FARRON SWIM x JOSIE x THE DRIFTER BLOG

I GREW UP SURFING; MY DAD WAS A PROFESSIONAL SURFER I WAS RAISED ON THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLAND I AM YET TO LAY EYES ON I CAN FEEL THE OCEAN IS IN MY BLOOD, SOMETHING THAT GOES A LITTLE BEYOND PASSION AND MORE INTO A PLACE THAT CAN ONLY BE DESCRIBED AS LOVE.
CREATING MY DEBUT LINE OF SWIMWEAR - FARRON SWIM I WANTED TO INCORPORATE MY LOVE OF FASHION WITH MY UNENDING AFFECTION FOR THE OCEAN. “ I WANTED TO KEEP THE LABEL ME, SO SURF, BUT STILL FASHION. EASY MINIMALISTIC BUT FUNCTIONAL, I SEARCHED TO FIND GIRLS THAT INSPIRE ME, HEALTHY GIRLS, GIRLS THAT SMILE, THE BOMBSHELL”.
WHICH BRINGS ME TO JOSIE PRENDERGAST….. A LADY OF THE OCEAN.
I FOUND JOSIE ON INSTAGRAM, ENCHANTED BY HER LOOKS AND GRACE ON FIBERGLASS.
SKIN A DEEP MAHOGANY, EQUAL MIXTURES OF SUN RAYS AND A HERITAGE ABROAD, SUN KISSED TRESSES AND THE MOST PERFECT LITTLE FACE OF FEATURES, BRACES AND ALL.
JOSIE TOTALLY EMBODIES THE MODERN DAY SURFER GIRL, FEMININE BUT OBVIOUSLY TALENTED, UNASSUMING YET AWARE – A RARE TALENT FOR READING A WAVES FACE GIVES THIS GIRL A STYLE THAT IS IN ONE WORD “CALM” NEVER FORCED, A MANOEUVRE OR NOSERIDE NEVER OUT OF PLACE.
TO WATCH HER IS TO WITNESS A RARE TYPE OF MAGIC, A MYSTICAL DANCE ALONG THE FACE OF A WAVE THAT WILL BE BURNED TO YOUR MEMORY BANK, A CROSS STEP TO NOT BE FORGOTTEN.
I SHOT THIS IN COLLABORATION WITH ARTISTS:
DESIGNER / STYLIST: ASHTON SMITH
SURFER: JOSIE PRENDERGAST
PHOTOGRAPHER: MING NOMCHONG
HAIR AND MAKE UP ARTIST / SHOOT DIRECTOR: LUCIANA ROSE
OUR GIRL GANG WAS UNBEATABLE ON THIS DAY AND I AM SO PROUD OF THESE SHOTS.
JOSIE WEARS: “FRENCHMANS” TOP / “FLINDERS” BOTTOM IN PALM & FOR SURF “DEADMANS” TOP “FLINDERS” BOTTOM IN NICHOLAS BLACK.