Monthly Archives: July 2010

Breakfast dates

Always fun to catch up with Australian friends in NY…

She’s known as the lipstick queen, but Poppy King is so much more. Poppy’s world is unregimented, chaotic and full of great stories. She’s got lots coming up in the future, the initial she shared with me is her Jean Queen lipstick, the first lipstick creation you wear with anything denim. Being a die hard denim lover, I tried it and yes it goes with all. Out later this year at Kit Cosmetics, stay tuned for more Poppy news.

My favourite breakfast spot, Cafe Gitane, and they’ve opened a second in the Jane hotel.

Candice Lake is living in Paris but working in New York. This budding photographer is blogging soon for this coming Fashion Week.

Simone Zimmermann was in NYC checking up on their New York store at it’s very chic address, 112 Greene St Soho.

My 5 favourite breakfast places in New York are:

Café Gitane, Dim Sum A Go Go, Rubys Café, Bread, Café Mogador.

Only in NYC

It’s crazy what you see just walking down one street in NYC.

New York Stories

I spontaneously jumped on a plane to NYC last week for a little R&R (who was I kidding) and mental stimulation. The weather was too cold to bare in Sydney, so a New York heatwave was just what I needed. Hot, but always a pleasure. Let me share a weeks journey in my favourite city, New York.

First stop The Market NYC in Soho for all my favourite jewelery finds.

Co designer of jewellery label Poupette, Marie Sonalet. The french natives make everything fine and delicate like their name “little doll”.

Harpers Bazaar upping the ante

This season, Australia’s Next Top Model is raising the stakes on the fashion front. Harpers Bazaar has not only promised the winner the cover of their October issue along with an 8 page story within, it’s also brought together some amazing teams of our industry’s best to shoot and style the girls for their challenges.

Kelsey wears stole from the The Vintage Clothing Shop, Prada belt, pearl necklace Jan Logan

Amanda wears The Vintage Clothing Shop dress and gloves, pearl necklace Jan Logan

A couple of photo’s from Episode 1 fifties inspired shoot.
Photographed by Jez Smith and Styled by yours truly!
Airs tonight on Foxtel’s Fox8

Diary of a Dress

Styling Sarah Murdoch is one of my favourite jobs. Here’s a little film of fittings done with Sarah,  Alex Perry and myself for the launch of Australia’s Next Top Model.


A little bit about what host, Sarah Murdoch wears for Australia’s Next Top Model…

Photo: Jez Smith Hair: Sophie Roberts  Makeup: Sarah Tammer
Sarah Murdoch wears Ellery top

Sarah Murdoch wears Prada dress and Louis Vuitton ankle boots

Sarah Murdoch wears Burberry

Australia Next Top Model, publicity shoot

An awful lot goes into styling for one of Foxtels highest rating programes,  Australia’s Next Top Model. Here’s some behind the scenes pics and video of Sarah Murdoch and Team, we do have a good time! The show airs on Fox 8 Tuesday the 20th July and in the lead up will showcase lots of behind the scenes footage.

Photo: Jez Smith Hair: Sophie Roberts  Makeup: Sarah Tammer
Sarah Murdoch wears Balmain from Cosmopolitan Shoes 02 9362 0510

State of Hibernation

Christopher Esber, a young and extremely talented fashion designer, and I have gathered all the things we’re hibernating with this winter. Our favourite magazines, scents and clothes that keep us warm when the weather outside is too cold to bare.

All Photos: Todd Sutherland

‘Man About Town magazine is my visual stimulant. I love this Diptyque candle, I swear the Violette scent heats up a room’- Christopher Esber

‘Preferring warmer climates I’m always dreaming of being in Paris this time of year. I’m never without a Dries Van Noten boot, these are my most recent ones (however a few seasons old) they are the perfect colour for winter’- Romy Frydman

‘One my of favourite winter purchases is these Lanvin kicks. I can’t start the day without a double shot coffee to get me through cold winter days’- CE

‘I’m obsessed with shearling for winter, I think Burberry did it the best. I can’t hibernate without some rich and luxurious Aesop moisturiser’- RF

‘I fight winter colds with the age old theory of an apple a day, and I always have a grid paper sketchbook handy to jot down flashes of inspiration’- CE

‘I’m loving classic demon blue for winter and live in these Acne jeans. Oh, and I’m embarrsingly styled with a brown belt no matter what I wear, this Prada belt always seems to leave the house with me!’- RF

‘I’ve got a huge collection of vintage jumpers, this one with the alpaca’s on it is my favourite. This Dior Homme Sport fragrance is so fresh for winter, I’ll change my scent when the season changes’- CE

What will you be hibernating with this winter?

Labour of Love

Take a look at designer, Josh Goot labouring (literally) over his 4 day pop-up Winter sale store at 443 Oxford St. Paddington, Sydney. It’s more like an art project than a shop really…

Get there quickly it closes Sunday 11th July open 10am-6pm

Maeve Dermody

Photos: Patrick Mcgreal for StyleMeRomy. Hair: Renya Xydis for ghd using ghd sea spray and ultimate hairspray Make-up: Noni Smith.

Maeve wears vintage dress from The Vintage Clothing Shop (02) 9238 0090‎ and Bulgari earrings. Maeve’s own necklaces.

My favourite things…

‘I really enjoy exploring new cities and inherited a love of maps. The magic effort that goes into them for someone else to discover’

‘I’m a big reader. At the moment it’s the classics, Portrait of a Lady and Middle March. My notebook is for writing poems and short stories. I’m never without my iPod, at the moment I’m listening to Fleetwood Mac and Middle East an Australian band’

‘The jewellery I wear has all been given to me by very special people. Rachel Ward, Director of ‘Beautiful Kate’ gave me the pearl necklace. Nicole O’Donohue the Producer of ‘Griff the Invisible’ gave me the bluebird pendant and I inherited my ring from my grandmother who was a performer amongst other things, she was a big part of my life.’

‘Oh and I always wear hats, this Mimco hat inspired the Director, Leon Ford, he wanted my character Melody in ‘Griff the Invisible’ to wear it. Although I never ended up wearing it in the film because the day we shot the scene I’d left it at home and had to wear another.’

Maeve is currently performing at Belvoir Theatre the Shakespeare play Measure for Measure and will appear in soon to be released film ‘Griff the Invisible’.