End of Days: Post apocalyptic fashion shoot

Post apocalypse editorial Mandy Heng

Movies I enjoy immensely tend to serve as my main inspiration for design elements and fashion photoshoots.  In 2012 I was struck with Hunger Games fever and remember coming home and straight into my workspace to sketch the dress you see below.  The metal zipper that runs along the front of the dress is inspired by Jennifer Lawrence’s character (Katniss Everdeen) use of archery as her choice of weapon.

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Below: Kelly Louise Maguire poses in a bridal tulle gown from my 2012 collection.  It was exciting have hairstylist Ahkim Anthony on board to style Kelly’s hair.  His flamboyant style was perfect to create an outrageous ‘do inspired by Effie Trinket’s style.

Kelly Louise Maguire Mandy Heng

Below: Leesa Ajaka in my District 12 inspired look.  I wanted to create a more primitive look that was reflective of how poor and backward the districts are.  I bought a stick on bra from bras n things (but really you can get them at Kmart, Target or Big W) and hand sewed feathers and pearls.  I really wanted to avoid using straps to avoid the lingerie look.  I matched it with a tulle skirt and made the antler headband from a couple of branches (which I painted with bronze nail polish).

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A huge thanks to everyone who came together to bring these images to life! I could not agree more with Aristotle’s saying that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.  A great team brings together synergy and passion that I alone cannot achieve.

Photographer: Nancy Ann Trieu @ https://www.facebook.com/natphotographystudios

Hairstylist: Ahkim Anthony Tan

Makeup artist: Marley Ly @ https://www.facebook.com/Marleymakeupartistsydney

Models: Diana Villegas, Kelly Louise Maguire, Leesa Ajaka

Wardrobe & Styling: Me!