with that , although my niece is very naughty!
You last collection was shot in NY with Iconic local new Yorker Carmen Dell’orifice – is there any place in the world you haven’t been to but would love to visit from a professional/inspirational perspective and why? I have never been to Greek islands and I’m sure I would create a wonderfully relaxed white and blue collection ( plus i can lie on the beach and say its a work trip ! )
Thanks so much again goes to Peter Alexander and the team for inviting me to the big apple (first time I have ever been! See my post here) to be part of this campaign. Hope you like my pics!