Fashion shoot, Hayley Evans (model), Kim Jay (Photographer), Styleraven.com

You’ve reached land’s end. You’ve reached the end of a country, no less. There’s nothing left before you, save for the hazy edifices of the Olympic Mountains, and beyond them, the wide, dreamless face of the ocean. At Dallas road, the rocks glisten like obsidian fangs splattered with lichen. They plummet into azure depths, then deeper still into darkness, taking your imagination with them. There is a beauty and a chill; divine serenity and a murmur of the dangerous unknown. The ocean draws us in, body and soul.

Hayley Evans, Kim Jay, Style Raven

Hayley Evans, Kim Jay, Style Raven

Hayley Evans, Kim Jay, Style Raven

Whether you’re meeting there with friends or on an evening sojourn, the beach at Dallas road is important terrain for Victorian locals — so of course we wanted to represent it early on in this project. This is the final shoot from a series Kim Jay and I did in February (long overdue, I know, but more recent work is around the corner). As my last two posts exemplify, we chose each location according to the attitude and colour palette of the outfit, and this one is no exception. Black mixed with minty pastels mirrors the dark rocks and cerulean backdrop.

Now, practically-speaking, I was not adequately dressed for the wind-swept coast. I wanted something light-weight to capture the incredible energy you feel on the shore. It was an exciting experience; Kim and I were literally yelling over the roar of the waves and splashed with sea-spray. Kim is a veritable camera-warrior, however, and she confidently directed me while the sea erupted behind me.

Hayley Evans, Kim Jay, Style Raven

Hayley Evans, Kim Jay, Style Raven

Sweater: Romwe | Skirt: American Apparel | Tights: Topshop, by House of Holland | White patent Doc Martens: Heart’s Content Victoria | Eyeball ring: Chicnova | Necklace: Aldo


Playing with this idea of corresponding contexts and colours, Alex painted this beautiful wave on my temple and brow. You all need to know what a multi-talented lady she is; not only a make-up artist, but a face and body painter as well! Check her out: Alexandra Forman Artistry.

Alexandra Forman, Kim Jay, Hayley Evans
Alexandra Forman, Kim Jay, Hayley Evans

And now, fellow sea-creatures, coast-dwellers, fashion-lovers, friends, till next time,
– Style Raven

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Model and styling: Hayley Evans
Photography: Kim Jay Photography
Makeup: Alexandra Forman Artistry