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Heroin Chic by Jason Schembri

It’s been almost a year since we introduced the Ben Trovato readers to his work, and today we can finally announce Jason Schembri‘s first story for Ben Trovato.

Inspired by the heroin-chic style of the 90′s he wanted to tell a story of two young girls, both innocent and beautiful in their own way, and uncover their dark side. “It’s about the girls exploring the gritty nature that we all have inside us,” he tells us.

The girls, Brigette Thomas and Georgia Pansini, are both with Chadwick Models in Sydney, and Jason describes them as a dream to work with: “- Yeah, both girls were great to work with, it really helps when they understand the feelings you’re trying to convey and are prepared to step into the world you’re trying to create.

To shoot Heroin Chic Jason put together a completely new team, which is always a risk, but luckily they all got along really well. ” I believe the energy of the team on the day always has a strong bearing on the final result of the shoot.

The team included makeup artist Lisa Xenides, hair stylist Maria Christopoulos, and fashion stylist Chiara Bianchino - who pulled a wardrobe consisting pieces from Serge De Nimes, Topshop, Asos and others.

I was inspired by a 90s Kate Moss type of girl back in her Corinne Day era, a little fresh and a little careless,” Chiara says, continuing: “- Most of the fashion was thrown together with pieces from my wardrobe: vintage and thrifted finds from my collection and travels. And jackets tied around waists are a forgotten 90s trend that I so love and I think needs to be revived, simply angsty and cool!

Photograph by Jason Schembri
Styling by Chiara Bianchino
Hair by Maria Christopoulos
Makeup by Lisa Xenides
Models - Brigette Thomas & Georgia Pansini @ Chadwick Models