I had the great pleasure of recently shooting with the Telegraph’s Sunday Style Magazine where they highlighted my many different hats as the ultimate ‘slashie’ from Photographer, Blogger and Model. Was so much fun playing all my different roles in one!read more
With the recent MET Gala, PUNK: Chaos to Couture, it got me thinking about the ethos of punk.
In this commercialized world of fashion where what’s ‘in’ and what’s ‘out’ is dictated to us by so many forces, it is easy to get caught up in an obsession of wearing the latest trends. There is fear that with so many proverbial eyes on us, one may feel like they are trying too hard if they stand out. When I think about what punk is in a modern sense relating to fashion, I instantly go to women who push the boundaries and consistently dress for themselves as an expression of their creativity, regardless of the social pressures to conform; women who march to the beat of their own drum!
Tess Yopp, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Ulyana Sergeenko and Michelle Violy Harper aren’t necessarily punk in our traditional understanding with piercings and Mohawks, athough they use clothing as a way of making a statement which is very much the ethos of punk.
Wearing: Trine Hav Christensen and Mawi clutch
HANNE GABY ODIELE
Ulyana wearing: Tulle dress
MICHELLE VIOLY HARPERread more
Welcome to SYDNEY!!!! I woke up in Sydney for day 1 of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia to the iconic centrepoint tower glowing just past Hyde park, Sydney was certainly turning it on for us today.
The week kicked off with a bang with Camilla and Marc’s 10 year anniversary celebration show. I ran backstage to wish them luck before the show and both Camilla and myself were decked out in (almost) matching all-white ensembles. The duo seemed calm and collected as they breezed their way through interviews, stopping for a quick chat and a polaroid with me.
Backstage at Camilla and Marc, a friend who was in town from overseas proclaimed, “what do you put in the water here, the girls are so gorgeous!” Case in Point below.
A very cheeky Jemma Baines, who I last saw on the Chanel runway in Paris.read more
I first met model, DJ and blogger Bip Ling at London fashion Week in 2010. She was wearing mismatching socks, a school pinafore and a little backpack and from that minute I totally fell in love with shooting Bip and her boundless energy.
Bip Ling, Paris Fashion week, March 2013
All Louis Vuitton
Bip Ling, London Fashion Week, September 2010
Bip Ling, London Fashion Week, September 2011
All Topshop Unique, Louis Vuitton bag and Ray-Ban glasses
Outside Collette, Paris Fashion week, March 2011
Uniqlo shorts, Ingrid Vlasov bodysuit, Comune jacket, Janz and Cooper glasses, Celine shoes
This my friends, is what luxury looks like…
Model Yulia Terentieva, London Fashion Week, February 2012.read more
This season, New York Fashion Week was possibly the coldest yet. I know I have said it before, although it was seriously freezing.
Within 36 hours, I flew from sunny Australia to London, to basically drop my bikinis and sun dresses and replace the space with anything that looked warm, then headed back to the airport onwards to NY to arrive in a blizzard. SO I went from hot summer swims to NYC’s Super snow storm ‘Nemo’ … The first day I wore 6 pairs of Uniqlo heat tech layers and… I may have cried. When it is THAT cold, I always think the best way to hide the fact that you are wearing 18 layers of clothing and near freezing to death is with a fun pop of colour!This Hockley London snood and mittens are my favourite thing I’ve worn this season.read more
It’s as if she went into her dad’s closet and pulled out his much loved trench coat, picked up her boyfriend’s Guns n’ Roses T shirt off the floor and then put on her favourite vintage hat, on the way out the door.
I’m really in love with wearing mens clothes at the moment ( I blame you Phoebe Philo!). This morning I threw on my husbands coat to run to the shops to buy coffee and there was something so romantic about being engulfed in a big warm coat whilst still wearing my skinny jeans and brogues.
Here are some more of my favourites from London Fashion week.
Dr. Marten shoots and vintage coat (get something similar here)
I’ve just arrived in London for Fashion Week. I know dear blog gods, I have been bad… very, very bad… although I just got married, so please forgive me!
New York Fashion Week was a whirlwind of shows in between blizzards in below freezing temperatures with lots of snow! Although, you know what I love about New York City girls, despite all this, they really know how to have fun. Insert Lily Kwong and Preetma Singh, two of my favourite NY girls.
Joe Fresh Dress
Before the snow starts to fall this Winter, I love to get out my bare legs. Even if they debut only from the taxi to the restaurant, there is something quite liberating about wearing nothing on your legs during the dead of Winter.
I’m Wearing: Stubbs & Wootton for J Crew shoes, Maison Michel Hat, Vintage knit cardiganread more
During New York Fashion Week, I spent an afternoon with the lovely Harley Viera Newton, taking photos for a You Magazine story we both were being featured in.
To read the full article featuring Elin Kling, Harley Viera Newton and myself, click here
PINK isn’t a colour that usually screams chic. That is not to say that I do not love it. When I was 13 I made a pact with myself that I would wear at least one item of pink daily for inner peace and happiness. Seriously.
Although these days I generally associate pink with toddlers or teens in juicy couture sweats. So I was pleased to see that this season, my favourite fashion girls, from Emily Weiss to Susie Bubble, were working many wonderful shades of pink during Paris fashion week. Super chic.
Emily Weiss, Into the gloss
Wearing: Jason Wu jacket
Susie Lau, StyleBubble
Wearing: Anthony Vaccarello jacket, Ferragamo shoes
Natalie Joos, Tales of Endearment
Wearing: Ostwald Helgason Skirt and Top, Coach bag
Taylor Tomasi Hill, Artistic Director, Moda Operandi
Wearing: Comme des Garcons dressread more
I love this outfit I wore to the SS13 Alexander Wang show at NYFW.
There are so many textures in this look with Vinyl (which was rather serendipitous as it started pouring with rain as we stepped out of the show!) leather, suede and lace. I also love that somehow, even though all the shades of plum and burgundy are different, they all work together.
3. Tibi Jacket (something similar here),
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(photo Bridget Fleming)