Romance Was Born’s ‘Mushroom Magic’ collection MBFWA 2013

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Romance Was Born 'Magic Mushroom' MBFWA 2013

I’ve been photographing backstage at Romance Was Born‘s Australian Fashion Week shows since 2008 and every year it’s extraordinary – a colourful mix of the best fashion, models, hair, makeup, styling, set design, music – the whole shebang.

This year I was lucky enough to set up a paper roll backstage away from the jostling elbows of press photographers to get some one on one looks with the models before they strode down the catwalk.

Romance Was Born 'Magic Mushroom' MBFWA 2013

Romance Was Born 'Magic Mushroom' MBFWA 2013

Romance Was Born 'Magic Mushroom' MBFWA 2013

Romance Was Born 'Magic Mushroom' MBFWA 2013

Romance Was Born 'Magic Mushroom' MBFWA 2013

Romance Was Born 'Magic Mushroom' MBFWA 2013

Ruby Jean Wilson

Ruby Jean Wilson

Romance Was Born 'Magic Mushroom' MBFWA 2013

Julia Nobis

Julia Nobis

Romance Was Born 'Magic Mushroom' MBFWA 2013

Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales

Romance Was Born designers Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales

Here’s some edits collaged by Simone Mandl:

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And between takes on the paper roll i ducked out to shoot some more behind-the-scenes action.

Alan White for ghd uses the static from a balloon to get the hair messed just right

Alan White for ghd uses the static from a balloon to get the hair messed just right

Val Garland on makeup for MAC Cosmetics

Val Garland on makeup for MAC Cosmetics

Stylist Caterina Scardino checks in on Ollie Henderson

Stylist Caterina Scardino checks in on Ollie Henderson

Romance Was Born 'Magic Mushroom' MBFWA 2013

Romance Was Born 'Magic Mushroom' MBFWA 2013

Show Credits:
Installation – Pip and Pop (Tanya Schultz)
Creative Director – Mark Vassallo
Stylist – Caterina Scardino
Producer – Rachel Tuffery for Pronto Productions
Music – Soloist Paz Lenchantin and Jonny Seymour
Hair Direction – Alan White for ghd
Make Up Direction – Val Garland for M.A.C
Nails – Rock Beauty London
Shoes – Shoes of Prey for Romance Was Born
Jewellery – Romance Was Born in collaboration with Nikki Majajas and Pip and Pop
Airline Partner – Qantas
PR & Sponsorship – Little Hero