On March 6, 1991, Gianni Versace forever changed the fashion world after showing his Fall Winter collection, appropriately dubbed “The Freedom Collection”. He is often credited with creating the ‘supermodel' after causing a global sensation when he sent sent four models, Cindy (Crawford), Linda (Evangelista), Christy (Turlington) and Naomi (Campbell), down the runway miming to George Michael’s song Freedom. Those models (along with Tatjana Patitz) had starred in video which was on heavy rotation on MTV, so the image of them at Versace's show singing along to “Freedom" not only captured the imagination of the fashion industry but also came to define an era.
Kerrie Hess is an Australian Artist, regarded internationally for her illustrations and original artwork, most showcased in her former hometown of Paris.
Kerrie started out professionally as an artist with her first commissions with VOGUE Australia and Topshop’s Arcadia Group at the age of 19 while living in London. The move to full-time illustration followed with Kerrie illustrating fashion windows in the US for Neiman Marcus Department Store at just twenty; commissions for NET-A-PORTER, Harvey Nichols and Laduree Paris followed, as well billboards and window's in Paris for 'Printemps Department Store.'
Little Joe Woman is the brainchild of creative director Gail Elliott who is no stranger to mixing and maxing various materials to achieve her own unique brand of luxurious yet edgy island attire. The use of silks especially help to highlight her fashion and lingerie collections.
On a recent trip to Bali I paid a visit to one of my favourite Island-Luxe boutiques, Little Joe Woman. I had the pleasure of interviewing the face and talent behind this brand, designer and world renowned supermodel, Gail Elliott. Gail shares snippets of her modelling career and the passion behind her luxurious label.