Sometimes, the most romantic aesthetics stem from the simple and undone. This bridal inspiration shoot – “The Artist & Her Muse” – represents the collaboration between The White Files and Cathleen Jia, bringing to life a beautiful collection of ethereal wedding gowns.

“The shoot celebrates the article process behind the collection including sketching, the draping of fabrics, and exploring how the fabrics sit against the skin,” says Ella Zampatti of The White Files. “We shot in Cathleen Jia’s bridal loft in Moorabbin, Melbourne, as that is where the magic happens. We’re proud that all pieces are handmade in Melbourne, so we wanted to bring that connection to the production process through the shoot.

To complement the sensual draping and airiness of the fabrics, the model’s hair is left wispy with layers falling around the face – very “Meghan Markle.” Click here for more bridal inspiration and to browse wedding gowns.


Gowns: Cathleen Jia x The White Files Collaborative Collection
Photography: Jessica Abby Photography
Accessories: Jeanette Maree
Shoes: Billini
Hair & Makeup: Makeup by Sophie Knox
Model: Ariel Russell