Gary Pepper http://garypeppergirl.com A fashion, travel and lifestyle site dedicated to capturing beauty from the simple to the serene. Mon, 30 May 2016 21:30:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.11 Out at Sea http://garypeppergirl.com/2016/05/out-at-sea-with-chopard http://garypeppergirl.com/2016/05/out-at-sea-with-chopard#comments Mon, 30 May 2016 21:30:41 +0000 http://garypeppergirl.com/?p=27015 Set along the romantic shorelines of the French Riviera, we shot this jewellery editorial for Chopard's new high end Red Carpet Collection during our times in Cannes.]]>

Set along the romantic shorelines of the French Riviera, we shot this jewellery editorial for Chopard’s new high end Red Carpet Collection during our times in Cannes.

The soft European sun cast its light across the glistening turquoise waters, which reflected the clearest ethereal light I’ve shot in for years and emphasised how each special piece radiated beauty on its own. The pieces themselves were utterly exquisite, so we wanted to keep the story and styling as simple as possible.

It was a breeze shooting with Carin, and we couldn’t believe that three years on and we would find ourselves shooting together for Chopard. It’s moments like this that I have to check myself to try and grasp the moment, so I can cherish it and keep it locked away in my memory palace forever.

Photographer: Carin Olsson

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Checking-in from Cannes http://garypeppergirl.com/2016/05/checking-in-from-cannes http://garypeppergirl.com/2016/05/checking-in-from-cannes#comments Mon, 30 May 2016 00:32:05 +0000 http://garypeppergirl.com/?p=27154 This was my second year in Cannes for the Cannes Film Festival and it was an absolute pleasure to attend as a special guest of Chopard.]]>

Chopard Tee / Stella McCartney Trousers / Celine Flats and Earrings / Ray Ban Glasses 

This was my second year in Cannes for the Cannes Film Festival and it was an absolute pleasure to attend as a special guest of Chopard.

If you were watching on Snapchat, you would have seen that we went straight from a photo shoot to the airport in New York to catch our flight to France, only to land in Cannes and have a few hours to check-in to the hotel, unpack, shower and get ready for the first night with Chopard – an exclusive dinner with Victoria Beckham, one of my go-to designers who was as chic in person as her covetable fashion line. For the record, she was absurdly nice and disarmingly warm, and I couldn’t have been more grateful to Chopard for starting such a crazy week with such an intimate and sophisticated event.

The rest of our week was busy with photo shoots for Madam Figaro, three evening events with Chopard, and walking the red carpet. I also got to reunite with Carin to shoot a jewellery story for Chopard, which we’ll be posting tomorrow.

Photographer: Rodney Deane

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BTS Film of Dolce Rosa Excelsa http://garypeppergirl.com/2016/05/bts-film-of-dolce-gabbana-rosa-excelsa http://garypeppergirl.com/2016/05/bts-film-of-dolce-gabbana-rosa-excelsa#comments Thu, 26 May 2016 09:30:16 +0000 http://garypeppergirl.com/?p=27024 Looking back, as much as I love the final edits, I truly love our film shots because I feel it captured the easy going, candid and fun moments we shared on set.]]>

A week before our Dolce & Gabbana editorial shoot I had the pleasure of working with Simon, Linda and Daren, on an exciting magazine feature (coming soon) in Palm Beach. By the time we regrouped a week later, this time in Picton, an hour outside of Sydney, we were all in sync and excited to see what we could create together once more.

To add to the friendly and warm atmosphere, I bought a few disposable film cameras and handed them to people on set to shoot whatever they wanted. Each photo you see here is from the perspective of a different crew member, and I really have no idea who shot what. Unfortunately the only film cameras left were underwater cameras, so the end results are a little foggier than normal film, but I kind of love the rawness of it as the shoot itself was so polished, especially with Simon shooting it.

I’m used to asking clients what content is under embargo until the release date – usually it’s the looks we’re shooting, the beauty looks created or even the publication we’re shooting for all together. Bottom line: usually you can’t share anything at all. Seeing as this was an entire GP production, I was thrilled to be able to control the set on my own terms, and by terms I mean – it’s an open set; Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter, post as much as you like.

The entire creative team has been counting down the days until we could release this content. Looking back, as much as I love the final edits, I truly love our film shots because I feel it captured the easy going, candid and fun moments we shared on set. If you’ve ever tried making a parachute look chic, you’d know it’s a lot funnier than you would think.

And after all, this shoot was created to celebrate Dolce Rosa Excelsa, which celebrates love and the relationships you share with each other. This seemed too perfect not to create.

Photographer: Simon Upton @ The Artist Group
Photo Assistant 1: Mitch Hay
Photo Assistant 2: Alex Tracey
Digi: Diego Lorenzo

Creative and Art Direction: Nicole Warne
Model: Guerrino Santulliana @ IMG Models

Styling: Gemma Keil
Make-up: Linda Jefferyes @ The Artist Group
Hair: Daren Borthwik @ The Artist Group

Florist: Sean Cook @ Mr Cook
Florist Assistant: Dana Rabinovits
Producer: Lauren Bacigalupo

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Cannes Film Festival for Vogue http://garypeppergirl.com/2016/05/cannes-film-festival-for-vogue http://garypeppergirl.com/2016/05/cannes-film-festival-for-vogue#comments Thu, 26 May 2016 00:06:14 +0000 http://garypeppergirl.com/?p=27022 I recently shared some exclusive photos for my Cannes Film Festival photo diary from the red carpet with Vogue Australia.]]>

Dion Lee Dress / Chopard Earrings and Bracelets / Giuseppe Zanotti Velvet Cluth

I recently shared some exclusive photos for my Cannes Film Festival photo diary from the red carpet with Vogue Australia.

I chose a Dion Lee dress, which you can see more of here.

Photographer: Rodney Deane
Make-Up: Sophie at Loreal Paris
Hair: Harold James 

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To Love… http://garypeppergirl.com/2016/05/to-love-with-dolce-rosa-excelsa http://garypeppergirl.com/2016/05/to-love-with-dolce-rosa-excelsa#comments Mon, 23 May 2016 11:38:09 +0000 http://garypeppergirl.com/?p=26891 One charter plane, a billowing parachute, two wind machines, and an overflowing van of red roses and greenery by Sean of Mr Cook later, we have a new editorial story for Dolce & Gabbana and one I can say I am incredibly proud of.]]>

It’s been a while since my last partnership with Dolce & Gabbana – our first was one of the first editorials I ever created for a luxury client, so it seems serendipitous that we would circle back and find ourselves here again, years later.

For my newest work for Dolce & Gabbana I was asked to interpret their latest campaign for their new fragrance, Dolce Rosa Excelsa, and I couldn’t have been more in love with the idea.

The fragrance is inspired by the iconic Dolce & Gabbana red rose, which symbolises love, beauty, and romance. It has long been a source of creative inspiration for Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce, and was the main inspiration for my very own editorial – a personal story of love based on my very first date with Luke, which can you believe, was sky diving.

It was 2007 and I still recall the day we joked about what we should do for our first date. The conversation resulted in us being pleasantly surprised by each other, as we were both more than willing to go sky diving. The only part we joked about was how humorous it would be if we ended up “dating for a really long time or getting married”, which we could then retell the story of our epic first date to our friends, family and children.

9 years later, engaged, and here we are, talking about that very first date. Go figure.

I can’t think of too many other activities that can bond two people so quickly on a first date. The level of trust and vulnerability you share with each other is precious – anyone that is willing to jump out of a plane for you is worth investing your time (and love) into. Luckily for Luke and I, we jumped out of that plane together and never looked back.

This editorial takes inspiration from this very first date, with my new friend Guerrino playing the role of Luke. This is the largest production I’ve taken on for an editorial in recent times and I couldn’t have asked for a stronger team behind it, with one of Australia’s leading fashion photographers Simon Upton coming on board to lens this special story for us.

One charter plane, a billowing parachute, two wind machines, and an overflowing van of red roses and greenery by Sean of Mr Cook later, we have a new editorial story for Dolce & Gabbana and one I can say I am incredibly proud of.

To love, and every day, hour, minute, second you spend consumed by it.

Photographer: Simon Upton @ The Artist Group
Photo Assistant 1: Mitch Hay
Photo Assistant 2: Alex Tracey
Digi: Diego Lorenzo

Creative and Art Direction: Nicole Warne
Model: Guerrino Santulliana @ IMG Models

Styling: Gemma Keil
Make-up: Linda Jefferyes @ The Artist Group
Hair: Daren Borthwik @ The Artist Group

Florist: Sean Cook @ Mr Cook
Florist Assistant: Dana Rabinovits
Producer: Lauren Bacigalupo

Look 1: Dolce & Gabbana Rose Dress and Heels
Look 2: Dolce & Gabbana Lace Top / Rachel Gilbert Darlia Skirt / Jennifer Behr Headband from Desordre / Stuart Weitzman Heels
Look 4: Full Dolce & Gabbana Look
Look 5: Full Dolce & Gabbana Look
Look 6: Full Dolce & Gabbana Look
Look 7: Dolce & Gabbana Skirt, Headband and Ring / Michael Lo Sordo Crop Top
Look 8: Dolce & Gabbana Earrings / Lillian Khallouf Dress
Look 9: Dolce & Gabbana Look / Jennifer Behr Satin Headband from Desordre

 

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