3rd December 2014
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Location LOCATION: Sydney

1. Michael Lo Sordo White Silk Dress
2. Michaelo Lo Sordo Black Silk Dress

It’s been a while in the works and it’s nearly here! Here is a sneak peek of something very special – the first short film Gary Pepper has produced from start to finish with 100% control and creative freedom. Luke and I combined forces to develop this concept to celebrate Grandiose, the new innovative mascara by Lancome, and to share its story once again through Gary Pepper eyes.

One of the best parts of working on a project like this is having the freedom to put together the creative and production team. As this is traditionally a how-to beauty video the make-up and hair were key factors into what would make this a great success, so it was such a pleasure to finally be able to work with Max May and to see him in action. He created this ethereal, sun-kissed and dewy look for the white swan and this dramatic and mysteriously dark look for the black swan. When seen side by side I hardly recognise myself.

The full version of the short film will debut exclusively on elle.com.au tomorrow, so make sure you head over to experience our new ‘Black Swan’ story as our journey with Lancome continues…

Photographer: Luke Shadbolt
Make-Up and Hair: Max May @ DLM