We had the twins down from Santa Cruz for the weekend, Betty Belts Team Riders Sierra and Hailey Partridge, a.k.a. “The Surf Twins”. These girls are among the marvelous female athletes that my company Betty Belts sponsors.

They came to work with David (Pu’u) on a Bikini shoot for Hobie Swimwear. They are also sponsored by Hobie and happen to be the first female athletes they have signed since Joyce Hoffman in the sixties. We will keep you posted on THAT ONE.

But the twins wanted to take the opportunity to do a little more work while they were down here to broaden their portfolios. They wanted something glamorous and high-fashion. I had visions of Rita Hayworth and Grace Kelly. We pulled together wardrobe from some vintage jackets David and I had found at a yard sale up the street from my shop one day and pieces I’ve collected over the years.

I put their pretty hair up in hot rollers and did Hollywood makeup, giving them each a slightly different, but very femme fatale look. A vintage pinups book was pulled off the shelf and perused for inspiration for poses and looks.

Hailey Partridge a la Grace Kelly, photo copyright David Pu'u

Sierra Partridge, photo copyright David Pu'u

The result was just the tip of the iceberg. David had only had one hour to shoot and send the twins on their way home to Santa Cruz, already hours and hours later than they were expected to leave.
But as you can see from the images her on David’s Blog he nailed some really spectacular images of them. They went home happy and definitely raised the bar in their versatility as professional models with this shoot.