Dark decadence meets a hazy drunken birthday affair in this stunning styled shoot. Combining 90s grunge with high-end glam, and models with a ‘I woke up like this’ vibe, this champagne-fuelled dinner party is simply dripping with pure elegance.

A colour palette of gunmetal, white, grey, black, magenta, plum, blush and chocolate set a lavish tone, while a tabletop adorned with pale and luminous blooms soften the tone.

The visionary behind these stunning visuals is Taya Paparone, a freelance Perth-based event manager and creative director.

Taya says, ‘The shoot centres around the fictitious birthday party of Amelia Waldorf. It’s one-part 90s brat pack decadence, one-part Gossip Girl glam.’

‘I brought the Elegantly Wasted concept idea to Jessie-Rae Clarke and Joy Foster of Una Studio, who expertly executed the look and feel,’ adds Taya.

‘Together we enlisted Tanya Voltchanskaya, photographer and film maker, whose moody and art-driven style is exactly what we were seeking. Within the shoot we have achieved a high society atmosphere with an undercurrent of attitude and drama.’

‘We hoped to incorporate all the elements of a great birthday party and show the stages of the evening unfolding in a story of affluence, indulgence and style.’blog_styled-shoot_elegantly-wasted_01blog_styled-shoot_elegantly-wasted_50 blog_styled-shoot_elegantly-wasted_03 blog_styled-shoot_elegantly-wasted_02blog_styled-shoot_elegantly-wasted_11 blog_styled-shoot_elegantly-wasted_06blog_styled-shoot_elegantly-wasted_09blog_styled-shoot_elegantly-wasted_14 blog_styled-shoot_elegantly-wasted_13 blog_styled-shoot_elegantly-wasted_04blog_styled-shoot_elegantly-wasted_16 blog_styled-shoot_elegantly-wasted_17 blog_styled-shoot_elegantly-wasted_05blog_styled-shoot_elegantly-wasted_08blog_styled-shoot_elegantly-wasted_20 blog_styled-shoot_elegantly-wasted_18blog_styled-shoot_elegantly-wasted_22 blog_styled-shoot_elegantly-wasted_19 blog_styled-shoot_elegantly-wasted_21blog_styled-shoot_elegantly-wasted_25 blog_styled-shoot_elegantly-wasted_23
blog_styled-shoot_elegantly-wasted_27 blog_styled-shoot_elegantly-wasted_28blog_styled-shoot_elegantly-wasted_34 blog_styled-shoot_elegantly-wasted_36 blog_styled-shoot_elegantly-wasted_35blog_styled-shoot_elegantly-wasted_38 blog_styled-shoot_elegantly-wasted_40blog_styled-shoot_elegantly-wasted_42blog_styled-shoot_elegantly-wasted_41 blog_styled-shoot_elegantly-wasted_43 blog_styled-shoot_elegantly-wasted_45blog_styled-shoot_elegantly-wasted_46blog_styled-shoot_elegantly-wasted_47 blog_styled-shoot_elegantly-wasted_49blog_styled-shoot_elegantly-wasted_30Photography: Tanya Voltchanskaya | Creative direction: Taya Paparone, Partaya Events | Styling: Jessie-Rae Walker + Joy Foster, Una Studio | Location: Perth, Australia | Venue: The Heritage Perth | Cake: Hello Sukar | Florals: Scape by S | Stationery: The Admin Girl | Clothing: Nora & Elle Bridesmaids + Valente Couture | Hair and make up: Elicia Rudd | Jewellery: Soklich & Co. | Models: Fifi’s Model Academy | Balloons: Balloons by Beth | Neon lighting: Neon Poodle |