Boss Babes Collaborate in South West Commercial Vintage Inspired Photoshoot

The notion that women cannot work together, or shouldn’t work together for whatever reason must end, and that ending must start with us. There’s more than enough revenue and success out here for all of us, and partnering with other women only stands to strengthen our products and service offerings. It allows for growth by revolutionizing and possibly even expanding what you already offer. Collaboration inspires innovation, reduces unnecessary risk, and ultimately amplifies success for all involved. We all have something special to offer our customers or clients, don’t threaten your upward mobility with the fear of being in the shadows of others. Walk proudly into the sun with your sister by your side!

Rant out of the way… you all know Ms Mu5tang Hire loves a good collaboration. Recently Mr Mustang Hire and I had the privilege of collaborating with some amazing business women of the South West in a commercial endeavour. The vintage inspired commercial shoot and was held at Sally Young’s property in Mumballup where she designs and operates from her home studio - Sally Young Designs. Her studio is an eclectic mix of vintage items and gorgeous handmade clothing using a mix of used threads and felt. But that is a whole other post! More on that soon. Christin's Travel & Living Collection was every woman's heaven whilst Leah's Whole Green Pepper fresh produce, fermented foods, Kombucha and flower essences had us feeling oh so good. Hannah Brown enhanced model Iona's beauty with a light natural palette of makeup and styled her brows and hair on fleek. Model Iona flawlessly styled the Sunflower Seed Vintage clothing, Blush + Bloom's floral creations and Sally's wearable art designs with our Mustang Sally in the background. All beautifully captured by Busselton photographer Sarah of Red Leopard Photography. For more details on these South West business women and their businesses (especially if you’re planning a wedding in the South West) and to see the wonderful images that were produced please continue reading.


Hannah Brown Makeup Artistry

Hannah Brown is a Busselton based mobile makeup artist and brow specialist servicing the Southwest for all occasions. Hannah Brown Makeup Artistry, formerly Hannah Clarke, has been operating since 2009 in many areas of WA including Geraldton, Perth and now the Southwest. Servicing all areas of the Southwest, Hannah provides quality, affordable and flawless makeup for all occasions. With a Diploma in Specialised Makeup Services, she has extensive experience in bridal, special occasion, photographic, remedial camouflage, theatrical and special effects makeup, so can cater to your every makeup need. She is fully mobile and will come to wherever you need, whenever you need. Hannah also has a home studio in Busselton where you are more than welcome to pop in and meet with her or come in for a trial while you’re around the Southwest organising those special wedding details.


 Sally Young Design

Sally Young Design’s is raw material opulence, uniqueness and quality. The designs are all handmade with love and care by Sally Young who is a renowned felt artist and crafts person. Her brand is fine, modern and romantic. Sally’s label promotes itself as one of a kind designs as ‘Wearable Art’.


 Red Leopard Photography

Sarah is a South West wedding photographer & women’s photographer with a passion for portraits & vintage styling. She’s created a beautiful photography space in Busselton, complete with a vintage inspired salon, dressing room and boudoir studio. From the minute you walk through the door of the Red Leopard Photography studio Sarah will do everything she can to make your confidence soar. Enjoy a glass of champagne while undergoing a vintage inspired makeover, including hair, makeup and styling with her gorgeous collection of clothing and props. During your time in front of the camera Sarah will offer as much direction as needed. It’s all designed to be super fun and bring out the best in you, with a gorgeous vintage inspired flare. Outside of the studio Sarah loves photographing weddings. She pours my heart into capturing joyful, authentic wedding-day photos that you’ll adore. She loves couples with huge hearts and unique ideas, making Red Leopard Photography the perfect match for your Vintage Inspired wedding.


Travel & Living Collection

To travel, you need that perfect bag, that bag that will go anywhere and everywhere with you! Christin’s range of bags are your stylish solution. Each of the bags in the Travel & Living Collection is handmade with gorgeous super soft durable leathers personally sourced by Christin Svard, the designer, and owner. The collection ranges from convenient travel purses through to large overnighter and weekender bags and all are purpose designed for ease of use. They feature convenient and secure pockets for passports and documents, with sturdy straps and clasps, and all made from high-quality luxe genuine leathers in a wide array of tempting colours. The Travel & Living Collection bags are unique in that they reflect a love of travel, adventure, and luxury. The soft leathers are a sensory experience, the velvety feel, and smell of smooth sumptuous leathers, the way the bags sit snugly against your body, you will love them! The collection is also the perfect accompaniment for everyday living too, practicality and style can go anywhere.

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 Sunflower Seed Vintage

A unique vintage clothing for the dreamers, the individuals & risk takers. Each piece carefully hand-picked and brought to you with love and care. Sunflower Seed Vintage is a local label selling pre-loved wares online. Owned in Margaret River, Western Australia, solo operator Freya Brice is the responsible young stylist and creative. She's well known among the community for collaborating with other local labels, establishing models and photographers. All her products are handpicked with love and shot and styled with dedication. The imagery produced for Sunflower not only works to sell her products, but is successful in creating a visually appealing digital journal on their Instagram. Each photo encapsulates the vibe to which each era the garment belongs to. This could explain why Sunflower has become so popular in a short amount of time, having reached a following of 16,000 people. Lately, her focus on the 60’s and 70’s, she’s most inspired by a Californian summer vibe. 


Blush + Bloom Southwest

Everyone loves flowers, they enhance a room, bring joy and inspire the senses. Blush + Bloom Southwest will work with you to design and create beautiful wedding flowers. Dom will help you explore texture, fragrance, shape and colour to get a perfect fit for your style. Dom is a self-confessed chocolate loving, wine sipping, crazy dancing, fun loving, food enthusiast, hopeless romantic with a love of pretty things and a passion for creativity. She loves people and she wholeheartedly gives her all with her work - although she admits it doesn't feel like work very often! Weddings are beautiful, happy, loving occasions and Dom feels extremely privileged to be a part of such special days.


 Whole Green Pepper

Leah started Whole Green Pepper as a means to share all the amazing things she was learning while healing herself. After months of severe digestive issues and other health issues suddenly appearing with little or no relief from conventional medicine Leah started doing her own investigations. She found out that suddenly she was reacting to foods that she had eaten her entire life. After eliminating the trigger foods she started improving her gut health and general health on a larger scale mainly with the use of whole and traditional foods. Whole Green Pepper was born, a place where she could share with her community all the things she was learning. Since starting her Facebook page Leah has completed some formal study in Health and Wellness coaching and Functional Nutrition. Continuing education has given Leah more confidence in what she was already leaning and created a capacity to start helping others that may be at a similar place with their health.


Iona Jane – Yoga with Iona

Model, Musician & Yoga Instructor Iona hails from the South-West. Iona believes in taking every opportunity under the sun so long as it makes you happy!  She admits she quite enjoys the sunshine and resting by the seaside. Modelling is new for Iona but she feels photography tells a story, just like her music does. As well as modelling Iona is also a self-taught guitarist & singer/songwriter. She is mainly influenced by musicians with soul such as Ziggy Alberts, Tash Sultana, Daughter, John Butler, Angus & Julia Stone, Xavier Rudd, Matt Corby.... the list goes on! Iona’s music creates an indie/folk vibe, inspired mainly by her precious father (another talented musician) her main aim is to produce stories with her music, to captivate and create euphoria amongst the audience. And this brings her to YOGA. Iona believes having the ability to teach and change human beings perspectives on life is the greatest blessing. She believes that spreading this knowledge, love and energy is helping to allow people to become the best version of themselves possible


 And then’s there’s Mr Mustang Hire. Australia's South West premium private chauffeured 1965 Mustang service catering for all your transportation needs including weddings to special events and ocassions, point-to-point lunch & dinner transfers, tours, corporate & leisure, photo shoots, films & commercials. If you are a photographer, videographer or television/ film director and you need a car with star quality, Mr Mustang Hire's classic 1965 Mustang coupe Sally is legendary all American muscle car.