I first met MJ in Sydney At Australian Fashion Week when I photographed her for an editorial for Vogue Australia.
I was initially struck by how unbelievably beautiful and open she was, which all suddenly made sense when she told me she was from Alice Springs, one of the most remote and magestic parts of the Australian desert.
Although what I was really struck by, was that as still just a teenager, she had such incredible strength and presence in front of the camera.
It is quite rare to meet a girl like this who can transform in front of the camera into a strong woman that commands the entire teams attention and then instantly revert back into a sweet teenager the minute you put down the camera.
Here is MJ for Vogue.com on her 17th birthday at London Fashion Week with her birthday bag from Mulberry and a gorgeous snood from her mum picked up in NYC. Now that’s a 17th birthday to remember!