Monthly Archives: December 2009


Images courtesy of Bassike
Overcast and raining but never the less impressive, the Northern Beaches in Sydney is a hive of fashion activity. I visited the girls from Bassike, Mary Lou and Deb at their amazing Palm Beach office or as I call it a retreat. I’m shown their new collection of wardrobe staples (yes I have a selection of their quality cotton tee’s, dresses and blazers) and Mary Lou reminds me how she did work experience with me many moons ago when I was at marie claire.

Photo’s: Patrick Mcgreal for Style Me Romy
Their offices are complete with all the trimmings of serious work, and their desks are filled with computers, fabric swatches and lots paperwork piled high to run their international business that has grown to incredible proportions in the last couple of years.
But with breath taking views of Palm Beach, I don’t know how they get any work done!
Their dog Butch… yes the girls have a good sense of humor.
Bassike Store
11-13 Macmilan Court, Avalon Parade, NSW, 2107
Other stores worth visiting if you’re up Northern Beaches way
Lee Matthews in Newport
Ginger & Smart in Avalon
Splice Boutique in Freshwater

Merry Christmas

The love of my life, Finn in the current Country Road Christmas catalogue.

Northern Beaches here I come…..

Photo’s: Patrick Mcgreal for Style Me Romy
I’m finally on holidays, feeling happy, healthy and already shopping. It helps that I’m on vacation with Nicky and Simone Zimmermann.
We sat down in their new pop up store in Whale Beach, with the soft sound of crashing waves outside and the hum of reggae playing instore. We chatted plans for new years eve, bikini’s, panama hats and gossiped old times.
Zimmermann pop up shop open ’til end of Jan 2010
Shop 1, 231 Whale Beach Rd, Whale Beach

Off to the Beaches…

Photo: Patrick Mcgreal for Style Me Romy
Gucci bag, Anna and Boy bikini, Whyred sandals (Australian enquiries +612 9360 3909), Rayban sunglasses and my favourite Carolina Barbieri necklace.
I’m packed and off to Palm Beach . I’ll keep you updated with holiday pics x

My local Corner Shop

Having an office in Paddington, I am always walking past and admiring the outfits of the girls from the Corner Shop. But they won’t be getting a holiday this summer, they’re working right through and here’s a peak at what they’ll be wearing….

(Left) Tiffany Hague wearing Yvonne Sporre T-shirt dress. (Middle) Talisa Rose Sutton wearing Therese Rawsthorne shirt and Isabel Marant booties. (Right) Pia Xipolitas wearing Ann Demeulemeester top and Marni necklace.
Tiffany just landed her dream job and I’m sure thousands are envious. She’s jumping on a plane January 3rd to head over to New York, to be Scott Schuman’s P.A (The Satoralist).

Photo’s: Patrick Mcgreal for Style Me Romy

Mad Hatter

Photo: Patrick Mcgreal for Style Me Romy
Hair: Renya Xydis
Makeup: Jasmin Lo
Our model Annabella (Bella) was looking for the perfect summer hat, and found this one lying around my house. It’s an old favourite of mine, and perfect for the beach. Danielle Wallace has just opened a pop up store in Sydney, with the ultimate selection of Panamas for $100 each in literally every colour. Located 115 Macquarie St, Sydney.
I’ll be wearing a 70′s inspired felt hat through summer, love this under $30 find from Condura (+612 8595 6999).

Haute Contour

Photo: Patrick Mcgreal for Style Me Romy
Hair and Make up: Jasmin Lo
Spanx from Sylvia Rhodes, Shoes Yves Saint Laurent from David Jones.

Something people are forever asking is how to look good in clothes. Here is a little secret I am going to let out of the bag… Spanx, an undergarment with inbuilt super suck in stomach control, that also smooths down your thighs and hips. They have you covered, literally!


Enter a cyber world of Digital print this week, here are our pick’s…

Hair Extraordinaire

I keep being told how great Sophie’s (Monk) hair looks in the pictures we took for Style Me Romy, It’s all thanks to Renya. The hair stylist extraordinaire says “Platinum blonde needs to feel effortless, not over done, Wella Ocean Spritz for texture is a great fix”.

Friedrich Gray

Photo: Patrick Mcgreal for Style Me Romy
Hair: Renya Xydis and Makeup: Linda Jefferyes
Sophie (Monk) wears digital print dress from Friedrich Gray SS09 collection
Friedrich Gray designer Ben Pollitt, talks digital print, film collaborations, girlfriends and whats instore next season. He’s one to watch, correction, don’t take your eyes off him!

Photo: Bec Howell , Friedrich Gray AW10 collection
Romy: I saw a preview of your AW10 collection, it looked so modern and chic, I see digital print is still a large part of your collection?
Ben: Yes, this season we went for a refined and minimalist approach. We have used Italian fabrics and continued to extend our washing and distressing effects. The (digital) print is a representation of the conversation between Photographer/Director Tim Richardson, who directed the film we did together. They are images of actual rock faces on the site of the film, an old quarry in NSW.
R: Oh I do think your attention to detail and experimental use of fabric is so incredibly clever, I particularly love the leather pants with the zip right up the back of the leg, like wearing a boot really?
B: This season I really focused on the little details and made sure those elements added to the final fit and feel of the garment. I love those pants they have a real bondage feel to them, you can unzip from top or bottom and yeah feel like an extension of your boots.
R: What’s Bec (Howell), your gorgeous other half, wearing from Friedrich Gray this Dec?
B: She is rocking the high waisted denim/leather skirt with leather bra under a sheer men’s tee.
Portrait of Ben Pollitt with girlfriend and photographer, Bec Howell