I came across this recent photo shoot several weeks ago and was blown away.
It features Australian model Nicole Trunfio and is shot by Steven Chee.
I recall seeing Nicole for the first time when her very first shoot came across the Cream magazine desk in the early 2000s.
The brunette beauty intrigued me: she was all long limbs, natural beauty, lithe and stunning. Her name suggested she was of Italian heritage, and she hailed from Perth, my editor's hometown. I was in.
Plus, we knew Steven Chee's work was exceptional and for him to do what was essentially a test shoot for Nicole, asking us to consider it for publishing was basically saying: look at this woman, she has something. Something big.
And she did, does, and continues to be big. And up until recently, quite literally: Nicole just gave birth to her first child, with her partner Gary, and she comes off the back of a successful turn as co-judge on Australia's 'The Face', a model search show.
And so, back to these truly breathtaking photos. One of the most beautiful photo shoots I have ever seen. The styling, the lighting, the props, and of course… Nicole. Just wow.
Nicole is captured lounging in fashion from Chanel, Saint Laurent, Agent Provocateur, Christian Louboutin and more, with lingerie to die for. The result? Well… have a look for yourself. (All photos by Steven Chee, via 'Treats!').