Vintage military melbourne fashion shoot – Love In a Time of War

Here is another fashion shoot I did for Fiend for the Mar – May 09 issue, and shot in Melbourne, both in the main park and back lanes of the city. I wanted a vintage wartime/military look but with an alternative twist, and titled it, “Love In a Time of War”.

The beautiful models are Holly & Ash, who many in the goth scene in Melbourne will know.  Without further ado…

LOVE in a time of war

Military caps – army disposal store
Holly wears:
Combichrist shirt – Industrial Shirts
Camouflage corset – Deadligirlz or DGFH7,
older styles available from Deadly Cash
Ash wears:
Camouflage pants – Omen
Bullet belt – Wildilocks @ Lockworks
own shirt
Skulls swing dress & red petticoat by Raven Clothing
Ash wears:
Black military jacket – Tripp
Pants with Red Stripe – DollyQ
Balck vinyl forage cap – Bibian Blue
Holly wears:
Green military dress – DollyQ
Black jacket – Elvis 4 Cleo
Anchor Necklace – Deviate shop
Pinstriped shirt with straps & D-rings – Lip Service
There was a beautiful photo of them kissing in a laneway on the last page of the shoot, but I no longer have it. Aww!
Hair – Kat & Kate at Wildilocks
Photography – Kimothy
Make-up – Katie Timpano
Styling – Leanne Mangan
Fashion Assistant – Kelly Wilson from Deviate Shop


  1. Thanks again Sydney!! One of my fave shoots was the one inspired by Japanese street fashion – remember that one? That's what got me going to Japan and kearning more about all the gothic brands. It had a guy in a tophat, girls in crazy colours and graffiti'd walls.

  2. I bet it's probably all of your shoots that I like from Fiend the best. Love this one!

  3. I MUST have the 50's skull dress!
    Please tell me where I can buy it?


  4. Hi Ophelia – I decided I'd better put all the clothing credits in. It's from Raven Clothing, based in ACT Australia – they only wholesale now, but could poss do a special order? It was $200 AUD at the time of the shoot 🙂