RED CARDINAL by Seiya Taguchi



We continue our connection with Sydney with our new online story, shot by Japanese-Australian photographer Seiya Taguchi, who says the following about the story: "Red Cardinal birds are a symbol of light in the presence of darkness. It's long been said that they appear in times of despair to encourage hope. Coming out of Sydney's second long-term lockdown, it was the first shoot back in the studio. I wanted to explore this emotional dichotomy with light. The stylists' vision was graphic monochromatic clothing with stripes and pops of red. Hard lines were juxtaposed with softened feather textures and natural pearls and precious stone jewellery creating a stylish contrast of light and shadow, of stillness and movement."

Lydia Reid at Chadwick Models photographed by Seiya Taguchi. Styled by Emma Cotterill.

MakeUp and Hair by Franka Deluca. Photo assistant, Benji Hardwick.


Dress by St Agni. Shoes and white string necklace by COS


Top and shorts by St Agni. White fur jacket by Birds Of A Feather Couture. Brooklyn chain necklace by Arms of Eve


Dress by Van Der Kooij. Tights by Costume Box. Silver rings by William Edouard. Mini bag by Rylan. Shoes by COS

Striped dress and mini tote bag by St Agni. ‘M’ and crescent moon necklace and black glass ring by Meadowlark Jewellery

Black feather jacket by Birds Of A Feather Couture. Precious stone baguette earrings by William Edouard

Top by Aaizel. Skirt by Unik Clothing. Silver rings by Meadowlark

Top by Aaizel. Skirt by Unik Clothing. Tights by Costume Box. Silver rings by Meadowlark. Shoes by COS


Knitted jumpsuit by Anna Quan. Pearl earring and necklace by Reliquia Jewellery

Tie corset top in ivory by Van Der Kooij. Suit pants by COS. Necklace by Arms of Eve