It was a cold morning on Melbourne Cup day on one of Sydney’s Northern Beaches, and the rain and wind were undecided about their direction and strength- but it was also 15 year old Lydia’s first EVER photo shoot, and she wasn’t about to let the weather get her down.
She moves like someone who’s been modelling for years, it was hard to believe that Lydia had never sat for a photo session before. Ever…! The crew and I put it down to her Tahitian dance experience. Lydia is part Russian and part Cook Islander. It’s the make-up for her exotic features and strong build, and so it won’t be long until Victoria’s Secret casting director John Pfeiffer gets wind of her. Discovered by her hairstylist together with IMG Australia’s Danielle Ragenard, Lydia is destined for stardom. So fresh is Lydia to the modelling scene, she isn’t even currently on the IMG website as her images are still being developed. The future looks bright for her though, it’s onwards and upwards from here.
Ginga swimsuit, Sue Sensi bead bracelet, Mania Mania bangles, stylist’s own necklace Sunseeker bikini, Code Love bead bracelet, Vita link cuff, Sue Sensi bead bracelet, stylists own necklaces
Sunseeker bikini, stylists own necklaces, Code Love wrap bracelet, LaWish bead bracelet
Jets by Jessika Allen swimsuit, stylists own necklace, Code Love wrap bracelet, Sue Sensi bead bracelets, Peter Lang silver mesh cuff
Sunseeker bikini, Code Love bead bracelet, Vita link cuff, Sue Sensi bead bracelet, stylists own necklaces
Photography: She Is Frank
Styling: Sarah Bonett
Hair and Make-up: Felicia Yong
Model: Lydia/ IMG