Monday, 30 January 2012

Paris Fashion Week SS 2012...Ruby

The beautiful Miss Ruby Aldridge (I can never do a post on Ruby without the Kaiser Chiefs on continuous repeat in my head...I am quite sure she gets sick of people singing it to her ;), after Sonia Rykiel, Paris, October 2011.

The top necklace Ruby has on was a gift from a special someone...she pulled it out for the photo, how sweet is that :)

Recreate the Look (kind of):
Ksubi Alberceque denim cut-off's
Acne Pistol ankle boots (in black)
Equipment sleeveless signature blouse
Alexander McQueen leopard and skull print scarf or Topshop Geo leopard scarf
Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Francesca Tote

Paris Fashion Week SS 2012...Camille

French model, actress and face of Chloé fragrance advertising campaign, Camille Rowe-Pourcheresse before Chloé, Paris, October 2011.

The denim shirt and wide leg trousers are from the Chloé Resort (Spring) 2012 collection. I thought it was a jumpsuit/boilersuit but apparently it is not!

Recreate the Look (kind of):
ASOS denim jumpsuit
Chloé Holly large enameled bangle

Paris Fashion Week SS 2012...Eniko

Enikő Mihalik, Paris, October 2011.

Recreate the Look (kind of):
Maison Martin Margiela peep-toe ankle boots (in tan) or Brian Atwood Adrienne ruched suede ankle boots

New York Fashion Week SS 2012

Love her hair and make-up (that eyeliner flick = awesome).....I can't remember what show this was after but I think she looks so beautiful :)

London Fashion Week SS 2012

Love that skirt.....think she said it was a vintage find.

Recreate the look (sort of):
ASOS collarless quilted leather jacket or Acne Macy ombre leather jacket

Paris Fashion Week SS 2012...Inès

Inès de La Fressange after Chloé, Paris, October 2011.

Recreate the Look (kind of):
J Crew Toothpick Jean (in light citron) or ASOS mustard skinny jeans
Pamela Love Navajo-inspired brass cuff

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Renee Kitchen for

Renee Kitchen for

As it is still Australia Day (just!), I thought it was fitting to post one of my Aussie Girl Next Door features for Click on over to find more photographs of Renee, and her little interview.

I met up with model and student, Renee, when I was in Melbourne in November last year. With her super cute short haircut and gamine beauty, she reminds me of another of my gorgeous Girl's Next Door, Anne-Catherine.

Lovely Renee, who actually thought I was there to film her rather than take photographs (eep! If my iphone videos are anything to go by, I would be rubbish at videoing anything without massive amounts of camera shake!), welcomed me into the inner-city apartment she shares with her mama. Originally from Geelong, Renee now lives in Melbourne where she is studying Textile Design and Development at university (although this year she is hoping to transfer to Visual Merchandising) while modelling as well. Super organised (she had all of her outfits set out before I got there), Renee also has a great sense of style, both of which are essential for styling or fashion buying, which is what she wants to do when she gets "into the real world" as she describes it. Renee's style is classic cut with quirky, whimsical, almost rebellious little twists like the bone necklace in the first outfit, the round, heavily printed sunglasses (which her boyfriend hates but she still to love that!), the acid yellow necklace wrapped around her wrist. She finds inspiration in vintage books and magazines, and from her mum who has a fantastic design aesthetic as well (as evidenced by the stack of magazines on their coffee table).

So where were Renee's outfits from?

Beige jacket and leather shorts: All about Eve , pale blue button-up shirt: Vintage Susan, bone necklace:: Shappere, shoes: Kinki Gerlinki, sunglasses: Ison

Sleeveless fruity top: Gorman, camel skirt: American Apparel

Red tank top: Sportsgirl , black jeans: Cheap Monday

Black shirt: All about Eve, black jeans: Cheap Monday, yellow necklace (worn around wrist): Escapulario. 

Many thanks to Renee's agent, Viviens, in Melbourne.

New York Fashion Week SS 2012...Caroline and Jacquelyn

Caroline Brasch Nielsen and Jacquelyn Jablonski after Michael Kors, NYC, September 2011.

New York Fashion Week SS 2012...Martha

Martha Hunt, after Luca Luca, NYC, September 2011.

New York Fashion Week SS 2012...Jac

Jac, NYC, September 2011.

New York Fashion Week SS 2012...Valerija and Joan

Valerija Kelava and Joan Smalls in denim after Rag&Bone, NYC, September 2011.

 p.s. Can anyone I.D. Valerija's bag??? I rather think it could work as my new camera bag.....

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Weekend Life....This is Australia

Weekend Life....Australia Day Special!

It is Australia Day on 26th January (hurrah!), and Kate from I Am Not A Celebrity asked whether I would give a little interview and share some photos for a series she is doing this week on Aussies living in the UK. I pulled some of my photos from my trip back home last year to Australia for her, and thought I would share them on my blog as well. They were taken in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Noosa and I guess are a (small) insight into Aussie life through my eyes/camera lens. I still intend to do a post on each place, sharing some of my favourite places to shop, eat and drink coffee but with fashion month approaching, I am not sure I will have time to do that for a little while. So think of this as an amuse bouche to limber up your appetite for more Aussie photos :)

p.s.I am continually grateful to every single person who allows me to take their photo, stranger or not. It makes me happy that people trust me enough to let me make a photo of them.....and that applies especially to people wearing swimsuits!

I hope you enjoy this little glimpse of Australia just like Oprah did in this clip (joined by Hugh, Keith, Nicole, Russell and Olivia at the Sydney Opera House). I admit I had a little "moment" when I watched the video the other night....twice :)

So whether you are celebrating Australia Day in Queenland, NSW, ACT, Victoria, NT, South Australia, Western Australia, Tassie or around the world, at the beach, watching the cricket, firing up the barbie, sheltering from the rain (Queenslanders), munching on lamingtons, pavlova, Anzac bikkies and mini meat pies, knocking back a few beers, Happy Australia Day for tomorrow!
I still call Australia home for sure.

p.s. If you are in London this week, Taylor St Baristas are doing a flattie (flat white) and lamo (lamington) special this week for Australia Day.