FASHFEST 2018 – What I Wore


FASHFEST time, for me, has become a highly awaited event each year. Being one of the runway models for the past two years, this year I am the special correspondent for Leiden at the event. So in addition to our usual runaway report, you get a quick run-down of how I went in full feather. Fashion events are a golden opportunity to get creative and experiment with every aspect of your look. It also brings the eminent pressure of googling ‘what to wear at a fashion show’ obsessively, contemplating buying a new outfit, renting outfits or certain pieces and what… Continue Reading

Almost Everything I Wore This Month


All the way back in January I started taking a mirror selfie every day to document my outfits. I wanted to hold myself accountable to my new years style resolutions and to also chart the way I was making use of my wardrobe. For the most part I have kept this up throughout the year, missing a day here and there. Largely due to laziness I haven’t shared the images here until today when, as I yet again reached for an orange funnel necked top, I felt an urge to go back and look at how many times I had… Continue Reading

Into The Bath


                                          Credits Concept: Emma Batchelor and Rasi Gupta Photography: Jesse Petrie Lighting, Retouching: Alex Tricolas Model: Rasi Gupta / Instagram @la_vie_en_lens Styling: Emma Batchelor and Rasi Gupta Hair and Makeup: Rasi Gupta Set Styling: Emma Batchelor / Instagram @emma.leiden Bathroom and snacks: Susanne Morton and Alex Tricolas

A Curious Disappearance


                        Credits Everything: Emma Batchelor / Instagram @emma.leiden Note: I have a tendency to over intellectualise things, and as is my custom I over-thought this photographic exploration. I wanted to play, once again, with pushing the boundaries of fashion imagery. In Old Bags I was concerned with contrast, particularly the disconnection between facial expression and body positioning and also between figures in space. In ‘A Curious Disappearance‘ I was interested in the idea of clothes being able to tell a narrative when not on a body. In the first… Continue Reading

Old Masters


  In art history, the term ‘Old Master’ refers to any painter of skill who worked in Europe before about 1800. It also refers to a painting by such an artist. This creative editorial brings together references ranging from the old masters, to the representation of women throughout history, to our relationship with artificial and constructed environments.   Explore each distinct study        Credits Photography: Elisa Paci / elsapax.wixsite.com / Facebook / Instagram @elisapaciphotographer Hair and Makeup: Lilah Gow / www.lilahgow.com / Facebook / Instagram @lilahgowmakeup Styling and props: Emma Batchelor / Instagram @emma.leiden Model: Samantha Farrow / Instagram @sammyfarrow at Devojka Models / devojka.com.au… Continue Reading

Old Masters – A Study in the Wild

                      Continue your Exploration   Or return to the ‘Old Masters’ home page   Credits Photography: Elisa Paci / elsapax.wixsite.com / Facebook / Instagram @elisapaciphotographer Hair and Makeup: Lilah Gow / www.lilahgow.com / Facebook / Instagram @lilahgowmakeup Styling and props: Emma Batchelor / Instagram @emma.leiden Model: Samantha Farrow / Instagram @sammyfarrow at Devojka Models / devojka.com.au / Instagram @devojkamodels Concept: Elisa Paci, Lilah Gow, Emma Batchelor Set styling: Emma Batchelor and Elisa Paci Style note: Vintage coat, Macgraw blouse, vintage Chanel vest from Claire Inc, Alexa Chung for Marks and Spencer skirt, Miu Miu necklace, Gucci boots… Continue Reading

Old Masters – A Study in Lady-like Behaviour

            Continue your Exploration   Or return to the ‘Old Masters’ home page   Credits Photography: Elisa Paci / elsapax.wixsite.com / Facebook / Instagram @elisapaciphotographer Hair and Makeup: Lilah Gow / www.lilahgow.com / Facebook / Instagram @lilahgowmakeup Styling and props: Emma Batchelor / Instagram @emma.leiden Model: Samantha Farrow / Instagram @sammyfarrow at Devojka Models / devojka.com.au / Instagram @devojkamodels Concept: Elisa Paci, Lilah Gow, Emma Batchelor Set styling: Emma Batchelor and Elisa Paci Style note: Pearl crown custom made by Sovata Fashion and Millinery, vintage necklace, Country Road blouse, Miu Miu skirt.