Effortless and minimal are words you could use to describe the aesthetic of many young Australian designers, but perhaps none more so than Kahlo. One half (Rachelle Sinclair) of the emerging label used to work as a stylist before turning her hand to designing, while the other half (Fay Ogunbadejo) heads up the business side. Together they have created a brand that expressly rejects anything fussy in favour of sophisticated tailoring, clean silhouettes and a neutral colour palette.
Fitting, then, that for Spring 2013 they’ve collaborated with ModelCo. The equally fuss-free beauty brand created a minimal look for Kahlo’s latest campaign that likely draws a smidgeon of inspiration from Sinclair’s own everyday beauty look (hint: It’s the kind many women only attain through using 25 different products to make it look like they’ve just rolled out of bed). Bronzer is clearly the pièce de résistence of ModelCo’s cosmetics bag this season, and is complemented here by natural browns, a slick of mascara, and perfectly disorderly locks. Applying them to the face and head of the impossibly stunning Emily Jean Bester could not have been a more appropriate choice.
Then there’s the clothing itself. The Kahlo girl never changes her up wardrobe drastically from season to season but always manages to look incredibly fresh. Crisp shirting and tailored separates are her main jam, but she doesn’t shy away from a good cut-out leather crop top. Who said simple had to be boring?