Monthly Archives: February 2010

Adora Kora

What would a beautiful model with perfect skin know about skincare?
Kora is an organic skincare range by Miranda Kerr.
Miranda is so passionate about the products used in Kora and we ended up chatting for hours over a few Noni juices (I’m now addicted). Noni is one of the key ingredients fused with various organic natural plant-derived extracts in all her Kora products. Basically, only the best organic ingredients are used and I’m now a huge fan. I can’t get enough - the smell, the consistency the hydration. It may not make me look exactly like Miranda but it certainly makes me feel like Miranda looks, fantastic!

My favourites from Kora by Miranda Kerr include Organic Rich body lotion, Rosehip Oil (love this, it puts back all the hydration a big night out takes away)  and Foaming Cleanser.
Photo: Chris Colls for Style Me Romy
Hair & Makeup: Noni Smith
Necklace : Kozminsky
Watch for more pics of Miranda Kerr my favourite things shoot for SMR,
posting March 4th

Jac+Jack Store opened today

I was running around prepping a job on William St, Paddington today (stylist’s clock up a lot of miles in heels) and quite by chance became the first person ever to walk into the new Jac+Jack store in Sydney.

Jac+Jack’s new store I’m sure will be a huge success, they’re known for their quality tee’s and knits.

Image courtesy of Stephen Ward, Model Emma Balfour

(Above) My favourite, the Louis Tee

(Above) Recently launched Jac+Jack sunglasses

Jade Parfitt’s London Week Roundup

Jade Parfitt perfectly personifies the British Supermodel. She’s now a TV presenter and has walked for fashion’s biggest names including the late Alexander McQueen. She and I worked together on VogueTV, slipped into some truly unforgettable situations, chatted to fashion’s finest and had some Champagne-fuelled adventures along the way.

… Enjoy Clare Alstin

Jade (Left) and Jodie Harsh at London Fashion Week

Jade Parfitt on her blackberry from the front row….

Day 1
Today I saw Christopher Kane who showed a beautiful black collection; dresses were form-fitting with flowers embroidered on them. Stunning.

Erdem was absolutely amazing. He told me his inspiration came from the movie Alive, you know the one where a plane crashes and people survive in the snow swept Alps? He wanted the collection to feel like the dresses were made out of many other pieces sewn together. American supermodel Trish Goff was almost in tears at the beauty of it all!

Front row sightings so far: At Vivienne Westwood Janet Jackson, Naomi Campbell and Nicola Roberts all sat front row with Kate Moss missing the show but arriving late to congratulate Viv.
Left: Vivienne Westwood Red Label – Right: Peter Pilotto
Day 2
Front row at Peter Pilotto, it’s Trish Goff, Yasmin le Bon and me! Very excited to se what the new print masters had in store; beautiful tailored leather trousers, draped dresses with flashes of silver fur. The design duo told me they were going for a more organic approach using natural fabrics where possible. A slightly more sophisticated collection from one of the hottest UK based labels.

A beautifully BAZAAR Wonderland

Take a look at these exclusive behind-the-scenes images from the April Edition of Harpers Bazaar out next week. Guest Creative Director Edward Coutts Davidson invited local designers to work with Australian icons, challenging them with some never-before-featured locations for the shoot. It was a huge production of incredible proportions with the end result (which I was privileged to see, thanks Harper’s) a magnificent wonderland – enjoy this sneek preview…

Li Cunxin with Australian Ballet perform Cinderella at Scheyville National Park NSW, model dressed in Willow
Teresa Palmer climbing on board as Alice in Wonderland, News Year Eve, Sydney Harbour
Natalie Imbruglia as Minnie Mouse
Top of Sydney Opera House, Natalie Imbruglia dressed by Sass & Bide
Sophie Lowe preparing for her character as Snow White at The Sydney Aquarium
Rachael Taylor dressed by Romance Was Born as Cruella Deville at The State Theatre, Sydney.
All Photo’s: Erin Langford

Burberry highlights AW 2010

If you missed the live stream (hard for us Australian’s blurry eyed at 3.30am) here are some highlights I screen grabbed as it posted live. Pin thin skinny pants with thigh high boots, precision tailored military jackets and loved the amazing silhouette of the shearling coats with oversized collars. The fur lined ankle boots made me think I may have to have a wintery holiday this Christmas.

Burberry Show Live Stream

A Style Me Romy first, Burberry Prorsum autumn/winter 2010 show live. Looking forward to another Christopher Bailey ‘golden boy’ moment.

Pamela loves Camilla and Marc

Photo: Todd Sutherland for Style Me Romy

Camilla and Marc met New York jewellery designer Pamela Love in NYC last year and it proved to be a perfect match. The pairing worked together on a stunning collection for Camilla and Marc – a complimentary addition to their store in Paddington, Sydney. Camilla and I agree this gold claw cuff is the standout piece.

Chanel event with Clare

Photo's courtesy of Georgia Moxham and Chanel

Clare Alstin (Style Me Romy’s new contributing Fashion Editor) joined me at the Chanel show in Randwick, Sydney on Tuesday night.  Following the show, we deliberated over our top five fashion moments of the night…

Clare: I loved the rustic Chanel stable setting; it completely recaptured Lagerfelds’s country barnyard scene that was erected during the Paris shows last season.
Romy: Yes Spring-Summer 2010 ready to wear show, unfortunately minus one Lily Allen.

C: Clogs? love or loathe they are set to make a comeback next season, what did you think of them Rom?

R: A little heavy for me but a perfect compliment to the collection.

Clare and I

C: Loved the tweed jacket with black ruffle collar, this is my piece of the season to dress down with a plain tee and jeans. R: Agreed, also the evening dress with the floor-length chiffon skirt – sheer elegance.

C: I’m not usually someone who enjoys eveningwear but yes the assymetrical cream and black ribbon dress makes me want to indulge.

C: In keeping with the French, Kym Ellery’s showed us her rainbow selection of cigarettes which has us in stitches.

R: She was just off the plane from Paris and exuding a certain je ne sais quoi don’t you think?

C: Yes! And her latest collection for RAFW sounds like it’s going to be amazing.

NYC Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week is nearing an end and Style Me Romy’s contributing photographer Tim Kindler highlights some great backstage moments…

All Photo's: Tim Kindler

Its hard to stay fashionable with temperatures below zero, but New York’s Fall Fashion Week 2010 from all reports was a celeb fueled fashion frenzy despite a slight trip up from Agyness Deyn.

“Either I am just cold or I am getting sick” Abbey Lee twittered Feb 14th

Backstage Alexander Wang

Model Natasha Poly

Model Jessica Miller

Natalia Vodianova was back and walking the runway this season and it’s always so exciting to see her. The first time I met Natalia was in Amagansett, New York and she was  just pregnant with her first son (pictured below). She made lunch for us (in the extreme heat) in only a G-string. What’s not to love?

Designer Books

Photo: Todd Sutherland for Style Me Romy

I actually dont have a coffee table but I do own these great books from Prada and Louis Vuitton.