L’Officiel Magazine Middle East – Jessica Michelle Kahawaty (Miss Australia World)

I recently had the privilege of doing my first L’Officiel C Middle East over shoot for both the English and Arabic Editions. For those who don’t know L’Officiel is one of the oldest magazine brands out there. Been around since 1920’s bringing consistent great editorials and content so I was super excited to be part of the team!

The re-launch issues cover story was about the lovely  and talented Jessica Michelle Kahawaty (Miss Australia World)   Jessica was placed 3rd in the 2012 Miss World competition. She is also now the host of 2 Yahoo shows, ‘omg! NOW’ and ‘omg! NUJOOM’ which will be airing shortly. An absolute delight to work with and such a sweet soul, must say she made everyone’s life easy on set.

076-085AR_OME_JESSICA_ss_fnl_Page_1 076-085AR_OME_JESSICA_ss_fnl_Page_3 076-085AR_OME_JESSICA_ss_fnl_Page_2 076-085AR_OME_JESSICA_ss_fnl_Page_4I was assisted by a lovely creative team who made this shoot possible. The artistic director for this shoot was stylish Samar Sadik, great team of Dresscode by Farah, Farah Kabir and Oscar Badibanga, my assistant Evelyn, the sweet Katie Cousins who did the makeup and the talented Shindesu who was responsible for the hair and the wind machine. Been wanting to work with Shin for a while so was elated when he came on board, such a calm soul and creative soul!

Our studio for the shoot was the newly built HotCold Studio in Al Quoz. Definitely my favorite studio in Dubai with all the equipment you need, super friendly service and a BIG plus Dog Friendly as well!! Needles to say my little one Assie came with to add the charm factor!


The light coming through the windows was amazing and an added bonus the slight film of sand on the window created a wonderful diffusion of the light. I added some fill with large white and silver foamcore reflectors, and later add some more fill with the SB 900 flashes at 1/8 stop on Manual Mode. Overall was a great day with a lovely group of creatives and a lovely editorial! Here are extra photos from the shoot!


Some behind the scenes shots

Jessica goofing around!


A big thank you to all who was involved in this shoot, Kudos to you guys!

Photography                                Belinda Muller                             www.belindamullerphotography.com

Art Direction                                 Samar Sadik

Makeup                                          Katie Cousins

Hair                                               Shindesu

Styling                                            Farah Kabir and Oscar Badi    Dresscode by Farah.

Model                                           Jessica Kahawaty

Assistant                                       Evelyn Garcia

Location                                         HOTCOLD Studio


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