Director of LJS Styling, Art Direction & Production
Lydia-Jane Saunders is an acclaimed stylist, art director and in recent years producer with a roll call of prolific campaigns and creative projects across her 16-year portfolio.
Lydia grew up in Sydney and London and launched her styling career in 2002 following a communications degree in media and cultural studies. She then honed her skills in the fashion cupboards of Marie Claire and InStyle Australia and made the most of her dual nationality with a freelance stint in London assisting notable British magazine stylists, including the illustrious Fashion Editor, Hilary Alexander.
Today Lydia is one of Australia’s most established and versatile stylists with exceptional expertise in fashion, lifestyle, food, beauty, luxury and design. Lydia provides a holistic service ranging from straight prop sourcing and fashion sourcing through to full-scale shoot styling, art direction and production. Thanks to her long-standing career Lydia has close relationships with product showrooms, publicists and leading fashion and lifestyle brands, giving her insider access to amazing styling pieces for her clients. She is supported by ‘Team LJS’, her network of stylists and assistants located in Australia’s major cities and also London.
Lydia is a well-known figure in the industry and alongside her busy styling schedule she holds the position of Fashion Editor at Laud Magazine.
Lydia has worked with many famous faces throughout her career including: Kimbra, Delta Goodrem, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Katrina Bowden, Ruth Wilson, Mia Freedman, Kirk Pengilley, Layne Beachley, Lisa Messenger, Laura Enever, Megan Gale, Margaret Zhang, Sarah Snook, Jessica Marais, Neil Perry, Matt Moran, Kylie Kwong, Manu, Tanya Plibersek, Sarah Hanson Young, Julie Goodwin, Michael and Kyly Clarke, The Wiggles, Deni Hines, Eamon Farren, Jesinta Campbell, Sami Lucas, Emma Siebold, Anna Bamford, David Koch, Natalie Barr, Mark Beretta, Samantha Armytage, Dolph Lundgren.
Lydia’s advertising clients
Peter Alexander, Westpac, BT, HSBC, St George, Qantas, Virgin, Toyota, Dominos Pizza, Aldi, Woolworths, Rebel Sport, Amart, Stocklands, Freemantle Media, Seed, Morrison, Becca Cosmetics, Colette Dinnigan, Lakme, Tangle Teezer, Evo Hair, LG Electronics, Pintango, Jewel Fine Foods, Canberra Tourism, ING, BMW, Wolgan Valley, De Lorenzo, Dyson amongst many others.
Hair and beauty
Lydia has styled various shows at the annual Hair Expo in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and is due to style 2 catwalk shows in 2019. 2017 saw her style the gala show for Schwarzkopf.
Lydia managed art direction for fashion brand Cotton On Body’s 2016 and 2017 campaigns.
Lydia has produced stills shoots for Rebel, Amart, Commonwealth Bank and a selection of advertising photographers.
Lydia was the stylist for 2015’s Telstra Perth Fashion Festival aswell as catwalk shows for Hampton Court Palace Flower show in the UK. She also styles corporate events and weddings.
Marie Claire, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar China, Karen, Koncierge, The Journal, Pages Digital, Fashion Trends and other leading titles
Lydia the Fashion Editor
Lydia was formerly Fashion Editor at Complete Wedding magazine, Northside magazine and Chrysalis magazine. She is current Fashion Editor of beauty, fashion and art title Laud Magazine.