Fashion shoot awash with Pilbara glamour

Ben LeahyNorth West Telegraph
Model Ava Watkins-Hoey in clothes by Dolly Met Frank at Cemetery Beach.
Camera IconModel Ava Watkins-Hoey in clothes by Dolly Met Frank at Cemetery Beach. Credit: North West Telegraph

Hedland models and fashionistas brought a rarely seen glamour to Cemetery Beach last weekend as they teamed up for a photo shoot.

While young models Ava Watkins-Hoey and Samarah Brown smouldered in front of the camera, their edgy and experimental look was created by local hairstylists, a make-up artist, photographer and fashion and jewellery designers.

Hair Works salon owner Samantha Maudsley said the shoot at Hedland’s Cemetery Beach and other picturesque locations promoted local businesses.

“(It was) a chance to get out of our comfort zone and showcase (our) different skills while having fun,” she said.

With small businesses — all owned by women and employing one or two people — taking part, Ms Maudsley said the photo shoot showed how the local economy was diversifying.

Those involved included Maudsley’s Hair Works apprentice Nikki Majewski, Gypsy & Willow jewellery designer Hayley Lauren Lambert, Dolly Met Frank fashion line owner Nikki Seed, photographer Sarah Sharkey and Glamazon Studio make-up artist Suzan Chesson.

Ms Maudsley said Ms Seed’s recent move into a South Hedland shopping centre store after years working out of her home highlighted how local start-ups were increasingly making a success of their enterprises.

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