It is Summer over here in Europe AND it’s Sale season… 2 of my favourite things. This summer I have decided it is the perfect time to go ladylike without looking boring. Make like these amazing beauties and go for a high-waisted skirt with a bold print or a loud pop of colour. Happy Summer! x
I adore Australian model Ollie Henderson. Every time I go to Australia I get so excited at the prospect of shooting her… although I often don’t recognize her on first sighting as she regularly transforms herself (last year she had long bleach blonde hair and was doing more of an ethereal look). As all of you who now know me, know that I love love LOVE a girl who fully expresses herself. Perhaps it is something in the water, although Australian girls really push their style to new limits.
Ollie Henderson at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia, 2013
I recently had the great pleasure of collaborating with Louis Vuitton.
Louis Vuitton’s Noe bag was originally designed in the 1930′s to carry 5 bottles of champagne. Can you imagine going out into the countryside with nothing more than a picnic blanket and 5 bottles of champagne in your bag?
I imagined a picnic in a vast, open landscape on a long hot Summer’s day, where the sweet afternoon rain cools down the earth and kisses your cheeks.
… I thought of my youth in Australia and walking for miles and miles without seeing another soul to the point where the landscape becomes a companion; wandering its magical expanses and seeking the perfect spot to rest…
… I recalled the haunting beauty of my favourite Australian artist Norman Lindsay’s Sirens and the evocative film, Picnic at Hanging Rock, which tells a story of schoolgirls entranced by the landscape.
Some 80 years on from its creation, the Noe bag continues to inspire the imagination to wander…
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!
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.
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.
I’m wearing a Camilla and Marc jumpsuit from their new collection as well as Camilla and Marc jacket, Willow shoes, Emm Kuo bag and barton perreira glasses.
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.
Nicole Pollard, last spotted opening the Dior show in Paris.
I recently collaborated with Westfield for their AW13 campaign in a short film "Fashion Lust".
Directed by Gracie Otto, the film stars myself and football player David 'Wolfman' Williams. Fashion Lust is loosely inspired by Little Red Riding Hood, in which I play a fashion photographer pursued by a very handsome wolf-like man.
It was such an incredible experience to work in front and behind the camera for this campaign (and to be given powers to turn a man into a wolf!)
I'm wearing: A custom made Ksubi red cape, Willow body suit, Oroton Skirt, Willow x Louboutin shoes throughout.
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
Blame it on my recent wedding, although I am still having a love affair with all things white. So when Rachel, the fashion editor of Madison Magazine, asked me what I would like to wear for this shoot, I said “put down that orange bejeweled Prada suit, I want to wear white!” I love this Carl Kapp pant suit (so much so, I have worn it before for another shoot) a la Bianca Jagger in an Yves Saint Laurent pant suit circa late 70′s.
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