In our little town here, there is one name that is synonymous with “dresses” – and that name is Billy van Biljon. He is every bit the fashionista and designer you see on Fashion TV and he is uber talented. Tucked away in the twisty, sloping, mountainous roads of Nelspruit lies a wooden cabin that is all fairytale on the outside…but even more so on the inside. With wall-to-wall mirrors and racks of dresses you can easily get lost in, his studio is every bride’s dream. The man himself is just as beautiful though. He is funny in a laid-back, irreverent way, whip-smart and quicker than the blink of an eye. He emanates cavalier fun and leaves colour in his wake and this is why I call him Billy Boy Blue. He has the kind of personality that wouldn’t be out of place on Broadway in the USA, the sort of smoky good looks that cascades off of billboards and an attitude to match both. To express this in a photoshoot, I imagined him as a 50’s mafioso type of sauve debonair – the guy with big brown eyes behind a tommygun and tilted trilby hat. Naturally, we had a lot of fun with this! For more on the smolder and sass, please check out his facebook page.
To see the full shoot, please stop by my portraiture gallery.