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HerCanberra Team

On the first weekend of spring what better time to dust off the Torana and do a 70’s inspired photoshoot, which made me feel incredibly nostalgic.

What better place to do it than in Canberra, which we all know really brings it for the seasons! As a mum I often tell my kids stories about ‘the good ol days’ when my sister and I would get our terry-towelling shorts on and skate around the culdesac to the Zanadu soundtrack. I even stock up on raspberry and cola sunnyboys once the warm weather comes because it ‘takes me back’.

So when throwing around concepts for a photoshoot I was deadset keen in bringing the 70’s back! My inspiration boards were a mix of Charlie’s Angels, Holden car ads, Dukes of Hazzard and Puberty Blues as well as some of today’s boho looks.

It then became very clear I wasn’t bringing the 70s back –  it’s already back in trend in a big way! With spring arriving, every fashion shop in the mall right now is featuring some form of flared jeans, vintage style T’s and boho influenced dresses and jumpsuits. I cannot tell you how excited I am – we have seen the 80s come back, the 50s and 60s rockabilly never really leaves for some but the 70s feels a little forgotten.

I gathered my creative team together over a chiko roll and the creative juices just seemed to flow. We all agreed this look comes from a place that was innocent, fun, fresh-faced and warm and as mums ourselves it’s a refreshing and spring zingy kinda look we would happily have our teen girls wear.

IMG_8525IMG_8346-copyIMG_9088 IMG_8941 IMG_8803IMG_8667Photo Credits: Photography and concept by Belle Photography Canberra |Models – Tayla and Billie | Makeup by Kimi Sanders | Hair by Hayley Croft at Rockabilly Boutique | Torana provided by Michael Hogg of the Canberra Torana Club | Caravan – My Sweet Alice

How did we get the look?

Kimi Sanders, make up artist, says…

“I love the 70’s theme! With the makeup I tried to go for a modern twist to the 70’s style. I used lots of highlight so the girls were really glowy which is essential for Spring and Summer. I was particularly inspired by Charlies Angels for Taylah so I went for a smoky cat eye. With Billie I added a pop of green. They both looked fun and fresh.”

Hair was styled by Hayley Croft from Rockabilly Boutique in Fyshwick. Hayley was thrilled to do the hair for this shoot, telling me “Nothing makes me happier than the fact that old is becoming new and modern again. This 70s look is bright and fun free-spirit with a little bit of modern boho thrown in.”

“With Taylah, I also took inspiration from Charlie’s Angels (Farrah Fawcett especially), but let the curls stay defined to keep it modern and fresh. For Billie, I wanted to give her a sleeker, more defined look but still with the same fresh feel,” says Hayley.

Want to get the look? Here’s how you can…


1) Top from Bardot $79.95
2) Earrings from Bardot $19.95
3) Bag from Sportsgirl $39.95
4) Overall from Bardot $169.95
5) Sunglasses from Cotton On $10.46
6) Shoes from Cotton On $34.96
7) Skirt from Bardot $59.95
Article written by Belinda France

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  • Danielle

    What a great article!! Although I am a child of the 80’s, I secretly wish I was born in the 70s! No matter though, because after stumbling upon this post, I am FILLED with inspiration! The pictures in this piece really make it for me, so wonderful to have such a clear visual of 70’s fashion – well done Belle Photography and the rest of your team – you’ve absolutely nailed the 70’s vibe!!

  • Kimi Sanders

    Such a fun article. It was a great honour to be part of the creative team!

  • Eliescha France

    Ohhh when I read this it takes me right back to the 80s!! I miss my roller skates! Great article and amazing pics….I would kill for that hair!

  • Saffron Urbaniak

    These pictures make me want to head out and buy some 70s gear! Great work Belle!

  • April Maree

    Love It Belle, Great Write Up xx

  • Erin Swinsburg

    Love this Belle! Amazing photos and great story 🙂

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