‘Each morning in every family, men, women and children, if they have nothing better to do, tell each other their dreams. We are all at the mercy of the dream and we owe it to ourselves to submit its powers to the waking state.’
Lisa Marie Fernandez creates the most coveted swim pieces on the planet!
LMF is a new direction for swim. Amongst other, the suits are crafted from luxe version of neoprene, never before used in swim. The innovative fabric is made to perform, molding to the body whether creating curves or supporting them. The collection flatters a range of body types, pushing everything into the right place without padding or underwire. Its effect is something that has to be experienced. The highly functional material looks better when wet and won’t stretch out or lose its shape. They’re made to use and stand the test of time.
With their chunky zips and taut silhouettes, there’s a strong sexiness to them that’s bonafide Bond girl. But the clean design of the various styles subtly adapts to each wearer’s individual aesthetic, from sunbather to surfer. LMF bikinis can be directional, sporty, sophisticated and glamorous. The modular collection has various colors and styles that are made to endlessly coordinate. Here we have chosen to feature classic black to show off a dark healthy tan.
Alabaster white skin can be impossibly beautiful but nothing says sexy more than the darkest of summer tans. To achieve the perfect tan without the dangers of over baking in the sun, and best of all without chemicals, you can’t go past the all natural SummerTan by makeup artist Nadine Monley. Nadine is also the founder of Beauty Department by Nadine Monley.
On the day of our shoot, the sun was not on our side. In fact, we had a downpour of tropical rain, all day long without a break. As it happens, it was Sydney’s wettest November in 30 years! Undefeated, we made the Sun shine in the studio. It always works out in the end and the sleek simplicity of the images are the perfect foil to Donald Drawbertson's paintings of the LMF swimsuits.
Donald Robertson, his real name, has been a Pan & The Dream favorite right from the beginning. We have featured the work of this witty and talented artist a number of times. We simply love his genius! He is a beauty and fashion industry giant. Follow him on instagram @donalddrawbertson for a guaranteed daily dose of smiles.
"On the body I used Beauty Department Tan for the base colour. Then, on the face and body, to achieve that gorgeous glow I used Goe Oil.
Goe Oil is a combination of 28 pure plant, fruit and flower oils and butters - including Rose Hip oil, Avocado and Mango Butter, and Chamomile, which nourish the skin and hair - available at www.beautydepartment.com.au”
Chanel Pro Lumiere base - just a little to even out the skin tone.
On the eyes, Chanel Intense eye pencil which is mixed with Goe Oil for that smudged black eye.
A hair and makeup artist based in Sydney’s glorious Bondi Beach, Nadine Monley’s fascination with faces began as a casting agent in New York and London in the 90s. An obsession with classic Hollywood glamour was the catalyst of her move into makeup where her work soon graced the pages of Marie Claire, InStyle, Cosmopolitan and Oyster. In her quest for the perfect complexion Monley discovered the ancient use of coconut oil on the women of the Pacific Islands. Each night after shooting Monley would experiment in her kitchen with coconut oil and essential oils developing targeted formulas for friends and clients. She believes that beautiful skin comes from—and deserves—the purest formulas. Beauty Department was the next logical step.
Summer and Man Tan by Beauty Department:
Inspired by a passion for Bondi Beach and that addictive, nourishing feeling of a golden glow, Beauty Department has harnessed the warmth of Australia’s blissful rays in a self-tanner. Summer and Man Tan, the ying and yang of self-tanners, represent the definitive balance of creator Nadine Monley’s dual passions of performance and purity. A natural gradual tanner with local organic ingredients, Monley chose to not include toxic additives such as parabens, synthetic colorants and PEGS, as the most efficacious products are naturally derived. The luxurious consistency and soothing aromas of Beauty Department moisturize and nourish the skin and soul capturing that Bondi seaside feeling.