DILLON DOT

JAIME RIDGE X H&M autumn 2017 COLLECTION

AS WELL AS SHOWCASING THE LATEST TRENDS FOR THE SEASON AHEAD, THE H&M AUTUMN CAMPAIGN COMMUNICATES SOMETHING EVEN STRONGER, AND IN MANY WAYS MORE IMPORTANT THAN JUST FASHION - A STRONG VIEW OF GENDER EQUALITY, AND THE POSSIBILITY FOR EVERY WOMAN TO MAKE A CHOICE OF HER OWN.

IN CELEBRATION OF THE LAUNCH OF THE COLLECTION, I TEAMED UP WITH H&M TO SHOWCASE THREE INCREDIBLE, STRONG AND INSPIRING WOMAN THAT EACH PLAY A HUGE PART IN BOTH MY WORKING AND PERSONAL WORLD.

I DO HOPE YOU ENJOY. LOVE JAIME. 

H&M AUTUMN COLLECTION AVAILABLE IN STORE FROM MARCH 16. 

 
 

JAIME DILLON RIDGE (ME)

 

WHAT DO YOU DO? AND WHAT DO YOU DO FOR DILLON DOT?

WELL I BELIEVE THIS IS PRETTY SELF EXPLANATORY - I AM DILLON DOT!

DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN THREE WORDS. PLEASE.

DRIVEN / CREATIVE / CRAZY

WHAT DOES FASHION MEAN TO YOU?

FASHION IS THE HEART BEAT OF MY ENTIRE CREATIVE WORLD. IT IS MY INSPIRATION, MY PASSION AND MY SOUL. FASHION IS PARAMOUNT. 

HOW DOES FASHION EMPOWER YOU?

WHAT I WEAR SPEAKS VOLUMES OF WHO AND WHAT I AM. THE WAY I DRESS REFLECTS ME AND MY EMOTIONS. FASHION EMPOWERS ME IN NUMEROUS WAYS, MANY OF WHICH I CANNOT PUT DOWN ON PAPER AS THEY ARE FEELINGS I SIMPLY CANNOT EXPLAIN. 

WHAT DOES BEING #LADYLIKE MEAN TO YOU?

BEING LADY LIKE IS AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN A PART OF WHO I AM. BEING GRACIOUS AND CONFIDANT, SIMULTANEOUSLY. BEING LADY LIKE IS POWERFUL. YOU ARE IN CONTROL.

WHAT ARE YOU WEARING?

H&M SKIRT, TOP, SHIRT AND SWEATER. THE EARRINGS ARE FROM HOLLY'S EXTENSIVE COLLECTION. 

HOW DOES THIS OUTFIT MAKE YOU FEEL?

ELEGANT AND CONFIDENT.

 
 

HOLLY SARAH BURGESS

 

WWW.HSBURG.COM

 

WHAT DO YOU DO? AND WHAT DO YOU DO FOR DILLON DOT?

I AM A FREELANCE FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER, FRESH OUT OF ART SCHOOL. I HAVE BEEN A PHOTOGRAPHER FOR DILLON DOT SINCE DAY DOT.

DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN THREE WORDS. PLEASE.

GROWING / CURIOUS / EXTRA

WHAT DOES FASHION MEAN TO YOU AND HOW DOES IT MAKE YOU FEEL?

TO ME, FASHION IS A FURTHER EXTENSION OF MY LOUD AND CURIOUS (AND AT TIMES, EXTRA…) PERSONALITY. I FEEL LIKE I HAVE THIS TWO WAY RELATIONSHIP WITH FASHION, ON ONE HAND IT CAN REFLECT MY MOOD, AND ON THE OTHER HAND IT CAN SHAPE IT. MY STYLE IS LIKE A PHYSICAL MANIFESTATION OF HOW I FEEL. IN THIS SENSE, I GIVE FASHION SO MUCH ENERGY, AND IT FEEDS ME IN RETURN.

HOW DOES FASHION EMPOWER YOU?

BEING A PHYSICAL MANIFESTATION OF HOW I FEEL, FASHION EMPOWERS ME AS IT ALLOWS ME TO EXPRESS MY STRENGTH AS A WOMAN. IT GIVES ME SO MUCH LIFE TO BE ABLE TO WALK OUT OF THE HOUSE IN THE MORNING CHANNELING ENERGY THROUGH MY OUTFIT. FASHION IS LIKE MY ARMOUR. AN OUTFIT THAT MAKES ME FEEL GOOD MAKES ME FEEL UNTOUCHABLE.

WHAT DOES BEING #LADYLIKE MEAN TO YOU?

THIS CHANGES DAILY FOR ME. I FEEL THAT THERE IS NO ONE WAY TO BE ‘LADY LIKE’, IT IS SUCH A FLUID THING. THE IDEA THAT THERE IS A SET WAY OF BEING WHAT IS CONSIDERED A ‘LADY’ IS AS OLD AS MY VINTAGE CAMERA SLUNG OVER MY SHOULDER IN THIS SHOOT. I FEEL JUST AS ‘LADY LIKE’ WHEN I AM A SWEATY MESS TAKING ON BOYS DOUBLE MY SIZE IN A TOUCH RUGBY GAME, AS I DO WHEN I GET MY HAIR AND NAILS DONE BEFORE COCKTAILS WITH THE GIRLS. TO ME, BEING ‘LADY LIKE’ MEANS TO BE UNAPOLOGETICALLY MYSELF, WHATEVER THAT MAY LOOK LIKE ON THE DAY.

WHAT ARE YOU WEARING?

H&M SKIRT, SHIRT AND SWEATER. MY OWN EARRINGS AND JAIME'S BRACELETS. 

HOW DOES THIS OUTFIT MAKE YOU FEEL?

THIS OUTFIT ACTUALLY REFLECTS HOW I FEEL ON HECTIC DAYS IN BETWEEN PHOTOSHOOTS AND RUNNING ERRANDS.  THE FRILLS AND PUFFY SLEEVES MIXED WITH THE TIGHT PATENT LEATHER SKIRT SAY I’M SWEET AND NICE BUT I MEAN BUSINESS, SO BRING IT ON. 

 
 

SARAH JAYNE KAVALI

 

WWW.SARAHJAYNEKAVALI.COM

 

WHAT DO YOU DO? AND WHAT DO YOU DO FOR DILLON DOT?

I AM A CREATIVE/ART DIRECTOR. I REDEVELOPED DILLONDOT.COM IN MID 2016, WORKING WITH JAIME TO TAKE HER INITIAL CONCEPT AND DIRECTION INTO THE NEXT PHRASE.  TODAY I AM A FULLY FLEDGED CREATIVE PARTNER AND ART DIRECTOR OF DILLON DOT. JAIME AND I COLLABORATE ON A DAILY(ACTUALLY!) BASIS, ENSURING OUR CREATIVE STRATEGY IS CONSTANTLY EXPANDING, CHALLENGED AND CONTINUING TO RISE ABOVE THE CURRENT NOISE IN THE MARKET. 

DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN THREE WORDS. PLEASE.

CREATIVE. PASSIONATE. DEDICATED.

WHAT DOES FASHION MEAN TO YOU?

FASHION IS EVERYTHING. THE ACT OF ‘GETTING READY’ EACH MORNING, THROWING ON ‘MY FACE’, PICKING AN OUTFIT OR SOMETIMES LITERALLY ‘THROWING' ON AN OUTFIT, FOR ME IT’S ALL VERY RITUALISTIC. I WOULDN’T BE ME WITHOUT IT.  

HOW DOES FASHION EMPOWER YOU?

IT’S INSANELY BEAUTIFULLY HOW ONE ITEM OF CLOTHING CAN AFFECT YOUR MENTAL PERCEPTION - BUT ALSO MAKE YOU FEEL POWERFUL AND LIBERATED…A MODERN COAT OF ARMS. 

WHAT DOES BEING #LADYLIKE MEAN TO YOU?

THOUGH THE TERM ‘LADY LIKE’ MAY SEEM OUTDATED AND ‘OLD-FASHIONED’, THERE ARE CERTAIN ASPECTS OF ‘LADY LIKE’ BEHAVIOUR THAT I BELIEVE WILL ALWAYS BE RELEVANT AND UNDYING…TO HAVE ELEGANCE, COURTEOUSNESS AND A SENSE OF RESPECT TOWARD ONESELF AND OTHERS. 

WHAT ARE YOU WEARING?

H&M SKIRT AND SHIRT. MY OWN HEAD SCARF, BELT AND EARRINGS.

HOW DOES THIS OUTFIT MAKE YOU FEEL?

LIKE I’M ABOUT TO RUN ERRANDS THROUGH THE STREETS OF MILAN...

 
 

KATHERINE MOSES

 

WWW.MG-MT.COM.AU

 

WHAT DO YOU DO? AND WHAT DO YOU DO FOR JAIME?

I AM DIRECTOR OF MGMT WHERE I REPRESENT INDIVIDUALS ACROSS FASHION, BEAUTY AND LIFESTYLE WITH A PROMINENT SOCIAL PRESENCE AND INFLUENTIAL DIGITAL BRANDS - KNOWN AS INFLUENCERS. MY ROLE STEMS ACROSS PERSONAL MANAGEMENT, DIGITAL CAMPAIGN MANAGEMENT AND STRATEGY CREATION. IN PARTICULAR, I MANAGE DILLON DOT AND JAIME RIDGE - I PROACTIVELY SOURCE PROJECT WORK, NEGOTIATE CAMPAIGNS AND PERSONALLY STRATEGISE ON DILLON DOT AS A DIGITAL PUBLICATION AND JAIME RIDGE AS AN INDIVIDUAL. 

DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN THREE WORDS. PRETTY PLEASE.

CONFIDENT / DECISIVE / LOYAL

WHAT DOES FASHION MEAN TO YOU AND HOW DOES IT MAKE YOU FEEL?

FASHION TO ME DEFINES AN INDIVIDUALS PERSONALITY AND IDENTITY. I DO NOT DEFINE FASHION SOLELY BY WHAT A PERSON WEARS, BUT MORE HOW THEY WEAR IT. FASHION ALLOWS ME TO PROJECT WHO I AM WITHOUT HAVING TO SPEAK. IT MAKES ME FEEL CREATIVE, CONFIDENT AND STYLISH.

HOW DOES FASHION EMPOWER YOU?

LOOKING GOOD, MAKES ME FEEL GOOD. I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A BIG BELIEVER IN FIRST IMPRESSIONS - HOW YOU LOOK IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY. FASHION EMPOWERS ME TO ENTER EVERY SITUATION (PERSONAL OR BUSINESS) WITH CONFIDENCE, ENSURING THAT I AM LEAVING A LASTING IMPRESSION ON EVERYONE I COME ACROSS. IT ALSO ALLOWS ME TO HAVE FREEDOM WITH MY CHOICES, ESPECIALLY THE CHOICE OF WHO I AM AND WHAT I WANT TO PORTRAY TO THE WORLD. 

WHAT DOES BEING #LADYLIKE MEAN TO YOU?

I VIEW BEING 'LADY LIKE' NOT BY WHAT A WOMAN IS WEARING BUT MORE SO HOW THEY ACT. TO ME LADY LIKE MEANS HAVING GOOD MANNERS AND BEING RESPECTFUL. 

WHAT ARE YOU WEARING?

H&M PANTS, SWEATER AND JACKET. MY OWN SHOES AND JAIME'S JEWELLERY. 

HOW DOES THIS OUTFIT MAKE YOU FEEL?

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS OUTFIT JAIME PUT TOGETHER FOR ME. THIS OUTFIT MAKES ME FEEL POWERFUL, CONFIDENT, STYLISH AND PRETTY ALL IN ONE!

 
 

 

PRODUCTION, CREATIVE DIRECTION AND STYLING / JAIMEDILLONRIDGE.COM

PHOTOGRAPHY / GUY COOMBES

MAKEUP / OLIVIA WILD ASSISTED BY CHISATO YONEMOTO FROM BOBBI BROWN BRITOMART

HAIR / ALEX SMALL FROM MARILYNS

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