Monthly Archives: February 2011

Question Time

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Hair: Sophie Roberts Makeup: Tony Baumann for Mecca Cosmetica
Model: Jennifer (Chic)

OK Ive been known to chat a lot and this is no exception -on set at the Mecca beauty shoot.

Love Lacquer

This fab limited edition StyleMeRomy shade is available now. It’s chic, it’s free so get down to Mecca Cosmetica, mention StyleMeRomy and it’s yours! Enjoy x

The Mecca of Beauty

Beauty is full of colour and surprises this season. Here I have defined ss11′s hottest looks from the OS catwalks to keep you well prepped & looking gorgeous for the next coming months. And to make it easy all makeup conveniently located at Mecca Cosmetica, it’s my favourite, all inclusive stop for a beauty lover.

Bright Eyes

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Hair: Sophie Roberts Makeup: Tony Baumann for Mecca Cosmetica using Nars Duo in Bateau Ivre on eyes and Ellis Faas in L108 on lips.
Model: Jennifer (Chic) wears Bassike top.

Bold Brows

Anna (Chic) wears Nars brow powder and Hourglass cream Illume bronzer duo and Gail Sorronda dress.

Pucker Up

Jennifer wears Nars pure matte lipstick in volga and Scanlan & Theodore blouse

Barely There

Anna wears Stila Sheer Colour Tinted Moisturiser, Fushion Beauty blush in Haute, Arnsdorf dress and Scanlan & Theodore jacket.


Jennifer wears Nars cream shadow in Zardoz, Nars powder shadow in Night Porter, Marni top and hat from The Vintage Clothing Shop.

Children at Heart

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From left: Annie Conley, Steph Conley, Emma Lung, Alyssa McClelland & Katherine Fitzgerald

The Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation put on their annual Silver Party. A charity close to my heart I asked some of the gorgeous ladies in attendance what they used to wear as kids.

Annie Conley: DJ, wears Dolce & Gabbana dress and Pucci bag
Stephanie Conley: Designer, wears Dolce & Gabbana dress and bag

The Conley sisters were decked out in their Dolce & Gabbana, yet they remember their childhood outfits to be some what of a different calibre. In their younger years the Conley sisters rocked every coloured jelly sandal, paired with Joe Cool Snoopy tees and bubble skirts.

Emma Lung: Actress, wears Scanlan and Theodore dress
Emma remembers owning a black velvet floor length skirt as a little girl. For years she refused to wear anything else until, eventually, the skirts hem crept all the way up to her knees with time and she had no choice but to give it up.

Alyssa McCelland: Actress, wears Fleur Wood dress
Alyssa was an 80’s child sporting fluoro shorts over leggings with “lots and lots of hot pink.”

Katherine Fitzgerald: Designer for Industrie, wears Acne dress

As a child, Katherine remembers going with her mother to fabric stores to choose the print that would then make up her season’s wardrobe. Within days, Katherine’s mother would whip up a pair of biker pants paired with a matching top. “Terrible!” she exclaims.

Elliott does Chanel

Supermodel of the nineties, Gail Elliott, got her strut back at the Chanel show in Sydney last night. Gail, who is now behind the label Little Joe Woman walked the catwalk for Chanel’s spring summer ready-to-wear collection at the MCA. She texted me a few days ago “Just finished my Chanel fitting! Haven’t done a show in probably 12 years!!!”

“I’m thrilled to have been asked to be on the runway at Chanel in Sydney. I showed for Karl Lagerfeld for 12 years during pret-a-porter and couture seasons during the 90’s, and spent much time at the House of Chanel on Rue Cambon.  He’s an amazingly talented person, a pleasure to work with and extremely generous.”

“I love this image of Yasmin, Amber LeBon and I. Amber was just three years old in 1991. I still have the pearls & earrings I was wearing and the belt Yasmin wore that Karl kindly gifted me. And Karl made Amber’s little pink romper suit especially for her. We had so much fun doing that show as you can see on our faces!” Gail Elliott

Photo : Josh Ellis

“I met Romy in New York about 13 years ago. She’s a great girl and talented stylist and so much fun to be around. We used to spend a lot of time together in New York… I used to tell her she had a bit of a Christy Turlington look and she’d get very shy and giggle!.” Gail Elliott.
Gail my friend, you looked just as incredible now as you did back then.

Photo: Courtesy of Chanel Magazine, 31 Rue Cambon

Oh I really want to be on this boat! Well this was the inspiration for my look last night. The Chanel Saint Tropez Cruise collection is a current favourite of mine, loving long hemlines in candy colours.

All You Need Is Love

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Hair & Makeup: Allison Boyle

These ‘It’ couples combine their artistic forces for Valentines Day and share their creative brilliance with

Creative Twosomes: Julian and Juliana

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Hair & Makeup: Allison Boyle

Him: Julian Tobias, Entreprenuer, creates original concepts for the hospitality industry. Wears: Acne shirt, Nudie jeans and Havaianas
Notably: The Island a portable beach club in Sydney Harbour about to go global. It’s first stop South of France.
Also, owns The Club and previously (a personal favourite) Shhh Bar.
Her: Juliana Forge, Model (Chic) Wears: Zara Shirt BCBG jeans and Tod’s
Status: Dating 6 months on Valentines Day!
Home: Bondi
How they met: Julian changed his flight OS to meet Juliana on their first date, which she nearly missed.
Spending Valentines: Probably dinner at Lilianfels in the Blue Mountains
Tidbit: Juliana loves horses whilst Julian has an aviation obsession.

Creative Twosomes: Brenda & Ben

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Hair & Makeup: Allison Boyle

Her: Brenda Harvey designer of accessories label Benah. Wears: Friend of Mine shirt and Benah headscarf.
Him: Ben Briand, Film Director. Currently working on his first feature film a romantic thriller and about to release a short film, Some Static Started. Wears: APC shirt and jacket.
Career Highlight for Ben: Working with Cate Blanchett “she’s incredibly beautiful, articulate, intelligent and prepared”.
Status: Engaged
Kin: 8 month old, Milla Chloe Briand
How they met: Brenda’s the only girl Ben’s had a devastating crush on. Brenda having no idea made the first move and I love you came out in the first week.
Valentines gifts: Brenda to Ben, a handmade card with the help of Milla this year. Ben to Brenda, flowers.

Creative Twosomes: Charlie & Wes

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Hair & Makeup: Allison Boyle

Him: Wes Carr, musician is working on his new album due out shortly. Wears: Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen top, Wrangler jeans and necklaces and boots picked up at Venice Beach, CA.
Her: Charlotte Gregg, actress and voice artist. Often plays little boys when she does voice overs. Wears: Marnie Skilling dress, Zimmermann belt, bracelet and shoes picked up at Venice beach, CA.
Status: Secretly engaged since Dec 23rd.
How they met: At a BBQ where Wes pretended to be a personal trainer, so he could see Charlie again at the gym. He would work at a bar till 3am then go to the gym to train Charlie at 6am for a whole month before she worked it out he wasn’t anything further than a personal trainer. Wes’s gym attire of Pink Floyd T-shirt sort of gave it away.
What will they be doing Valentines Day: A meditation course. Then Wes has planned a few nights in the Hunter Valley with wine tasting and chocolates.

Creative Twosomes: Henry & Emma

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Hair & Makeup: Allison Boyle

Him: Henry Zalapa, Film Production and Director. Current project: Shooting music video for Evil J and Saint Cecilia. Wears: H&M t-shirt, Fred Perry jacket.
Her: Emma Lung, Actress, in soon to be released film ‘Crave’. Career highlight: Working with Hugo Weaving in ‘Peaches’. Wears: Scanlan & Theodore jacket and dress.
Status: Dating for nearly 3 years
Home: West Hollywood, LA.
Hangout at: Arclight cinemas, Hollywood.
The night they met: They woke up together and Henry said ” I never want to wake up without you” so Emma moved in that week.
Valentines gifts: Henry will give Emma an antique art deco watch. It’s a family heirloom, which belonged to my grandmother. Emma will give Henry an Il Bisonte journal.