Came across these fantastic looks a while back but finally came across the full collection so I wanted to share it with you. Here is a excerpt from American Salon magazine, where it was featured exclusively..
‘French romanticism is the heart of the new Optique collection from Australian artist Tracey Hughes and the Mieka Hairdressing team. Encompassing smooth graphic shapes, disheveled texture, boldly cut fringes, rounded edged and intricate braids, the hairstyles strike the perfect balance between classic and edgy. Ultra feminine fashions combined with chic minimalist eye make up and dramatic dark lips complete the glamorous effect. Optique draws inspiration from an era of expensive and elegant tastes, creating seamlessly flawless images, says Hughes, who is artistic director for Redken Australia and winner of the 2011 Australian Masters and Australian Salon of the Year awards. I chose to shoot in black and white to capture the feel of iconic classic and contemporary feminine looks.’
Article by Lotus Abrams and Photos by Amber Toms..