Monthly Archives: January 2011


Photo: Bec Parsons for and LOVEWANT collaboration
Hair: Sophie Roberts for ghd Makeup: Victoria Baron
Art Direction: Melina Kok
Model: Zippora (Pricillas) wears Ellery dress and Aubade underwear from IM Boutique

Myself,  Bec and Bart from LOVEWANT mag combined forces to produce a limited edition magazine. The Dirty Blond Issue tells the story of 4 dirty blondes, cover girl Zippora Seven, Teresa Palmer, Julia Nobis and Victoria Lee. The free mag will be available at Parlour X February. It’s instore now!

Australia Day Blizzard

Whilst we were in the depths of a Sydney heatwave with humidity at maximum, NYC celebrated Australia Day in a blizzard.

Photos: Dustin Aksland

Aussie’s in NYC, Accessories Designer, Pip Amey and Art Director, Louisa Gent.

Jungle Fever at Prada

Prada‘s SS11 video is brilliant. The kooky dancing models add an uplifting vibrance to the already bold mix of colours and prints.

Going East courtesy of Prada

It was an Asian sensation and a whirlwind tour of Beijing last weekend which included a Prada show, follow up performance by The Pet Shop Boys, The Great Wall of China, Silk Markets and The Forbidden City all thanks to Prada.

My room at the Ritz-Carlton with a Prada gift on my arrival, I was feeling pretty special.

Prada’s Spring Summer 2011 show at The Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum in Beijing.

Model: Lindsey Wixson.

The Pet Shop Boys performance rocked.

More models from the Prada show.

Prada’s inspirations of the Jazz era, Josephine Baker and even Looney Tunes cartoons flashed up on this screen along with Models dancing in her latest collection.

Lindsey Wixson with her fellow male models.

Mrs. Prada herself enjoying the Pet Shop Boys.

Models: Ginta Lapina and Daiane Conterato

The Great Wall of China

Appropriately dressed, Shay Thomas the perfect host and PR & Advertising Manager for Prada Australia.

It was insanely cold -12 degrees.  Here’s proof, a frozen waterfall.

Wish magazine’s Editor, David Meagher on the way up to The Great Wall of China.

The Great Wall, the colours so beautiful in winter.

Oh their uniforms are so Chic.

The Forbidden City

A concubine’s room, its long history made me think of the thousands of love stories in this most ancient spot.

Nightlife was definitely colourful

The Ritz-Carlton lift to the Davidoff Lounge where Karaoke was on the agenda, sunglasses were in order to hide my shame of very bad singing.

Grand performances continued into the night by GQ Editor, Nick Smith accompanied by Shay on keyboard, he actually plays beautifully.

Hermes Beach Party

The rain cleared and instead the champagne poured. Massive enamel Hermes bangles on the beach at Nelson Park for Hermes’s annual beach party. It’s my favourite of the year. Shoes must be checked in on arrival and so must be your guilt over the hangover the next day! Mine was shocking!

All Photo’s: Harold David

Dan Single wears ksubi and Bambi wears Josh Goot and Hermes cuff

Model, Lucy Kemp

Actress, Emma Lung wears Scanlan & Theodore and Hermes cuffs

Myself in Alex Perry and Publicist, Maree Andrews in Marc Jacobs and both in Hermes cuffs

Actress, Krew Boylan in Romance Was Born and Hermes cuffs

Actress, Gracie Otto wears Kate Sylvester and Hermes cuffs

Actress, Nadia Townsend wears Flannel and Hermes Cuff

Actress, Alyssa McClelland wears Kate Sylvester and Hermes cuffs & belt

Model, Valerija (Chic) wears Hermes

Hermes Managing Director, Karin Upton Baker

Oh Julia

All Photo’s: Kane Skennar for
Hair: Renya Xydis for ghd Makeup: Liz Kelsh
Model: Julia Nobis (Priscillas)

Julia’s tattoo’s under each arm are her brother’s names Luka and Harry.

Julia wears Yeojin Bae shirt

To be greeted by model, Julia Nobis, on my first official day back at work was to say the very least, unreal! Julia always has stories to tell and this day was no exception. We were shooting Yeojin Bae‘s latest collection which will be first seen not in Australia but on a runway in LA on the 22nd Jan at the G’Day USA Gala Ball. Yes its the same event Nicole Kidman attended and famously sang with hubby Keith.

Hanging with Mr. Smith

All Photo’s: Patrick Mcgreal for

Fashion Designer, Nathan Smith, his gorgeous girlfriend Katia Andreeva, my son Finn and I spent the day doing my favourite summer activity, enjoying a lazy afternoon with friends. All of us dressed in our holiday uniform, Nathan Smith (of course!). I pretty much live in his simple (but perfectly cut) tank dresses, T’s and shorts on these summer days.

Sydney New Years

Here’s to a fabulous 2011…