Ruby Aldridge is bad ass. She is one of the only models who’s style doesn’t really divert from being ” I just picked this up off my boyfriends floor” cool and yet is still always really exciting to shoot. She always wears old denim, rocks a dad belt, wears lots of long chains, and is often sporting an old/ slouchy Tshirt. Also, let’s just discuss that she is reading Stephen King’s The Shinning… AND… last time we met in Paris she was listening to Ween on a WALKMAN… like I said, bad ass.read more
Back in January, I flew to Milan to walk in Alberta Ferretti’s Limited Edition 2012 Demi Couture show in Milan. It was such an honor to be asked back onto the catwalk and by none other than Ms Ferretti… It was the beginning of a very amazing friendship (MORE TO COME!)
Check out the my interview before the show… the lovely interviewer was so worried I had jinxed myself with my last comment!
After the show with Alberta Ferretti and all the gorgeous girls.
Anna dello Russo and Tali Lennox, after the show
After the show with Alberta Ferrettiread more
Watch behind the scenes at the Tiffany & Co. shoot for Vogue Australia.
So I just realised I never posted this behind the scenes video made by the very clever Rene Vaile from our Tiffany and Co shoot for Vogue.
Check out the final published images HERE!!!read more
Thanks Net a Porter for including me on the best new bloggers list!
Click on the IMAGE below to see some of my favourite new pieces and what I’ll be wearing this Spring x
I was honored to be featured in a recent this NY times article alongside my lovely and talented friends, Tamu McPherson, Vanessa Jackman, Bridget Flemming and Hanneli Mustaparta.
“Ms. Lake, who appeared on the catwalk with Ms. Mustaparta at Alberta Ferretti’s prefall presentation in Milan, is another model-turned-photographer-turned-part-time-model. For the first day of Fashion Week, she donned a fur-sleeved jacket, leather pants and red suede ankle boots, with her Canon 5D Mark II on one shoulder and a Chanel purse dangling from the other.
“It’s like the first day back at school,” she said, waving as Ms. Mustaparta walked by. Glancing around for possible shots, she seemed unaware of the small gathering of bloggers nearby waiting to snap her photo.
Ms. Lake, a six-foot-tall Australian, worked the runway circuit as a model before obtaining a fine arts degree in photography. She has shot ad campaigns and editorial features but is best known for her luminous shots of young women in London (where she now lives), contrasting the gray streets with vivid colors and splashes of prints. Last September, the Tribeca Grand exhibited some of those images.”
To view the whole article and images click below…
As New York Fashion Week nears an end and with everyone needing just a few more hours sleep, sometimes the best accessory a girl can have is a smile.
Here are some of my friends and favourite girls, outside the Reed Krakoff and Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti show at NYFW.
Oroma Elewa, Editor of Pop Africana
Claire Courtin Clarins
Lily Kwongread more
NYFW has started, well actually truth be told we are nudging towards the end, but it feels like it has just started! What a whirlwind of shows, street style, dinners, teas, catch ups with friends, a party here and there and lots of deadlines looming!
Here is my outfit on the first day of fashion week, before it dropped to arctic temperatures (-9 degrees c. with wind chill on one day) and I piled on every piece of clothing I brought to NY, which wasn’t so chic!
I am wearing:
Rue du Mail fur trim jacket, Helmut Lang leather pants (with 3 layers of tights underneath for warmth!), Prada shirt, Virginia Johnson scarf, Lanvin boots, Chanel Bag.
Style.com, Image: Tommy Ton
Harpers Bazaar US, Image: Mr Newton
Image: Carlos Yepez
Grazia IT, Image Nam.
Fashion Week is here again!
I just arrived into a blistering cold New York City for, which keeps threatening snow. It’s Fashion Week!
New York Magazine asked me to select my favourite image of the season and also to reveal who I am looking forward to shooting this season… well as you all know, I like the new girls, the fashion assistants and the students! Although of course I can’t wait to see all my favourites as well – Caroline Issa, Taylor Tomasi Hill, Miroslava Duma, Tamu, LSD, oh the list is endless… and then there are ALL the models… oh let the games begin!
(click on the photo to see some more favourites from some of my friends, citizen couture, vanessa jackman etc…)
Back in October, a few days after fashion month was over, GLAMOUR magazine came over my house in London to play dress ups in some of my favourite things from FW 11 collections - FUN!
Whilst I had my makeup done, made tea and attempted to pass off the organic honey drizzle cake I had bought earlier that day from my local bakery as my own; Becky the photographer set up lights all over my house (even in my bathroom!) and Rachel put together amazing outfits for me to swoon over. Thanks so much team GLAMOUR! x
Click on READ MORE to see our crew shot at the end of the day.
P.S. Remember when Vanessa came over with her clementines in the Summer?