Thursday, September 11, 2014

POINT AND SHOOT

BEFORE YOUR WEEKEND STARTS AND I CATCH MY FLIGHT BACK TO NEW YORK IN AN HOUR, I WANT TO TALK ABOUT WHAT I'VE BEEN WORKING ON DOWN UNDER IN SYDNEY AS A GUEST OF VOGUE AND OLYMPUS TO TRY OUT THEIR NEW CAMERA THE E-M10 FOR VOGUE FASHIONS NIGHT OUT. THEY TOLD ME IT WAS GREAT AND THEY SAID YOU CAN TAKE A SELFIE ANYWHERE (THANKS TO THE ADJUSTABLE SCREEN) AND THEN WIFI IT TO YOUR PHONE. NATURALLY I WAS HESITANT... NOT JUST BY THE WORD "SELFIE" BUT BECAUSE I AM VERY PARTICULAR ABOUT MY CAMERAS AND THE IMAGES THEY PRODUCE. I HAVE ALSO NEVER ENDORSED ANYTHING THAT I DON'T FULLY BELIEVE IN AND HAVEN'T BOUGHT MYSELF.  BUT THEY WERE RIGHT. IT IS GREAT. AND WHILE I SEE THE IMPORTANCE OF A GOOD SELF PORTRAIT AS MUCH AS THE NEXT GIRL, I WANTED TO TAKE "THE SELFIE" FEATURE ONE STEP FURTHER AND SHOOT AN ENTIRE EDITORIAL OF THE DESIGNERS INVOLVED IN FASHION'S NIGHT OUT AND SEE HOW THE CAMERA HOLDS UP IN TERMS OF SERIOUS SHOOTING AND IF IT COULD IMPRESS MY BROTHER WHO IS A VERY GOOD PHOTOGRAPHER. IT DID. ON BOTH COUNTS. HE ACTUALLY TRIED TO TAKE IT FROM ME SEVERAL TIMES.  SO IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A NEW POINT AND SHOOT THAT HAS FEATURES YOU NEVER KNEW YOU NEEDED BUT NOW CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT THEN CHECK THIS ONE OUT.  BISOUS!  

PHOTOGRAPHED BY BYRON SPENCER AT LUXE STUDIOS IN SYDNEY. 

ALL IMAGES PAINTED ON BY PAULY BONOMELLI OF HIMUMIMDEAD 

1. LOUIS VUITTON 2. H&M STUDIO 3. ZIMMERMANN 4. H&M STUDIO 5. BURBERRY 6. GUCCI 9. PRADA 10. GUCCI AND OLYMPUS E-M10. 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

CHILDREN OF THE CORN

YOU KNOW THOSE MOMENTS WHEN YOU DECIDE YOU AND YOUR STYLE NEED A COMPLETE OVERHAUL? USUALLY BEFORE THE WEEKEND AND AFTER YOU REMEMBER YOU JUST PAID YOUR RENT THEREFORE CANNOT SHOP FOR YOUR NEW VIBE DEBUT. IN CASE THIS IS YOU THIS WEEKEND, I'VE MADE YOU SOME GOOD VIBE MOOD BOARDS AND I'M SUGGESTING CORNROWS... A HAIR STYLE MASSACRED BY MANY (KEVIN FEDERLINE, VINTAGE JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, MIDDLE SCHOOL TAYLOR SWIFT, GENIE IN A BOTTLE CHRISTINA AQUILERA AND BASICALLY ANYONE WHO ATTENDED THE MTV AWARDS IN THE 2000'S.) BUT BEFORE THOSE IMAGES SCARE YOU I JUST WANT TO SAY, GIVE CORNROWS A CHANCE. ALL YOU NEED ARE BOBBY PINS FROM DUANE READE (24HRS) A STEADY HAND (OR A BOYFRIEND/GIRLFRIEND WITH PATIENCE) AND YOU CAN BE A NEW YOU. HERE'S HOW: 1. BRUSH HAIR AND SPRAY WITH SEA SALT SPRAY (MORE TEXTURE THE BETTER) 2. PICK A NUMBER OF CORNROWS AND THEN MAKE SECTIONS STARTING FROM THE MIDDLE OF YOUR HEAD. 3. ANGLE SECTION OF HAIR TOWARDS THE FRONT OF YOUR HEAD THEN TWIST HAIR BACK AND PIN DOWN (NOTE:I PIN MINE HALFWAY BACK BECAUSE A. IT'S AN UPDATED VERSION BUT MOSTLY BECAUSE OF B. I HAVE A HEAD SHAPE THAT LOOKS BETTER WITH HAIR) 4. ACCESSORISE YOUR CORNROWS. WHETHER IT'S BABY'S BREATH OR PEARLS OR FEATHERS IF YOU'RE GOING TO BURNING MAN. JUST MAKE 'EM YOUR OWN. BISOUS, BISOUS!


T SHIRT VINTAGE, SLIP DRESS BY ALEXANDER WANG.

PHOTOGRAPHED BY ILONA HAMER IN NEW YORK

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

PINNED DOWN

I REALLY LIKE THESE PINS, CAN YOU TELL? THEY SAY ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS AND I THINK I'VE MORE THAN MADE MY POINT. BUT WHAT I'M REALLY SAYING IS IN A WORLD OF MASS PRODUCTION IT'S COOL TO KNOW YOU CAN MAKE ANYTHING AN ORIGINAL. YOU DON'T NEED A LOT I'VE LEARNED, REALLY YOU CAN MAKE ANYTHING YOUR OWN BUT IN THIS CASE, YOU JUST NEED PINS.

SHIRT CUSTOMISED WITH PRIZE PINS SKIRT BY DION LEE. 

PHOTOGRAPHED IN NEW YORK BY BYRON SPENCER. 

GONE GIRL.


Wednesday, April 30, 2014

IT'S NOT ME, IT'S YOU.

MY BROTHER BYRON SHOT THESE PORTRAITS OF ME IN BURBERRY SPRING/SUMMER ON THE ROOFTOP OF HIS STUDIO LAST MONTH. WORKING WITH YOU BROTHER IS A REALLY COOL THING TO BE ABLE TO DO. I COULD TALK A LOT ABOUT THAT AND HOW MUCH I ADORE IT, BUT EVERY TIME I LOOK AT THE PHOTOS I CAN ONLY REMEMBER WHAT HAPPENED AFTER THE SHOOT WHEN I GOT US BOTH LOCKED OUT OF OUR ELDEST BROTHERS HOUSE WITH NO SHOES, KEYS OR PHONES. WITH A CAT. A CAT THAT WAS NOT ALLOWED OUT OF THE HOUSE. AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, A CAT THAT DIDN'T WANT TO BE LET OUT OF THE HOUSE. BECAUSE I WAS SINGING (FLAWLESSLY I MIGHT ADD) A VERY THEATRICAL VERSION OF THE LITTLE MERMAID'S "PART OF YOUR WORLD". AND WHILE I APOLOGISE FOR THE CAT SCRATCHES (HIS) I CAN'T FOR THE EVENT AS IT STILL MAKES ME LAUGH. ESPECIALLY WHEN BYRON WOULDN'T SPEAK TO ME UNTIL LATER THAT NIGHT AT DINNER AFTER TWO NEGRONI'S AND A CAT VALIUM THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE FOR THE CAT BUT BETTER PRESCRIBED TO MY BROTHER. LIKE I SAID, WORKING WITH YOUR BROTHER IS A REALLY COOL THING TO BE ABLE TO DO. 







WEARING BURBERRY PRORSUM PHOTOGRAPHED BY BYRON SPENCER

Sunday, March 23, 2014

CHANEL, ACT ONE.

I COULD WRITE AN ESSAY ABOUT THIS PROJECT BUT REALLY, IT COMES DOWN TO THREE POINTS. IT WAS PARIS. IT WAS CHANEL. AND IT WAS AN HONOUR. CAPTURED BY PHOTOGRAPHER CARA STRICKER AND CURATED BY ME, HERE IS PART ONE OF MY EXPERIENCE WITH THE MOST BEAUTIFUL FASHION HOUSE IN THE WORLD. P.S DO ME A FAVOUR AND COUNT TO LAGERFELD SO THE MOVING IMAGES BELOW CAN BE EVERYTHING THEY WANT TO BE. MERCI, BISOUS! 

WEARING CHANEL THROUGHOUT, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF MY VINTAGE LEVIS. 

Monday, March 10, 2014

JE NE SAIS QUOI

FLORIDA: A SUNNY PLACE FOR SHADY PEOPLE AND MOST TIMES, SHADY OUTFITS. FROM THE G-STRING BIKINIS AND BODY CHAINS TO WHITE SUITS AND FEDORA'S, MIAMI  BEACH ISN'T EXACTLY THE RUE SAINT HONORÉ. ENTER ABERCROMBIE AND FITCH WHO HAVE MANAGED TO MAKE THE GREATEST STRIPE MINI DRESS EVER. PERFECTLY FRENCH AND ONE OF THOSE DRESSES YOU THROW ON AND EVERYBODY ASKES WHERE IT'S FROM AND YOU NEED IN EVERY COLOUR BECAUSE YOU NEVER EVER WANT TO TAKE IT OFF. I THINK I'M  GOING TO RENAME THIS ONE "JE NE SAIS QUOI". DO YOURSELF A FAVOUR AND ORDER ONE JUST IN TIME FOR SUMMER! KISSES!




FIND MORE SUMMER DRESSES HERE. 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

THE DEFIANT ONES

DE·FI·ANT
ADJECTIVE: DEFIANT. 1. SHOWING DEFIANCE. "SHE WAS IN A DEFIANT MOOD" ANTONYMS: COOPERATIVE. SYNONYMS: INTRANSIGENT, RESISTANT, UNCOOPERATIVE, NON COMPLIANT...SHAKUHACHI. THE AUSTRALIAN LABEL HAS APPLIED A VOYEURISTIC NEW APPROACH TO SHOOTING THEIR CAMPAIGNS, IN WHICH THEY HAND OVER THE REIGNS TO A SERIES OF CREATIVES WHO CAPTURE SHAKUHACHI'S COLLECTION THEIR OWN WAY. PHOTOGRAPHER  MEGA BABE CARA STRICKER AND I WERE ASKED TO SHOW 'EM WHAT WE GOT FOR THEIR AW14 COLLECTION "THE DEFIANT ONES" AND I'M SO GLAD THEY DID. IT TOOK TWO TRAIN TICKETS, TWENTY-SIX ROLLS OF FILM AND THREE HOURS TO SHOOT THE CAMPAIGN AT CARA'S BARN IN UPSTATE NEW YORK. NO HAIR OR MAKEUP, JUST BORROWED GUMBOOTS, A CONTAX AND A MUSICIAN PRACTICING YOGA IN THE LIVING ROOM WHILST PLAYING PSYCHEDELIC SOUNDSCAPES THAT FILLED THE WOODS. IT SOUNDS LIKE I'M LYING, BUT I'M NOT. AND BECAUSE OF THAT, IT WILL ALWAYS BE ONE OF MY FAVOURITE SHOOTS OF ALL TIME. PEACE!


THE DEFIANT ONE BY SHAKUHACHI, SHOT IN UPSTATE NEW YORK BY CARA STRICKER IN STORE AND ONLINE NOW