Gary Pepper http://garypeppergirl.com A fashion, travel and lifestyle site dedicated to capturing beauty from the simple to the serene. Tue, 31 May 2016 21:30:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.11 Cannes Diary http://garypeppergirl.com/2016/06/cannes-travel-diary http://garypeppergirl.com/2016/06/cannes-travel-diary#comments Tue, 31 May 2016 21:30:13 +0000 http://garypeppergirl.com/?p=27155 Valentino Dress Altuzarra Dress / Celine Flats / Ryan Storer Earrings For this Cannes Film Festival I flew in an Australian photographer from Paris, Rodney Deane, whom I met during Paris Fashion Week through our mutual friend Amanda. We immediately felt like we’d known each other for years, so he joined Amanda and I for […]]]>

Valentino Dress
Altuzarra Dress / Celine Flats / Ryan Storer Earrings

For this Cannes Film Festival I flew in an Australian photographer from Paris, Rodney Deane, whom I met during Paris Fashion Week through our mutual friend Amanda. We immediately felt like we’d known each other for years, so he joined Amanda and I for our trip to Nice shortly after Paris Fashion Week and we’ve kept in contact since.

Rodney comes from a strong photography background, assisting one of Australia’s leading fashion photographers, Steven Chee, before moving to Paris to start his own career. As talented as he is as a photographer, it’s his contagious personality that caught my attention. He’s optimistic and full of energy all the time, which is so refreshing to be around in an industry that can quickly chew you up and spit you out, leaving most jaded or bitter.

We had such a full schedule that Rodney and I didn’t get to shoot as much as we had hoped for, but I love how the images turned out, especially as Rodney has his own eye and shoots differently to what I have in the past.

Rodney and I spent five wonderful days in Cannes with my team. We ended the week with an event for The Harmonist, a new luxury fragrance brand that’s inspired by Asian philosophy and the energy, power and harmony of feng shui. I’ve always wanted to invest more time into learning more about feng shui, so it was lovely discovering what element I was (I’m fire) and finishing a fast-paced week in such a calm and peaceful way.

Now that I’m home for a few days my goal is to find rebalance and regime into my daily routine again and to work on my ‘chi’.

Photographer: Rodney Deane

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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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